Infrastructure Linux News for May 15, 2003
ZDNet UK: Who Stole SCO's Lollipop? (2003-05-15 23:00:27)
"Is SCO's decision to send in the lawyers a valid business
decision or a petulant reprisal at the playground bully? At best,
the company appears to have the same grasp of reality as the former
Iraqi information minister..."
VNUnet: SCO Attacked on All Sides (2003-05-15 20:00:28)
"Users, analysts, resellers and rival vendors have blasted SCO
after the vendor suspended its Linux distribution pending the
resolution of the intellectual property issues surrounding the
operating system..." More reactions from the Linux business and
ZDNet UK: Meta: It's OK to Use Linux (2003-05-15 19:00:05)
"Despite SCO's warning to businesses that their use of the
open-source operating system may make them liable for breach of
copyright, Meta Group is more positive..."
NetworkWorldFusion: EU Mulls Report of Microsoft Antitrust Pricing (2003-05-15 18:00:26)
"The European Commission is considering whether to order
Microsoft to hand over internal memos revealed in the International
Herald Tribune and New York Times that describe sales practices the
European regulator suspects may break its antitrust rules..."
ZDNet UK: SuSE: SCO's Anti-Linux Attacks are 'Curious' (2003-05-15 16:00:46)
"SuSE says it will continue supporting the UnitedLinux code base
despite SCO's attacks on Linux's legal legitimacy, as Red Hat and
MandrakeSoft say they are not yet concerned..."
San Jose Mercury News: Microsoft Exec Took Aim at Linux Worldwide, Memo Reveals (2003-05-15 14:30:44)
"The memo specifically mentioned Linux, a still small but
emerging software competitor that is not owned by any specific
company. 'Under NO circumstances lose against Linux,' Ayala
wrote..." [This story also appeared in the New York Times
under the heading "How Microsoft Warded Off Rival."
Linux Journal: Run, RabbIT, Run: Making 56k Go Fast (2003-05-15 11:30:31)
"As those of you who have been following me and my articles here
know, I'm stuck on a 56k dial-up. So when something called RabbIT
crossed Freshmeat, I had to check it out. Rabbit is a caching,
compressing web proxy written in Java..."
LinuxHardware.org: AMD Brings 400MHz FSB To The Table (2003-05-15 10:00:55)
"It's been just about a month since Intel went to 200MHz DDR
memory with their 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors. Today, AMD steps
up to the plate with their 200MHz DDR processor with a 400MHz
Linux Productivity Magazine: IPTables (2003-05-15 08:30:17)
"Modern Linux distributions use a program called IPTables for
firewalling. Daunting at first, IPTables becomes logical with a
little explanation and a little experience. That's where this issue
of Linux Productivity Magazine comes in..."
Update: SCO Suspends Distribution of Linux Pending Intellectual Property Clarification (2003-05-15 06:02:26)
Breaking news: "SCO suspends sales of Linux,
alerts customers that Linux is an unauthorized derivative of UNIX
and that legal liability may extend to commercial users..." Press
release within, SCO's letter to commercial Linux users within.
NewsForge: Open Source Travels Bumpy Road at NIMA (2003-05-15 01:00:56)
"After years of research, managers at the military-backed
National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) have concluded that open
source development styles may be a bit too, uh, creative for
traditional government work..."