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SafeDisc LT copy protection comes to Linux. Just what we needed: Macrovision has announced that TransGaming Technologies has signed an agreement to implement Macrovision's "SafeDisc LT" copy protection system for Linux. If it helps to bring games to Linux, then perhaps this is even a good thing, but it is hard not to see many people taking it as a challenge.
Linux Game Publishing opens its doors. A London-based company called Linux Game Publishing has announced its existence. It apparently has contracts to port "two major titles" to Linux, but we don't get to know what they are quite yet.
Trolltech releases Qt 3.0. Trolltech has announced the release of Qt 3.0. New features include a database frontend capability, better internationalization and font handling, improved development tools, and more.
Linuxcare names Avery Lyford as CEO. Linuxcare founder Art Tyde has stepped aside, and the company has appointed Avery Lyford as the new boss.
Ximian Names Mitchell Kapor to Board of Directors. Ximian has announced that Mitch Kapor will take a seat on its board of directors. Mr. Kapor, of course, is the founder of Lotus and a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Red Hat Quarterly Report. For those interested in the details, here is Red Hat's amended quarterly report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission.
Navy to Test the Water With Open-Source Software. Here is a press release from a group calling itself the "Open Source Software Institute." It seems that this group is working with the Naval Oceanographic Office to look at that office's use of open source software, and to come up with other ways in which open source can help. "Several of the information gathering operations [at the Oceanographic Office] rely on Linux as a mission critical application."
Linux Stock Index for October 11 to October 17, 2001.
The high for the week was 24.20
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
October 18, 2001