Linux Weekly News for April 12, 2001
Apr 12, 2001, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)
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Leading items and editorials: The Unified Embedded Platform
Specification. The end of free beer? SourceXchange shuts down
"The Unified Embedded Platform Specification. Embedded Linux has
been much in the news, due to the semi-annual Embedded Systems
Conference. One of the more interesting items has been the
announcement from the Embedded Linux Consortium on the creation of
the "Unified Embedded Platform Specification."
"The end of free beer? Libranet Linux surprised a number of
people a couple of weeks ago with its new download policy. Those
wanting an ISO image of Libranet 1.8.2 can download it for free as
always. If, however, you want version 1.9.0, you'll have to pay $15
first. Free downloads for this (Debian-based) distribution are now
a thing of the past."
"SourceXchange shuts down. In the battle for corporate funding
of open source software, many models have been created. One of the
first, and most obvious, was the matching of qualified developers
with companies who had specific needs. At least two projects were
started in 1999 to address this market: CoSource and SourceXchange.
While the fate of CoSource is currently unknown, SourceXchange,
which was originally started as a joint project between technical
book publisher O'Reilly and Hewlett-Packard, has finally decided to
call it a day."