Developer Linux News for Sep 25, 2001
BSD Today: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice ... (Sep 25, 2001, 22:30)
An article at Slashdot, titled "IP Theft in the Linux Kernel",
says that some of the Linux kernel source used Søren
Schmidt's BSD-licensed code without retaining the copyright ... "I
think it is pretty important that we in the free world respect each
other's work by giving proper credit where it's due," Schmidt said.
"We cannot expect the business people to take us seriously, if we
can't show that we respect the rules, et cetera, we have layed out
Gnotices: City of Largo uses Balsa as the e-mail program of choice (Sep 25, 2001, 19:13)
"While Largo has long-time migration plans to a a completely
new, propertiary groupware product, their 800 users have been
successfully using Balsa for a number of months. Balsa turned out
to be satisfactory solution even for freshly converted Windows
users. Due to small memory footprint, it has been possible to run
the program for all the users on single application server."
AbiWord Weekly News Issues #58 and #59 by Jesper Skov
(Sep 25, 2001, 18:31)
"AbiWord Weekly News is back after a (somewhat longer than
anticipated) break. I'll work my way through the archives from
weeks past so we don't miss any goodies... Much stuff happened this
week: new style features, improved WP import, TinderBox back to
life, file->close discussion brought to an end by a patch, and
request for help to make releases."
Gnotices: Installation Guide For GNOME 1.4.1 (Sep 25, 2001, 15:09)
"The GNOME Installation Guide was written to help unfamiliar
users install a stable GNOME system that includes more than the
default applications. It teaches readers how to compile GNOME on
their own instead of installing precompiled packages. It also
covers installation of extra GNOME programs, both those hosted by
the GNOME project and those which are not."
LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Anyware's Words (Sep 25, 2001, 12:56)
"Brian Proffitt kicks off the return of our series on Linux word
processors with a look at VistaSource's Anyware Office Words, a
product currently in the midst of a marketing identity crisis.
Beyond the confusing naming scheme, though, lurks a functional word
processor that provides a reasonable clone of the Microsoft Word
interface and a decent feature set."
news.kde.org: Interview: Trolltech's President Eirik Eng (Sep 25, 2001, 12:00)
"We had the same rate of growth before the change in license. In
the very early years, we were afraid that if we GPLed Qt, someone
with more development muscle would create a hostile fork of Qt and,
in a sense, take over our only product. You just don't take any
chances with your only bread and butter."