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Developer Linux News for Sep 12, 2001

  • Adam Fedor of the GNUstep Project Talks to OSNews (Sep 12, 2001, 18:28)
    "GNUstep is a cross-platform developement environment for writting applications and tools modeled after the OpenStep specification released by NeXT Inc in 1994. GNUstep has since commited itself to following the API of the MacOS X (Cocoa) frameworks."

  • ComputerWorld: ActiveX in Disguise? (Sep 12, 2001, 16:49)
    "Alan [Cox] pointed out that Microsoft will make .Net development tools that will produce applications that create an unpleasant experience for users who don't subscribe to Passport, the same way its applications produce HTML that's annoying to view in Netscape. Alan also said that Microsoft has already floated a software license that makes it illegal to mix Microsoft tools and libraries with software licensed under the GNU General Public License."

  • The Register: World's first DeCSS executable prime number (Sep 12, 2001, 16:00)
    "Mathematician Phil Carmody, who in March of this year managed to encode the DeCSS source in a prime number, has upped the ante by producing a prime number which represents an executable version of the banned CSS descrambler."