Developer Linux News for Jun 23, 1999
The Register: Linux alliance fights against Euro software patents (Jun 23, 1999, 21:25)
"The subject is due to come up on Thursday at the Intellectual
Property Conference in Paris, where moving to a US-style patent
model will be discussed."
Kernel Traffic #24 Is Out (Jun 23, 1999, 21:16)
Mercury Center/Reuters: Linux start-ups could fuel new IPO craze (Jun 23, 1999, 21:06)
"Linux, the renegade version of the Unix operating system --
given away over the Internet and maintained by a group of far-flung
programmers -- has such a following that its creator Torvalds is as
idolized as some rock stars. Now, some Linux start-up firms hope
the growing Linux momentum will translate into capital and
investors will line up to buy their stock."
Linus Torvalds State of Linux Report At USENIX (Jun 23, 1999, 15:54)
At the USENIX conference last week Linus gave an informal report
on the current state of Linux development to hundreds of
Fairfax IT: An open mind on open source (Jun 23, 1999, 15:25)
"SIX years ago the company I work with decided that opensource
operating systems were a good bet."
Linux Kernel 2.3.8 released (Jun 23, 1999, 15:17)
"... acts a lot more stable and pretty much finishes up the
cleanup issues." -- Linus Torvalds
PRNewswire: The Industry Standard Officially Inaugurates The NET 21 Honors (Jun 23, 1999, 14:55)
"Newsmagazine Editors Publish Choices for the 21 Most
Influential People in the Internet Economy."
IT-Director: Linux goes thin with Hard Hat (Jun 23, 1999, 13:24)
"Despite the fact that the Linux licensing model ought to be
very attractive to the 'thin device' industry, there has not yet
been a major Linux initiative in this area. There is now, as
Solectron teams up with MontaVista Software..."
Reuters: Judge compares Microsoft to Wal-Mart in trial (Jun 23, 1999, 13:24)
"Schmalensee... said the Linux operating system was attracting
capital and writers."
UPDATED: Information Week: The Lessons Of MP3 (Jun 23, 1999, 12:16)
"Internet technology and open-source software are like forces of
nature--they can't be controlled, but they can be used as a power
source to drive business."
Internet Week: Open-Source Politics, And Just What Is GNU? (Jun 23, 1999, 01:57)
Stallman... poured kerosene on a raging flame war in the Linux
developer community by insisting that finished Linux systems should
be referred to as "GNU/Linux"..."
Corel's Contributions to the Wine Project (Jun 23, 1999, 00:20)
Wine is an open source implementation of the
MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® 95/Microsoft Windows
NTÂ® application programming interfaces (API) that runs
on X Windows and LinuxÂ®. Corel dedicated a team of paid
engineers to the Wine project in January 1999.