Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 27, 2007
Wikia Goes The Way of Open Source Search (2007-07-27 23:15:34)
internetnews.com: "The founder of Wikipedia is
aggressively building out his Wikia effort, a commercial collection
of Web sites anyone can edit. One of its key parts? Search..."
Microsoft Decides 'Open' is Better than 'Shared': What This Says About OSI (2007-07-27 21:00:05)
CNET News: "Tim notes that Microsoft will be
submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval. He
calls this 'huge, long-awaited,...and earthshaking.' It's actually
none of the above, but it is welcome..."
Tux Goes to Elementary School (2007-07-27 20:15:26)
Wired: "It's common knowledge that getting kids
excited about computers and technology is the best way to get them
excited about learning..."
Advertising the Open Source Way with OpenAds (2007-07-27 19:30:47)
CNET News: "OpenAds is one of the most
interesting open source projects/companies on the planet.
Interview: The OpenBSD Foundation's Ken Westerback (2007-07-27 15:45:05)
The Jem Report: "Yesterday the OpenBSD
Foundation announced its inception as a legal entity in charge of
donations of money and equipment for the OpenBSD operating system
and its associated projects..."
Dell To Expand Linux PC Offerings, Partner Says (2007-07-27 13:30:48)
Reuters/InformationWeek: "Dell Inc will soon
offer more personal computers that use the Linux operating system
instead of Microsoft Corp's Windows, said the founder of a company
that offers Linux support services..."
Email Call to Action (2007-07-27 12:45:05)
mitchell's blog: "We have concluded that we
should find a new, separate organizational setting for Thunderbird;
one that allows the Thunderbird community to determine its own
ODF: The Inevitable Format (2007-07-27 10:30:16)
Red Hat Magazine: 'The scientist thought he
would find what he needed on a NASA website somewhere, but it
wasn't that easy. The original data had been misplaced, and when
the huge magnetic tapes that stored the data were found, they were
'in a format so old that the programmers who knew it had
Report: Seagate Plans to Stop Manufacturing IDE Drives by Year End (2007-07-27 09:00:16)
Ars Technica:: "Seagate plans to cease
manufacturing IDE hard drives by the end of the year and will focus
exclusively on SATA-based products..."
Ingimp's Tools May Improve FOSS Usability (2007-07-27 06:00:02)
Linux.com: "Since May, ingimp, a modified
version of the GIMP, has collected daily logs on what users do with
the program in the hope of improving its usability..."
Ten Commandments for Ubuntu (2007-07-27 03:00:18)
CNET News: "...Ubuntu is making serious
headway, not because it's the same as Microsoft, SUSE, and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, but rather because it's different from
Open Source Licensing: The Right (or Wrong) Tool for the Job (2007-07-27 01:30:20)
Computer Business Review: "The big news for
today is definitely open source licensing, with SugarCRM going
GPLv3, the OSI approving SocialText's Common Public Attribution
License, BMC selecting the BSD license for its open source
projects, and the newly re-named xTuple introducing yet another
Hey, Wired... 2001 Called... (2007-07-27 00:00:55)
dot unplanned: "It wants its headline