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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 29, 2002

  • Free Software Magazine, Issue One is published (Jan 29, 2002, 23:30)
    The Free Software Magazine, Issue 01, has just been published by Free Software Foundation, China Academy or FSF-China. It is available in html and pdf and printed copies can also be ordered from the publisher. The content is also available from a mirror in the USA at This magazine is supported by the FSF and is a magazine dedicated specifically to free software. Its includes technical articles, news and essays about free software projects and of general interests to the community.

  • CBS MarketWatch: IBM taps Palmisano as new CEO (Jan 29, 2002, 19:36)
    "IBM's Palmisano, a decades-long IBM employee, is credited with leading a redesign of the company's entire server computer lineup, including IBM's adoption of more open industry standards such as the Linux operating system."

  • WIRED: Microsoft: A Little More 'Open' (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 18:45)
    "Our show badges identify us as Microsoft employees, so of course people always take some pokes at us," said one Microsoft employee who plans to be present at the show. "But we're used to it, and at least at Linux events the ragging is usually pretty good-natured. It's MacWorld that's really rough."

  • osOpinion: Proposal: The Open Data Format Initiative (Jan 29, 2002, 17:59)
    "It's no mystery why every application wants to be a data sink; it's a competitive advantage to lock users into your proprietary format. But users are suffering, prevented from manipulating their own data as they see fit."

  • Servers, Services On Tap At LinuxWorld (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 09:12)
    "IBM is slated to introduce two new Linux servers, including its first Linux-only mainframe. Code-named Raptor, the eServer zSeries can consolidate 10, 20 or hundreds of Sun, Hewlett-Packard and Compaq servers, said Steve Solazzo, vice president of Linux marketing at IBM. It's the first mainframe to ship with Linux as the sole operating system, IBM said."

  • WIRED: Open Source's Dot-Net Less Open (Jan 29, 2002, 07:08)
    "The thing to make really clear is that both licenses are accepted as free software and as open source," [HP's Bruce Perens] said. "The GPL says, 'For the grant of my software, you give me yours, too.' The X11 says, 'It would be nice if you gave me your improvements for my software, but I really don't care that much.' It's a different way of looking at things," Perens said."

  • Sun Plans Linux Version of iPlanet (Jan 29, 2002, 03:14)
    "Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) may focus most of its attention on its proprietary UNIX, Solaris, but with customer demand for Linux support spiking, the company revealed Monday that it will provide a new Linux version of its iPlanet Application Server software.

  • CNET Linux on mainframes enters phase 2 (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 01:41)
    "In an inversion of the usually cutting-edge world of Linux, many of the announcements coming out of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week will have a retro flavor, as companies that specialize in software for the oldfangled mainframe move to embrace the comparatively new operating system."