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SCO claim climbs to $5 billion

  • ZDNet.com - USA (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, SCO
"Linux antagonist SCO Group is set to add $2 billion to its legal claim against computing giant IBM while changing the scope of the suit."

Red Hat To Support SE Linux In Enterprise Linux 4.0

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, due out in 2005, will include support for Security-Enhanced Linux (SE Linux), according to a spokeswoman from the Raleigh, N.C.-based commercial Linux vendor."

SCO Drops Trade Secret Claim and Shows No "Infringing" Linux Code: Eyewitness Account

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
"I'd say this was a very happy day. Of course, this is all coming in fast, and is subject to correction as we get more information, but I'm a happy girl so far. If any of you have some proof handy on HP contributions to Linux, that would be nice. Here are the notes."

Tech-job Certifications That Still Matter

This newsfactor article includes Red Hat and LPI certifications alongside other "hot certification areas".

Is There Room for Mandrake in the Enterprise?

"One contributing factor to Mandrake's minimal presence in the enterprise is its unusual business model. After legions of Linux salespeople have educated corporate buyers into the open-source methodology -- buying low-cost software, but expecting to pay for services -- Mandrake persists in taking the opposite approach."

Embedded Linux based development kit boasts in-memory database

  • LinuxDevices (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"MIPS hardware vendor Mycable and in-memory database vendor McObject have collaborated to create a hardware/software kit combining Mycable's tiny XXS1500 Linux/MIPS System and McObject's eXtremeDB embedded database, along with reference applications for multimedia, monitoring, and control systems."

Debian alert: New mpg123 packages fix heap overflow

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
"A vulnerability was discovered in mpg123, a command-line mp3 player, whereby a response from a remote HTTP server could overflow a buffer allocated on the heap, potentially permitting execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking mpg123. In order for this vulnerability to be exploited, mpg321 would need to request an mp3 stream from a malicious remote server via HTTP."

Judge to Issue Order in a Week: IBM Says SCO Didn't Comply

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
"Mr. Marriott argued for the side of IBM again and Mr. Weiss argued for SCO. Counsel were in chambers for 28-30 minutes. IBM stated that SCO had not complied with the Judge's order for discovery. SCO has said they have and now want their motions granted. Darl was not in attendance."

Lazy PHP: Part 1

  • SitePoint - Australia (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
"There's alot to be said for laziness, particularily when it comes to PHP. I'm not talking about stretching out on the sofa but rather techniques you can employ to make your PHP code faster."

LPI News-letter January 2004

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: LPI
1. Evan Leibovitch's article about the United Nations conference 'WSIS' (World Summit on the Information Society). 2. LPI starts to look at Level 3 tasks. 3. Translating the exams. 4. Linux World - New York 5. Brussels Open Source Event 6. Linux Documentation Project 7. Some interesting articles 8. More Website Translations; Hindi and Romanian 9 Registering for an Exam 10. An open letter from LPI-USA

Sun explains open source at EclipseCon

It was interesting, almost a through-the-looking-glass experience, to hear a suit from Sun stand on a stage and try to explain open source to an audience of mostly proprietary developers. It should be noted that the ballroom where the keynote was given was not far from Disney's Fantasyland.

IBM Patches Government Link To Drive Open Source

  • CXOtoday.com - India (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM India and the Government of Uttaranchal signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) ... The first MOU was signed to focus on Open Source technology in the e-governance domain...

Linux in the News - Friday

  • LinuxWorld - USA (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
"The Linux community is not Slashdot.The Linux community encompasses a broad spectrum. May I please remind you that IBM is part of the Linux community?

Review: A Slackware User Looks at LindowsOS

Overall, Lindows is a fine KDE-based distribution for newcomers. It has some nice enhancements which make it easy to use. Despite the Wlan problem (that I still haven't managed to solve), I'm pretty impressed with it. Indeed recommended for newbies to give it a shot. If I somehow manage to resolve the wlan problem, quite possibly I will buy the laptop edition. Time will tell.

Aspen Systems unveils new dual blade server

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 3:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Aspen Systems, Inc., best known for its Beowulf Linux cluster systems, this week introduced the Xeon-based Glacier Dual Blade Server System. The 14-unit blade system delivers equivalent performance and capabilities to a rack server but with easier installation, service, and management, the company said.

SCO's Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Leave to File Amended Pleadings

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 3:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
Here's the Memorandum of Law in Support of their Motion for Leave to File Amended Pleadings, thanks to Henrik Grouleff, who is blazingly fast.

Notice of Filing Plaintiff's Exhibits for Use at Hearing on February 6, 2004

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
Here's the third document SCO filed on February 4, Notice of Filing Plaintiff's Exhibits for Use at Hearing on February 6, 2004. Again, we'll have to wait until we can get the attachments from the courthouse directly. The February 6th hearing is tomorrow. See you then.

SCO Asks Court to Add a Copyright Claim Against IBM

  • GrokLaw (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
According to Stephen Shankland, SCO's motion tells the court they want to add a copyright infringement claim against IBM, in addition to adding affirmative defenses mentioned in the motion. Actually, he reports that they have already added it, but the motion has to be ruled on by the judge before they can add this new claim, if you wish to be accurate, which is hard to do when you've just been talking to SCO, I imagine.

Linux boots up PCs with a new free-dom

  • Evansville Courier & Press - Evansville,IN,United States (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You should now be all set up and ready to compute for free. Now that you have thrown off the yoke of expensive software solutions, you will want to keep tabs on the open-source community.

Realnetworks releases player code for Linux

  • ZDNet.co.uk - UK (Posted by dave on Feb 6, 2004 3:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
RealNetworks on Wednesday will announce plans to release the source code of its audio and video player to run on the Linux operating system.

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