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