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Is the branding of commercial Linux distros going to lead away from actually using the term 'Linux' - this is the question asked recently by Brian Proffitt.
In reponse to a query on the Groklaw site, someone has posted a very instructive crash course in the history of the Free Software/Open Source world. It's worth reading, and all its original links are here reproduced in full.
Linux news-in-brief from around the world: today, it comes from a California conference, newspapers in India & Pakistan, and the two new open letters released in the 'Darl vs the open-source world' saga last week.
Darl's McBride's various open letters have received press attention outside Linux sites, says LinuxWorld reader James Smith, but what about the two most recent letters that have now been published in rebuttal, will they ever receive wider press attention? UPDATE: One of the authors of...
Might a new corporate strategy at Microsoft be to sow seeds of uncertainty about the legal ramifications of using open source solutions in an enterprise context?
A brief end-of-the-Week round up harvested from what's being said and written about Linux in newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, Web sites, and online communities. Today: US & UK surveys on Linux in business, and news about Red Hat.
Nat Friedman will be in action at a conference later this month as part of Novell's campaign to show that it means business about 'moving more aggressively into the Linux space,' as a company spokeman puts it.
Introducing a new weekly feature in which LinuxWorld tries to bring you a sense of the breadth and depth of the world's use of Linux. This week: Linux meets linguistics.
Linux heads off into deep space.
SCO's last Open Letter defending, in one breath, the SCO suit, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and the Supreme Court Decision in the Eldred vs. Ashcroft case draws a response from Red Hat cofounder Bob Young, and Linux doyen and head of Linux International 'maddog' Hall wasn't any...
The Open Source Development Lab isn't Microsoft...yet. But is it becoming a Microsoft wannabe? The buzz from the bees is that OSDL has now set its sights on conjuring up a Linux Desktop. THE Linux Desktop.
Was it or wasn't it a DDoS attack yesterday, as SCO alleged in its press release? In Australia, an expert says not. The Linux community is incensed, smelling a possible attempt to blacken its name. The counter-possibility that SCO Group simply has an incompetent sysadmin is being raise...
In one of those wonderful about-turns that only the technology world can trigger, a famous northwestern software company has abandoned Linux.
In a court case yesterday, a Swedish magistrate sided with Microsoft Sweden and slapped a restraining order halting LindowsOS sales in Sweden.
Linux continues to find its way into the newspapers and magazines and Web sites of the world. Here's our midweek round-up of the highlights, including one no-punches-pulled comment that Microsoft's aim is to convince the world 'that Linux is a nasty but necessary virus.'
Reuters reported yesterday that Linux is even going to be helping us all now with the weather.
The OSSI has made progress with getting the core cryptographic module of OpenSSL certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
LinuxWorld Magazine joins with responsible leaders of the Open Source community in calling for a halt to any DDoS attacks on the SCO Group Web site.
Linus Torvalds is back in action this week, and has just published a rebuttal to SCO Group supremo Darl McBride's 'Open Letter on Copyrights' of last week.
Just a week after grumbling about what his audience supposed to be Microsoft's price inflexibility, the IT director of the UK's National Health Service says that Sun's Linux-based Java Desktop System will be put on trial throughout the service - with 800,000 licenses to play for, this ...
Here are the top twelve Linux.SYS-CON.com stories recently, in case you wanted to revisit any of them and check out the many feedback postings that they generated.
Rank them yourself and let us know how your choices would differ...or add your own.
Linus Torvalds, in an e-mail exchange with with Red Hat's Arjan van de Ven, Larry McVoy of bitmover.com, Erik B. Anderson and others, discussed in detail last week the relationship - in his view - between 'binary only' kernel modules and the GPL.
More Linux tidbits to start your week with, culled from the world's media - newspapers, magazines, Websites, and online communities.
SCO now has just 30 days to respond to IBM's demands for details about the Linux code the Utah-based company has been claiming encroaches on its intellectual property. The decision, weclomed by IBM, came on Friday from a magistrate of the U.S. District Court in Utah.
In a recent interview Red Hat's Manager of Community Relations, Jeremy Hogan, has been offering his views on UserLinux and on Bruce Perens's recent comments about the difficulty of turning a Linux distro into a profit center.
No competition this week: Linus wins hands-down, by popular acclaim, with his witty response to Darl McBride's latest 'Open Letter on Copyrights.' Enjoy!
An anonymous correspondent to the Groklaw Web site was so discombobulated by SCO's 'Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion to Compel Discovery' that he was inspired to re-write the whole saga in the mode of Monty Python's legendary Cheese Shop skit.
Lawrence Lessig asks us to consider the constitutional arguments made by SCO, believing them to be an indication 'of just how clueless this case is.' As a Stanford Law Professor, he ought to know.
Microsoft’s chief counsel Brad Smith got on the blower Wednesday morning and basically threw all of Microsoft’s IP, “100%,” he said, of its patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights, on the table to be picked over and licensed by the industry on both royalty-free and “commercia...
With SCO's latest 'Open Letter' today in mind, LinuxWorld Magazine brings you here an excerpt from a recent interview with Eben Moglen, Professor of Law at Columbia University and General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation. This interview will be appearing in the February, 2004 is...
Mark R. Hinkle, Desktop Linux Technologies Editor of Linux.SYS-CON.com, analyzes Bruce Perens's effort and asks: can and will the community advance Linux in the enterprise faster than the distribution vendors?
Michael Robertson lands in Amsterdam, Holland, next week for a week's whistlestop tour of Europe banging the drum for LindowsOS and whipping up a publicity storm against Microsoft - accused by Robertson of harassing LindowsOS resellers.
Today marks the European debut of the SunNetwork Conference and Pavilion, a.k.a. 'SunNetwork Berlin' - with Scott McNealy, Greg Papadopoulos, Mark Tolliver, and Jonathan Schwartz due to hold forth to the Java faithful at ICC Berlin, the International Conference Center over the next two...
Good to hear that Bill Joy, co-founder and - until recently - chief scientist of Sun Microsystems, uses Linux. He has some pretty distinguished technical help, too.
Every week the LinuxWorld.com editors are on the qui vive for the one feedback posting that seems to glisten with insight. This week it formed part of the very popular thread on Bruce Perens's UserLinux proposal, but it is a posting that is more generic than that. Read it and enjoy!
Lindows vs Microsoft in Europe, Linux in Japanese mobile phones, Linux in New Zealand...the Linux OS is on the move not just in the US but worldwide, as today's round-up from newspapers and magazines and Web sites around the world demonstrates.
MandrakeSoft has created a new product based on Mandrake Linux 9.2 that provides a complete personal desktop operating system on a bootable CD.
Only 'Iraq,' 'Jackson,' and 'Kennedy' these days feature more often than 'Linux' in the world's search engines, or so it sometimes seems. Steve Ballmer talks about Linux, so does Bill Joy. And Red Hat's Gus Robertson does too. Here's a sampling from some of the many reports and mention...
The newest big name to join the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) consortium is the purveyor of the VxWorks operating system and Embedded Linux specialist, Wind River Systems.


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