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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 28, 2000

  • Wired: Napster Gets Stay of Execution (Jul 28, 2000, 22:41)
    "In a written statement, the court said that "having raised substantial questions of first impression going to both the merits and the form of the injunction, the emergency motions for stay and to expedite the appeal are granted."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Weekly Roundup: July 28 (Jul 28, 2000, 21:51)
    "This is your guide to the best of the past week on ALD, and a look at what's coming up."

  • NY Times: For Many Online Music Fans, Court Ruling Is Call to Arms (Jul 28, 2000, 21:46)
    "But the cultural phenomenon of widespread copying of music shows no signs of abating, as Internet users swarmed to other services that are not designed to make money."

  • Compaq Offers Access to Nine Node Alpha Cluster (Jul 28, 2000, 21:23)
    "BrickWall serves as an example of an entry level cluster using a 100Mbz switch for interconnect. Compaq Testdrive has many other Compaq machines; both Alpha and Intel, running different distributions of Linux waiting for you to test."

  • Fight the Power! Thoughts on the Napster Trial. (Jul 28, 2000, 20:55)
    "Some would have us believe that by using Napster we are depriving the artists of their right to make money off of their material. In reality, the record companies are afraid we will deprive them of the ability to make money off of the artists."

  • BW: Last Week to Nominate for [Vovida-sponsored seat]... on International Softswitch Consortium... (Jul 28, 2000, 19:27)
    "Time is running out to nominate an individual from the Linux development/Open Source community to fill a board position on the International Softswitch Consortium (ISC). ... Last day to submit nominations for the position is Friday, August 4, 2000."

  • BW: On The Linux League Friday Edition (Jul 28, 2000, 19:17)
    "Linux League Commissioner and weekly contributor, Francis Gaskins, will host a panel of guests to review Linux trends..."

  • LinuxPR: The Open Group releases new Source book - The UNIX System Today (Jul 28, 2000, 19:01)
    "...provides complete information on what's new in the Single UNIX Specification, Version 2 and features of the UNIX 98 Product Standards..."

  • Mohawk 0.1 [Apache server configuration GUI] (Jul 28, 2000, 18:23)
    "Mohawk is being designed from the ground-up to support not only an individual, simple Apache server configuration - not just one with virtual hosts - but both of these cases across multiple remote or local servers."

  • VNU Net: FreeBSD supports IPv6 in latest upgrade (Jul 28, 2000, 16:13)
    "FreeBSD 4.1, released this week, has kernel changes to provide improved IPSec (internet protocol security) functionality and an enhanced protocol stack for the next-generation internet protocol, IPv6. With the release, FreeBSD can now be used on an IPv6 only network for the first time."

  • ZDNet: Lesser of two evils: MS or AOL? (Jul 28, 2000, 15:42)
    "When it comes to owning it all -- content, infrastructure and pipes -- which company would likely be the lesser of two evils: America Online or Microsoft? On Thursday, with the Federal Communications Commission's hearings in Washington on AOL's proposed takeover of Time Warner, all eyes are on the "other" Evil Empire, AOL."

  • ComputerWorld: Debate erupts over disclosure of software security holes (Jul 28, 2000, 15:12)
    "Ranum claimed that many disclosures of security holes are "rock-throwing" incidents done by companies or individuals to attack vendors such as Microsoft Corp. or for the purposes of self-promotion, financial gain or ego gratification. And, he said, such disclosures give malicious attackers point-and-click tools that they can use to take down Web sites."

  • Open Source IT: When Linux Loses (Jul 28, 2000, 14:21)
    "Then, Fenley installed Windows 2000 on his desktop and the daily crashes stopped. The change meant a lot fewer headaches for Fenley. It also meant Linux had been eliminated at his company."

  • The Register: MS plans subsidised X-Box street price, $500m promo blitz (Jul 28, 2000, 14:18)
    "The $500 million will cover subsidies, marketing and support to retailers and software developers, and will make X-Box Microsoft's biggest launch ever - according to Microsoft, that is."

  • IT-Director: Red Hat: industry stunned as CFO walks out (Jul 28, 2000, 13:52)
    "...why he is moving is the big question. There must be a problem of some sort if he is prepared to bail out after a six month tenancy and this will inevitably lead to questions being asked about the financial status of Red Hat."

  • LinuxPR: The Open Group releases new test suites for POSIX Realtime (Jul 28, 2000, 11:33)
    "The Open Group, a vendor and technology-neutral consortium dedicated to enterprise integration, announced today availability of two new test suites for POSIX Realtime."

  • 214-node Debian GNU/Linux Cluster at University of Auckland (Jul 28, 2000, 07:24)
    "It is a distributed system for high performance parallel computing that has so far been used in several math and physics related projects."

  • osOpinion: RIAA and Napster: A study in failed strategic thinking (Jul 28, 2000, 07:11)
    "With music sharing now distributed with a true peer to peer client (which will undoubtedly improve over time as an open source product) the RIAA has lost the ability to influence the way music is delivered on the Internet."

  • : UNIX For Windows? (Jul 28, 2000, 06:47)
    "Okay, maybe that's not so random an example. Especially with the appearance of the Windows 2000 Services for UNIX package, a set of utilities for Windows 2000 that allow a degree of interoperability between Windows 2000 and UNIX. It's not a free download; it's a commercial package of programs that will be for sale soon at the list price of $149."

  • Freshmeat: How to Market Free Software (Jul 28, 2000, 00:30)
    "When I say that this is about "How to Market", I mean to say that when you deal with Free Software, there are certain points of etiquette and certain bits of cultural knowledge that you need to understand, and that these may be foreign to you if you've just arrived at BigLinuxBiz, Inc. after years of marketing something else, even if it was at a technology company."

  • LinuxPR: O'Reilly Releases Third Camel Book (Jul 28, 2000, 00:00)
    "Programming Perl, 3rd Edition", is a unique introduction to the Perl language and its culture, as you might expect only from its authors."

  • BW: On The Linux League Friday Edition (Jun 09, 2000, 21:07)
    "Questions for this event may be submitted in advance by e-mailing Please reference date and time of the interview in the Subject of the e-mail."