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Napster preps for next step in copyright suit

Author: JT Smith

Reuters reports lawyers for Napster this week put the finishing touches on a brief due Friday, marking the next step in the song-swapping company’s landmark court battle over copyright protection in cyberspace.

Court throws out some new wiretapping rules

Author: JT Smith

The telecommunications industry and privacy groups are applauding a court decision throwing out new phone surveillance capabilities required by federal regulators, the ruling could also have implications for the FBI’s new “Carnivore” system, which can monitor
e-mails reported the Associated Press

Indian participant at Linux World Expo

Author: JT Smith

Linux PR offers a look at moreLinux.com, the only Indian participant at Linux World Expo.

Category:

  • Linux

BSD waits for its turn

Author: JT Smith

Sam Williams of UpsideToday looks at the BSD community and its tendency toward internal division.

Category:

  • Open Source

Penguin Computing and OpenSales announce marketing alliance

Author: JT Smith

Under the terms of the agreement, OpenSales will promote the Linux-based server and computing systems of Penguin Computing reports NewsAlert.

SGI frees OpenGL brand to Linux coders

Author: JT Smith

SGI has opened its OpenGL brand to the Linux world through a new licensing program aimed at open source software developers reports The Register.

Category:

  • Open Source

Herzfield spills all about Eazel

Author: JT Smith

Andrew Orlowski at The Register writes: “LinuxWorld has been Eazel’s coming out party, and it’s with a self-denial bordering on the Jesuit that we waited for Herzfeld himself to take us through Nautilus, Eazel’s pride and joy.”

Category:

  • Open Source

OpenSales AllCommerce application now bundled with Linux LockBox

Author: JT Smith

According to both parties, the bundling agreement will combine the transaction support for multiple and decentralized databases offered by OpenSales software with the Linux-based security solutions of Guardian Digital, reports Business Wire.

Smells like Teen Spiritualism

Author: JT Smith

A Compaq notebook appears to have put its owner in contact with long-dead Nirvana star Kurt Cobain reports The Register.

Category:

  • Management

Red Hat and CrosStor agreement

Author: JT Smith

Business Wire reports that CrosStor will port its CrosStor NAS software to Red Hat eCos, enabling CrosStor’s NAS customers to capitalize on Red Hat’s POSIX-compatible EL/IX interface.