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Linux News for Sep 28, 2007

  • Public Advocacy for Open Source Software--Preferences and Requirements (Sep 28, 2007, 22:30)
    OSI: "We see with concern however that funding agencies don't seem to have a defined standard on what 'Open Source' means, and as a consequence they and the public not always receive what they are expecting in return for the investment of public funds..."

  • Winblad: Open Source VC Funding Is Not Drying Up (Sep 28, 2007, 22:00)
    ZDNet: "In spite of a recent slowdown in venture investment, open source remains high on the list of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners..."

  • Microsoft, Antitrust and Innovation (Sep 28, 2007, 21:30)
    Groklaw: "If one were to believe Microsoft, antitrust law is for sore losers who are too lazy to innovate, and the decision of the European Court of Justice against Microsoft was to the detriment of consumers around the world..."

  • Busting the Myth of GPL Dominance: Apache Rules! (Sep 28, 2007, 21:00)
    OpenLogic: "...[I]t turns out that most open source software used by enterprises are not licensed under the GPL... companies are using primarily Apache licensed software...!"

  • Selling Linux: What Dell Could Do (Sep 28, 2007, 20:30)
    iTWire: "Recently I've been devoting some space to a discussion of Dell's efforts to sell Linux on certain PCs and laptops among its range of models..."

  • Number Nine... Number Nine... (Sep 28, 2007, 20:00)
    Editor's Note: It began with a short 27-word announcement. Nine years and 77,000+ stories later, Linux Today is stronger than ever.

  • We are the World: Globalization, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (Sep 28, 2007, 19:30)
    ConsortiumInfo: "On any given day you can find thousands of words of reporting, advocacy and debate over the role of patents in technology..."

  • Why "Open Source" Misses the Point of Software Freedom (Sep 28, 2007, 19:00)
    Digital Citizen: "The philosophy of the younger open source movement is really not an adequate response to the older free software movement..."

  • Firefox: The Problems Ahead (Sep 28, 2007, 18:30)
    IT Pro: "Considering that it only launched its web browser officially back in November 2004, the Mozilla Foundation has every reason to pat itself on the back over the news that Firefox has now been downloaded for the 400 millionth time..."

  • Can Linux Stop Global Warming? (Sep 28, 2007, 18:00)
    LinuxDevices: "A privately held German company with offices in the U.K., U.S., Cyprus, and Malta is touting its Linux-based thin-client technology as a climate change remediant..."

  • Wireless Project Suggests 'Changes-licensed-under' Tag (Sep 28, 2007, 17:30)
    KernelTrap: "'...[W]e are introducing a new tag for use with patches which deal with files licensed under permissive licenses (BSD, ISC) on Linux wireless in our larger GPL project, the Linux kernel...'"

  • Asia Finds Security in Open Source (Sep 28, 2007, 17:00)
    ZDNet Asia: "Better security protection tops the list of buying criteria for open source software, reveals a new study conducted on Australia, China, India and Korea..."

  • Nokia Details Linux Tablet WiMAX Plans (Sep 28, 2007, 16:30)
    LinuxDevices: "The as-yet unnamed model or models in Nokia's Linux-powered 'N-series' Internet Tablet line will use Intel 'Baxter Peak' WiMAX chips and will support Sprint's 'Xohm' WiMAX service, the top phone-maker has revealed..."

  • Ubuntu Snags Top Linspire Staffers (Sep 28, 2007, 16:00)
    DesktopLinux: "Linspire, the troubled Linux distribution vendor, has recently lost a top executive and a lead developer to the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution..."

  • Red Hat Faces Challenges to Move Beyond Core Technology (Sep 28, 2007, 15:30)
    Computerworld Australia: "Clad in his pajamas, Red Hat co-founder Marc Ewing arrived at work at 11 a.m. one day in 1998, unlocked the office for a new employee, and promptly left to go back to sleep..."

  • Killing Microsoft's Clippy with Open Source (Sep 28, 2007, 15:00)
    ZDNet UK: "Michael Meeks has a tough job. Anyone who's struggled with making documents not created in Word interface with Microsoft Office should be able to sympathise..."

  • Linux Driver Project (Sep 28, 2007, 14:15)
    linux kernel monkey log: "Way back in January, I announced a program to write Linux drivers for companies for free. When I did that, I never expected the response to be as large as it was..."

  • Mutiny Aboard the Good Ship TheOpenCD (Sep 28, 2007, 13:30)
    Chris Gray's Weblog: "As of today I'm stepping down from TheOpenCD development, of which for the last eighteen months I've been the sole developer and general caretaker for the project..."

  • EnterpriseDB Releases New PostgreSQL Distro (Sep 28, 2007, 12:00) "In the battle for database supremacy, it's not just a struggle between commercial and open source interests. The open source interests go head-to-head, too..."

  • Software Freedom Road Rally (Sep 28, 2007, 11:28)
    On Friday me and my merry men will be heading to Columbus,OH for the Ohio Ohio LinuxFest.

  • NVIDIA SLI: Linux vs. Windows (Sep 28, 2007, 11:15)
    Phoronix: "It is going on two years since support for Scalable Link Interface (SLI) was introduced into NVIDIA's Linux binary display driver..."

  • GNU Herds: The Job Site With a Free Software Focus (Sep 28, 2007, 10:30)
    Blue-GNU: "People interested in offering and seeking jobs specifically related to Free Software might find the GNU Herds project interesting..."

  • Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader" (Sep 28, 2007, 09:45)
    HowtoForge: "Debian-Installer Loader is a Debian Etch installer for Windows which adds an entry to the boot menu that allows you to start the Debian installation..."

  • Open Source Thoughts: Parrot and Multicore (Sep 28, 2007, 09:00)
    LinuxDevCenter: "I am working on finding a way to enable developers working in a wide variety of languages to directly access computationally-intensive libraries written in C++, C, and Fortran..."

  • Making a Backup Reminder Script (Sep 28, 2007, 07:30) "I like to back up the data on my laptop computer as often as possible, just in case I have trouble with it..."

  • The Perfect Server--Gentoo 2007.0 (Sep 28, 2007, 06:00)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up a Gentoo 2007.0 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters..."

  • SELinux--Is It *Really* Too Complex? (Sep 28, 2007, 03:45)
    Enterprise Linux Log: "What surprised me today is that the old axiom 'SELinux is so difficult to use that most IT managers just switch it off' has bubbled to the surface again over at"

  • Open Source, Microsoft Models Both Wrong, Simonyi Said (Sep 28, 2007, 03:00)
    ZDNet: "Turns out open source and Microsoft have more in common than thought: both have it wrong, one prominent software developer claimed at MIT's Emerging Technologies conference..."

  • Looking for the Next Net Business (Sep 28, 2007, 02:15)
    Linux Journal: "The Internet most of us experience is not the World of Ends suggested by the end-to-end system design concepts around which the Net was originally architected and built..."

  • Monolithic OS Upgrades Are So Over (Sep 28, 2007, 01:30)
    ZDNet UK: "The days of the monolithic upgrade are over. Five years, $6bn later and what do the ingrates do? Ask for a downgrade to Windows XP..."

  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: RIP Unix? (Sep 28, 2007, 00:45)
    ServerWatch: "It's a little disconcerting writing your own obituary, but recent pronouncements from Gartner's analyst-guru George Weiss compel me to tell you there will be no more Enterprise Unix Roundup after 2009..."

  • What Else Did Evans Survey Say? (Sep 28, 2007, 00:00)
    ZDNet: "Evans Data surveyed 380 open source developers, and the headline was that two-thirds will avoid GPLv3 over the next year, and 43% now say they'll never use it..."