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+ - Linux 3.7 released

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "Linux kernel 3.7 has been released. This release includes support for the new ARM 64 bit architecture, ARM multiplatform support — the ability to boot into different ARM systems using the same kernel; support for cryptographically signed kernel modules; Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr; faster Btrfs fsync(); a new experimental "perf trace" tool modeled after strace; support for the TCP Fast Open feature in the server side; experimental SMBv2 protocol support used by modern Windows systems; stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS; the vxlan tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 ethernet packets over UDP; and support for the Intel "supervisor mode access prevention" security feature. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes."
Caldera

+ - SCO says IBM hurt profits

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "In its ongoing litigation against International Business Machines Corp., the SCO Group Inc. on Monday said IBM hurt SCO's relationship with several high-tech powerhouses, causing SCO's market share and revenues to plummet. In a hearing before U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball, an attorney for Lindon-based SCO said IBM "pressured" companies to cut off their relationships with SCO. And "the effect on SCO was devastating and it was immediate," Mark James said. IBM on Monday argued for summary judgment on the matters of unfair competition and business interference, but SCO contends that a jury trial is needed."
GNOME

+ - Linus fires latest shot in GNOME Wars

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "Linux.com is reporting that Linus Torvalds is putting his money where is mouth is after a recent dispute between him and the Gnome developers in which he encouraged people to use KDE instead of Gnome. Linus had previously claimed that Gnome developers treat users like idiots in not allowing the user to more fully configure desktop functionality. So Linus has submitted some patches to help remedy this."
GNU is Not Unix

+ - Stallman says Linus is not a righteous dude

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "Nearthwort Obtain currently has a podcast interview with Richard Stallman on it's site. In the interview Richard answers some questions which seem to be the standard for Stallman interviews. Beyond this Stallman talks about why Linus Torvalds is not such a righteous dude and how Apple is as evil as Microsoft. Also discussed is the ease of use of F/OSS software as compared to proprietary software (such as Windows or OS X), the compatibility of F/OSS with market capitalism, the current status of human freedom and the reasons for Stallman's passion for the Free Software movement."
GNU is Not Unix

+ - Podcast interview with Richard Stallman

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "Nearthwort Obtain currently has a podcast interview with Richard Stallman on it's site. In the interview Richard answers some questions which seem to be the standard for Stallman interviews. Beyond this Stallman talks about why Linus Torvalds is not such a righteous dude and how Apple is as evil as Microsoft. Also discussed is the ease of use of F/OSS software as compared to proprietary software (such as Windows or OS X), the compatibility of F/OSS with market capitalism, the current status of human freedom and the reasons for Stallman's passion for the Free Software movement."
Operating Systems

+ - Interview with Linux kernel developer Jens Axboe

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "Jens Axboe has been involved with Linux since 1993. 30 years old, he lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, and works as a Linux Kernel developer for Oracle. His block layer rewrite launched the 2.5 kernel development branch, a layer he continues to maintain and improve. Interested in most anything dealing with IO, he has introduced several new IO schedulers to the kernel, including the default CFQ, or Complete Fair Queuing scheduler. In this interview, Jens talks about how he got interested in Linux, how he became the maintainer of the block layer and other block devices, and what's involved in being a maintainer. He describes his work on IO schedulers, offering an indepth look at the design and current status of the CFQ scheduler, including a peek at what's in store for the future. He conveys his excitement about the new splice IO model, explaining how it came about and how it works. And he discusses the current 2.6 kernel development process, the impact of git, and why the GPL is important to him."
Operating Systems

+ - FreeSBIE 2.0 released

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "FreeSBIE 2.0 has been released and is available for download. FreeSBIE 2.0 (codename Clint Eastwood) is based on the fresh FreeBSD 6.2 release, both in terms of sources and packages. FreeSBIE is one of the growing numbers of FreeBSD-based live CDs, booting into the Xfce or Fluxbox desktop and sporting a number of popular applications, such as Firefox 1.5.0.8. The latest version also adds the ability to backup and restore data on a hard disk and provides privacy enhancing features with Tor and Privoxy. Read the release announcement and release notes for further information."
The Courts

+ - The BSD license and the law

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "Groklaw is hosting an article by Brendan Scott which looks at what misconceptions exist in regards to the BSD license, from the article "We observe that there exists a broad misconception that the BSD permits the licensing of BSD code and modifications of BSD code under closed source licenses. In this paper we put forward an argument to the effect that the terms of the BSD require BSD code and modifications to BSD code to be licensed under the terms of the BSD license. We look at some possible consequences and observe that this licensing requirement could have serious impacts on the unwary.""
Operating Systems

+ - FreeBSD 6.2 Released to Mirrors

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AlanS2002
AlanS2002 writes "FreeBSD 6.2 has been released to mirrors. The release notes for your specific platform are also available. "FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.""

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