Developer Linux News for Aug 19, 2003
InfoWorld: SCO Users Divided Over GPL (2003-08-19 22:00:26)
"While The SCO Group Inc.'s upper management has taken a dim
view of Linux's software license, the GPL... SCO developers here...
expressed dissatisfaction with SCO's public disparagement of the
Tuxedo.org: SCO Explains a Bit About the GPL Violation (2003-08-19 21:00:27)
"SCO is portraying itself as some great savior of IP in the
Internet age, but you intend to and are violating the IP of the
Linux kernel (GPL). Do you have any explanation of this
contradiction...?" An interview with SCO's Blake Stowell.
Perens.com: Analysis of Linux Code SCO Alleges Is In Violation Of SCO Copyright and Trade Secrets (2003-08-19 19:00:15)
We asked Bruce Perens what he thought of the code snippets
produced by SCO as examples of their code copied into Linux, but he
was already way ahead of us. This article from Perens.com pulls
together a lot of the speculation and fact-finding done in today's
online forums and talkbacks.
CNET News: Getting a Glimpse at SCO's Evidence (2003-08-19 17:00:09)
So what are the reactions of those SCO Forums attendees who
signed the NDA to see all of SCO's alleged infringed code?
Reactions are mostly what you'd expect from a conference of SCO
customers and resellers--though not everyone's convinced.
CRN Interview: SCO CEO Darl McBride (2003-08-19 15:00:43)
"SCO CEO Darl McBride met Monday with CRN Senior Editor
Paula Rooney to talk about the company's Unix crusade and product
eWeek: Open-Source Community Approaches SCO (2003-08-19 14:00:50)
"...[W]e want to be able to look at the offending code without
prejudicing our future careers and so that we can remove any
offending code, even if that is a million lines,' Jeff Gerhardt, an
active member of the community told eWEEK on Monday..."
CNET News: SCO Puts Disputed Code in the Spotlight (2003-08-19 13:00:12)
"The company broke out the number of lines of code that had been
directly copied from each. It said, for example, that more than
829,000 lines of SMP code had been duplicated in Linux..."
[Plus, photos of two of the slides showing the allegedly copied
code have been posted on Heise Online. Links within. -ed.]
MozillaZine: Rapid Pace of Development for Mozilla Firebird (2003-08-19 12:00:50)
"Fortunately, Firebird development has been rapid in recent
weeks as the program makes the last remaining changes necessary for
it to become the default Mozilla browser, which is likely to occur
in the 1.6 timeframe..."
ONLamp.com: Guido van Rossum Speaks (2003-08-19 09:00:10)
"Guido graciously agreed to an interview with Steve Holden on
the move, recent developments, and Python in general..."
NewsForge: REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP (2003-08-19 08:00:16)
The Nigerian 419 Scam meets The SCO Group.
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (August 17) (2003-08-19 05:00:40)
Community Roundup: This week's news from the
Release Digest: KDE, August 18, 2003 (2003-08-19 05:00:20)
Today's KDE apps: Krusader 1.25beta1, Krefty 0.2, MinDia 0.97.1,
K Radio 0.3.0alpha1, and KameVoice 1.2.0.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 18, 2003 (2003-08-19 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Zinf 2.2.4, GNUSim8085 1.1.9, Qalculate!
0.2, GtkGLExt 1.0.3, and SLgtk 0.3.6.