Linux News for Apr 28, 2008
Watching the Watchers of the GPL (Apr 28, 2008, 22:30)
TechRepublic: "Ah the GPL. The GNU Public
License. It's probably one of the most controversial topics in all
of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it
and who defends it...?"
Sun: Trying to Do the Right Thing (Apr 28, 2008, 21:45)
Safe as Milk: "I've been annoyed by some of the
Sun-bashing that has been going on over the past few months and
Ubuntu: I'm Extremely Impatient (Apr 28, 2008, 21:00)
Between the Lines: "If I wasn't such a Linux
addict I probably would have walked right out the door with Ubuntu
Hardy Heron as well..."
Shuttleworth Acknowledges Ubuntu's Debt to Debian (Apr 28, 2008, 20:15)
Practical Technology: "New comers to Linux
sometimes think that Ubuntu sprang forth from Linux as a totally
new creation, the next generation of Linux. Old-hands at Linux know
Girls Love Linux (Apr 28, 2008, 19:30)
Tech Source From Bohol: "If you think that
Linux is only 'for the boys,' then think again..."
Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista Power Usage (Apr 28, 2008, 18:45)
Phoronix: "While Linux has improved in recent
years when it comes to power efficiency and optimizations, more
processes running on the desktop had canceled out any real power
Should We Boycott Microsoft? Can We? (Apr 28, 2008, 18:00)
Linux Journal: "Captain Charles Boycott was an
unfortunate chap. Not only was he the object of prolonged social
ostracism, but his name has passed into history as both a noun and
a verb describing that action..."
Five Reasons Ubuntu Server Revolution Begins Today (Apr 28, 2008, 17:15)
The VAR Guy: "A technology revolution started
today. Most people don't know about it. In fact, most folks won't
hear about today's events for another five to seven years..."
Interview with Donald Knuth (Apr 28, 2008, 16:30)
informIT: "Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth
converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore
architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate
programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend
about winning a programming contest with a single
Ubuntu Man Says Microsoft's About to 'Swallow a Hand-Grenade' (Apr 28, 2008, 15:45)
The Register: "'The Microsoft and Yahoo thing
is fascinating,' he told me. 'I think the ad game is lost. So,
Microsoft buying Yahoo! now on search? Come on. Two failing
operators will just continue to decline together. On search, I
think it's totally a waste of time...'"
Red Hat's (and Sun's) Missed SUSE Opportunity (Apr 28, 2008, 15:00)
The Open Road: "I posted a (substantiated)
rumor last week about Red Hat getting first dibs on buying SUSE and
ultimately passing on it..."
Black Duck Buying Koders for Code Search (Apr 28, 2008, 14:15)
LinuxWorld: "Black Duck Software plans to
announce Monday that it has purchased the assets of Koders, maker
of a code search engine and other tools, for an undisclosed
Java Fully Open-Sourced 'By End of Year' (Apr 28, 2008, 13:30)
ZDNet UK: "Sun is to open-source the last
closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to
fully integrate the software into Linux distributions..."
SCO Group vs. Novell: New Round (Apr 28, 2008, 12:45)
The Salt Lake Tribune: "A reinvigorated SCO
Group Inc. goes to trial Tuesday to once again defend its claims to
a widely used computer software code against Novell Inc..."
Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader (Apr 28, 2008, 12:00)
Computerworld UK: "I can understand that some
companies may feel more comfortable by signing that kind of deal to
cover themselves. Some markets like the US are notorious for
problems with software patents..."
What Edubuntu Can Teach Your Kids (Apr 28, 2008, 11:15)
Linux.com: "Edubuntu is a customized version of
Ubuntu aimed at children in educational environments. According to
the distributions homepage, Edubuntu is 'Linux for Young Human
A Coder Practices Multimedia Journalism--with Open Source Tools (Apr 28, 2008, 10:30)
PBS: "But Brian, on principle, is trying to do
the work with open-source tools..."
Rt2x00 Project for Wireless Nearing Success (Apr 28, 2008, 09:00)
Linux.com: "If you use wireless networking in
GNU/Linux with native drivers, then chances are that you benefit
from work done by the Rt2x00 project..."
Verizon EV-DO on Linux (Apr 28, 2008, 07:30)
openSUSE Spotlight: "Spent a little while today
getting an EV-DO card working with openSUSE 10.3. It was nowhere
near as difficult as I was expecting it to be..."
Media Collection Software in GNU/Linux (Apr 28, 2008, 06:00)
PolishLinux: "Around three years ago, when I
began my adventure with 'the penguin,' I had been looking for an
application to catalog CDs..."
Configuring the Samba Server (Apr 28, 2008, 04:30)
Mike Petersen: "One of the quickest and easiest
ways to save quite a bit of money on your network is to utilize a
Suse Linux Enterprise Server (or any other GNU/Linux Server) as a
Domain Controller for Windows Clients..."
The Open Source Model Is About Organization, Not Who Signs Your Paycheck (Apr 28, 2008, 00:00)
TechnologyOwl: "Nick Carr points out a report
from the Linux Foundation that finds that most contributions to the
Linux kernel come from people who work at companies..."