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Linux Weekly News for February 15, 2001

Feb 15, 2001, 20:36 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)

Leading items and editorials: The RTLinux patent is back in the news, What are the implications of the RTLinux patent and its license?, Interview: David Sifry and Feature: a look at djbdns.

"The RTLinux patent is back in the news. LWN first covered this patent in the February 10, 2000 issue, and revisited it in the context of the rivalry between RTLinux and RTAI in the September 14, 2000 weekly edition. Since then, Victor Yodaiken (the patent holder) has issued a new license for the use of the patent; not everybody is happy about the terms found therein. Our coverage will come in two parts; this article looks at the patent and the associated license; the following one will look at the implications of the new license...."

"What are the implications of the RTLinux patent and its license? There are a few aspects of this issue that are worth looking at...."

"Interview: David Sifry. While at LinuxWorld, LWN editor Michael J. Hammel interviewed David Sifry, CTO and co-founder of Linuxcare...."

"Feature: a look at djbdns. Last week's LWN weekly edition makes the point that the net needs free alternatives to BIND. A number of users of the djbdns DNS server complained (politely) that our overview did not do justice to that package, which they see as a viable alternative to BIND. It turns out they were right...."

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