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Privacy group wants speedier Carnivore disclosure

Author: JT Smith The Electronic Privacy Information Center has asked a federal court on to order the FBI to speed up its release of information about the Carnivore e-mail surveillance system so it can be completed by Dec. 1, according to TechWeb.
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Napster prepares written defense

Author: JT Smith The music-sharing service is close to filing a written defense in its copyright court battle, the BBC reports. Reuters says Napster filed the new brief late Friday. In a related story, Red Herring reports that musicians suing Napster are considering going after the deep-pocketed...
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Sair Linux partners with Global Linux Network in Korea

Author: JT Smith Global Linux Network of Seoul has signed a letter of intent with Sair Linux to become a master distributor of Sair Linux and GNU Certification training and testing materials for the Korean market, notes PRNewsWire.
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Guardian Digital Introduces Linux Lockbox turnkey server

Author: JT Smith Guardian Digital Introduces The Linux Lockbox Secure E-Business Solution Guardian Digital, an Open Source security solutions company, announced the availability of the Linux Lockbox, a secure turnkey e-business server. With the release of the Linux Lockbox, Guardian Digital has...
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VA Linux CEO wants to 'break some Windows'

Author: JT Smith CNet has VA's Larry Augustin on video. (Full disclosure: VA Linux owns NewsForge.) Category: Linux
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OpenSales, Linuxcare sign Dell software deal

Author: JT Smith From a CNet story: "Linuxcare, Dell Computer and OpenSales have created a partnership to sell OpenSales' e-commerce software on Dell computers. Dell will sell a server loaded with OpenSales' e-commerce software, which lets people create and run shopping Web sites, bundled with...
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Torvalds 'all for it' if Microsoft goes Open Source

Author: JT Smith Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, asked if Microsoft will compete with Linux by making Windows Open Source, answers: "It's not going to happen. But if it does, I'm all for it." He's interviewed by Inter@ctive Week. Category: Linux
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Disgusted constituent puts vote up for auction on eBay

Author: JT Smith The Maryland voter is protesting political corruption, but selling a vote may be illegal, CNN reports. The voter identified as "apragmatic' writes: "You may specify whom I vote for in the presidential and all other elections in my district, by name or by party. Why should the...
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Dell sees groundswell of demand for Linux

Author: JT Smith TheStandard.com interviews Michael Dell following his keynote address at LinuxWorld. "There's obviously a viable business here," he says. "We've been gradually building more and more support around Linux based on the groundswell of demand from our customers." Category: Linux
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Corel faces challenges following Cowpland's resignation

Author: JT Smith Analysts wonder about the direction of the company after founder Michael Cowpland resigned this week. In the Reuters analysis piece: "The company -- caught between a slowdown in sales for its mature products and weak demand for its new Linux line -- is now in the hands of a...
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