June 4, 2002

Tonight on the Linux Show: If the Rain God allows, fighting in the family

Jeff writes: Tuesday, June 4th, 2002, from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on
Note: we are experiencing severe rain here in the Chicago Burbs. Flash floods all around the area. It is possible we may have to canel tonights show and bail out our basements. We will keep an update on our site.
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc
Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the last few weeks tonight. In particular, Phat Linux 4.0 and the big news on IBM and The German Congress.

Segment Two- United Linux and ain't it amazing how it seems to divide us.

Tonight we debate the issue of UnitedLinux, the common Linux distro announced last Thursday by Linux distro companies; Caldera, SuSE, Conectiva and Turbolinux. These four came together and announced a new combined distro called UnitedLinux. The four companies will pool resources to create a single Linux distribution focused on the business server market. The four companies will be free to bundle their own software with the distribution to add value to the generic distribution. Furthermore, other Linux companies are free to join the effort.

There has been a firestorm of controversy since the announcememnt, with most of the usual Linux and Open Source pundits chiming in, including the article by our own Russel Pavlicek at
Newsforge. The controversy rages on, including with differing opinions by the panel here at TLS. SO, we will debate the issue during segment 2 of tonights show. There is a HUGE difference of opinion on the panel for this, so this is going to be a great segment. Make sure that you also read the article at Linux and Main quoting RMS and his issues with comments by some of the United Linux founders, associated with per seat licensing.

We have invited people from SuSE and Caldera to join us tonight and put in their 2 cents as well.

Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et. NOTE: we are now on
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