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Developer Linux News for Feb 17, 2005

  • ZDNet UK: Academics Praise Open Source Development (Feb 17, 2005, 22:00)
    "A study has found that the open source model can result in better code, but warns there can also be downsides..."

  • ZDNet UK: Patent Restart Request Ratified (Feb 17, 2005, 21:15)
    "The European Parliament is unequivocal: the software patents directive needs to go back to the drawing board. But the jury is still out on whether the Commission will listen..."

  • CNET News: Open-Source Board Eyes Fewer Licenses (Feb 17, 2005, 17:30)
    "The Open Source Initiative, an influential open-source organization, is devising ways to cut down on the rising number of open-source licenses attached to software..."

  • Computerworld NZ: NZ Antispam Product Goes Open Source (Feb 17, 2005, 11:30)
    "Firetrust chief executive Nick Bolton says the company has launched its MailWasher Server antispam filter as an open source product because the antispam market is becoming commoditised..."

  • CNET News: Bill Gates and Other Communists (Feb 17, 2005, 01:00)
    "Then he said anyone who won't give blanket support to all these laws is a communist. Since I'm not a communist but I have criticized software patents, I got to thinking this might be aimed at me..."