Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 01, 2007
The Pendulum Has Swung in the Open Source Debate (2007-08-01 22:00:15)
The Open Road: "Once upon a time, the term
'open source' was coined to save the free-software world from
itself. Or, rather, from the free-software zealots, as you can read
on the Open Source Initiative's website..."
Freetards in Deep Denial (2007-08-01 21:30:25)
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: "But the best
part of the fallout comes from freetards, who first said the story
wasn't true and that Linux still rules in China (ahem)..."
Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows? (2007-08-01 20:30:12)
InformationWeek: "The switch from Windows XP to
Vista has created a world of opportunity--not only for Microsoft,
but for supporters of competing operating systems..."
RealNetworks Case Highlights Sea-Change In Patent Law (2007-08-01 20:00:46)
internetnews.com: "Discerning what's obvious
and what isn't when it comes to technology patents became a bit
less gray last week when a federal judge in San Francisco reversed
himself and abruptly dismissed a case brought against
Tim O'Reilly, Eben Moglen, and Jane Jacobs (2007-08-01 16:30:14)
Once More Unto the Breach: "And it was in poor
enough taste that many of the excellent ideas [Eben Moglen]
delivered on the need for a second order debate and tools to deal
with conflicts in rights were lost..."
Why OOXML Will Not Be an ISO/IEC Standard in 2007 (2007-08-01 15:30:05)
Bob Sutor's Open Blog: "Even though the JTC1
ballot closes on September 2 on Microsoft's product description for
Microsoft Office, namely OOXML or DIS 29500, this will not become
an ISO/IEC standard in 2007..."
Acer Installing Linux on Some Notebooks, But Not Ubuntu (2007-08-01 13:30:57)
InfoWorld.nl: "Acer Inc. did not install the
Ubuntu Linux distribution on a batch of Aspire notebooks for sale
in Singapore, but the company is installing a different version of
the open-source operating system on some notebooks..."
Wireless Software for Linux Cleared of Legal Uncertainty by SFLC (2007-08-01 12:45:13)
Software Freedom Law Center: "Earlier this
year, allegations were made that OpenHAL might include material
that infringed the copyright of Atheros' proprietary HAL software.
The Linux Wireless developers asked the Software Freedom Law Center
(SFLC) to investigate these rumors, and SFLC agreed to help on a
pro-bono basis. SFLC subsequently conducted a confidential
Software Freedom Day: Taking Open Source to the Streets (2007-08-01 12:00:13)
Linux.com: "Thousands of open source advocates
and enthusiasts from around the world are expected to take the
message of free and open source software to the streets on
September 15 for the fourth annual Software Freedom Day..."
Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO--A Review (2007-08-01 02:30:13)
Shift+Backspace: "Let's keep this review ball
rolling! After a few incoming links from the Vector Linux website I
decided to give their latest offering, Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO, a