Linux News for Jan 01, 2000
EE Times: Judge refuses to block spread of hacked DVD code (2000-01-01 22:18:38)
"The case has become an overnight sensation in the Linux
community, and supporters of the defendants gathered at the
courthouse, handling out printed copies of the code and disks
containing the code itself. Lawyers entered the handouts as
WideOpenNews: The Man Who Fronted Microsoft 35 Bucks (2000-01-01 22:11:19)
"Wide Open News interviews Hotmail savior and open source
community member Michael Chaney."
Linux kernel 2.2.14pre18 released (2000-01-01 21:59:47)
The Register: Microsoft Year 2000 fails to impress (2000-01-01 21:59:32)
"This is a vindication of what we have been saying all along,"
said several thousand Linux supporters..."
Ext2: Review: Gtk-Pool (2000-01-01 21:45:21)
"Still in its early stages of development, GtkPool is a simple
pool simulation requiring the GTK+ environment and X Windows."
Rediff: My Secret Weapons: Hackers and Surfers (2000-01-01 21:39:33)
"I have probably learnt more by watching my sons Vineet, 16, and
Tarun, 12 in action with computer technology than from any other
source of information... Vineet joined a new hi-tech school last
year, Cary Academy, and came home with stories about how bad
Windows NT security was."
Kernel Cousin gimp-devel Is Back With Issue #7 (2000-01-01 21:25:28)
Slashdot: Interview: a New Linux Year with Jon 'maddog' Hall (2000-01-01 20:39:34)
"... I am REALLY GLAD that Richard Stallman is the way he is,
and has the ideals he has, because he continues to show me the path
that I SHOULD be going, even though I may only get halfway
Linux.com: Linux Distribution Y2K Updates (2000-01-01 20:25:50)
"Linux distributions vendors have included updates to their
packages that will minimise the chance of these
LinuxPR: Announcing LinuxInteractive.com! (2000-01-01 20:14:21)
"Welcome to LinuxInteractive.com!"
SunWorld: XHTML: The future of HTML (2000-01-01 17:00:17)
"The HTML standard hasn't had any major advances since the
release of HTML 4.0 in 1997. Style sheets, Dynamic HTML,
in a rather stagnant backwater. All of this, however, is about to
Linux Journal: The Collaborative Virtual Workspace (2000-01-01 16:30:55)
"Attend business meetings and impromptu gatherings with friends
without ever leaving home--enter the virtual world."
OpenDVD.org: Rick Moen -- What DeCSS is and isn't (2000-01-01 16:28:24)
"After coming back from the DVD DCC hearing in San Jose (which
was interesting, and the judge will issue his decision this
afternoon), I came across your _Globe_ piece, "Web sites sued for
DVD piracy". There are a few things you ought to know..."
Boston Globe: Web sites sued for DVD piracy (2000-01-01 16:27:33)
"An effort by the movie industry to prevent illegal copying of
digital video discs, or DVDs, could turn into a crucial battle over
the fundamental rights of Internet users."
technocrat.net: A combined defensive/offensive software patent strategy (2000-01-01 16:00:01)
"... while pursuing a correction to the policies and practices
of the PTO is vital, we should be looking for ways to relieve some
pain in the interim. I suggest that we seek out "Angels" in
companies that are making money from free software..."
LinuxPR: IndyBox Announces Intel Pentium III 700MHz Linux Solutions (2000-01-01 15:51:16)
"The IndyBox XN, R2200, R4200, and R8200 class systems
incorporate up to two Intel Pentium III processors..."
Linux Journal: Perl Annotated Archives [Book Review] (2000-01-01 15:30:35)
"This is a fine book and a good resource for learning Perl. The
subtitle, "Code with Commentary", is apt. The book is full of
clearly explained code. Studying such annotated examples of
practical code is an ideal way to learn a language or increase
one's knowledge of a language."
DiBona.com: DVD Lawsuit Filing -- What Happened (2000-01-01 15:30:01)
"So here is a blow by blow account of the trial... A number of
people came up to the lawyers and gave them their ideas on how to
respond further to the points brought up by the DVD folks. Imagine
just having 50 qualified experts just -showing up- to help. This is
the true power we wield."
technocrat.net: What's In A Name? (2000-01-01 15:00:01)
"... I've been wondering about the validity of the whole concept
of someone being able to "own" a name.
Y2K Bug Strikes Down Linux Today (2000-01-01 04:02:15)
Five minute outage panics Linux community.