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Linux Journal: Linux Journal Offers Artistic Immortality

Jul 30, 2002, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

"In order to make it easier for users to evaluate and learn to use free software available on the Internet, Linux Journal will be changing our author contract to encourage authors to contribute articles to free software or free documentation projects after they have been published in Linux Journal.

"Contributors already are taking advantage of the policy, which promises to help people browsing the Web for new free software to try. It will also keep documentation up to date. The option of contributing articles to free projects has been available to Linux Journal authors since its founding. It is now being added to the author contract to make it clear to all authors that the option is open to them.

"Linux USB maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, who wrote a Linux Journal article on USB device drivers that was recently accepted into the Linux kernel source tree, said he is happy with the new policy. 'It will allow projects to offer professional grade documentation directly with their software, making it easier for users to have access to it,' he said. Kroah-Hartman recently began writing a new column on device drivers for Linux Journal, and he said plans to submit the columns as well. The USB article originally appeared in the October 2001 issue, and it is in the kernel as of version 2.5.3-pre6..."

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