Freely Redistributable Software is Alive and Well
Finally, here I am on a late night flight on my way back to Seattle so I guess I am done with what I need to tell you about the conference. We intend to keep up on plans for the next Freely Redistributable Software Conference and will let you know about it in plenty of time so you can attend. If you want to rub elbows with some of the important people in the free software movement, get genuinely inspired by the high interest level in Linux, learn something new and maybe drink a real or virtual beer or two, it is the right conference to attend.
The following papers were presented at the Sunday conference. Note that a printed copy of the proceedings is available for $25 (postpaid in the U.S., add $10 for foreign airmail) from Free Software Foundation, 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111. They can be reached by phone at +1 617 542-5942 or fax at +1 617 542-2652.
Automated Management of a Heterogeneous Distributed Production Environment by Ph. Defert; CERN, European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland
Freely Redistributable Software across the Internet—Current Practice and Future Directions to Overcome the Bandwidth Crisis by Neil Smith; HENSA Unix, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Cheap Operating Systems Research and Teaching with Linux by Victor Yodaiken, New Mexico Tech
Freely Redistributable Instead of Commercial Software—Yugoslav Experience by Radivoje Zonjic; Department of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade University, Yugoslavia
Linux on the OSF Mach3 Microkernel by Francois Barbou des Places; OSF Research Institute, Grenoble and Cambridge
Internationalization in the GNU project by Ulrich Drepper; University of Karlsruhe
Perceptions—An Implementation of a Medical Information Support Environment with Freely Distributable software by Dr. Greg W. Wettstein; Oncology Research Division Computing Facility, Roger Maris Cancer Center
The RPM Packaging System by Erik Troan; Red Hat Software
Coordination Joint Cost/No-Cost Rights for Software Developed with SBIR Funding by Philip A. Wilsey; Computer Architecture Design Laboratory, Department of ECECS, Cincinnati
Licensing Alternatives for Freely Redistributable Software by L. Peter Deutsch; Aladdin Enterprises
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