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February 1999 <I>Linux Journal</I>
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<P> 
The February issue of <A HREF="http://www.linuxjournal.com/"><I>Linux
Journal</I></A> will be hitting the newsstands January 11.
This issue focuses on Cutting Edge Linux with an article on wearable
computers by Dr. Steve Mann. Also, featured are articles on COAS, Csound,
VNC, KDE and GNOME.
Check out the Table of Contents at
<A HREF="http://www.linuxjournal.com/issue58/index.html">
http://www.linuxjournal.com/issue58/index.html</A>.
To subscribe to <I>Linux Journal</I>, go to <A
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Open Source Petition
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<P> 
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 15:20:19 -0500<BR> 
A petition has recently been launched asking the General Services
Administration of the US Government to evaluate Open Source software
(OSS) alongside commercial software whenever it buys or upgrades
computers. The goal of the petition, written by Prof. Clay Shirky and
sponsored by the Open Source Iniative and O'Reilly and Associates, and
hosted on www.e-thepeople.com, is to point out that OSS has reached a
level of quality, reliability and support that makes it competitive with
existing commercial products. 
<P> 
The ultimate hope is to get vendors of Open Source software included
in contract bids for Federal Government work.
<P> 
If you are interested in this petition, there are three things you can
do:
<ul>
<li>Sign it:
<A
HREF="http://www.ethepeople.com/etp/affiliates/national/fullview.cfm?ETPID=0&PETID=74386&ETPDIR=affiliates/national/">
http://www.ethepeople.com/etp/affiliates/national/fullview.cfm?ETPID=0&PETID=74386&ETPDIR=affiliates/national/</A> 

<li>Post the press release URL on sites or in other forums whose members
  might be interested in such a thing:
<A HREF="http://www.shirky.com/opensource/petition.html">
http://www.shirky.com/opensource/petition.html</A> 

<li>Pass this message on.
</ul>
For more information:<BR> 
Clay Shirky, <A HREF="mailto:clay@shirky.com">clay@shirky.com</A> 

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LinuxWorld Conference & Expo - March 1999
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<P> 
IDG World Expo, the world's
leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, will produce
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the first international exposition addressing
the business and technology issues of the Linux operating environment.
<P> 
Addressing the needs of both the Linux business and development
communities, LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, headed by Charles Greco,
President of IDG World Expo, features a high-level, technical conference
program led by industry luminaries offering advice and solutions on the
industry's fastest growing operating systems technology.  An exhibit floor
highlighting leading service providers, solutions integrators, and
development organizations -- Pacific HiTech, Enchanced Software, <I>Linux
Journal</I>, Knock Software, and Oracle among others -- will also include
customized event areas such as Start-up City, Developer Central and
Developer Greenhouse, which will spotlight the latest developments and
emerging companies in the Linux arena.
<P> 
The first LinuxWorld Conference and Expo will be held March 1-4, 1999 in
San Jose, California at
the San Jose Convention Center.  The target audience
includes Linux developers, Fortune 1000 business leaders, enterprise
managers, CIOs, service providers, system administrators, software solution
providers, computer consultants, and solutions
integrators.
<P> 
Dr. Michael
Cowpland, President and CEO, Corel Corporation, Mark Jarvis, Senior Vice
President of World Wide Marketing, Oracle and Linus Torvalds, Creator of
Linux, the open source operating system, will be the featured keynote
speakers on Tuesday, March 2.  Keynotes are open to all registered
attendees.
<P> 
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/">http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/</A> 

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Debian Project Adopts a Constitution
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<P> 
December 14, 1998<BR> 
The Debian Project adopted a constitution which can be viewed at 
<A HREF="http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution/">
http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution/</A>.  The highlights of the 
constitution include the creation of the Technical Committee, the Project 
Leader postion, the Project Secretary position, Leader Delegate positions 
and a voting proceedure.  The constitution was proposed in September 1998, 
and after a discussion period the vote took place in December 1998.  It was 
virtually unanimously in favor with 86 valid votes.
<P> 
The discussion about the constitution began in early 1998 and was carried 
out on the Debian mailing lists.  Most of the discussion can be found in the 
archives of the debian-devel mailing list at http://www.debian.org/Lists-Ar
chives/.  Details of the vote can be found at http://www.debian.org/vote/19
99/vote_0000.
<P> 
The constitution describes the organisational structure for formal 
decisionmaking within the Debian Project.  As Debian continues to grow, this 
will be a valuable document to ensure that Debian continues to evolve and 
grow with the input and contributions from its membership.
<P> 
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.debian.org/">http://www.debian.org/</A> 

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Linux Links
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<P> 
Linux is the cover story of December Network Magazine:
<A
HREF="http://www.networkmagazine.com/">http://www.networkmagazine.com/</A> 
<P> 
Perl Web site at The Mining Co.: 
<A HREF="http://perl.miningco.com/">http://perl.miningco.com/</A> 
<P>  
LinuxCAD review: 
<A HREF="http://pw2.netcom.com/~rwuest/linuxcadreview.html">
http://pw2.netcom.com/~rwuest/linuxcadreview.html</A> 
<P> 
Comdex and the Linux pavilion:
<A HREF="http://marc.merlins.org/linux/comdex98/">
http://marc.merlins.org/linux/comdex98/</A> 
<P> 
Tea Party:
<A HREF="http://marc.merlins.org/linux/teaparty/">
http://marc.merlins.org/linux/teaparty/</A> 
<P> 
The Internet an International Public Treasure: A Proposal:
<A HREF="http://firstmonday.dk/issues/issue3_10/hauben/index.html">
http://firstmonday.dk/issues/issue3_10/hauben/index.html</A> 
<P> 
Linux and Apple:
<A HREF="http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB19981215S0011">
http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB19981215S0011</A> 
<P> 
"The money's too good": <A
HREF="http://www.salonmagazine.com/21st/rose/1998/10/23straight.html">
http://www.salonmagazine.com/21st/rose/1998/10/23straight.html</A> 


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Applix Adds Applixware for Linux On Compaq Alpha
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Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 18:28:28 -0500<BR> 
<P>
WESTBORO, Mass.--Dec. 1, 1998--Applix, Inc.
announced today the release of Applixware 4.4.1 for Linux
running on COMPAQ's Alpha processor.
<P>
Applixware includes Applix Words, Spreadsheets, Graphics, Presents, HTML
Author and Applix Data which provides database connectivity to Oracle,
Informix, Sybase and other Linux databases. Applix Builder, a graphical,
object oriented development tool with CORBA connectivity is also included in
the suite. Microsoft Office 97 document interchange is provided through an
Applix developed set of filters for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
<P>
For more information:<BR> 
Applix, Inc., Richard Manly, <A HREF="mailto:rmanly@applix.com">
rmanly@applix.com</A> <BR> 
<A HREF="http://linux.applixware.com/">http://linux.applixware.com/</A> 

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NetBeans Announces Support for the Java Development Kit 1.2
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<P>
New York, Java Business Expo, December 8, 1998 - NetBeans today announced
that its Java(tm) IDE, NetBeans DeveloperX2, supports and runs on Sun
Microsystems, Inc.'s Java Development Kit (JDK version 1.2).  This
latest release of the JDK provides a rich feature set of new class
libraries and tools, making it easier than ever for developers to create
portable, distributed, enterprise-class applications.  Sun's announcement
of the availability of the next version of the JDK was made today during
the Java Business Expo in New York.  NetBeans Developer X2 2.1
(beta) supports JDK 1.2 and uses it internally.  It is available to
NetBeans' Early Access Program participants. 
<P>
In addition to overall performance improvements, Sun's new version of the
JDK enhances the NetBeans IDE by offering features such as drag 'n drop,
Beans enhancements, collections, JDBC 2.0, and Swing 1.1.  Among other new
features, NetBeans DeveloperX2 will utilize the new APIs for grouping
and manipulating objects of different types and for extending server
functionality.  JDK 1.2 will also strengthen NetBeans users' ability to
design more user-friendly interfaces, process images, address multilingual
requirements, use stylized text, and print.
<P>
The final release of NetBeans DeveloperX2 2.1 will be available in
January, 1999.  NetBeans Developer will also be available in a concurrent
version, which will continue to support JDK 1.1.x.  NetBeans Enterprise,
a multi-user edition of the IDE due in Beta version in January, 1999, will
support JDK 1.2.  The full release of this edition of the IDE is due in
Spring, '99. 
<P>
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.netbeans.com/">http://www.netbeans.com/ </A>  <BR> 
Helena Stolka, <A HREF="mailto:helena.stolka@netbeans.com">
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Zope Goes Open Source
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Date: Sat,  5 Dec 1998 06:19:32 -0500 (EST)<BR> 
Just in case you missed this in LWN, http://www.zope.org/ just went
online.  It's a really nice product for developing web sites.  The
company that created it gave a talk at the DCLUG meeting a few months
back.  They dropped are strong Linux supporters.  It's there principal 
platform in house.
<P> 
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.zope.org">http://www.zope.org/</A> 

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KDE on Corel's Netwinder
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<P>
Ottawa, Canada--November 25, 1998--<BR> 
Corel Computer and the KDE project today announced a technology relationship
that will bring the K Desktop Environment (KDE), a sophisticated graphical
user environment for Linux and UNIX, to future desktop versions of the
NetWinder family of Linux-based thin-clients and thin-servers. A graphical
user interface is a necessary element for Corel Computer to create a family of
highly reliable, easy-to-use, easy-to-manage desktop computers. The alliance
between Corel Computer and KDE, a non-commercial association of Open Source
programmers, provides NetWinder users a sophisticated front-end to Linux,
a stable and robust Unix-like operating system.
<P>
Corel Computer has shipped a number of NetWinder DM, or development
machines, to KDE developers who are helping to port the desktop environment.
Additionally, NetWinder.Org developers, Raffaele Saena and John Olson,
were responsible for championing development of KDE on the NetWinder. Corel
Computer plans to announce the availability of desktop versions of the
NetWinder running KDE beginning in early 1999. Early demonstrations of
the port, such as the one shown at the Open Systems fair in Wiesbaden,
Germany, in September, have been enthusiastically received by potential
customers.
<P>
Based on the Open Source model, Corel Computer is devoting internal
development resources to the improvement of the KDE project including rigorous
testing of the environment on the NetWinder. As a developing partner, Corel
Computer will release its work back to the KDE development community.
<P>
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.corelcomputer.com/">http://www.corelcomputer.com/</A>
<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.kde.org/">htt://www.kde.org/</A> 
         
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New Perl Module Enables Application Developers to Use XML
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Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 06:36:08 -0800 (PST)<BR> 
Sebastopol, CA--Perl is the language operating behind the scenes of
most dynamic Web sites. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is emerging as
a core standard for Web development. Now a new Perl module (or
extension) known as XML::Parser allows Perl programmers building
applications to use XML, and provides an efficient, easy way to parse
(break down and process) XML document parts.
<P>
Perl is renowned for its superior text processing capabilities; XML is
text that contains markup tags and structures. Thus Perl's support for
XML offers a natural expansion of the capabilities of both.
<P>
XML::Parser is built upon a C library, expat, that is very fast and
robust. Perl, expat and XML::Parser are all Unicode-aware; that is,
they read encoding declarations and perform necessary conversions into
Unicode, a system for "the interchange, processing, and display of the
written texts of the diverse languages of the modern world"
(http://www.unicode.org/). Thus a single XML document written in Perl
can now contain Greek, Hebrew, Chinese and Russian in their proper
scripts. Expat was authored by James Clark, a highly respected leader
in the SGML/XML community.
<P>
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.perl.com/">http://www.perl.com/</A> <BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.oreilly.com/">http://www.oreilly.com/</A> <BR> 
<A HREF="http://perl.oreilly.com/">http://perl.oreilly.com/</A> 

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QLM for IT Reduces Cost & Guarantees Certainty of Application Development
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<P>
Newton, Mass., December 9, 1998 - Kalman Saffran Associates, Inc. 
(KSA), a leading developer of state-of-the-art products and complex 
IT systems for data communications, telecommunications, financial, 
and interactive/CATV industries, today announced the availability 
of its new Quantum Leap Methodology (QLM(tm) ) for IT.  QLM for IT 
is an innovative process for information technology organizations 
looking to decrease expense and speed application development.  
Using QLM for IT, KSA increases productivity and certainty by 
pre-empting the mistakes that have historically created barriers to IT 
project success.  Successful application of QLM for IT allows upper 
management to refocus on strategic planning and IT objectives, and 
away from budget and schedule overruns.  At the same time the 
methodology sharpens an organization's focus on assessment, 
implementation, verification, customization and quantification. This 
approach allows KSA to guarantee speedy results and high quality. 
<P>
The QLM for IT offering is available starting at $20,000.  Companies 
interested in QLM for IT analysis and recommendations or learning more 
about KSA's comprehensive training program should call 1.888.597.9284
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="mailto:kalsaf@email.msn.com">kalsaf@email.msn.com</A> 

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Spectra Logic Announces Alex 4.50, Has Linux Support
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<P>
BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 15, 1998 - Spectra Logic Corp. today announced the
availability of Version 4.50 of its award winning Alexandria Backup and
Archival Librarian software. Alexandria 4.50 adds a number of
significant new features to provide users with greater functionality,
reliability, and ease-of-use for backup and recovery of large distributed
databases and data center applications.  
<P> 
Alexandria 4.50 has been
ported to Red Hat and Slackware Linux OSes, and additional ports are being
developed for Linux OSes from SuSE, Caldera, and TurboLinux. Alexandria
Linux support is available on the Red Hat distribution CD or from Spectra
Logic's website at www.spectralogic.com/linux/index.htm
http://www.spectralogic.com/linux/index.htm. 
<P> 
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.spectralogic.com/">http://www.spectralogic.com/</A> 

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WebMaker
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<P> 
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 21:22:25 GMT<BR> 
WebMaker, an HTML Editor for UNIX, version 0.6 is out now.
(Copyright - GPL)
<P> 
Main features:
<ul>
<li>nice GUI interface; 
<li>menus, toolbar and dialogs for tag editing - like HomeSite and
   asWedit; 
<li>HTML 4.0 support; 
<li>preview for &lt;IMG&gt; tag (see screenshot); 
<li>color selectors for bgcolor and other color attributes; 
<li>color syntax highlighting; 
<li>preview with external browser (Netscape); 
<li>ability to filter editor content through any external program that
   support stdin/stdout interface; 
<li>KDE integration. 
</ul>
<P>
For more information:<BR> 
<A HREF="http://www.services.ru/linux/webmaker/">
http://www.services.ru/linux/webmaker/</A> 
	

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