Developer Linux News for Jun 20, 2001
Microsoft SDK license disallows the use of "viral software" (2001-06-20 22:56:49)
This is an interesting enough development: the SDK license
agreement for Microsoft's Mobile Internet Toolkit (Beta 2)
reiterates Microsoft's opposition to open source/Free Software
(with the notable exception of the BSD license), claiming that
they'll "create, or purport to create, obligations for Microsoft
with respect to the Software or (y) grant, or purport to grant, to
any third party any rights to or immunities under Microsoft's
intellectual property or proprietary rights in the Software. " This
includes not being allowed to use open source/Free Software
development tools in conjunction with the SDK, according to this
Kernel Cousin KDE #14 by Aaron J. Seigo (2001-06-20 21:20:31)
KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for
Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary
functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the
technological superiority of the Unix operating system.
LinuxPR: Sponsorship for the 5th LyX Developers Meeting
"The LyX team is happy to announce the sponsorship of the next
LyX Developers Meeting (to be hold in Bozen in northern Italy
between the 21st and the 26th of June) by the CCP2000 Organizing
LinuxPR: XMMS 1.2.5 announced
"4Front Technologies and the X MultiMedia System development
team are happy to announce the release of XMMS ver. 1.2.5."
Linux Programming: Phoenix Object Basic 1.5 - Preview 5 available for download now
"Phoenix Object Basic is a fully object-oriented, visual
programming environment for Linux. It combines expressive power
with ease of use and a short learning curve. In its design (which
traces its roots back to 1996), Phoenix is quite similar to
DukeOfURL: Linux Buyer's Guide #11 (2001-06-20 16:52:37)
Patrick Mullen of the DukeOfURL is back with his Linux Buyer's
Guide, a fairly comprehensive list of his picks of the best Linux
hardware for a variety of configurations.
Richard Stallman: Science Must Push Copyright Aside (2001-06-20 04:18:35)
RMS turned up in science journal 'Nature' to argue that the
current scientific publishing system is outdated and out of touch.
"Articles should be distributed in non-proprietary formats, with
open access for all. And everyone should have the right to `mirror'
articles; that is, to republish them verbatim with proper
attribution," argues Mr. Stallman.
CORRECTION: WSJ Reporter Says MSNBC Didn't Alter Article (2001-06-20 03:50:00)
Retractions and corrections should get the same play as the
assertion itself, so here's one from LT: Lee Gomes, the Wall St.
Journal reporter who wrote regarding Microsoft's "uphill battle
against Linux" (complete attributions within) says MSNBC did not
remove references to Solaris in use at Microsoft despite
differences in the story.
GNOME Summary for June 10 - June 16, 2001 (2001-06-20 02:54:47)
This week: Work on 2.0 continues (Martin Baulig considering his
options), XFree86 Technical Conference, Eazel Hacking is back,
Talking with Jim Gettys, New releases of Bug Buddy, new developer
documentation, Project of the Week.