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Linux Weekly News for August 3, 2000

Aug 03, 2000, 09:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: What is open source?, Eric S. Raymond's latest missive, The Linux Development Platform Specification and CopyLeft was added as a defendant in the DVD case.

"What is open source? There have been a few amusing attempts to characterize the open source world this week; here's a summary...."

"Eric S. Raymond's latest missive is entitled Two faces and Big Lies; it's about DeCSS, Napster, and related issues. Eric rips into just about everybody with this one, from the DVD Copy Control Association through to people ripping off copyrighted music through Napster...."

"The Linux Development Platform Specification version 1.0-beta was released by the Free Standards Project on July 22. LWN mentioned the release in the daily updates page, but an editorial slip caused it to be dropped from the July 27 weekly edition. We regret the error...."

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