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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 15, 2003

  • Editor's Note: The Sky is Not Falling (Aug 15, 2003, 23:30)
    "Much has been said about The SCO Group's recent exploration of attacking the GPL, which may have been little more than a trial balloon, if you'll pardon the pun, to see what tactics the open-source community might have up its sleeve..."

  • SCO vs. GPL: Luminaries Decry Legal Maneuver as "Posturing" (Aug 15, 2003, 20:00)
    LT Exclusive: After yesterday's statements that SCO might be heading towards legally invalidating the GPL, the community rose up once again to villify SCO. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols tracked down several prominent Linux/OSS community members--including Torvalds, Raymond, Perens, and Moglen--for their reactions to this new possibility, as well as some IP lawyers' opinions on the matter.

  • CNET News: Intel and SCO--Do Critical Lips Sink Sponsorships? (Aug 15, 2003, 19:00)
    "Open-source advocates angry with SCO Group's Linux licensing campaign cheered when the name of Intel vanished from the list of sponsors for SCOForum 2003..."

  • What's Coming Up in GNOME 2.4--A Look at GNOME 2.3 (Aug 15, 2003, 12:09)
    "Since the RC release freeze is imminent, and the feature freeze is already in place, the system that I am running currently will not be significantly different from GNOME 2.4, when it is released on September..." [Mirror link provided. -ed.]

  • Personal Computer World: SCO Versus Linux: Who Will Win? (Aug 15, 2003, 08:30)
    "It's been a tumultuous week in the saga of SCO versus IBM and Linux..." A basically pro-Linux recap of the events thus far, including a comprehensive set of statements from analysts and Linux luminaries.

  • Help Net Security: Detecting and Understading Rootkits (Aug 15, 2003, 05:30)
    "You should remember this: there is ALWAYS, at least, one flaw. Just one hole through which a cracker could get into your system and do things you would not do to your worst enemy's laptop..."

  • Sydney Morning Herald: SCO Denies Pulling Linux Licensing (Aug 15, 2003, 04:00)
    A recent report had SCO's Linux program ending before it ever got started in Australia. Unfortunately for Aussies, the program is still on the way.

  • Desktop Linux Breaking Ground (Aug 15, 2003, 01:00)
    "Desktop Linux started gaining momentum in 2002. Only nine months later, Linux potential looks very real. While some critics take a cynical view, the record does not prove them correct..."