Linux News for Jul 01, 2001
Debian Weekly News - July 1, 2001 (2001-07-01 23:30:12)
This week: an update on the Woody freeze process, news on
Debian-BSD, and the gcc-3.0 status.
Anthony Towns: Debian 3.0 (aka "Woody") frozen (2001-07-01 22:37:56)
This mailing to the Debian developer list outlines the process
for determining what gets into Debian 3.0.
IBM developerWorks: iSCSI Initiator Project unveiled (2001-07-01 22:00:43)
"The IBM iSCSI Initiator is an open source project intended for
Linux clients but may be adapted to other operating systems if
desired. The source is being made available to help foster the IETF
iSCSI work group and their draft iSCSI standard."
KDE.org: KDE 2.x Systems (2001-07-01 21:00:58)
Andreas Pour has put together a listing of all the Linux, UNIX,
and BSD systems known to support KDE 2.x.
Linux Gazette: PostgreSQL's Multi-Version Concurrency Control (2001-07-01 20:00:08)
Joseph Mitchell outlines a way that PostgreSQL users can work
around the lack of a pure "no-locking" capability.
LinuxPR: Write the Games Linux People Play
No Starch Press and Loki Software announce the launch of a guide
to developing games for Linux.
SolarisGuide: Sun reverses course, continues offering source code for Solaris 8 (2001-07-01 18:00:32)
After a public outcry, Sun officials decided to continue
offering source-code distributions of Solaris 8 for registered
NYTimes: The Land of Monopolies (2001-07-01 17:00:44)
Are technology monopolies inevitable in the New Economy? A
columnist for The New York Times thinks so, pointing out that even
though Linux is free, consumers are not flocking to it and
rejecting Microsoft tools.
LinuxMedNews: Review of FreePM (2001-07-01 16:00:42)
LinuxMedNews reviews FreePM, an open-source medical practice
management system licensed under the GNU General Public
SiliconValley.com: A revolutionary pursuit: freedom from Microsoft (2001-07-01 15:00:20)
Columnist Dan Gillmor declares his intention to free himself
from the iron grasp of Microsoft tools. He admits that the issue is
more complicated than he anticipated: he says that the Linux tools
under consideration aren't as good as Microsoft tools, and he urges
the Open Source community to directly address what Microsoft is
planning with Passport, HailStorm, and its related consumer
RMS will speak on 2001-07-14 in Jyv�skyl�, Finland (2001-07-01 12:00:53)
For all of our Finnish readers: Richard Stallman will be
speaking in Jyväskylä, Finland.
osOpinion: Why Microsoft fears Open Source (2001-07-01 10:00:35)
Tom Nadeau points out the obvious: Microsoft officials are
fearful that they will lose revenues to open-source vendors. Geez,
there's a shocker.
Apache Today: The June Netcraft Results are Out: Apache Gains Slightly in Market Share (2001-07-01 03:14:14)
Apache slightly gains in market share in the monthly Netcraft
survey. Also worth noting: this month there's a slew of information
about what OS platforms power the public Internet. Guess what: The
most popular OS cited by Netcraft comes from Redmond.
Linux Standard Base Specification 1.0 released (2001-07-01 03:13:41)
It's finally here: a document that defines what Linux is and
what a Linux distribution needs to do in order to claim