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Sep 13, 2002, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])


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"Robert X. Cringely, the columnist, author, and broadcaster focusing on computing, will soon begin Web distribution of a downloadable audio/video show, and has announced that it will be published under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

'Nerd TV,' as the program will be called, will even be available in the video equivalent of source code, Cringely said.

"In his announcement, Cringely said that the program (which he calls 'television,' but which is more like 'computervision,' in that it will be distributed for play on computers, not televisions) will require a special player applet being developed by IBM. The applet will run on practically all operating systems and machines, he said. He did not specify whether the applet will be released under the GPL..."

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