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Richard Stallman wins Takeda Award. Here's a press release from the Free Software Foundation announcing that Richard Stallman has won the 2001 Takeda award. It also mentions, rather less prominently, that Linus Torvalds was also a winner of this award. "As with the MacArthur award, Stallman will invest the Takeda award to pay his future living expenses, so that he can work full time promoting software freedom and coordinating the GNU project. Stallman receives no salary nor travel expenses from the FSF and assumes a modest living style to facilitate his continued work championing the cause of free software."
LinuxWorld NY conference program. IDG has announced the program for the New York LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, which starts on January 29. Speakers include many of the usual suspects: Perens, Raymond, de Icaza, etc.
HP's blade server announcement. Here's the press release from HP on its new blade server offerings. "Because Linux is very lightweight, has lower memory requirements and makes better use of CPU power, it is an ideal operating system for blade servers, which require flexibility and scalability in highly constrained environments due to heat restrictions."
Rainbow and Guardian Digital join forces. Rainbow eSecurity and Guardian Digital have announced a deal wherein a version of EnGarde Secure Linux will be integrated with Rainbow's "CryptoSwift eCommerce Accelerator" to produce a fast, secure e-commerce system.
Toshiba to sell Linux pre-installed Libretto for mobile desktop. Toshiba has announced plans to sell their Libretto L3 laptop as a dual boot system running Linux and Windows 2000.
Caldera previews Volution Manager 1.1. Caldera International has announced a publicly available preview version of Volution Manager 1.1. The full release will happen in the first quarter of next year.
Trolltech Launches Zaurus SL-5000D developer contest. Trolltech has announced a developer contest for the Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D PDA. Prizes include the PDA itself, and $10,000 cash.
Adobe SVG viewer Linux. An SVG file viewer is available for Mozilla under Linux. SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is an XML based graphics file format and web development language. Users must accept the Adobe license terms.
LPI-News: LPI Level 2 certification. The Linux Professional Institute has published the November, 2001 edition of its LPI News. Take a look for the latest Linux training and certification news. A new Level 2 certification program has been announced.
Netcraft Web Server Survey for November, 2001. The November 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey is out.
Linux Stock Index for November 29 to December 05, 2001.
The high for the week was 32.26
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
December 6, 2001