AbiWord Weekly News #105 by Eric A. Zen
Aug 21, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric A. Zen)
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"A week of interesting news worth repeating! First, as most
people who are interested in AbiWord probably know, gobeProductive
will move over (eventually, someday, we're told) to the GPL. Does
this affect Abi? No. AbiWord is geared toward being purely a word
processor. 'That doesn't sound competitive, who'd want just that?'
Well, Son, neither your mother or I need all that fancy UML, a
graphics editor, a spreadsheet or a small patch for nuking Irac.
AbiWord's direct design is the brilliant part...of course, other
stuff might occur too.
"Second, most recently, Juliusz Chroboczek pointed out a small
faux pas, the likes of which are unheard of in the world of Free
Software and Open Source... more than once a day. The TTF tool
appears to come from ttfps. We found out recently, by confession,
no priest jokes please, that Tomas was the core cause of the
stripping of the copyright..."