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Free Software Foundation Announces Support of the Affero General Public License, the First Copyleft License for Web Services.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced support for the first public license designed to protect software
distributed as Web services: the Affero General Public License
(AGPL). They also invite public comment on the new license.
Announcement of the EGOVOS SELinux Distribution during the SELinux Panel at FOSE in Washington, DC.
Project EGOVOS is an initiative to form a consortium of university-based
Open Source/Free Software development centers around the country to take
responsibility for producing a secure GNU/Linux operating system. They
will be selling the National Security Agency's
Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) to help with the project funding.
Caldera Education Services Introduces Newest Linux Courseware.
Caldera International Inc. revealed
Caldera OpenLearning Courseware for Linux solutions. Based on the
Linux 2.4 kernel, this new courseware prepares students for Linux
Professional Institute (LPI) and CompTIA Linux+(TM) certifications.
Questions about Red Hat and ArsDigita answered (redhat.com).
Red Hat has published
a FAQ about their acquisition of ArsDigita. "ArsDigita has a
reputation for delivering flexible and scalable global content management
and collaboration solutions, and has strong Open Source roots, which we
think will mesh very well with Red Hat's culture."
POS Shipments Down 7% in 2001 According to IHL Consulting Group.
A press release from IHL says that shipments of Point of Sale terminals
are down by 7% in 2001. Linus POS terminals show up in the
statistics with a small market share, that will probably grow in 2002
due to an ever-expanding Linux presence in the embedded space. "At
the operating system level, Microsoft dominated the shipments with 69% of
the market with Windows NT/2000/XP (46%) and Windows 9x/CE (23%). IBM's
4690 continued its strength, particularly in the Mass Merchants and
Supercenter/Warehouse Clubs where it garnered 80% of all shipments. Linux
represented 2% of shipments."
Linux Stock Index for March 15 to March 20, 2002.
LSI at closing on March 15, 2002 ... 27.73
LSI at closing on March 20, 2002 ... 25.69
The high for the week was 27.73
The low for the week was 25.69
Open Source Products
Distributions and Bundled Products
Proprietary Products for Linux
Linux PC Hardware
Embedded Linux Products
- Conexant Systems, Inc. (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.):
Conexant and Lineo Develop Embedded Linux Support for Home Network Processors.
- EDO Corporation (BURNABY, British Columbia):
Spectrum Signal Processing To Play a Role in International Naval Combat; Spectrum's flexComm Platforms Land Design Win in EDO Signal Intelligence System.
- Equator Technologies, Inc. (CAMPBELL, Calif.):
Equator Announces Embedded Linux Support for BSP Family of Broadband Signal Processor Chips.
- Insignia Solutions (FREMONT, Calif.):
Pioneer Research Center Licenses Insignia's Jeode Technology for Interactive Digital TV.
- Philips Consumer Electronics (ORLANDO, Fla.):
Philips and Sun to Show Integration of MPEG-4 Player in J2ME for Mobile Multimedia.
- Red Hat, Inc. (SAN FRANCISCO):
Red Hat and NEC Electronics Demonstrate Significant Performance Improvements with GNU C Compiler for NEC's VR5500 MIPS-Based Platform.
- RidgeRun, Inc. (SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference):
RidgeRun Enables Broad, Commercial Embedded Linux Usage for Developers Creating Applications for Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processors With Shared Library Support.
- TimeSys Corporation (SAN FRANCISCO and PITTSBURGH):
TimeSys Announces Availability of Real-Time Embedded Linux Solution For Sun(TM) Microsystems' UltraSPARC(TM) II Processor Architecture.
- Wildseed Ltd. (formerly GITWiT) (KIRKLAND, Wash. & HOLLYWOOD):
Wildseed and CinemaElectric Team to Offer PocketCinema Mobile Multimedia Produced on Smart Skins for Wireless Phones.
- Wildseed Ltd. (formerly GITWiT, Inc.) (KIRKLAND, Wash.):
Wildseed Unveils its First Smart Skin Prototype at CTIA Wireless 2002.
Products and Services Using Linux
Products With Linux Versions
- ACE (SAN FRANCISCO):
ACE Opens CoSy Compiler Development System Interfaces for Easier Integration With Popular Software Development Tools.
- Discern Communications (MENLO PARK, Calif.):
SRI Spin-out Discern Communications Unveils Revolutionary New Product That Automates Question Answering for Customer Service and Support Centers.
- EPI (MILPITAS, Calif.):
EPI Introduces MDIserver GDB-to-MDI Interface for MAJIC Intelligent Debug Probes.
- Future Software Limited (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
Future Communications Software Announces Launch of Enhanced IPv6 Products for Next Generation Networks.
- Globalstor Data (WASHINGTON):
Globalstor Ends ''Pay-Per-Slot'' Software Charges with InfinAttach DR.
- Harris Corporation (ORLANDO, Fla.):
Harris Corporation Announces the Release of STAT Scanner Enterprise Edition.
- Lexmark International (LEXINGTON, Ky.):
Lexmark Is First to Market With 4800 dpi Resolution, Confirming Its Inkjet Technology Leadership.
- Touch International (HANNOVER, Germany & ROUND ROCK, Texas):
Touch International Rolls Out High-Value Resistive Touchscreens; Targets Point-of-Sale, Industrial Automation, Hand-Held Markets.
- Wizen Software (SAN FRANCISCO):
First True Object-Oriented Web Service Platform Announced by Wizen Software.
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
March 21, 2002