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Linux News for Aug 26, 2002

  • San Antonio Business Journal: A Challenge for Goliath (Aug 26, 2002, 23:30)
    "Right about that time, a new Unix-based operating system called Linux was emerging, and available for free. Demeler acquired the 'open source' operating system, which allows codes to be tweaked to the individual user's needs, and installed it on the laboratory computers..."

  • The Age: Unix Group Calls for More Open Source Use in Govt (Aug 26, 2002, 20:30)
    "The Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group (AUUG, Inc.) has called on the Federal government to adopt more IT solutions based on Open Source solutions such as Linux and BSD..."

  • All Source Code Should Be Open (Aug 26, 2002, 19:00)
    "This secrecy is the key reason we have such lousy software. Software designers, programmers, and managers get away with bad code because no one outside their small workgroup ever sees it..."

  • Another Retailer to Sell Lindows-Powered PCs (Aug 26, 2002, 18:00)
    "Still angling to steal market share from Microsoft, Inc. Monday lured a San Diego system builder and retailer to sell PCs powered by the Lindows operating system in its stores..."

  • Caldera Changes Name to the SCO Group, Plans SCO Linux 4.0 (Aug 26, 2002, 17:00)
    "Caldera to change its name to SCO, reemphasizing its dedication to Linux, SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare products, and capturing brand recognition of the SCO name..." Press release within.

  • MandrakeSoft: Mandrake Linux 9.0 Beta 4 Announced (Aug 26, 2002, 16:00)
    "Beta 4 of the upcoming Mandrake Linux 9.0 is now available for a thorough 'bug-squashing' with your help..." Announcement within.

  • Update: CNET News: Why Larry Lessig Gets an "F" in Software (Aug 26, 2002, 15:59)
    "But Lessig is also going further. In his latest book, 'The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World,' he draws a distinction between the intellectual property developed by, say, an Ernest Hemingway, and the intellectual property created by a code jockey..." [A counter-argument to this article from Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann has been linked. -ed.]

  • NewsForge: Two on XVID vs. Sigma Designs (Aug 26, 2002, 14:30)
    From XVID's press release: "The XVID development team, author of the popular XVID MPEG-4 video codec, claims that Sigma Designs' REALmagic MPEG-4 Video Codec is an illegal copy of the XVID software and publicly requests the company to stop violating their software license and copyrights." Two stories on this conflict within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre4-ac2 (Aug 26, 2002, 12:58)
    Changelog, link within.

  • ZDNet: Acquisitions Bring OS Decisions (Aug 26, 2002, 11:00)
    "With the aid of Orlando, FL-based MASC Data Systems, a training and consulting company specializing in Unix/Linux and Windows interoperable solutions, Gibson choose to use open source systems to solve PalletOne's IS needs..."

  • Kernel Cousin GNUe #43 (Aug 26, 2002, 08:00)
    The latest news from the GNUe project.

  • Release Digest: GNU, August 25, 2002 (Aug 26, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNU app: GNU Aspell.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, August 25, 2002 (Aug 26, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: XML Security Library 0.0.8, CVSGnome Build Script 0.3.2, Gtk# 0.4, Quick Lounge 0.87, and KanjiPad 2.0.0.