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Linux Weekly News for August 31, 2000

Aug 31, 2000, 09:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: Like standards, software licenses have a nice feature, Interview with Eazel's Bud Tribble and Taking a ride on the Galeon.

"Like standards, software licenses have a nice feature: there's an awful lot of them to choose between. Of course, the feature is not all that nice in either case, especially not with software licenses. Unlike standards, software is often combined in interesting ways. As the amount of free software grows, the interest in building on what has already been grows with it. The proliferation of licenses is increasingly an obstacle to the free use of free software...."

"LWN Feature: Interview with Eazel's Bud Tribble. LWN editor Liz Coolbaugh sat down at LinuxWorld for a chat with Bud Tribble, Vice President of Engineering for Eazel. Here is that interview, for your enjoyment. The focus of the interview is on Eazel's experiences over the past six months, Nautilus and GNOME's future."

"Taking a ride on the Galeon. Many LWN readers will likely have heard of the Galeon project by now. Galeon, of course, is a relatively new web browser built around Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine. Unlike Mozilla, however, Galeon restricts itself to just web browsing. Other tasks, such as news reading, email, and HTML editing are left to other applications...."

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