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Corporate bad news - redux; Restructuring at Lineo; EBIZ Enterprises files Chapter 11. Lineo has announced that it is restructuring around its core embedded platform business. About 60 employees will lose their jobs now, and another 100 will be "spun out" as Lineo divests itself of many of the acquisitions it has made over the last couple of years. The leaner, meaner Lineo will be left with about 110 people.
FSMLabs RTLinux Selected to Provide "Hard" Realtime for Red Hat Linux Systems. Here's a press release from Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. (FSMLabs) and Red Hat, Inc. on a new alliance to expand hard realtime processing capabilities for embedded systems and emerging technologies.
On2 Technologies open sources VP3 codec. On2 Technologies announced that the source code and open source license for their VP3.2 video compression algorithm can now be accessed at www.vp3.com. According to the press release, both RealNetworks and Apple have added support for VP3.2 in their video players.
Fujitsu Introduces Miniature Humanoid Robot, HOAP-1. Here's our choice for "cool toy of the week". Fujitsu has small robots running RT-Linux. "Weighing 6kg and standing 48cm tall, the light and compact HOAP-1 and accompanying simulation software can be used for developing motion control algorithms in such areas as two-legged walking, as well as in research on human-to-robot communication interfaces." The robots are expected to run for about $40,000, according to various Japanese news sources.
TruSecure, Red Hat Co-Author open source security white paper. TruSecure Corporation announced that it has co-authored a white paper with Red Hat, Inc. The paper, " Open Source Security: A Look at the Security Benefits of Source Code Access," addresses the security advantages and advancements presented by open source systems.
Sun Microsystems Awards Grant to the Open Bioinformatics Foundation. Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that it will grant hardware, including servers and a secure storage system, to the Open Bioinformatics Foundation, which distributes, develops and supports standards-based open source tools for life science research and data integration.
MandrakeExpert V2 Support Center. MandrakeSoft has announced the launch of the second phase of its "MandrakeExpert" support operation. The new site includes a paid support option. "The pricing starts from $10 when buying a unique incident down to $6.7 per incident when buying 10 incidents, for subscribed users."
IBM Software on Linux. If you are looking for IBM software for Linux here it is. IBM says Linux is "Ready for Business".
Evil3D Contest. E3D has a little teaser up for a project they have been watching. The.Vertex.Project has a preliminary web page up, but no details. So what is it? They aren't saying, instead, they are holding a contest to see who can guess. The winner will be awarded a copy of Tribes 2, Soldier of Fortune, and Shogo:MAD, all which are for Linux. So, take a look at the page and make your guess here: A drawing from all the winning entries will be done on 21st of this month.
Linux Stock Index for September 06 to September 10, 2001.
LSI at closing on September 06, 2001 ... 22.70
The high for the week was 22.75
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
September 13, 2001