Linux News for Mar 29, 2002
ZDNet UK: Eric Raymond Interviews (2002-03-29 23:30:06)
In a two-part interview published by ZDNet UK, open source guru
Eric Raymond reveals "Why Open Source Will Rule" and "Why Linux
Will Rule the Desktop." Links to both parts of the article
Marcello Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-pre5 (2002-03-29 23:12:12)
"Here goes pre5. I've trimmed down the changelog because its
just too big, and the ones who actually want to see all changelog
can get it from linux.bkbits.net..."
NewsFactor: Could the Mac Be the Premiere Linux Platform? (2002-03-29 22:00:31)
"Since the introduction of the PowerPC processor, developers
have been actively striving to create a flavor of Linux that runs
efficiently on Apple hardware..."
Community: A Report from the Second Linux Accessibility Conference (2002-03-29 20:30:01)
"Overall, in two days at CSUN, UNIX, Solaris, and Linux showed
themselves to be increasingly capable platforms for disabled
MSNBC/WSJ: A Try to Be "In" With the Code (2002-03-29 19:00:00)
"It is part of the company's continuing, and often
controversial, effort to counteract the Linux craze and convert
today's soda-swilling college hackers into tomorrow's loyal
Microsoft programmers..." [Link removed by MSNBC -ed.]
GridComputingPlanet.com: GridFrastructure Releases Grid Tools For Linux (2002-03-29 17:30:05)
"GridFrastructure, an early-stage start-up based in Cambridge,
Mass., has announced the release of GF-Tools 1.0 for Linux, which
the company calls 'the most comprehensive professionally packaged
collection of Grid computing tools available'..."
CNET News: Mozilla 1.0 Nears Release (2002-03-29 16:00:30)
"The long-awaited open-source version of the Netscape Web
browser has reached a major development milestone as it nears a
first official release..."
Linux Kernel Advisory: d_path() Truncating Excessive Long Path Name Vulnerability (2002-03-29 15:15:17)
"In case of excessively long path names d_path kernel internal
function returns truncated trailing components of a path name
instead of an error value. As this function is called by getcwd(2)
system call and do_proc_readlink() function, false information may
be returned to user-space processes..."
ZDNet: Could Microsoft Have Killed Linux? (2002-03-29 14:30:12)
"Microsoft could have killed off the open-source movement if it
had tried in 1998, according to Open Source Initiative co-founder
OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice 641d Released (2002-03-29 13:00:36)
The latest stable release of OpenOffice has been made
ARNnet: In the Know with Linux (2002-03-29 11:00:15)
"Our target market for discussion this time is the growing
interest in knowledge management Web portals...
NewsForge: A Tale of Two Linux Bootable Business Cards (2002-03-29 08:00:32)
The original Linuxcare BBC now has two heirs: the Linuxcare
Bootable Toolbox V2 and the LNX-BBC project V1.618. The four
originators of the Linuxcare BBC have departed from Linuxcare and
have continued to work the original codebase with the aid of other
volunteers, creating the LNX-BBC project. The LNX-BBC project no
longer has ties to Linuxcare in any way, but the Open Source nature
of the code allows the developers to continue pursuing their
Java.Sun.com: Java Community Process Embraces Open Source (2002-03-29 05:00:21)
"The Java Community Process (JCP) has been working closely with
the Apache Software Foundation to update the Java Specification
Participation Agreement (JSPA) to enhance the relationship between
the JCP and the open source community..."
Computerworld New Zealand: Linux Wannabes Get Help (2002-03-29 03:00:20)
Those wanting to take the plunge into Linux will find out
everything they need to know about it at an upcoming Linux
Installfest in Auckland [New Zealand].
ZDNet UK: Stallman: Patents Victimize Developers (2002-03-29 01:00:30)
"Speaking here earlier this week at the Cambridge University
Computer Lab on the issue of software patents, Stallman began by
explaining that he doesn't have a problem with patenting individual
programs -- 'that would be harmless' -- but with patenting