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Developer Linux News for Jun 20, 2001

  • Microsoft SDK license disallows the use of "viral software" (Jun 20, 2001, 22:56)
    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 EULA.

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #14 by Aaron J. Seigo (Jun 20, 2001, 21:20)
    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 (Jun 20, 2001, 20:49)
    "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 Committee."

  • LinuxPR: XMMS 1.2.5 announced (Jun 20, 2001, 20:47)
    "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 (Jun 20, 2001, 19:15)
    "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 VB.NET."

  • DukeOfURL: Linux Buyer's Guide #11 (Jun 20, 2001, 16:52)
    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 (Jun 20, 2001, 04:18)
    RMS turned up in science journal 'Nature' to argue that the current scientific publishing system is outdated and out of touch.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 (Jun 20, 2001, 03:50)
    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 (Jun 20, 2001, 02:54)
    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.