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Gnu-Friends Digest 6/13/04

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Gnu-Friends Digest 6/13/04
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:42:44 -0000

This is the Weekly digest for

Microsoft patent to be reexamined at PUBPAT's request 
  By brian, 2004-06-12 08:48:14 
  Section: News

[From PUBPAT] The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an
order granting the Public Patent Foundation's request for reexamination of
Microsoft's patent on the FAT file system. In its order, the Patent Office
found that PUBPAT's request raised "a substantial new question of
patentability" regarding every claim of the patent.


New GNU Source CD released (18th edition) 
  By brian, 2004-06-12 08:48:02 
  Section: News

Lisa Goldstein of GNU Press has sent out a newsletter announcing the
latest release of the GNU Source CD (18th edition, with lower prices), and
GNU Project 20th Anniversary T-shirts. There is also a call for volunteers
to help on GNU stalls at conferences in Portland and San Francisco in July
and August.


FSF-Europe Summer Newsletter 
  By brian, 2004-06-11 12:09:22 
  Section: News

FSF Europe has sent out a new newsletter, covering updates on software
patents, AGNULA, information about Georg Greve visiting with free software
activists in South America and news on the Italian SAIE law.


Conference on free software for multimedia streaming (Paris, June 23-24) 
  By brian, 2004-06-11 12:07:10 
  Section: News

IRCAM, the Paris-based music and multimedia research center, is organizing
the first european meeting on free software for multimedia streaming over
the internet on June 23-24, 2004. Topics include standards, free codecs,
and real-time and interactive applications. Registration is free, and all
presentations will be streamed in OGG/VORBIS format.


US Dept of Labor releases web software under GPL 
  By brian, 2004-06-11 12:06:52 
  Section: News

The US Department of Labor has released its Zope-based web content
management system "Workforce Connections", under the GNU General Public
License. The system is compliant with federal accesibility standards
(Section 508, SCORM) and has been used for a number of DOL and OSHA


GCC Summit 2004 proceedings available 
  By brian, 2004-06-11 12:06:33 
  Section: News

The proceedings of the 2004 GCC Summit, held in Ottowa (June 2-4), are
now available online from The GCC mailing list also has
summaries of the BOF sessions on version control and testing.

Brian Gough

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