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    Debian @ Linux Park
    Submitted by robster on Sunday, November 05, 2000 – 10:39
    “The Debian project happily annouces that they have received an offer to represent the project and its sane Linux distribution from November 5th to November 11th as part of LinuxPark at europeans second most important computer-oriented exhibition, Systems 2000 in Munich, Germany.”. Says the email that popped into my mailbox this morning. See below for the rest.
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    XFree86 4 now in unstable
    Submitted by agl on Sunday, November 05, 2000 – 10:15
    Branden, head of the Debian X Strike Force, has reached a milestone in his work on packaging X4 and it’s now in Woody. I’ve been using the phase 2 debs for ages now and I haven’t had a problem which is pretty impressive considering I’m running a G400 twin head and a Mach 64 in Xinerama.

    Netsnipe: (Updated 4:45GMT) On a side note, on behalf of the entire DebianPlanet crew, we’d also like to congratulate G. Branden Robinson not only on his X work, but also on his recently announced engagement.
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    Blurring the Line Between Pure Debian and its Commercial Variants
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Saturday, November 04, 2000 – 15:26
    On Thursday in #debian, an interesting thread in a conversation appeared. With the release of Progeny Linux System’s own commercial variation of Debian GNU/Linux, what will be the Debian community’s response to it? Time and time again, many Debian users have expressed that one of their main reasons behind their loyalty to it was because of its commitment to remain as only one of the few non-profit Linux distributions left in active development. In recent times, a few corporations have released their own commercial variants, most notably, Corel, Libranet and Stormix. A full list of Linux releases based upon Debian can be found here. Despite most of these distributions possessing their respective merits, the Debian community, many of whom are purists to Debian’s principles find it hard-pressed to stray away from mainstream Debian. So where do commercial variants of Debian stand in the eyes of the Debian community? Is there enough momentum and support from within the community to keep them going despite their motives to profit from Debian? Please vote in the front page poll, but voice your opinions here.

    See also (9 Nov 9:15GMT):

    Poll: Would you use a commercial variant of Debian GNU/Linux?

    Ian Murdock’s response

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    Software in the Public Interest
    Submitted by Joy on Friday, November 03, 2000 – 20:32
    Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
    is the non-profit corporation that was set up to handle money and legal issues
    for Debian. It expanded to sponsor many other Free Software projects, according to its set of goals. We’re trying to revive the
    interest in the organization, in order to attract more
    members (a membership page will be set up soon) and to get more
    donations. Comments, suggestions and all offers for help are welcome.

    Reviews section opened
    Submitted by ressu on Friday, November 03, 2000 – 07:44
    DebianPlanet has opened it’s reviews section with Not-So-Formal review of webmin

    Get DebianPlanet news to your Mozilla sidebar
    Submitted by ressu on Thursday, November 02, 2000 – 20:34
    The RDF source for Debianplanet has been fixed up so much that i have been able to arrange a
    ‘My Sidebar’

    panel for mozilla. but remember it’s mozilla only. Also if you like
    My Netscape
    , you can also add debianplanet to your page.

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    Upgrade alert
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, November 02, 2000 – 19:55
    Just a quick warning for those running woody. it is strongly reccommended you don’t upgrade in the short future as XF4 and Perl 5.6 are enetering woody. You have been warned. This is guenna cause some major headaches for many sysadmins (including me!).

    On the upside 2.4-test10 has been released.

    Debian Installer is having a makeover
    Submitted by ressu on Thursday, November 02, 2000 – 18:44
    For Some time now there has been talk about new modular debian installer, today it had it’s first weekly status report

    Progeny Debian Beta One available
    Submitted by ressu on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 – 22:13
    Progeny Linux systems just announced the availability of Progeny Debian Beta, it is available as apt source for now.

    Read more at Progeny Linux

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    Qt/Embedded gets GPL’d
    Submitted by dale on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 – 10:11
    Found this via a link of LWN.


    I sure this is causing excitement in the Debian Embedded project?


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