Linux News for Nov 01, 2005
Computerworld: OpenSolaris Has a Leg Up on Linux (2005-11-01 23:30:04)
"If there's one aspect of Linux that has led to its popularity,
it's the ability of suitably enthused individuals to produce their
Linux-Watch: Get Over It--Red Hat Will Never be Microsoft (2005-11-01 22:00:51)
"I have to say that I get as sick and tired of these arguments
as I did of eating macaroni and cheese when I was kid..."
Lobby4Linux: Is THIS The Golden Age Of Linux? (2005-11-01 21:15:58)
"Anything that evolves seems to have 'spurts' during said
evolution. The evolution of our own planet has a mystery of its
own. A crucial gap remains between the time when nothing was alive
and the arrival of the first living creature..."
Financial Times: N Korea Puts Its Future in 'Boy Geniuses' (2005-11-01 20:30:39)
"Next door with the 14-year-olds, Kim Il-gu is working on a
Microsoft Powerpoint presentation and in the top class, the
16-year-olds are writing algorithms in Linux..."
Linux.com: openSUSE Inspires Derivative Distros (2005-11-01 19:45:10)
"In the short time since openSUSE was unveiled, developers have
begun work on several new and interesting SUSE derivatives..."
LinuxPlanet: The Yin and Yang of Open Source Commerce (2005-11-01 19:00:33)
LinuxPlanet launches a special report from author John Terpstra
that examines the path of commercial Linux and explores its
successes and failures.
The Boston Globe: Novell Trips Over its Linux Strategy (2005-11-01 18:15:54)
"Two years after the rebirth of onetime computer networking
titan Novell Inc., the Waltham company is still having trouble
learning to walk..."
Network World: Sierra Club Grows Open Source Application (2005-11-01 17:30:32)
"Best known for its grassroots environmental protection
activities, the Sierra Club also helps thousands of members get
outdoors each year with trips that span the globe..."
internetnews.com: HP Proposes Open Storage Management (2005-11-01 16:45:08)
"HP is sticking to its storage management guns in the face of
the Aperi open source consortium IBM launched last week..."
SearchOpenSource: Plenty of News Heading into Open Source Business Conference (2005-11-01 16:00:45)
Open Source Business Conference: "The days
leading up to this week's Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)
bore witness to an influx of announcements from open source
ConsortiumInfo: Summary of Massachusetts ODF Hearing and Live Blogcast Text in Detail (2005-11-01 15:15:50)
"Senator Pacheco doesn't understand the difference between open
source and open standards (and certainly doesn't understand the
difference between OpenDocument and OpenOffice)..."
Network World: Oracle Prepares Free Database (2005-11-01 14:30:15)
"Oracle plans to release a free version of its database by
year-end in a move to compete more effectively at the low end of
PR: Linux Standard Base Achieves ISO Status (2005-11-01 13:45:45)
Open Source Business Conference: "...[T]he Free
Standards Group and the Linux Standard Base (LSB) workgroup
announced that the LSB has achieved unanimous official approval as
an ISO standard..." Press release within.
CNET News: SCO Describes Alleged IBM Unix Misuse to Court (2005-11-01 13:00:34)
"It took more than two and a half years, but the SCO Group
finally has disclosed a list of areas it believes IBM violated its
Unix contract, allegedly by moving proprietary Unix technology into
Sci-Tech Today: Open Source Nessus Security Tool Goes Commercial (2005-11-01 00:10:00)
"Tenable Network Security will introduce Nessus, its widely used
open source vulnerability-scanning tool, as a commercial product in
a major upgrade slated for next month..."