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FSF Files Brief Amicus Curiae in Eldred v. Aschroft Supreme Court Case. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has filed a Brief Amicus Curiae in the pending Supreme Court case, Eldred v. Aschroft. The future of copyright law in the digital age is at issue in this case, which seeks to extend copyright protection and withhold material from the public domain.
Ericsson Joins Open Source Development Lab (OSDL). Ericsson has joined the Open Source Development Lab. "Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) today announced that telecommunications industry leader Ericsson has been added to its roster of members aligned to guide Linux development for the telecommunications market segment. Ericsson will participate in the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Working Group established earlier this year. Together, OSDL industry leaders and open source community members are developing feature roadmaps to enable Linux for the telecommunications and enterprise market segments."
Open Letter from Lavi Lev, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. Lavi Lev of Cadence Designs is calling for EDA companies to adopt an open source database API for Integrated Circuit design companies. "If we all open our databases, the industry will reduce unnecessary costs to the customer and allow the EDA and electronics industries' combined energies to focus on addressing the complexity of chip designs. This will provide significant benefits for both the EDA and electronics industries."
VA Software reports results. Here's a press release from VA Software on its quarterly results. The company lost $7.7 million over the quarter ($4.7 million if you ignore the stuff they sweep under the rug) on $5.1 million in revenue. "SourceForge continued to gain acceptance and is currently installed in more than 20 customer accounts."
Reuters Supports Adoption of Linux in Financial Services Industry Using Intel Based Servers. Here is a press release from HP about Reuters' plans to make the Reuters Market Data System (RMDS) available on Intel-based servers with Linux, with the help of HP, Intel and Red Hat.
Embedded Linux Journal Ceases Print Publication. Here's a copy of a note sent to Embedded Linux Journal subscribers. ELJ will no longer be available in print. You can expect to find an Embedded Linux section in the print copies of Linux Journal, beginning in August. (Thanks to Alex Perry)
Sun releases StarOffice 6.0. Sun has released Star Office version 6.0 for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. It is, of course, commercial software and the price is $75.95. (Thanks to Martin Rowe.)
Linux Stock Index for May 21 to May 22, 2002.
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
May 23, 2002