Linux News for Mar 22, 2002
Trademark Trouble: Asterix versus MobiliX
Tux, it seems, just can't get a break. Another round of legal
blows has been traded in the German trademark infringment suit
against one German open source company who's name is alledgedly too
similar to that of a comic book character's.
ZDNet: Mandrake Linux Policy Angers Members (2002-03-22 21:05:24)
"Days after MandrakeSoft launched a controversial "club" to
boost its bottom line, the Linux distributor has angered many in
its user community by changing the rules of the Mandrake Club
Red Hat Security Advisory: PHP (2002-03-22 20:51:42)
"Updated PHP packages are available to fix vulnerabilities in
the functions that parse multipart MIME data, which are used when
uploading files through forms."
LinuxLookup: RAV AntiVirus v8.5 for Linux Review (2002-03-22 20:30:40)
"This review covers a basic introduction to RAV AntiVirus and
may continue to update as our real-world testing continues. RAV
AntiVirus v8.5 for Linux Mail Servers, Servers, and Workstations is
flexible and scalable, allowing independent configuration of the
scanning module, fully independent from the Mail Server."
Linux Journal: Seal It or Hack It? (2002-03-22 19:00:24)
"Should embedded Linux devices be 'sealed' or 'hackable'? One
reader says the developer or manufacturer 'needs to be able to
control products. The following is a response by Sean Lamont to
Seth Schoen's letter suggesting that the customer should have
control over embedded Linux devices..."
Wired.com: Anti-Copy Bill Hits D.C. (2002-03-22 17:30:51)
Formerly known as the SSSCA, this new bill, if passed, will have
strong implications on the environments that Linux works with, both
in the computer and embedded device arenas.
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #35 (2002-03-22 16:00:17)
This Week's Summary: Mandrake Linux 8.2 Available; A Note from
the Developers; 8.2 PPC Status Report; Latest MandrakeClub
Activities; Mandrake in the News; Business Case of the Week;
Security-related Software Updates; "First Look" at Mandrake Linux
8.2; Headlines from MandrakeForum.
Open for Business: Getting Started with GNU Privacy Guard (2002-03-22 14:30:27)
"This how-to hopes to remove some of these barriers for those
interested in using the open source Gnu Privacy Guard tool ("GPG"
or "GnuPG" for short), which is a popular PGP-compatible encryption
Linux and Main: Ximian GNOME on a Low-Resources Machine
"It's true that we have all kinds of nifty desktops and
applications. This is great. It is also, sadly, true that as the
capacity of hardware has increased -- bigger drives, more memory,
faster processors, an actual reduction in price -- coding has
IT-Director: Linux Gets Even More Friendly
"The one area of news that, to a degree at least, derives from a
subtly different background is to be found in developments arising
from the open source community. Latest to make the news are new
releases of the well-known SuSE and MandrakeSoft Linux
Financial Times: Free Programs with Strings Attached (2002-03-22 08:00:12)
"Some software industry experts believe that by integrating open
source software into their infrastructure, companies are wandering
into a legal minefield..."
Programmazione: First Italian Open Interview: Andrea Arcangeli (2002-03-22 04:58:46)
Programmazione.it, ZioBudda.net, and WiredUp, three main Italian
on-line communities dedicated to Open-Source world, has announced
an open interview with kernel developer Andrea Arcangeli.
NewsForge: Linux Certification Training for Everyone from Newbies to Nerds (2002-03-22 03:00:24)
"Caldera's education wing launched OpenLearning this week. It's
a new package of Linux curriculum based on the 2.4 kernel. It's
customizable, you can take the courses online, and you don't have
to be a geek to do well..."
LinuxDevices.com: Linux Scheduler Latency (2002-03-22 01:00:00)
"In this whitepaper on Linux Scheduler Latency, Clark Williams
of Red Hat Inc. compares the performance of two popular ways to
improve kernel Linux preemption latency -- the preemption patch
pioneered by MontaVista and the low-latency patch pioneered by Ingo
Molnar -- and discovers that the best approach might be a
combination of both."