Leading items and editorials: The Python team moves - again,
Turbolinux Inc. files for IPO, U.K. Patent Office consultation on
software patents and Linuxcare ups and ... well, ups.
"The Python team moves - again. Last may Guido van Rossum, the
Python BDFL (Benevolent Dictator For Life) announced that he was
moving, along with much of the Python development team, to BeOpen.
This move was intended to be a good thing for Python, allowing the
language to develop more quickly than had been the case so
"Turbolinux Inc. files for IPO. The pace is picking up:
Turbolinux announced on October 30 that it has filed for an initial
public offering of stock. As usual, we've gone and taken a look at
Turbolinux's IPO filing. The result is an interesting picture of a
true Linux software company - there is no reliance on service plans
or web portals in this plan. There's also some interesting
information on just how Turbolinux parted ways with its founders,
Cliff and Iris Miller. Have a look at our writeup for the full
"U.K. Patent Office consultation on software patents. The U.K.
Patent Office has put up a request for comments on how software
(and business method) patents should be treated in the U.K. and
Europe. There is also some interesting information to be found in
there, including the fact that some 15% of all U.K. patents now are
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