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Linux Weekly News for December 14, 2000

Dec 14, 2000, 09:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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Leading items and editorials: FreeDesktop.org Window Manager Spec 1.0 released, Biting off small pieces of the open source space and Interview: Eric S. Raymond.

"FreeDesktop.org Window Manager Spec 1.0 released. FreeDesktop.org has announced the release of version 1.0 of the Extended Window Manager Hints Specification. This spec describes how the window manager interoperates with graphical applications; it is essentially an extension of the venerable ICCCM (Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual)...."

"Biting off small pieces of the open source space. Some announcements this week show that the Linux business community is more active than ever. There are a few interesting business models being tried out; sooner or later the best ways of making an open source business work will be worked out. Meanwhile, it is worthwhile to look at what some companies are up to...."

"Interview: Eric S. Raymond. Maya Tamiya, creator of the Japanese Linux site ChangeLog.net, recently had an opportunity to interview Eric Raymond while he was at the Linux Conference 2000 Fall in Kyoto. Maya has now graciously provided the English version of the interview to LWN as a feature article. Have a look for a far-ranging discussion on events in the Linux world, software patents, Linux on the desktop, Linux stocks, running an open source project, and more...."

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