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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 22, 2003

  • NewsForge: An Open Letter to Darl McBride (Aug 22, 2003, 18:05)
    "You have urged the press and public to believe that the Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundation and Red Hat and Novell and various Linux enthusiasts are up in arms not because of beliefs or interests of their own, but because little gray men from Armonk have put them up to it. Bwahahaha! Fire up the orbital mind-control lasers!" ESR's a wee bit upset...

  • Brussels to Promote Open Source (Aug 22, 2003, 18:00)
    "Europe's public sector is to get a new official information service encouraging the use of open source technology..."

  • Legal Analysts Examine SCO Claims Against GPL (Aug 22, 2003, 15:00)
    Roundup: A lot has happened this week in the events surrounding SCO v. IBM lawsuit, today's accusations from Darl McBride notwithstanding. We take an end-of-the-week look at the fallout from SCOforum and poll some legal experts on the validity of SCO's attacks on the GPL.

  • NewsForge: Second Oregon Open Source Bill: A Report (Aug 22, 2003, 14:00)
    "Today's Open Source hearing was shorter and more to the point than the first hearing in a House committee meeting a few months ago. This time around, we knew what the opposition was going to say.."

  • NetworkWorldFusion: SCO CEO says IBM Behind Open Source Attacks (Aug 22, 2003, 13:00)
    "'We have absolute direct knowledge of this. If you go behind the scenes, the attacks that we get that don't have IBM's name on them, underneath the covers, are sponsored by IBM,' McBride said..."

  • EE Times: Linux and DSP Code Run on a Single Core (Aug 22, 2003, 05:30)
    "The first Linux port to a multi-threaded processor architecture has been carried out by the Metagence division of Imagination Technologies for its META RISC/DSP processor family..."

  • Wi-Fi Planet: Wireless on Linux, Part 1 (Aug 22, 2003, 04:00)
    Today let's take a look at which brands and devices work on Linux; next week we'll dig into the deep, mysterious world of chipsets, configurations, and troubleshooting..."

  • PR: Canadian Linux Interests Coalition Formed to Defend Linux (Aug 22, 2003, 02:30)
    "A coalition of computer professionals using and contributing to the Linux operating system, have united to oppose the recent actions of high-tech company the SCO Group..." Press release within.

  • TweakHound: Taking The Linux+ Exam (Aug 22, 2003, 01:00)
    "Recently I received an email ad from CompTIA about the Linux+ exam. Being semi-new to the Linux world, I hadn't considered this exam before. After reading up on it an idea struck me. Why not take this exam to see what it's all about and write about the experience...?"