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Archive for March, 2002

Article: Yodaiken clarifies the Open RTLinux Patent License

March 26, 2002

The following is a response by Victor Yodaiken, holder of a key software patent which covers portions of the RTLinux real-time extension to Linux, to the article at LinuxDevices.com entitled “RTAI goes (partly) GPL” . . . (more…)

Open source wins Java rights [Vnunet.com]

March 25, 2002

James Middleton reports on efforts by Apache to require Sun to allow Java implementations by open source groups and academic institutions. Middleton writes . . . (more…)

Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linux [O’Reilly]

March 25, 2002

Howard Wen reveals details about Linux for PlayStation 2, Release 1.0 in an article at O'Reilly Network. Wen reports . . . (more…)

The past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project

March 25, 2002

In this article, FreeDOS Project founder Jim Hall shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project — a complete, free, MS-DOS compatible operating system. Hall writes . . . (more…)

Makers of PCs fear wrath of Microsoft [Washington Post]

March 25, 2002

Jonathan Krim of the Washington Post reports the latest in the Microsoft anti-trust trial, including testimony from Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann. Krim writes . . . (more…)

Trolltech ships application environment for mobile Linux devices

March 25, 2002

Trolltech today announced the general availablility of an SDK for developing applications using Qtopia, a Linux-based application environment for mobile embedded devices. Qtopia provides the application platform for Sharp's recently introduced (more…)

ELC Working Group formed to standardize Embedded Linux

March 25, 2002

Santa Rosa, CA — (press release excerpt) — the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has formed an international working group (WG) to pursue an API-centric approach to standardizing a computing platform for using Linux in embedded applications. The group consists of technologists from companies who are members of the ELC. (more…)

Sharp launches website for Zaurus end-users and developers

March 25, 2002

Sharp today launched myZaurus.com, a new website aimed at users and developers of Sharp's recently released Linux-powered Zaurus SL-5500 “personal mobile tool”. (more…)

Article: The past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project

March 25, 2002

Foreword: In this article, FreeDOS Project founder Jim Hall shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project — a complete, free, MS-DOS compatible operating system. . From the FreeDOS.org website . . .

“FreeDOS aims to be a complete, free, 100% MS-DOS compatible operating system. (more…)

Humanoid robot goes to work on Linux [ZDNet]

March 24, 2002

Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reports of a Linux-powered humanoid robot from Japan that could be deployed successfully in the workplace . . . (more…)

JavaOne to showcase Zaurus, offer reduced developer price

March 23, 2002

[Updated March 23, 2002] Here is an announcement from JavaOne regarding special attention being given to the Zaurus Linux/Java PDA, and a special price being offered for the developer model . . . (more…)

New Red Hat Linux 7.3 beta ‘SKIPJACK’ available

March 23, 2002

The new Red Hat Linux beta, SKIPJACK, is available for download. SKIPJACK includes the very latest technology, including:

  • the 2.4.18 kernel
  • XFree86 4.2.0
  • KDE 3.0 pre
  • GNOME 1.4, including Evolution
  • Mozilla 0.9.9

and more…. (more…)

Consortium pursues embedded Linux standard [Embedded.com]

March 23, 2002

Tim Sullivan reports on the Embedded Linux Consortium's Second Annual Meeting held at the Embedded Systems Conference last week. Writing for embedded.com, Sullivan offers a complete rundown of meeting highlights . . . (more…)

A ‘second generation’ iPAQ-based wearable computer

March 22, 2002

Ralf Ackermann brings us up to date on wearable computing devices, developed as part of the non-commercial research efforts of the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) at Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany. Ackerman examines the center's latest design, and provides many references and resources in this article . . . (more…)

An overview of the OpenZaurus Project [ZaurusZone.com)

March 22, 2002

ZaurusZone.com has published an overview by Chris Larson of the OpenZaurus Project, which was created to provide an alternative ROM image for the Sharp Zaurus PDA. Larson writes . . . (more…)

RTAI goes (partly) GPL

March 22, 2002

To reduce the risk of lawsuits due to a patent covering certain techniques used in RTLinux, the competing Real Time Application Interface (RTAI) project has changed the license associated with portions of RTAI from LGPL to GPL. The change in license was quietly phased in as part of the RTAI-24.1.8 release. (more…)

Introducing i Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software and Interfacing /i

March 22, 2002

Dr. Craig Hollabaugh discusses his newly released technical book on Embedded Linux, published by Addison Wesley. Hollabaugh writes . . . (more…)

Article: A ‘second generation’ iPAQ-based wearable computer

March 22, 2002

Background

A “second generation” iPAQ-based wearable computer running Linux has been developed as part of the ongoing non-commercial research efforts of the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) at Darmstadt University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany. (more…)

Article: Introducing i Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software and Interfacing /i

March 22, 2002

Eighteen months ago, Antec Corporation began to investigate incorporating SNMP within their cable television distribution equipment. They wanted to move away from proprietary and home-grown protocols and offer products capable of TCP communication with network management software. With volume in the 1000's, they required a low-cost, reliable, robust, and open solution. I suggested embedded Linux. … (more…)

Article: RTAI goes (partly) GPL

March 22, 2002

In response to worries about the possibility of patent-infringement lawsuits arising from the granting of a patent covering certain techniques used in RTLinux, the open source license covering portions of RTAI (a competing real-time extension to Linux) has recently been changed from LGPL to GPL. (more…)