Linux News for Mar 27, 2004
NewsFactor: What Happens to Java Now? (2004-03-27 10:00:12)
"At issue is whether Java would be better off administered by a
community rather than an enterprise..."
eWeek: Augustin's 8 Simple Rules for Open-Source Business Strategy (2004-03-27 09:00:05)
"And last week, [Augustin] shared some of that perspective at
the first Open Source Business Conference here by outlining his
eight simple rules for open-source business strategy..."
Consortium Standards Bulletin: The Balkanization of Standard Setting (2004-03-27 08:00:30)
"A recurring question that underlies the legitimacy of modern
standard setting methods is this: 'What is a standard...?'"
Tectonic: Open Source vs. Open Standards (2004-03-27 07:00:12)
"Today, the term 'open' has become associated with software
source code, industry standards, developer communities, and a
variety of licensing models--four distinct phenomena that are often
intermingled in indistinct ways..."
osViews: Death to the Wizards! (2004-03-27 06:00:52)
"However justified those assumptions may be in other contexts,
it is wrong for programmers to code to [software wizards] and
doubly wrong for open source programmers to do so..."
NewsForge: Promoting the Adoption and Use of FOSS in Developing Countries (2004-03-27 05:00:23)
"Despite the many and severe problems highlighted in my previous
article, all is not lost in the drive to increase the adoption and
use of FOSS in developing countries..."
eChannelLine: Linux on the Desktop: The Final Frontier (2004-03-27 04:00:39)
"Linux... is finally making its way into the corporate
mainstream. That goal will only be reached, says a major player in
the Linux community, when Linux finally comes to the user's
OSNews: Review of dyne:bolic 1.2: The Multimedia Linux (2004-03-27 03:00:28)
"I was intrigued by the prospect of playing with a multimedia
studio on live CD that won't interfere with my PC's current
The Age: Melbourne Open Source Provider Targets SMEs (2004-03-27 02:00:44)
"Called the Small Business Linux Server, the box will do duty as
a file and print server, mail server, name server, and firewall,
according to the company's product manager, Ron Fabre..."
Editor's Note: Update on Recent CMP Block Issues (2004-03-27 00:00:59)
The outcome of LT's discussions with CMP Media has not led to a
eWeek: Lotus Founder: Open Source is Route Worth Taking (2004-03-27 00:00:25)
"Will open source become the predominant development model for
software? 'It's just a matter of time,' Lotus founder Mitch Kapor
told an audience of software developers this morning..."
Release Digest: KDE, March 26, 2004 (2004-03-27 00:00:01)
Today's KDE apps: Image Service Menu (KImgSM) 1.4, KMyMoney
0.6rc3, kbootsplash 0.2.2, and kdetv 0.8rc1.