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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?
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.
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!
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.
The Debian security team has confirmed that last week's compromise was the result of an exploit using an integer overflow in the brk system call.
Steve Ballmer has started a new campaign to strengthen Microsoft's ties with governments and businesses on mainland China, in response to Sun's recent success with bringing the Linux-based Java Desktop System to the People's Republic.
The year's end is approaching, so it’s time to do the traditional combination of a retrospective and a look forward. Looking forward, what can we expect in 2004? Well, Linux Kernel 2.6 is the next big step for Linux. But what else can we expect? Martin C. Brown looks back first, then s...
A source is claiming SCO's next victim will be...Google. Our daily round-up of what's being said and written and thought about Linux around the globe, in newspapers, online communities, magazines, Web sites, newsletters, and journals.
Professor Eben Moglen, a legal historian and antitrust expert who has written extensively on the Microsoft antitrust case and is recognized internationally as a leading authority on computers and free expression, has written a paper raising serious questions about the SCO Group's legal...
Reports are circulating that the Israeli Ministry of Commerce has suspended all contracts with Microsoft, with Microsoft office being replaced by OpenOffice on the vast majority of its workstations.
Our quest for predictions as to what 2004 holds in store for the Linux operating system has already been read by over 24,000 people – a figure that continues to grow hourly as members of the Linux community add their own - many and varied - suggestions. Join Florian Cramer, Matthew Joh...
News round-up of Linux developments, from Web sites, online communities, journals, newspapers, and magazines around the world.
George Staikos, KDE core developer and promoter, reports that at his KDE.org booth at last week's COMDEX, there was plenty of interest from a surprising quarter: he had regular visits from Microsoft employees. 'They wanted demos of KDE, to see how it works and what we have,' Staikos ex...
On Friday, November 21st, according to a report by at the main Web site of the Debian project, 'Some Debian servers were found to have been compromised.' Read the full details here. STOP PRESS: Release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r2, due this Friday, has been postponed until an examination ...
Red Hat's Fedora Project has run into some trouble. Seems that its attempt to trademark 'Fedora' is meeting with opposition from an unlikely direction: Cornell University.
Action against spam looks like it is on its way.
LinuxWorld Magazine is in the process of collecting predictions about what will be happening with Linux in the upcoming year for an article to appear in our January issue. We're having such fun with it, we thought we'd share it with linuxworld.com readers and let you get in on the acti...
Novell has pushed back the delivery of Mono 1.0 by, oh, say, six months. Mono is the open source project to put .NET on Linux that was started by Ximian, now a Novell satellite, two years ago
Mark R. Hinkle, Linux.SYS-CON.com's Desktop Technologies Editor, muses on what his his ideal incarnation of a Linux desktop would be. Bruce Perens, whose idea it was, chips in with detailed comments.
Oracle Database 10g set a new world performance record this week with the first TPC-H one-terabyte benchmark on Linux.
A cluster of 256 Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz processors has just become the 'most super' supercomputer in the Army Research Laboratory. It even has a name, the 'Powell' cluster.
Linux, Linux, and more Linux - from online communities, Web sites, newspapers, magazines, and journals the world over. All the news that's fit to summarize, brought to you by the editors of LinuxWorld.com.
In a week when the Slashdot community has been especially active interacting with LinuxWorld's 'What Would UserLinux look Like?' item, James Turner interviews Rob Malda of Slashdot. Listen to the exclusive interview.
At COMDEX yesterday Scott McNealy announced a mega-deal between Sun and The China Standard Software Company to put the Java Desktop System on 'half a million to a million' desktops in the coming year...and on 500 million Chinese desktops ultimately.
The self-described 'Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project,' Richard Stallman, writes in a Letter to the Editors of Linux.SYS-CON.com that recent commentators could be right in saying that UserLinux is a step forward from today's commercial GNU/Linux distros, but denies that the developers...
It was a busy weekend in the Linux world, judging by this morning's round-up of Linux mentions in the world's newspapers, magazines, journals, and Web sites.
Red Hat has launched an educational program - SUSE LINUX is following suit.
Anyone worried that last week's subpoena of Linus Torvalds by SCO augured ill for the Finn need not worry: the Open Source Development Labs just announced that it will underwrite any legals costs he may incur.
A Japanese Web site is currently running an interview with serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor in which he contends that the open source style of development is 'the only way to develop innovative applications today.'
According to a report in today's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Tokyo-based business daily, IBM, Hitachi, NEC, NTT, Fujitsu and Argo 21 are to form a group to commercially promote the Linux operating system in Japan.
'Is it too early to declare the software license dead?' asks one technology commentator rhetorically, while mulling over the phenomenon of Linux adoption in Thailand.
Linux.SYS-CON.com international advisory board member Brian Ferguson features in the current issue of Forbes Magazine, which mentions his article in Vol. 1 issue 2 declaring the SCO Group's case against IBM a long shot.


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