|There are lots of holes in SCO's IBM lawsuit claims. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports The SCO-Caldera v IBM lawsuit pretty much boils down to a dispute over whether the IBM-developed AIX, JFS, RCU, and NUMA software code IBM contributed to the Linux kernel is derivative work and under the Unix Product Software umbrella. If the code IBM contributed to the Linux kernel is derivative work and thus comes under the Unix Product Software umbrella, then the Unix license prohibits IBM from disclosing that code and the related methods, secrets, and know-how and SCO wins the SCO v IBM lawsuit. If not, and likely it does not, IBM wins. |
( Permalink: SCO's Rebuilt IBM Lawsuit Submitted by Anonymous Mon Aug 4, 2003 )
|Interview with Asa Dotzler of Mozilla|
|In an interview with LinuxQuestions.org Asa discusses the formation of the the Mozilla Foundation, the direction Mozilla is headed, Microsoft's decision to no longer offer IE as a standalone product, acceptance of the browser as a client interface to applications and more.|
( Permalink: Interview with Asa Dotzler of Mozilla Submitted by jeremy Mon Aug 4, 2003 )
|Q&A: Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems|
|Internetnews.com talks to
"If Red Hat tweaks their distribution just a little bit, does anyone care about what Linus says? ISVs qualify to Red Hat , not to Linus. So Red Hat is number two. And number three is Solaris [Sun's UNIX-based operating system]. "
( Permalink: Q&A: Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 4, 2003 )
|Should Your Application be on the Grid?|
|A Grid computing environment provides the virtual computing resource that will be used to execute applications. The functional components(security, resource managament, informations services, and data managament)of a grid environment, as well as non-functional considerations such as performance requirements or operating system requirements, must be well understood when considering enabling an application to execute in a grid environment. This article helps you determine whether an application is a good candidate to execute in a grid environment.|
( Permalink: Should Your Application be on the Grid? Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jul 31, 2003 )
|Scribus Excels at DTP|
|Scribus, a new desktop publishing and layout program for Linux, is the most impressive new free software application I've ever seen. Period. No contest.
Perfect? Hardly. It still has bugs to be found and fixed, features to be added, distribution-specific installation and quirks to be resolved, and documentation to be written. But even with that to-do list, it's starting in much better shape than Seabiscuit did. Scribus is destined to join the GIMP as one of the crown jewels of the free software world.
( Permalink: Scribus Excels at DTP Submitted by Joe Barr Thu Jul 31, 2003 )
|Sun's Linux: Not Dead After All|
|"Although Sun Microsystems Inc. discontinued sales several months ago of its customized Linux distribution, the company hasn't entirely abandoned its do-it-yourself Linux strategy: In its forthcoming bundle of desktop software, code-named Mad Hatter, the included Linux operating system will be Sun's own." read|
( Permalink: Sun's Linux: Not Dead After All Submitted by Dr.T Thu Jul 31, 2003 )
|The Future of Unix– A View from HP|
|"About ten years ago, one of the leading analyst firms pronounced the OpenVMS operating system dead, and has continued to do so for the past decade. Prognostications of gloom and doom aside, the OS in question is still alive and kicking and, with the recent port to the Itanium architecture, the “dead” operating system is once again gaining momentum, new customers and market share." read|
( Permalink: The Future of Unix– A View from HP Submitted by Dr.T Wed Jul 30, 2003 )
|VERITAS: Then and Now|
|Linux Planet talks about
"Anyone who doubts that VERITAS is getting into Linux in a huge way just needs to look at the number of supported products, and how that number is growing—even in terms of supported distributions. This Linux focus is pushed by customer demand. The customers may not be begging for Linux in particular, but Linux is what meets their needs the best."
( Permalink: VERITAS: Then and Now Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 30, 2003 )
|Slackware 9.0 on Fire|
|Madpenguin tells us about
building Slackware Linux with the latest 2.6 test kernel.
I decided to give the new kernel a spin to see what has visibly changed since the 2.4.x tree. I don't want to really get under the hood in this article, I just want to take a look at what is involved in the upgrade and what new things Linus has in store for us.
( Permalink: Slackware 9.0 on Fire Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 30, 2003 )
|Galeon Developer Interview|
|Topher The Web Guy talked to the
"Pretty healthy all things considered. Not being "the official GNOME browser". Excluded from Red Hat rawhide. Dissed for all the wrong reasons by uninformed people. - Yet people still seem to be interested and most importantly "external" patches seem to have picked up recently, which is just great. Many thanks."
( Permalink: Galeon Developer Interview Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 30, 2003 )
|The Stored Procedure in the Article|
|Upon peeking through the code for the Security article "Detecting SQL Injection in Oracle", the designer of the stored procedure opens himself up to SQL Injection. If you modify your stored procedure to not use dynamic sql and to use bind variables, it will be impossible to accomplish SQL Injection.|
( Permalink: The Stored Procedure in the Article Submitted by Rich Tue Jul 29, 2003 )
|In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in Linux 2.4 kernels, Apache, VMware, BRU, Oracle, fdclone, simi, wimi, phpMyAdmin, nfs-utils, mpg123, and phpGroupWare.
( Permalink: Kernel Problems Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 29, 2003 )
|Build a Wireless Access Point on Linux|
|When the ability to write and modify your own management software is the main objective, a custom-built wireless access point is the way to go. This article explains what's involved in building a wireless bridge using Linux, including software and hardware considerations. You will see what kinds of concerns and pitfalls you'll face should you want to do this.|
( Permalink: Build a Wireless Access Point on Linux Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jul 29, 2003 )
|Linux World has a short report on the
"WebStations are designed to serve as an Internet-ready home and office terminals or as public-access kiosk computers. They run without a hard drive, instead using a Lindows running off an internal CD."
( Permalink: Lindows WebStation Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 28, 2003 )
|SCO Agrees IBM Owns AIX, JFS, NUMA, RCU Copyrights|
|GNU/Linux might be free of SCO threats. SCO's Blake Stowell admits to MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) that SCO-Caldera does not own the copyrights to JFS (Journaling File System), RCU (Read, Copy, and Update), NUMA (Non-uniform Memory Access) software, and other IBM-developed AIX code that IBM contributed to the Linux kernel. That could make it very difficult for SCO-Caldera to pursue its threatened copyright infringement claims against GNU/Linux users who refuse to buy SCO UnixWare licenses in order to run the GNU/Linux operating system. The SCO v IBM lawsuit is about about breach of contract and other tort claims. It is not about copyright infringement. Those issues remain in dispute.
Check MozillaQuest.com for the full story!