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LinuxPR: Announces Cooperatively Funded Open Source Project

Sep 07, 1999, 15:27 (0 Talkback[s])

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", the cooperative market for open source development, announced today the successful completion of their first collaborative open source project. The project, co-funded by several different individuals, is an enhancement to the XFce3 graphical user environment for Linux. It was developed by Emile Snyder, a free software enthusiast in Portland, Oregon. The completed patch is now freely available for download via a link on"

"The request for the software enhancement was first posted as part of's live beta program. Snyder then submitted a proposal to perform the programming. Several individuals who also needed the requested package committed personal funds to pay for the development. This mechanism allows individuals who are not programmers to directly support the development of needed open source applications.'s live beta program continues, with over 100 requests for open source software currently posted and several more projects already in development."

"The success of this initial project shows that the combined power of open source and the internet is the best way to solve software problems," said Bernie Thompson, CEO of "This proves that multiple sponsors can co-fund a mutually needed development effort and make open source work for everyone."

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