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Developer Linux News for Dec 14, 2004

  • Reuters/CNET News: Lawsuit: Software Should Not be Copyrighted (Dec 14, 2004, 23:30)
    "Computer software should not be protected by copyright laws designed for music, literature and other creative works, according to a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court in San Francisco..."

  • ZDNet UK: Debian Group Encourages Women Developers (Dec 14, 2004, 18:15)
    "The number of female developers working on Debian is set to rise in the next few months thanks to the work of Debian Women..."

  • InfoWorld: Microsoft Eases Censorship on ISVs, But Not Customers (Dec 14, 2004, 16:45)
    "It appears that other software vendors no longer are bound to get Microsoft's permission to publish benchmark results, but Microsoft still expects its customers to do so..."

  • PCLinuxOnline: Shell Talk (Dec 14, 2004, 09:15)
    "A few months ago we were asked to complete a program that was supposed to increase the usability of the Linux/UNIX shell interface as a university project..."

  • EgoBurp: Tricks of the Trade #3 (Dec 14, 2004, 08:30)
    "Many Linux distributions, including Debian, which is the one I am most familiar with, use the System V approach..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, December 13, 2004 (Dec 14, 2004, 04:45)
    Today's KDE apps: kdissert 0.3.1, Kate 2.3.2, KWrite 4.3.2, and KMPlayer 0.8.4-rc4a.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, December 13, 2004 (Dec 14, 2004, 04:45)
    Today's GNOME apps: Cornfed SIP User Agent 0.4.12, Gnofract 4D 2.4, GnuCash 1.8.10, GnomeMeeting 1.2 aka the Cocumella Release, Bond 2.0.6, Paymaster 0.1.3, EasyChem 0.5 stable, GSDict 0.3, Gnome Chemistry Utils 0.3.2 unstable, GChemPaint 0.5.3 unstable, PerlPanel 0.9.0, Gyrus 0.3.0, and Firestarter 1.0.1.

  • Computerworld: Longhorn, Blogs, Linux: Predicting '05 (Dec 14, 2004, 02:30)
    "It's that time of year. LEDs flash with holiday cheer, and pundits pontificate about what will happen in the coming months..."