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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 29, 2001

  • Eric S. Raymond: The Jargon File version 4.3.1 is available (Jun 29, 2001, 18:32)
    This is a point release; lots of minor cleanups and corrections, relatively few new entries.

  • ZDNet: Is BSD the tortoise? (Jun 29, 2001, 16:56)
    This columnist says Linux may be the "hare" part of the tortoise and hare equation, with BSD showing slow but steady progress, including (but not limited to) Microsoft's acceptance of FreeBSD as a supported .NET platform.

  • GNU Project and Kerberos Developers Receive USENIX Achievement Awards (Jun 29, 2001, 15:15)
    "The contributions of these two groups to the technical community have been incredible. The Lifetime Achievement and STUG awards are simply a way for the technical community to thank them for the invaluable tools and resources they have given us," said Andrew Hume, Vice President of the USENIX Association. "It's difficult to imagine how most of us could do systems work without using GNU Project derived tools."

  • The Register: Usenet creator dead (Jun 29, 2001, 12:59)
    "One of the two men behind Usenet, Jim Ellis, has died aged 45. He died at his home in Pennsylvania yesterday morning after losing his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma."