Linux Weekly News for November 23, 2000Nov 22, 2000, 09:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)
Leading items and editorials: On legal DVD players for Linux, LWN Comdex coverage and Corel may be leaving the Linux business.
"On legal DVD players for Linux. This week CNN ran an article (from IDG) entitled "Legal Linux DVD player on the horizon". We got some grief from our readers for passing through that headline unchallenged. At the time we were just pointing out the article for those who might like to see it. But, in fact, it contains a number of interesting assumptions that should be looked at...."
"Corel may be leaving the Linux business. Much press has resulted from Corel CEO Derek Burney's offhand comment that Corel may sell its Linux operation to some other company. In fact, very little is known about what Corel might really do, and a number of other alternatives are apparently under consideration. We will have to wait to see what Corel ends up really doing...."