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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 30, 2001

  • AllLinuxDevices: Evans Data Study Finds Increase in Embedded Systems Projects Based On Linux (Jul 30, 2001, 22:34)
    "Embedded Linux has captured the attention of the development community like few other phenomena," said Tom Williams, Evans Data's Embedded Systems analyst. "Developers are open to new technical approaches and are willing to move to them once they are convinced that they will satisfy key demands for performance, cost effectiveness and time-to-market."

  • May the Best Code Win: Reaction to OSCON's Microsoft-Red Hat Debate (Jul 30, 2001, 19:28)
    Sun's manager of its Open Source Program Office speaks out on Microsoft's "shared source": "When you lie down with a snake, you can't cry about getting bitten, because a snake is a snake by its nature. I'm not saying that Microsoft is bad people, I'm saying that the kind of business they have engaged in for so long has made it more of a challenge for them to make the switch, and they are not there yet. And I question whether or not they are ever going to be there."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: FileMaker Database Hosting Software Now Available for Red Hat Linux (Jul 30, 2001, 18:23)
    "Designed to match the evolving platform preferences of workgroups, FileMaker now adds Red Hat Linux support to FileMaker Server 5.5. Linux is growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for workgroup deployments."

  • New York Times: Jail Time in the Digital Age (Jul 30, 2001, 12:00)
    Lawrence Lessig has written a column for the New York Times about the Sklyarov case that introduces the background of the case to readers who may not be very familiar with the current issue or the DMCA itself.