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Developer Linux News for Apr 29, 2001

  • Enhanced Software Technologies BRU-Pro (Apr 29, 2001, 23:26)
    "Everybody needs to do backups. Nearly everyone who has ever worked with or owned a computer has heard the refrain, "Make sure you do a backup." So, why is it so hard to get people to do regular backups? Could the backup experience be all that painful? Take heart, gentle reader, because it doesn't have to be."

  • freshmeat: Who pays the developers? (Apr 29, 2001, 21:02)
    "Who pays the developers? The company they work for, right? But what about those developers who develop Open Source software after hours, on their own time and equipment? Who pays them? Many say no one does and no one should. After all, it's Free Software. You don't get paid for Free Software. Before we develop such a closed attitude, let's take a look at what one of the founders of the Free Software movement has to say."

  • GNOME Launches Packaging Project (Apr 29, 2001, 19:13)
    GNOME has launched a binary packaging project headed up by Gregory LeBlanc. Designed to help users test upcoming beta releases of GNOME 2.0, the project will initially focus on providing RPM's and Debian packages.

  • Rock Linux 1.4.0 (stable) Released (Apr 29, 2001, 16:00)
    Speaking of Rock Linux, the newest version of the "admin friendly" distro is out today. New features include Linux Kernel 2.4.3, XFree86 4.0.3, GNOME 1.4, ALSA drivers, and initial support for PAM.

  • Slashdot: Free Software Law in Argentina (Apr 29, 2001, 14:00)
    "There's presently a law being discussed at the Congress in Argentina, that would make mandatory the use of and migration to Free Software when possible."