Developer Linux News for Mar 17, 1999
Richard Stallman -- 15 Years of Free Software (Mar 17, 1999, 17:23)
Richard Stallman's first monthly column is an historical
overview of the Free Software community. Richard reminds us what
the world was like before free software, how we got where we are
today, and what we must do to keep software free for the
Martin Vermeer -- Follow the Scientists! (Mar 17, 1999, 17:22)
Professor Vermeer argues against the notion that word processing
must be forever a species of finger painting voodoo and the
province of proprietary software developers. His principle counter
example is the TEX, LATEX,
LYX family of applications for structured document
Pliant programming language GPL'ed (Mar 17, 1999, 17:10)
"With his release of Pliant version 11, Pliant's author, Hubert
Tonneau, abandons his own, more restrictive version of an open
source license ("Pliant copyright and license") and now adopts the
more liberal GPL version 2. Pliant thus joins the growing ranks of
fully GPL'ed software."
Korea Herald: Microsoft faces the Korean anti-trust watchdog's probe (Mar 17, 1999, 17:05)
"Microsoft's aggressive marketing strategy in Korea has often
run into controversy in the past. It suffered a setback last June,
when its plan to invest $20 million in a Korean software developer,
in return for its abandonment of a popular Korean-language word
processing program, was scuttled."
Korea Times: Korean FtC Probing Microsoft (Mar 17, 1999, 17:03)
"The Fair Trade Commission (FSC) has embarked on an
investigation of the U.S. Microsoft over its disputes with domestic
computer retailers over the price of Windows '98."
Bruce Perens -- The Apple Public Source License - Our Concerns (Mar 17, 1999, 15:01)
"We feel that a few problems in the present version of the Apple
Public Source License (the APSL) disqualify it as "Open Source(TM)"
or "Free Software". -- Bruce Perens, Wichert Akkerman and Ian
AIX is not just for IBM users anymore (Mar 17, 1999, 08:01)
"IBM to license its Unix variant to other hardware makers"
New KDE Screenshots (Mar 17, 1999, 07:57)
"On March 15 the KDE screenshot pages have been updated. There
are shots showing WindowMaker and Blackbox running as window
managers under KDE now. Shots with kwm are also available of
PLCOM: Apple Releases Key Code of Operating System (Mar 17, 1999, 07:55)
"Move made to combat Linux code popularity"