Enterprise Linux Log:

March, 2007

March 30, 2007  2:00 PM

GPLv3: Too ambiguous for its own good?

Posted by: ITKE
Legal, licensing issues

I'm doing some follow up on the discussion draft of GPLv3 today, and it's not going well for the folks at the Free Software Foundation. The positive press that surrounded the draft on day one has melted away to reveal what...

March 28, 2007  12:13 PM

GPLv3 Dicscussion Draft out now

Posted by: ITKE
Legal, licensing issues

You can head on over the the Free Software Foundation to read the whole thing, or check the highlights below. Changes in this draft include:

  • First-time violators can have their license automatically restored if they remedy the...

March 28, 2007  10:26 AM

Open source systems management

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration

Are IT management and network monitoring options from IBM, HP and the other two in the "big four" bloated? Seems they are, if you're talking to Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich. Zenoss is an open source IT management company and while IT management in and of itself is...

March 27, 2007  11:51 AM

Linux kernel to include VMI

Posted by: ITKE
kernel news, Virtualization

eWEEK is reporting that the next stable release of the Linux kernel, version 2.6.21, will include a new feature submitted by VMware Inc. called VMI, or Virtual Machine Interface.


March 27, 2007  9:41 AM

OpenDocument Format Alliance celebrates one year anniversary

Posted by: ITKE
Legal, licensing issues, Uncategorized

I used to cover the OpenDocument Format in spades over at SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, but things have been a bit quiet on that front for a while, at least from our site's coverage of it anyway. But the slow boil that is ODF (an open...

March 26, 2007  9:14 AM

Reduce your Linux memory footprint

Posted by: ITKE
Linux basics

IBM software engineer Martyn Honeyford has a paper up on developerWorks that getting some notice over at Digg.com because it teaches...

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March 26, 2007  8:45 AM

Watch out Oracle — MySQL rising (to 40%)

Posted by: ITKE
Enterprise applications for Linux

From Stephen Shankland over at CNET comes good news for MySQL fans:

You now can discard any lingering traces of doubt that the open-source MySQL database competes with the incumbent proprietary products from Oracle, Microsoft...

March 23, 2007  9:01 AM

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn beta delayed

Posted by: ITKE
Ubuntu Linux

A slight delay today for the beta release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, according to the Ubuntu developer mailing list. The beta release of Ubuntu Feisty was delayed for a day because of a kernel regression issue that caused problems booting a large number of systems. A new kernel has been uploaded and...

March 22, 2007  7:04 AM

Red Hat’s new one-page SLA in pictures

Posted by: ITKE
Linux basics, Red Hat, Uncategorized

Are you curious what a service level agreement looks like after its been through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 SLA wringer?

March 22, 2007  6:49 AM

Second preview release of Samba 3.0.25

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba

*NOTE* This is the second preview release of the Samba 3.0.25 code base and is provided for testing only. It is NOT intended for production servers. Major features included in the 3.0.25 code base include:

  • Significant improvements in the winbind off-line logon support.
  • Support...

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