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Minoru Development Corporation has made a strong commitment, moving from proprietary to open source development. The announcement states that all future Minoru products will be made available under the GPL. We are particularly interested in the future of open source software in the health care market and are looking for opportunities to deploy open source software for health care providers, manage the release of internally developed software under open source licenses, and manage new open source projects in this field. No actual products are yet available but it will be interesting to watch Minoru's progress.
Paul Iadonisi sent in a note about improved support for the Rex PC Companion under Linux. For those of you that haven't checked out this fun toy yet, you might want to. Of course, the public release of 1.0 of the software isn't scheduled until September 21st, and schedules like that are known to slip, so don't count on using the Rex immediately ...
The German Language version of Star Office 5.0 is now out in a pre-final version. One rumoured ship date for the English version is October 15th.
Some questions were posted recently to one of the newsgroups about Linux-Canada, a Canadian firm selling Linux products which they had tried to contact without success. Linux-Canada provided this response, explaining the recent problems and giving some background on their company.
The folks at Amazon.com have put together a list of recommended Linux book, all of which, of course, they would be delighted to sell to you. See their Linux books page for more.
Novell and Caldera plan to tighten up their relationship, according to this news.com article. Among other things, that should mean a port of the new "Novell Directory Services" (NDS) to Linux.
September 17, 1998