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Zero-Knowledge Systems Names Technology, Privacy and Legal Leaders to Its Advisory Board. Zero-Knowledge is the provider of privacy enabling technologies and services for both consumers and enterprise. They will be known to many as the developer of the multi-platform, open source Freedom 2.0 Internet Privacy Suite. Released under the GNU GPL, the suite includes a personal firewall, form filler, cookie manager, ad manager and a keyword alert.

Zero-Knowledge has signed on an impressive list of people to head its advisory board. The eight new board members include Bruce Schneier, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security and author of Applied Cryptography and Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World; Whitfield Diffie, co-creator of public key cryptography and co-author of Privacy on the Line: the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption; and Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig. The other five members are just as impressive. The company expects the Board to provide senior management with strategic guidance, help the company create new privacy products and services for customers, and act as company resources and liaisons in their respective communities.

Lineo to acquire Convergence Integrated Media. Lineo, Inc. announced it has obtained a signed letter of intent to acquire Convergence Integrated Media. Convergence is a developer of operating systems and software for digital communications products, such as personal video recorders (PVR) and digital video disk (DVD) devices. With this acquisition Lineo hopes to become the first and only provider of Linux-based development tools for digital television products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ARM Launches University Contest for New System Designs. ARM, a provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, launched the ARM Design Contest for Education. Participation is open to individual students or groups of students from universities and high schools. The subject of the design is open but the system must include or simulate at least one ARM processor. Design examples could include hardware & software: uHAL embedded RT Linux applications, cryptography, and low-power applications.

Plexis Group Director Addresses GIS Conference. Plexis Group, LLC director Scott Stephens' presentation illustrated diverse uses of GIS through the Linux operating system. Landmark Information Group, Ltd., employs a 1 Ghz Linux PC to run Linux GenaMap, a product of Gena Warehouse Ltd. Using this operating system and software, Landmark Information Group provides free access to first edition historical ordnance survey maps of Great Britain, between 1846 and 1899.

Borland Kylix Now Available. Borland announced the immediate availability of Borland Kylix. Kylix is a native rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux operating system.

SAS Introduces Linux Cross-Hosted Compiler For S/390 Environments. SAS Institute announced the planned availability of Version 7.0 of the SAS/C and the SAS/C++ Cross-platform Development System for Linux, targeted at OS/390 and VM/ESA.

Open Motif supports 2.4 kernel. ICS has released an updated version of Open Motif Everywhere. This new release officially incorporates Open Group Patch 3 and Patch 4 into the Open Motif release. These patches include numerous bug fixes and updates to the Motif libraries, clients and the demo source code. RPMs (version 4) are also provided for both Red Hat Linux 7, SuSE Linux 7.1 and other distributions using glibc 2.2.

LPI News for February 2001. In this issue:

  • Prosoft and LPI Join Forces
  • LPI Job Analysis Survey
  • LWE Report
  • Paris Linux Expo Report
  • LPI Certified Hiring Practices
  • Russian LPI Efforts
  • Bulk LPI Testing Vouchers
  • Sponsors in the spotlight

Linux Stock Index for March 01 to March 07, 2001.

LSI at closing on March 01, 2001 ... 32.54
LSI at closing on March 07, 2001 ... 34.41

The high for the week was 34.41
The low for the week was 32.54

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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.

March 8, 2001


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