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Linux International starts telecom marketing initiative. Linux International has announced the launch of a new marketing initiative aimed at promoting the use of Linux in telecommunications applications. "Linux International, leveraging the value of its member companies will conduct market research, publish software porting guides, migration white papers, and solution guides for educating and informing the telecommunication industry, related Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and reseller channel of the benefits of using or porting to the Linux operating system."
EU lets Microsoft write its Patent Directive. The European Commission has published a press release on software patents, as well as a directive. Its content is, apart from a few minor wording differences, exactly the same as the BSA document EuroLinux obtained last week, which states that the EU plans to pass laws similar to those in the US regarding software patents. The EuroLinux alliance has issued this notice in response.
Update: Here is a letter (in French) from AnShare, Shareware Europe and RUSh urging the EU to reconsider.
SuSE gets investment, new CTO. SuSE has announced the receipt of a EUR 4.4 million investment from a venture capital company with the difficult name of AdAstra Erste Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH.
Also announced by the company is the appointment of Boris Nalbach as Chief Technology Officer. This announcement describes the four business units that make up the reorganized company as well.
Caldera International reports first quarter. Caldera has announced its first quarter results. The company lost $11 million on $17.9 million in revenue, which was pretty much what they expected.
Brian Kernighan elected to National Academy of Engineering. Princeton University has announced that Brian Kernighan, professor of computer science, was elected for "contributions to software and to programming languages."
Virtuozzo 2.1: 2000 instances of Linux on an Intel-based Server. For those who wish they could partition their commodity servers like an IBM mainframe: SWSoft has announced that the beta version of Virtuozzo 2.1 was able to run over 2000 Linux instances on a Dell 8450 server. SWsoft's chief engineer, apparently, is Linux networking guru Alexey Kuznetsov.
Opera launches Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1. Opera Software ASA unleashed Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 with a wide range of speed-boosting functions and exclusive features only available to Linux users.
Upgrade Program Enables Easy Trade-Up From Windows NT 4.0 Server To Sun Cobalt Server Appliances. Sun Microsystems, Inc. has announced an aggressive upgrade program to enable current Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 customers to easily trade up to Sun Cobalt RaQ(TM) server appliances or Sun Cobalt Qube(TM) appliances running Linux.
Red Hat Embedded Year 2001 in Review. Red Hat has issued a press release reviewing the company's accomplishments in the embedded arena.
The O'Reilly Community Press. O'Reilly has announced the launch of its "Community Press." It will be a new line of books publishing reference works which are freely available on the net; the first book will be the MySQL Reference Manual.
Linux Stock Index for February 22 to February 27, 2002.
The high for the week was 26.02
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
February 28, 2002