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Developer Linux News for Oct 17, 2001

  • National Security Agency: Third Public Release SELinux (2001-10-17 22:25:38)
    "This release contains several bug fixes and improvements to both LSM and SELinux and is based on the lsm-2001_10_11 patch against kernel 2.4.12."

  • Legal Times: How to End Microsoft's Monopoly (2001-10-17 20:33:35)
    "The federal government, with its huge base of personal computers, could make the open source Linux a viable contender to Windows simply by licensing and using it. But this is easier said than done. Indeed, Linux appears to have only a miniscule share of the federal personal computer market. There are reasons for this."

  • LinuxPR: theKompany.com Releases Major Kivio Changes (2001-10-17 11:55:51)
    "Major news on the Kivio front. We have now released "Kivio mp " for Multi Platform. This application is our flowcharting and diagramming tool, but it now runs on Linux and Windows (soon Mac OS X) all for the same low price of $99.95. As part of your purchase you get all of the currently available stencils, currently over 30."

  • Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.0 Manifesto (2001-10-17 09:34:39)
    As MozillaZine.org explains: "Brenden Eich, mozilla.org's Technical Bigshot, today posted what mozilla.org believes are the criteria to release a 1.0 milestone. The posting outlines exactly what Mozilla 1.0 is (and isn't), how mozilla.org plans to get there, and what the timeline to get to 1.0 is. Also, it explains why a 1.0 release is needed, and why it's not just another milestone."

  • Linux Journal: A Meeting with Costa Rica's Minister of Science and Technology (2001-10-17 03:10:16)
    "For those not familiar with the structure of Costa Rica's government, government ministers are appointed by the President. For those in the US, this is much like a cabinet-level position. This means a pro-Linux person is very high up in the government."

  • Duke of URL: Linux Buyer's Guide #13 (2001-10-17 01:09:02)
    "In two months time, we've certainly seen some interesting developments. Nothing earth-shattering like the entire world switching to Linux, but it's an interesting scenario with WindowsXP on its way to consumers. In this short time, we've seen some rays of hope as well as caverns of despair."