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Linux News for Oct 29, 2007

  • Microsoft, SubSonic, and Me (Oct 29, 2007, 23:15)
    Rob Conery: "SubSonic will remain under the same MPL 1.1 license it always has, and will remain as completely Open Source as it always has--nothing will change at all..."

  • Dell Could Be A Big Key In Linux Adoption (Oct 29, 2007, 22:30)
    Mad Penguin: "Better hardware support--this is something we would all like to see happen. And it seems that it could happen, thanks in part to a Dell supported project known as DKMS..."

  • An OpenSolaris by Any Other Name: The Q&A (Oct 29, 2007, 21:45)
    Tecosystems: "Critics of this idea contend that it will unfairly advantage the Indiana bits, wounding--perhaps critically--existing distributions such as BeleniX, Nexenta et al in the process..."

  • Distros Don't Drive Development (Oct 29, 2007, 21:00)
    dblog: "Lots of press and people focus on Linux distributions when they check out what happens in Linux land..."

  • Revenge of the Activist-Writers (Oct 29, 2007, 20:15)
    The Jem Report: "Brian's right in that he should be more discriminating with his news picks, but I have the feeling his job is going to get tougher as the rise of Linux blogs and advocacy sites make it more difficult to find reliable and authoritative Linux-oriented stories..."

  • Oracle's Linux: Unbreakable? Or Just A Necessary Adjustment? (Oct 29, 2007, 19:30)
    InformationWeek: "As I talked to Wim Coekaerts, VP of Linux engineering at Oracle, about 'Unbreakable Linux,' a gap emerged between what he was saying and what Red Hat's product management director, Joel Berman, was saying.

  • ODF Alliance Hails Record Growth in Application Support for ODF (Oct 29, 2007, 18:45)
    Enterprise Linux Log: "It was a cool and completely foreboding premise: in the not so distant future documents of all kinds will be unreadable because the software that created them was proprietary, locked, and access expired with its creator..."

  • What Is It Like Migrating Mission Critical Servers from Paid Linux (RHEL) to Free Linux (CentOS)? (Oct 29, 2007, 18:00)
    eWeek: "Stephane Saux, IT Director of SFGate.com, the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle, begins a series of questions and answers about a recent Linux migration project..."

  • NetApp Losing 'Spew Dot Oh' Blog War to Sun (Oct 29, 2007, 17:15)
    The Register: "The 'Participation Age' has revealed a brand new aspect to patent lawsuits--Executive Spew Dot Oh..."

  • Less Rigid Maintainership Structure (Oct 29, 2007, 16:30)
    KernelTrap: "'Quite frankly, at least for me personally, what I would rather have [...] is a less rigid maintainership structure,' Linus Torvalds proposed..."

  • SourceForge Heads From One-Stop Shop to Mega-Market (Oct 29, 2007, 16:00)
    Australian PC World: "SourceForge has forged a name for itself as the one-stop shop for downloading open source software. Now it looks like it is heading to mega-market status..."

  • Negroponte: Windows Key to OLPC Philosophy (Oct 29, 2007, 15:30)
    ZDNet UK: "...[T]he head of the One Laptop per Child project has said the scheme could not promote openness if it blocked Windows..."

  • Who Breached the APA, and When? (Oct 29, 2007, 15:00)
    Groklaw: "Nowhere in the Motion does Novell state (because it cannot) that the Debtors (or their predecessors in interest) have ever failed to remit the required royalty payments in a timely fashion in the 12 years since the APA was executed..."

  • Name'n and Shame'n Where the Credit is Due: Setting the Record Straight on (Non)Voting in SC 34 (Oct 29, 2007, 14:30)
    ConsortiumInfo: "About ten days ago I reported that SC 34, the ISO/IEC JTC1 committee responsible for evaluating OOXML, has been unable to make progress on any of its other important initiatives since the OOXML vote..."

  • Sun Dual-Licenses NetBeans (Oct 29, 2007, 14:00)
    eWeek: "Sun Microsystems has announced that the latest version of its open-source application development platform, NetBeans Version 6.0 Beta 2, is now dual-licensed..."

  • Schools Warned Off Microsoft Deal (Oct 29, 2007, 13:30)
    BBC: "The UK computer agency Becta is advising schools not to sign licensing agreements with Microsoft because of alleged anti-competitive practices..."

  • Novell Lays Off 250 U.S. Workers (Oct 29, 2007, 12:45)
    Reuters/InformationWeek: "Business software maker Novell laid off 250 workers in the United States as part of an ongoing restructuring program to slash costs, company spokesman Bruce Lowry said Friday..."

  • The Linux-Based Neuros OSD (Oct 29, 2007, 12:00)
    OSNews: "Neuros Technology did it again: one more of their interesting media products hits the market, and this time it uses Linux. We used the Neuros OSD this past week and here's what we think about it..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" FE (Oct 29, 2007, 10:30)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set up a Linux Mint 3.1 'full edition' desktop..."

  • Profitability First, Then Open Source, Works for Projity (Oct 29, 2007, 09:00)
    Linux.com: "Projity is a company that provides two alternatives to Microsoft's popular Project application. Project-On-Demand is software-as-a-service (SAAS) code that runs in any browser and is available via a monthly subscription..."

  • Removing the i386 and x86_64 Directories (Oct 29, 2007, 07:30)
    KernelTrap: "'This series kill the old i386 and x86_64 directories. The relevant files are moved and adapted and Kconfig.debug was consolidated...'"

  • Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7 (Oct 29, 2007, 06:00)
    HowtoForge: "The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel..."

  • Quickstart: Debugging Ruby on Rails Applications (Oct 29, 2007, 04:30)
    Thinking Serious: "This post is for those that are new to Ruby on Rails, or those that have not spent the time learning the various debugging techniques..."

  • Ripping and Encoding Audio Files in Linux (Oct 29, 2007, 00:00)
    Polish Linux: "Listening to the music played back from original audio CDs on a home computer creates clear discomfort--the CD drive is being blocked and the CDs have to be changed again and again..."