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Linux Weely News for October 12, 2000

Oct 12, 2000, 08:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: No dividends from free software?, Do free software projects need public relations? and Beowulf 2 from Scyld.

"No dividends from free software? The Creating Digital Dividends conference is being held in Seattle starting October 16. This conference has a goal of exploring how technology can better serve the third world. It has a gold-plated list of sponsors: Microsoft, HP, Motorola, etc. It looks to be full of first-world amenities...."

"Do free software projects need public relations? An often-heard sentiment among KDE developers is that they may have a better desktop, but that the project has taken a number of hits on the public relations front. This idea was made more explicit this week with this KDE Dot News editorial on how to improve KDE's public image...."

"Beowulf 2 from Scyld. Scyld Computing has announced the availability of the second generation of Beowulf software. In this release Scyld is trying to address a number of the difficulties found by users of Beowulf clusters - in particular, the lack of tools to manage clusters and make them appear to be a single system...."

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