Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 21, 2006
Wheeler: GPL, BSD, and NetBSD--Why the GPL Rocketed Linux to Success (2006-09-21 21:45:18)
"There are still active FreeBSD and OpenBSD communities, and
there's much positive to say about FreeBSD and OpenBSD. I use them
occasionally, and I always welcome a chance to talk to their
CIO Magazine: Munich Begins to Switch Windows Out for Linux (2006-09-21 20:15:19)
"Munich has begun its migration to Linux on the desktop, a year
later than planned and nearly three years since the city announced
its move to open source software..."
The Guardian: Wikipedia Reaches a Fork in the Road--And Takes It (2006-09-21 18:45:06)
"But whether the 'new Wikipedia' will avoid the problems of the
old one, or just create new ones of its own, remains to be
ZDNet UK: Software Patent War Ignites Again (2006-09-21 15:30:32)
"The patent debate may be taken out of the hands of elected
politicians if a new measure is approved, according to three
European Parliament groups..."
CNET News: Linux Lab: GPL Clarification Needed ASAP (2006-09-21 13:30:48)
"The Free Software Foundation urgently needs to explain how
software governed by the current General Public License will
interact with that governed by a successor now under
PRNewswire: Novell Receives Delisting Notice From NASDAQ... (2006-09-21 12:45:39)
"Novell, Inc. today announced that it had received a staff
determination notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that the
company's common stock is subject to delisting from the NASDAQ
Mad Penguin: Must Have Applications for Linux Beginners (2006-09-21 12:00:09)
"Switching to Linux is a huge step for those who still have some
reservations about taking such a huge leap of faith..."
Linux.com: DIY Document Management System with Simple Groupware (2006-09-21 06:00:21)
"For most people, document management systems are overkill for
keeping track of their documents. Usually, you don't need software
that allows you to define elaborate document workflows or detailed
InfoWorld: Open Source and Fossilization (2006-09-21 03:00:52)
"I met with one of Alfresco's first customers yesterday,
checking in to see how its implementation was going. As we talked,
I was shocked to discover that the customer's perspective on our
product was a year old..."
Walker: Open Source vs. Closed--Another Look (2006-09-21 00:00:26)
"In the past, it has been taken for granted by open source
supporters (myself included) that the more open the process, the
more easily one could build a community, fix bugs, add features,
and trample the competition..."