Developer Linux News for Nov 19, 2004
The Register: Microsoft Offshores Patent War--So Goes The WTO? (Nov 19, 2004, 22:45)
"Microsoft's decision to offshore its war against the free
software movement to the World Trade Organization may save it some
domestic embarrassment, but it may ultimately cause more problems
for the WTO than it will for software libre..."
Tectonic: Go Open Source Recruits Freedom Fighters (Nov 19, 2004, 20:30)
"The Go Open Source campaign yesterday launched the open source
Freedom League, an initiative aimed at boosting the number of
computer users switching to open source software..."
iTNews: Sun's "Mustang": Open, But Not Open-Source (Nov 19, 2004, 18:15)
"Sun Microsystems is releasing early source code snapshots of
its next desktop Java release, aiming to get more outside
programmers involved in the development process..."
Computer Business Review: EU Software Patent Battle Goes On, Says MySQL (Nov 19, 2004, 14:30)
"Open source database vendor MySQL AB has warned that the battle
over software patents in Europe is far from over despite the Polish
Government's decision to reject proposed legislation..."
NewsForge: How an Open Source Community Gets Built (Nov 19, 2004, 13:00)
"When I agreed to speak at this island's first-ever free/open
source conference last Wednesday, I was warned that Linux and open
source were not well-known here..."
GCCLinux.com: Macro Dev Doc: Add Small Effects to the Taskbar (Nov 19, 2004, 05:30)
"Today, I will learn you how to create a small 3D effect on the
Release Digest: KDE, November 18, 2004 (Nov 19, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE app: KMathsTest 0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 18, 2004 (Nov 19, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: GtkBalls 3.1.5, ManEdit 0.5.12, Evolution
2.0.2, GNOME Bluetooth 0.5.1, Phone Manager 0.4, Quod Libet 0.5,
NoteCase 0.3.5, XPN - X Python Newsreader 0.3.5, pdnMesh 0.1.9,
GChemPaint 0.4.8, gcalctool 5.5.15, gperfmeter 2.0.25, and gktools