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Linux Weekly News for July 27, 2000

Jul 27, 2000, 08:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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Leading items and editorials: Where is the Linux community?, The Ottawa Linux Symposium and Some updates from the DVD front.

"Where is the Linux community? Two years ago, now, came the announcements that both Oracle and Infoseek would port their database products to Linux. Such announcements are an hourly event now, so those who weren't into Linux at that time perhaps do not have a feel for what an impact those announcements made. For many, the availability of Oracle was the one indicator that would show that Linux was for real...."

"The Ottawa Linux Symposium was a good place to find the Linux development community. With a program dominated by Linux developers, lots of time set aside for people to talk, access to good beer, and no exhibit floor it was truly a hacker's event. Have a look at LWN's OLS coverage for reports and pictures from the event...."

"Some updates from the DVD front. The 2600 case (wherein 2600 Magazine is being sued by the MPAA in the form of Universal City Studios for having mirrored the DeCSS code) has concluded testimony in New York. Some of the final developments in the trial include...."

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