Leading items and editorials: Is the GPL really less
business-friendly?, Review: The Book of Linux Music & Sound,
The fun patent of the week, The Red Hat Network launches and The
open source panel debate at ESC.
"Is the GPL really less business-friendly? As long as there is
free software (which will be a very long time), there will be
license debates that go with it. Different people have very
different goals when they release software, and the licenses they
use will attempt to reflect those goals. So we will continue to see
different licenses in use...."
"In a long-overdue update to our Book Reviews page, we present
this review of The Book of Linux Music & Sound...."
"The Red Hat Network launches. At the same time that it
announced a new major release of its distribution (covered on this
week's Distributions page), Red Hat announced the launch of the
"Red Hat Network." This offering is the latest in a series of
attempts by Red Hat to shift its revenue model in the direction of
services. As such, it's an indicator of where the distributors are
likely to go in the future with regard to supporting their
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