Linux Weekly News for June 22, 2000
Jun 22, 2000, 20:57 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Leading items and editorials: How should code be regulated?,
Linux on handheld computers, Software patents - the fun continues,
Interview with Carey Bunks and One last note on Linux laptops.
"How should code be regulated? Your editor has just finished a
lengthy project - reading Lawrence Lessig's Code and Other Laws of
Cyberspace. The project was long because LWN leaves little time for
outside reading, and because one does not push through Lessig in a
hurry - even without reading all the footnotes. Anyway, the book,
which makes a number of interesting points about freedom in the
networked era, finishes with a direct call for the application of
regulation to software...."
"Linux on handheld computers. The Linux system has turned up in
a great number of places, from desktop systems and web servers
through to top-500 supercomputers and cameras. So far, however, it
has been mostly absent from the ubiquitous, handheld, "palmtop"
systems seen in so many shirt pockets. If Linux is useful in all
those other contexts, why not in handheld systems as well?..."
"Software patents - the fun continues. The "Eurolinux Alliance
of European software companies and Open Source associations" has
announced (in English and in French) the creation of a petition
against the implementation of software patents in Europe. The
announcement includes quotes from a number of European free
software business figures. Those who would like to avoid the
creation of U.S.-style patent problems in Europe may want to have a
look and consider adding their names to the petition...."