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BRU ends up at the TOLIS group. Back in May, we covered the shutdown of Enhanced Software Technologies and the uncertain future of the BRU backup system. BRU, as it turns out, has found a new home at The TOLIS Group, a company made up of former EST employees. So BRU users will be able to count on updates and BRU support for the foreseeable future.
Mitel Networks Acquires e-smith. Mitel Networks has announced the acquisition of e-smith, the creators of the Linux-based "server and gateway" product. Dan York, Director of Training at e-smith writes:
From a development perspective, nothing really has changed. We still have the same technical team. We are still creating an open source server product with an open architecture that you all can enhance and customize. The difference is that we are now part of a larger organization with more resources and capabilities.
For more information, see the acquisition FAQ on the e-smith site.
"Linux Device Drivers" updated for Linux 2.4. O'Reilly has posted a press release for the updated Linux Device Drivers text, 2nd edition, co-authored by LWN.net Executive Editor Jonathan Corbet.
SnapGear offers VPN Router Internet appliances. SnapGear, Inc. has launched the SnapGear product line of VPN Internet appliances. The SnapGear VPN Internet appliance is based on the Lineo SecureEdge platform and will be sold for less than $300 directly through the reseller market. SnapGear, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lineo, Inc.
Great Bridge releases Great Bridge PostgreSQL 7.1 . Great Bridge announced Great Bridge PostgreSQL 7.1, which includes a graphical installer, documentation and an installation and configuration support package.
European Union supports OSS projects. The EU's Information Society Technologies continues to fund open source projects. In the June 28, 2001 commerce page we mentioned that three projects had been funded in May and June. Since then two more open source projects have received funding. Tobias Hövekamp has been tracking EU project funding at http://www.vt.ilw.agrl.ethz.ch/~hoevekam/open-world/ist-projects.html You can also find out more by searching for "open source" (include the quotes) on the EU Projects database.
UK Gov't request for comments. The UK Government has opened discussions on the future of its net portals, asking how they should be designed and reogranized. Open source advocates are encouraged to speak their minds to avoid future problems similar to the one that prevented Linux users from accessing the site.
Linux NetworX Secures $5 Million Investment. Linux NetworX, which provides Linux cluster solutions, has secured $5 million in investment capital from an unamed private investor group.
Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards Begin. Specialized Systems Consultants (SSC), publisher of Linux Journal and its sister publication, Embedded Linux Journal, announced the opening of the polls in Linux Journal's seventh annual Readers' Choice Awards.
Linux Stock Index for July 05 to July 11, 2001.
LSI at closing on July 05, 2001 ... 29.33
The high for the week was 29.33
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
July 12, 2001