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Linux Weekly News for September 28, 2000

Sep 28, 2000, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

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 products...."

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