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Linux Weekly News for March 15, 2001

Mar 15, 2001, 09:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)

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Leading items and editorials: We still haven't made our point, Harlan Ellison vs. the right to code and News from the Free Standards Group.

"We still haven't made our point. Over the last week, much has been said of Microsoft's new source policy for its Windows operating systems. Many seem to see it as a response to the rise of free software, and even the beginning of an "open source" policy on Microsoft's part. There is little, if any, truth in such speculation...."

"Harlan Ellison vs. the right to code. Speaking of freedom, those who have not yet seen it may want to have a look at Harlan Ellison's rant against those who post copies of his works on the net. And a rant it is; Mr. Ellison, to our knowledge, never published a story written entirely in upper case. Such restraint is not evident here...."

"News from the Free Standards Group. After a period of relative quiet, the Free Standards Group has come out with a whole set of announcements...."

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