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Sharp announces Linux PDA. The Zaurus SL-5000D PDA from Sharp Electronics Corporation is the hot new toy of the week. Naturally, Sharp had lots of help, and everyone involved put out a press release.
IBM open sources Eclipse. IBM has announced the release of its "Eclipse" development code under an open source license. Eclipse is a Java-based system designed to help integrate development tools into a single environment; IBM has somehow set its value at $40 million.
VA Linux announces SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.0. VA Linux Systems has announced the availability of SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.0. "SourceForge 3.0's expanded monitoring and reporting capabilities help both development and business managers monitor the full spectrum of development activities through comprehensive and customizable reports."
Borland ships Kylix 2. The release of the Kylix 2 rapid development environment for Linux has been announced by Borland.
MontaVista goes digging for oil. Varco International has announced that it will be using MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux in its line of oil rig floor equipment controllers.
Linux NetworX cluster at Fermilab. Linux NetworX has announced that one of its clusters is being used to identify particles at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Software patents move forward in Europe. Here's a release from the EuroLinux Alliance (also available in French) on a "coup" at the European Patent Office. Said office, it seems, has just put out a new examination directive which enables patents on software, business models, and mathematics. "This decision constitutes a violation of the European democracy and a provocation against European governments which had publicly stated last November 2000 that they wanted tighter political control over the European Patent Office and decided to preserve the exception for computer programmes."
Open Robot Control Software gains IST-program funding. Tobias Benedikt Hoevekamp has been tracking the European Commission's funding of open source projects. He has recently added the Open Robot Control Software project to the list.
The October 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey. The October 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey has been published, with Apache stats slightly lower than last month. Read the report for an analysys of the changes.
Linux Stock Index for November 01 to November 07, 2001.
The high for the week was 27.52
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
November 8, 2001