Linux News for Sep 28, 2007
Public Advocacy for Open Source Software--Preferences and Requirements (Sep 28, 2007, 22:30)
OSI: "We see with concern however that funding
agencies don't seem to have a defined standard on what 'Open
Source' means, and as a consequence they and the public not always
receive what they are expecting in return for the investment of
Winblad: Open Source VC Funding Is Not Drying Up (Sep 28, 2007, 22:00)
ZDNet: "In spite of a recent slowdown in
venture investment, open source remains high on the list of Hummer
Winblad Venture Partners..."
Microsoft, Antitrust and Innovation (Sep 28, 2007, 21:30)
Groklaw: "If one were to believe Microsoft,
antitrust law is for sore losers who are too lazy to innovate, and
the decision of the European Court of Justice against Microsoft was
to the detriment of consumers around the world..."
Busting the Myth of GPL Dominance: Apache Rules! (Sep 28, 2007, 21:00)
OpenLogic: "...[I]t turns out that most open
source software used by enterprises are not licensed under the
GPL... companies are using primarily Apache licensed
Selling Linux: What Dell Could Do (Sep 28, 2007, 20:30)
iTWire: "Recently I've been devoting some space
to a discussion of Dell's efforts to sell Linux on certain PCs and
laptops among its range of models..."
Number Nine... Number Nine... (Sep 28, 2007, 20:00)
Editor's Note: It began with a short 27-word
announcement. Nine years and 77,000+ stories later, Linux Today is
stronger than ever.
We are the World: Globalization, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (Sep 28, 2007, 19:30)
ConsortiumInfo: "On any given day you can find
thousands of words of reporting, advocacy and debate over the role
of patents in technology..."
Why "Open Source" Misses the Point of Software Freedom (Sep 28, 2007, 19:00)
Digital Citizen: "The philosophy of the younger
open source movement is really not an adequate response to the
older free software movement..."
Firefox: The Problems Ahead (Sep 28, 2007, 18:30)
IT Pro: "Considering that it only launched its
web browser officially back in November 2004, the Mozilla
Foundation has every reason to pat itself on the back over the news
that Firefox has now been downloaded for the 400 millionth
Can Linux Stop Global Warming? (Sep 28, 2007, 18:00)
LinuxDevices: "A privately held German company
with offices in the U.K., U.S., Cyprus, and Malta is touting its
Linux-based thin-client technology as a climate change
Wireless Project Suggests 'Changes-licensed-under' Tag (Sep 28, 2007, 17:30)
KernelTrap: "'...[W]e are introducing a new tag
for use with patches which deal with files licensed under
permissive licenses (BSD, ISC) on Linux wireless in our larger GPL
project, the Linux kernel...'"
Asia Finds Security in Open Source (Sep 28, 2007, 17:00)
ZDNet Asia: "Better security protection tops
the list of buying criteria for open source software, reveals a new
study conducted on Australia, China, India and Korea..."
Nokia Details Linux Tablet WiMAX Plans (Sep 28, 2007, 16:30)
LinuxDevices: "The as-yet unnamed model or
models in Nokia's Linux-powered 'N-series' Internet Tablet line
will use Intel 'Baxter Peak' WiMAX chips and will support Sprint's
'Xohm' WiMAX service, the top phone-maker has revealed..."
Ubuntu Snags Top Linspire Staffers (Sep 28, 2007, 16:00)
DesktopLinux: "Linspire, the troubled Linux
distribution vendor, has recently lost a top executive and a lead
developer to the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution..."
Red Hat Faces Challenges to Move Beyond Core Technology (Sep 28, 2007, 15:30)
Computerworld Australia: "Clad in his pajamas,
Red Hat co-founder Marc Ewing arrived at work at 11 a.m. one day in
1998, unlocked the office for a new employee, and promptly left to
go back to sleep..."
Killing Microsoft's Clippy with Open Source (Sep 28, 2007, 15:00)
ZDNet UK: "Michael Meeks has a tough job.
Anyone who's struggled with making documents not created in Word
interface with Microsoft Office should be able to
Linux Driver Project (Sep 28, 2007, 14:15)
linux kernel monkey log: "Way back in January,
I announced a program to write Linux drivers for companies for
free. When I did that, I never expected the response to be as large
as it was..."
Mutiny Aboard the Good Ship TheOpenCD (Sep 28, 2007, 13:30)
Chris Gray's Weblog: "As of today I'm stepping
down from TheOpenCD development, of which for the last eighteen
months I've been the sole developer and general caretaker for the
EnterpriseDB Releases New PostgreSQL Distro (Sep 28, 2007, 12:00)
internetnews.com: "In the battle for database
supremacy, it's not just a struggle between commercial and open
source interests. The open source interests go head-to-head,
Software Freedom Road Rally (Sep 28, 2007, 11:28)
On Friday me and my merry men will be heading to Columbus,OH for the Ohio Ohio LinuxFest.
NVIDIA SLI: Linux vs. Windows (Sep 28, 2007, 11:15)
Phoronix: "It is going on two years since
support for Scalable Link Interface (SLI) was introduced into
NVIDIA's Linux binary display driver..."
GNU Herds: The Job Site With a Free Software Focus (Sep 28, 2007, 10:30)
Blue-GNU: "People interested in offering and
seeking jobs specifically related to Free Software might find the
GNU Herds project interesting..."
Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader" (Sep 28, 2007, 09:45)
HowtoForge: "Debian-Installer Loader is a
Debian Etch installer for Windows which adds an entry to the boot
menu that allows you to start the Debian installation..."
Open Source Thoughts: Parrot and Multicore (Sep 28, 2007, 09:00)
LinuxDevCenter: "I am working on finding a way
to enable developers working in a wide variety of languages to
directly access computationally-intensive libraries written in C++,
C, and Fortran..."
Making a Backup Reminder Script (Sep 28, 2007, 07:30)
Linux.com: "I like to back up the data on my
laptop computer as often as possible, just in case I have trouble
The Perfect Server--Gentoo 2007.0 (Sep 28, 2007, 06:00)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up
a Gentoo 2007.0 based server that offers all services needed by
ISPs and hosters..."
SELinux--Is It *Really* Too Complex? (Sep 28, 2007, 03:45)
Enterprise Linux Log: "What surprised me today
is that the old axiom 'SELinux is so difficult to use that most IT
managers just switch it off' has bubbled to the surface again over
Open Source, Microsoft Models Both Wrong, Simonyi Said (Sep 28, 2007, 03:00)
ZDNet: "Turns out open source and Microsoft
have more in common than thought: both have it wrong, one prominent
software developer claimed at MIT's Emerging Technologies
Looking for the Next Net Business (Sep 28, 2007, 02:15)
Linux Journal: "The Internet most of us
experience is not the World of Ends suggested by the end-to-end
system design concepts around which the Net was originally
architected and built..."
Monolithic OS Upgrades Are So Over (Sep 28, 2007, 01:30)
ZDNet UK: "The days of the monolithic upgrade
are over. Five years, $6bn later and what do the ingrates do? Ask
for a downgrade to Windows XP..."
Enterprise Unix Roundup: RIP Unix? (Sep 28, 2007, 00:45)
ServerWatch: "It's a little disconcerting
writing your own obituary, but recent pronouncements from Gartner's
analyst-guru George Weiss compel me to tell you there will be no
more Enterprise Unix Roundup after 2009..."
What Else Did Evans Survey Say? (Sep 28, 2007, 00:00)
ZDNet: "Evans Data surveyed 380 open source
developers, and the headline was that two-thirds will avoid GPLv3
over the next year, and 43% now say they'll never use it..."