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Linux Weekly News for September 14, 2000

Sep 14, 2000, 08:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials:The other free software war, More on the :CueCat and LWN readers have spoken.

" There are two competing free software projects out there, both working on solutions to the same problem. There are strong differences of opinion on who has the best technology; a fair amount of sniping goes back and forth. Corporate interests are increasingly visible, and accusations of selling out are occasionally heard. There is also occasional talk of bringing the two projects together, but it doesn't look likely to ever happen...."

"More on the :CueCat. Last week's LWN discussed the sad story of the :CueCat scanner and the Linux driver that the :CueCat's backer, Digital Convergence, seeks to suppress. That issue lacks any sort of resolution at this point, but there are a few followup items that are worth mentioning...."

"LWN readers have spoken. We had guessed that the popup windows with the software announcements would be unpopular. In fact, not a single reader wrote in favor of them. So they are gone, forevermore. We still don't have the announcements sorted by license, but that will change next week... we promise..."

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