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Mandrake Linux Corporate Club launched. MandrakeSoft has announced the launch of the Mandrake Linux Corporate Club, another way of supporting the development of the Mandrake Linux distribution. "If you use Mandrake Linux in a commercial context and profit from its use, we ask that you contribute to Mandrake Linux development by joining the Mandrake Corporate Club. The most important benefit of Club membership is that your membership fee is directly used to boost the development of the Mandrake Linux distribution."
Lindows.com Releases Opposition Papers. In the ongoing battle with Microsoft over the use of its trade name, Lindows.com has released its Opposition Papers. "According to a statement posted at their website, Lindows.com claims Microsoft is trying to prevent the public from using a descriptive English word 'windows' which has had meaning in the computer industry for years prior to Microsoft's use."
IDG's spam database. IDG has a little added bonus for LinuxWorld attendees: inclusion in their one million address direct mail database. "Derived from subscribers and attendees from publications and events such as CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, PC World, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and Macworld Conference & Expo, IDG's new e-mail database provides addresses for IT buyers who have given permission to receive third party e-mail transmissions." Always be sure to check those opt-out boxes...
EuroLinux on MPEG 4 licensing. Here's a EuroLinux press release on the plans to impose per-hour licensing fees on MPEG 4 video streams in Europe. "The MPEG LA strategy leads to levying a tax on all cultural goods and is a typical example of the way patents on Internet standards are a tool for private taxing of all economic activities."
Nokia Unveils Linux-based mobile network servers. Nokia has announced its new "FlexiServer" and "FlexiGateway" systems for the implementation of mobile networks; they are based on Linux.
Turbolinux Releases PowerCockpit Software Developers' Toolkit and PowerCockpit Version 1.1. Turbolinux has announced the general availability of the PowerCockpit Software Developers' Toolkit (SDK), as well as a new release of its PowerCockpit server provisioning and management software.
'Running Weblogs with Slash' from O'Reilly. O'Reilly has announced the release of Running Weblogs With Slash, by chromatic, Brian Aker, and Dave Krieger.
Linux Stock Index for February 15 to February 20, 2002.
The high for the week was 27.88
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February 21, 2002