Linus Torvalds announced today that all further pre-release updates to the
version 2.6 Linux kernels would be bug fixes only as 2.6 test kernels are
about to reach versions –test8 and –test9.
The following is an excerpt from his e-mail to the Kernel Mailing List,
Wednesday October 8, 2003:
The more interesting thing is that I and Andrew are trying to calm down
development, and I do _not_ want to see patches that don't fix a real and
clear bug. In other words, the 'cleanup and janitorial' stuff is on hold, and
-test8 and then -test9 should be for _stability_ fixes only. In other words,
this should calm things down so that by the end of October we can look at the
state of 2.6.0 without having a lot of noise from 'not strictly necessary'
Version 2.6 of the Linux kernel is the first major stable release since
version 2.4 was released in January 2001. Some of the ... (more)
Last Monday at the Desktop Linux Consortium Conference at Boston
University’s Tyngsboro, Massachusetts Campus there was a lot of talk about
a “UserLinux” distribution. The topic was sparked by remarks by Bruce
Perens who voiced a need for a distribution that was designed to meet
community needs for a desktop operating system based on the Linux community
favorite Debian distribution.
I contacted Bruce who has been kind enough to interject some comments to my
own text. They are marked [thus].
The thought of UserLinux sparked my thinking. The thing I like about Linux is
that it’s ... (more)
SYS-CON Radio Interviews Steven Pignataro of Mambo Open Source CMS
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In May 2005, Sun Microsystems announced that they had entered into an
agreement to acquire remote access vendor, Tarantella (www.tarantella.com),
in a $25 million cash agreement. Tarantella is the producer of secure remote
access software that enables network access to hosts running an assortment of
operating systems. Sun lays claim to the tagline "The Network is the
Computer." Taking these two things into consideration, Tarantella would seem
to be an excellent way for Sun to further their vision of hosted clients
easily distributed over the network.
Financially, Tarantella's qu... (more)
Where do you go if you want to discuss Open Source with some of the most
influential Open Source leaders in Asia, Australia, and the rest of the
Why Hawaii, of course, for TPOSSCON 2006 to be held January 9-12 in Honolulu
(www.tposscon.com/). The second annual event is put on by the Hawaii Open
Source Foundation (www.hosef.org) led by Scott Belford, recognized as one the
40 under 40 and soon to be a staffer for Hawaiian state senator Will Espero.
Scott has taken his vision of helping his community learn about Open Source
and expanded it by helping to gather together... (more)