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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 30, 2001

  • Debian Weekly News - March 29th, 2001 (2001-03-30 21:26:59)
    Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian community.

  • LinuxGram: Uh-oh, Hang On to Your Patents, It's Trouble (2001-03-30 20:11:27)
    "[Bruce] Perens reckons he's got the vendors over a barrel. If they don't come to terms, the open source developers won't work for them for nothing."

  • LinuxPR: PostgreSQL 7.1 RC 1 Released (2001-03-30 20:00:21)
    "The files for Release Candidate 1 of PostgreSQL 7.1 are now available for download at PostgreSQL.org."

  • The Register: All your data (and biz plans) are belong to Microsoft (2001-03-30 19:00:40)
    "The current Passport Terms of Use agreement not only fails to guarantee confidentially, but actually gives Microsoft and its business partners the right to own your information, and do pretty much what they want with it. That encompasses all your Hotmail and MSN Messenger communications today."

  • LinuxPR: VAN and MandrakeSoft to Develop Windows-to-Linux Migration Tool (2001-03-30 18:14:06)
    "Under the partnership, Virtual Access Networks and MandrakeSoft will collaborate to develop a Windows to Linux settings migration tool, providing customers with a seamless and reliable enterprise and e-business solution to integrate data across the two platforms. This migration tool will allow Windows users desiring to migrate onto MandrakeSoft Linux-Mandrake without losing their settings and personalization, such as bookmarks, wallpaper, e-mail address books and files. In addition, the tool will automatically create back up and store profiles for disaster recovery."

  • The Guardian: Second sight: Open source is a model for education, and social services (2001-03-30 16:00:28)
    "Imagine a society where the computer hacker isn't a figure of fear or derision, but something of a national hero (Linus Torvalds). Imagine a country where the leading thinkers and policy-makers are comfortable with the idea of "open source" - not just as software, but as a model for education, social services, even democracy itself."

  • LinuxPR: The Linux Show!! announces LIVE broadcast opportunities at next weeks Comdex/LBE in Chicago (2001-03-30 07:57:34)
    "The Linux Show!! will be broadcasting LIVE Interviews of Vendors and Linux Community personalities from the floor of the world famous McCormick Place at Chicago's COMDEX, April 2nd through 5th."