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Linux Weekly News for July 6, 2000

Jul 06, 2000, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: The German Government voices support for Open Source, Protection from the Government and June Netcraft Survey available.

"The German Government voices support for Open Source. Siegmar Mosdorf, German Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology, voiced his government's support for Open Source at last week's LinuxTag conference. ""I am convinced that open source development can form the European base model in the information age...."

"Protection from the Government. It is deliciously ironic that, just as governments, no matter their ideological stances, are coming to see free/open source software as a necessity, others are working to use it to protect themselves from governments. We've spoken in the past about Gnutella and Freenet, which help protect the anonymity and freedom from censorship that has been at least the perceived hallmark of the Internet since its conception...."

"June Netcraft Survey available. This months Netcraft Web Server Survey is up and running. They've include a comment on why there appeared to be a slight decrease in Apache usage in May. "Apache gained well over a million sites from the May survey, and sailed past the 10 million sites threshold. Part of the strength of the gain came as a result of a depression in the May survey when sites at the large German hosting company xlink.net failed to respond."

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