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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 RealNetworks..."

  • 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 audit..."

  • 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 look..."