I sent a message to the contact address for the Standards Council of Canada, hoping to reach the people who will be casting Canada's ballot for whether the Linux Standards Base will become an ISO standard.
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Free/Libre and Open Source Software
This press release from OSDL includes:
There has been much said about Bill Gates and his comment that those who have different ideas on the expansion of Patents and Copyright are somehow communist. Wired Magazine published an article that included:
It is interesting that this article on Open Source Alternatives to Dreamweaver Templating ended in someone writing about NVU.
It will be interesting when/if NVU can support the identical templating system. This will hopefully allow someone to take an existing Dreamweaver site and just move over to NVU without having to redesign the site. This might be the tool that finally makes me switch from using a text editor and server-side includes for most pages, using the OpenOffice.org word processor's HTML editor for most larger documents.
This article by Jem Matzan includes:
This is an argument I have been making for years. The fact that infringing non-FLOSS licenses is so prevalent has been one of the barriers to the wider adoption of FLOSS. I don't support clients who have improperly software on their computers, and am unfortunately am very easily replaced by a non-FLOSS commercial support company that has no problems with this.
This interview by Jeremy Andrews begins with an introduction:
The first issue of the Free Software Magazine is expected to be published near January 12.
I think there are some issues not included in this essay. Craig made the common mistake of narrowly equating "commercial software" with software created, distributed and funded using "software manufacturing" techniques. Software that is not centrally created or sold on a per-unit price can still be commercial, with software manufacturing representing a single commercial business model and not the commercial software marketplace.
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