May 8, 2001

Linux Show tonight: Fun and games with Loki and Microsoft

Author: JT Smith

Jeff Gerhardt writes, Tuesday, May 8th, 2001. Tonight live on www.thelinuxshow.comat 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et: Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ
Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have a groundbreaking show
lined up. Only two segments tonight because we
have too much to cover.

In Segment One - The Linux Community Gets "Mundieized": and tonight we
respond!
Last Wednesday we were given a head's up by Eric Raymond about a speech that
was coming up by Craig Mundie of Microsoft, and Eric predicted correctly
that this would be the launch of one of the most controversial attacks on
Open Source yet launched by Microsoft. To say Eric was right is one of the
understatements of the year.

We have purposely kept a low profile during the last week and let the chips
fall. A great deal of writing has been done over the last few days to focus
on the major issues developed by Microsoft's new attack on Open Source.
Tonight we are opening the mike to let people respond in an open
"uncensored" format. We will be joined tonight by some of the people in the
Linux/Open Source community that have had some of the most profound
responses to Mr. Mundie. Among those participating include: Eric
Raymond, Tom Adelstein, Lyle Ball and (our own) Doc Searls. Check out
Doc's take on the matter here: http://doc.weblogs.com
/stories/storyReader$715
) Tim Oreilly calls Doc's comments "the most
cogent piece I've seen" on the matter.

Please note: We have contacted Microsoft and have invited Craig Mundie to
join us on the show. At the time of this posting we have not heard back
from him.

In Segments Two -- LOKI and the future of Linux Gaming
We have been looking forward to this segment for weeks. We want to thank
all the cooperation we have had from Loki to make this segment possible.
This is going to be a lot of FUN. Joining us tonight from the LOKI team
will be:

  • Scott Draeker, founder/president
  • Matt Carlson, programmer
  • Mike Phillips, qa/tech support guru
  • Sam Lantinga, lead programmer, who will be calling in from his
    honeymoon (you would think he would have something better to do).

We will be discussing :

  • - The future of Linux gaming
  • - The success of SMAC (LOKI's fastest-selling title EVER)
  • - Soon to be released titles: MindRover and Rune
  • - The NEW LOKI webstore

Plus we will be having a live Tribes 2 on-line game tournament
running. The Tribes server will be up until midnight pacific time, and
Kevin and Jeff will be playing music and running an IRC server for the
participants. This is what we hope will be but the first fo these
events that will allow Linux geeks to gather together for a little
fun and R&R.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join
us on the show, check our IRC Chat
(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow). Pass a question or comment along.

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
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