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Linux News for Jun 30, 2003

  • The Inquirer: Engaging with the Open Source Community (Part Two) (Jun 30, 2003, 23:00)
    "Part One briefly outlined the benefits of Open Source software and development processes. Part Two describes the rationale for, and benefits of, engaging with the Open Source community, and suggests a high level process for deciding to deploy Open Source and how to engage with the community..."

  • ZDNet UK: UK is an Open-Source 'Third World Country' (Jun 30, 2003, 22:00)
    Linux User Expo: "Britain is lagging behind the rest of Europe where it comes to adopting open-source software, says a lobbyist. But the open-source community cannot expect businesses to adopt Linux without better technical support..."

  • Mozilla 1.4, Netscape 7.1 Released (Jun 30, 2003, 21:00)
    Two articles grace this post, as announces that Mozilla 1.4 has gone gold and mozillaZine has the news about Netscape 7.1 for Linux (and other assorted operating systems), which was also released today.

  • LinuxPlanet: CommuniGate Pro 4.1 Continues Stalker's Linux Growth (Jun 30, 2003, 21:00)
    "Commercial products for Linux are often given a wide berth, as many admins and developers question the need to pay for something they can already get for free. Stalker Software's CommuniGate Pro messaging server is one of those products that is gaining a strong following in the Linux enterprise despite the existence of a price tag..."

  • VNUnet: Open Source Invades Middleware (Jun 30, 2003, 20:00)
    Linux User Expo: "Open source is creeping through middleware, turning it into a profit-less commodity and forcing technology companies to seek value further up the food chain, according to two leading open source experts..."

  • TechWeb: Will Linux Revive Novell? (Jun 30, 2003, 19:00)
    TechWeb has launched a special report page highlighting recent Linux moves by Novell. A good summary of Novell's plans.

  • CNET News: Group Claims Linux Advance on Xbox (Jun 30, 2003, 18:00)
    "A group of Xbox security researchers say they have found a way to run Linux on the Xbox game console without a so-called mod chip and will go public with the technique if Microsoft won't talk to them about releasing an official Linux boot loader..."

  • The Register: Open Source Prepares to Kiss EU Patent Ass Goodbye (Jun 30, 2003, 17:00)
    "There's going to be a vote in the European Parliament on 1 September (originally today, Monday 30 June 2003) that will have enormous implications on the worldwide software market..."

  • Five SCO v. IBM Articles See Difficulties Ahead... For SCO (Jun 30, 2003, 16:00)
    No less than five pro-Linux articles on the SCO/IBM legal tangle: the FSF has made an official statement from Eben Moglen on the issue; InformIT has an opinion piece from Nick Petreley detailing the Sequent/IBM/kernel connection; an opinion piece from BusinessWeek admonishes SCO to reveal code; ComputerWeekly has an analysis on how SCO's actions are not hampering Linux growth; and, finally, the Boston Herald has posted a Reuters piece that theorizes the costs of a lengthy court battle could hurt SCO.

  • Linux Vendors Leap Onto Madison Bandwagon (Jun 30, 2003, 15:00)
    SGI, Dell, and Red Hat are the first three vendors out of the gate with Itanium 2 customer and product announcements now that the 64-bit Madison processor has been officially released today.

  • USA Today: Gates on Linux (Jun 30, 2003, 14:00)
    "Linux is the current OS competition, but it's no more threatening than OS/2. Remember OS/2?" An interview with Microsoft's Bill Gates.

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux a Snug Fit for Storage (Jun 30, 2003, 13:00)
    "In this interview, [Pogo Linux] chief executive officer Tim Lee talks about the challenges and advantages of using Linux-based storage in the enterprise..."

  • Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 PDA [Review] (Jun 30, 2003, 11:30)
    "Over the next few months I plan on purchasing a new PDA to take over from my Palm IIIc, and just recently, Sharp was good enough to send us one of the newly upgraded Zaurus SL-5600 units and I was able to finally give it a whirl. Let's see how things shaped up..."

  • developerWorks: Network Programming with the Twisted Framework (Jun 30, 2003, 10:00)
    Twisted is an increasingly popular pure-Python framework for programming network services and applications. While there are a large number of loosely coupled modular components within Twisted, a central concept to the framework is the idea of non-blocking asynchronous servers. In this article, David [Mertz] introduces you to this style of programming--a novel one for developers accustomed to threading or forking servers, but one capable of great efficiency under heavy loads.

  • developerWorks: Grid Computing: What are the Key Components? (Jun 30, 2003, 08:30)
    "As with many emerging technologies, you will find almost as many definitions of Grid computing as people you ask. However, one of the most used toolkits for creating and managing a grid environment is the Globus Toolkit. In this article, we give you an overview of the key components that make up a Grid environment, and we present most of our information and concepts within the context of the Globus Toolkit..."

  • MySQL FULLTEXT Searching (Jun 30, 2003, 07:00)
    "Have you ever wanted to search text stored in your database, but couldn't figure out how to do it efficiently? Are you lazy like me and don't enjoy maintaining reverse indexes, dictionaries, and word scores? You're in luck..."

  • Kernel Traffic #220 by Zack Brown (Jun 30, 2003, 05:30)
    Community Roundup: The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 29, 2003 (Jun 30, 2003, 05:00)
    This weekend's KDE apps: Hayes 1.3, KDE Radio Station 0.3, KAutodial 0.8.2, Bookcase 0.6.4 and Design Recovery Tool 0.3.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 29, 2003 (Jun 30, 2003, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Sirius 0.7.0; Epiphany 0.7.2 and 0.7.3; Devhelp 0.7; and GNOME-Applets 2.3.5.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: acm, mantis, kernel-source, kernel-image, gtksee, proftpd (Jun 30, 2003, 01:20)
    Five security advisories from the Debian Project.