Linux Weekly News for January 25, 2001Jan 25, 2001, 07:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)
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 do...."
"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 available...."
"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...."