Leading items and editorials: Who's afraid of the big, blue
wolf?, Zend launches its PHP products, LinuxPPC goes non-profit, On
the joys of copy protection, LinuxWorld and Linux Expo Paris happen
next week and LWN turns 3.
"Who's afraid of the big, blue wolf? One can always count on the
Gartner Group for fun pronouncements on Linux. The latest comes
from this vnunet.com interview with Gartner analyst George Weiss,
where he tries to get us all scared about what IBM might
"Zend launches its PHP products. For years, the PHP language
(once "Personal Home Page," now "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor") has
been the engine behind a great many web sites. Its C-like syntax,
performance, and database interfaces have all combined to make it,
arguably, the most popular server scripting language
"LinuxPPC goes non-profit. LinuxPPC, the organization behind the
popular LinuxPPC distribution for PowerPC computers, was originally
founded in 1997 as a for-profit company. However, their intent was
always to become a non-profit organization, with the goal of
supporting Linux on the PowerPC platform. Filing as a for-profit
company was initially just easier and less expensive...."
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