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HP Announces Global Consortium to Enable New Linux Capabilities for Academic and Industrial Research. Hewlett-Packard Company announced the formation of the Gelato Federation, a worldwide consortium focused on enabling open source Linux-based Intel(R) Itanium(TM) Processor Family computing solutions for academic, government and industrial research.
Embedded Linux Market enters era of standardization. The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) held an open technical meeting in San Francisco, to discuss the creation of a unified Embedded Linux "platform specification".
Panasonic Invests in MontaVista Software. MontaVista Software has received an equity investment from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI) through its subsidiary, Panasonic Digital Concepts Center (PDCC).
Linux for the Sony Playstation. A Linux for Playstation 2 kit is being offered for the Sony Playstation 2 game platform. "The LINUX (FOR PLAYSTATION 2) accessory kit allows you to utilize the PlayStation 2 console as a fully-functional desktop computer. Download a wealth of Linux programs -- HTML editors, multimedia players, office solutions and more -- or program your own software to run in the PlayStation 2 Linux environment." Some familiarity with the Linux operating system is recommended. (Thanks to Joe Klemmer.)
LPI holds its annual board election. The Linux Professional Institute has held its annual board election. Jon 'Maddog' Hall will be replacing Tom Peters. CeBit attendants can visit the LPI booth and take discounted exams next week.
Free as in Freedom. O'Reilly is promoting their new biography on Richard Stallman, "Free as in Freedom". "Why would Microsoft executives lie awake at night worrying about the antics of a long-haired, renegade hacker named Richard Stallman? Why do some of the smartest programmers on the planet revere this man as 'St. Ignucius'?"
Linux Stock Index for March 08 to March 13, 2002.
The high for the week was 28.90
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
March 14, 2002