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Linux News for Jul 29, 2003

  • MozillaQuest: Is IBM's Irrevocable Unix License Revocable? (Jul 29, 2003, 23:00)
    "Although still anti-Linux, the anti-Linux posture of the SCO v IBM Amended Complaint is toned-down--some. On the other hand the Amended Complaint mentions Linus Torvalds, by name, six times..."

  • Tonight Live: Larry Augustin on Linus and OSDL on The Linux Show (Jul 29, 2003, 22:00)
    "Tonight we will have a conversation with our old friend Larry Augustin, of Azure Capital partners, one of the founders of the Open Source Development Lab and current board member, in a discussion about the direction of OSDL now that Linus Torvalds has joined the team..."

  • Newsweek/MSNBC: Free For All (Jul 29, 2003, 21:30)
    "How does a level-C school--the lowest on the South African government's poverty scale--afford an up-to-date computer lab? Linus Torvalds has never been to Nooitgedacht, but he's the most likely answer..." This story is part of Newsweek's "Inventions that Will Change the World" series.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Beta 1 (Taroon) Announced (Jul 29, 2003, 21:00)
    "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is the next generation of our comprehensive suite of Linux operating systems -- designed for mission-critical enterprise computing and certified by top enterprise software vendors..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: openssh (Jul 29, 2003, 20:59)
    "Updated OpenSSH packages are now available. These updates close an information leak caused by sshd's interaction with the PAM system..."

  • Financial Times: Microsoft Reaches Middle Age (Jul 29, 2003, 20:00)
    "As if that were not enough, Microsoft faces its biggest competitive threat since 1995. This time, the threat from left field is the sudden popularity of Linux and other software products produced by the open-source movement..."

  • eWeek: Linux Makes Messaging Moves (Jul 29, 2003, 19:00)
    "Messaging and collaboration software vendors Scalix Corp., IBM's Lotus Software division, Novell Inc. and Open Wave Inc. are each moving to meet enterprises' increasing demands for Linux-based software at the server and client levels..."

  • Australian IT: Greens Battle Microsoft (Jul 29, 2003, 18:00)
    "Describing Microsoft founder Bill Gates as 'a bit of a robber baron,' NSW Greens MLC Lee Rhiannon warned the legislation would anger US trade lobby groups..."

  • Computerworld Canada: City Rolls out Desktop Linux (Jul 29, 2003, 17:00)
    "When the City of Toronto's Children's Services Division (CSD) recently decided to migrate 450 of its PCs over to Linux client workstations, it really didn't raise a lot of eyebrows..."

  • ZDNet: SCO Execs Cash In On Suit Spotlight (Jul 29, 2003, 16:30)
    "Senior SCO Group executives have been dumping their personal holdings in the company since June, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings have revealed..."

  • CNET News: Lindows Unveils DVD Application (Jul 29, 2003, 16:00)
    ", which makes a consumer-oriented version of the Linux operating system, introduced on Tuesday an application that allows computers running the Lindows OS to play commercial DVDs..."

  • SCO's Troubles Continue in Oz (Jul 29, 2003, 15:00)
    The SCO Group is meeting a great deal of skepticism and resistance for its new Linux license proposal--perhaps nowhere as strongly as Australia. Two articles detail SCO's efforts there, as well as the Australian IT community's very strong response.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: sup (Jul 29, 2003, 14:58)
    "sup, a package used to maintain collections of files in identical versions across machines, fails to take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files..."

  • KDE Advisory: Konqueror (Jul 29, 2003, 14:54)
    "Konqueror may inadvertently send authentication credentials to websites other than the intended website in clear text via the HTTP-referer header when authentication credentials are passed as part of a URL in the form of http://user:password@host/..."

  • KDE 3.1.3 Release Announcement (Jul 29, 2003, 14:00)
    "KDE 3.1.3 is a maintenance release which provides corrections of problems reported using the KDE bug tracking system..."

  • Linux Journal: Linux Access in State and Local Government, Part VI (Jul 29, 2003, 13:00)
    "In my research of government technology, I have found that eGovernment has created demand for application development..."

  • ARNnet: Editorial: Licking Linux? No Way (Jul 29, 2003, 11:30)
    "When the CEO of a major IT conglomerate feels compelled to deliver a written apology to the Linux community for making an off-handed comment about the 'immaturity' of their pet passion, you can't help but realise how serious this teenage technology has become..."

  • AME Info: Al Ghurair Group Runs Oracle E-Business Suite on Linux (Jul 29, 2003, 10:00)
    "Oracle Corporation... today announced that Al Ghurair Group has migrated its Oracle E-Business Suite applications from Windows to Linux in order to achieve higher availability and improved security at a lower cost of ownership..."

  • Galeon: Galeon Developer Interview, July 2003 (Jul 29, 2003, 08:30)
    "Due to his own curiosity and the apparent curiosity (or vocal ignorance) of folks around the net, Topher The Web Guy asked some of the Galeon developers a few questions..."

  • developerWorks: Building a Wireless Access Point on Linux (Jul 29, 2003, 07:00)
    "When the ability to write and modify your own management software is the main objective, a custom-built wireless access point is the way to go. Take a look at what's involved in building a wireless bridge using Linux, including software and hardware considerations..."

  • Codetechies: Gnome as a Serious Desktop Competitor--Part 1 (Jul 29, 2003, 05:30)
    "I have been using Linux before Redhat was using Gnome. When Gnome came around, to me it was a lifesaver. I liked the speed and no bulk concept Gnome had. Since then Gnome has come a long way..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 28, 2003 (Jul 29, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: GtkGLExt 1.0.1, gURLChecker 0.5.6, and gnome-vfsmm 1.3.2.

  • Slackware 9.0 on Fire (Jul 29, 2003, 04:00)
    "I'm guessing here, so correct me if I'm wrong... but due to the fact that you are reading this article you like to fly by the seat of your pants..."

  • NewsForge: Open Asia: Under the Radar, FLOSS Thrives (Jul 29, 2003, 03:00)
    "Contrary to the presumption that GNU/Linux is almost unknown in Asia, FLOSS takes on the shape of a 'silent revolution'--spreading across modems linking small brotherhoods..."

  • Nidelven IT: An Introduction to Thunderbird [Parts 1-3] (Jul 29, 2003, 02:00)
    "[Mozilla] Thunderbird is one of those programs which can compete with MS Outlook Express, not only because it has similar functionality, but it's also user friendly, and it's freeware..."

  • VNUnet: Settling for Style Over Substance (Jul 29, 2003, 01:00)
    "With Linux under threat, it's time to campaign for the survival of open source software..."

  • Chicago Sun Times: (Jul 29, 2003, 00:00)
    "To keep expenses down, Metnick is running the operation on a shoestring as a 'virtual company' and using free open-source Linux software to avoid paying licenses to Microsoft Inc. 'There's not a line of Microsoft code in the site,' he said..."