The one-dot-ohs for this week:
The Deciding-Linux-HOWTO by Rahul Sundaram helps you decide whether Linux is the right operating system for you. Should you still be in doubt, http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Deciding-Linux-HOWTO/ is the place to be.
A new guide saw the light this week: the Win+BSD+Linux Installation Guide explains how to make these three systems live together on one system. Subhasish Ghosh is waiting for your comments: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Win+BSD+Linux-Install/html/.
Should there be an international technology base for UNIX/POSIX technology?
Ricardo Alexandra Mattar sent in v1.0.2 of the Samba Authenticated Gateway HOWTO, which is now in the HOWTO section at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Samba-Authenticated-Gateway-HOWTO.html.
Alavoor Vasudevan now has v.16.3 of the C-C++ Beautifier HOWTO available in DocBook format from http://tldp.org/HOWTO/C-C++Beautifier-HOWTO/.
The Linux Kernel HOWTO was also converted to DocBook, that was v5.5, but v5.6 is the latest now, see http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/.
The DocBook-OpenJade-SGML-XML-HOWTO by Saqib Ali was released in v2.2.4, read more at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/DocBook-OpenJade-SGML-XML-HOWTO/.
John Huggins wasn't quite sure of last week's update for the Linux Astronomy HOWTO, so he posted some additions, which you can check out in v1.44 at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Astronomy-HOWTO/.
Charles Curley submitted the Linux Complete Backup and Recovery HOWTO, v1.3, which is now available from http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux-Complete-Backup-and-Recovery-HOWTO/.
Eric S. Raymond must have got a lot of comment on the 1.0 release of the Linksys Blue Box Router HOWTO last week, 'cause here is v1.1: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Linksys-Blue-Box-Router-HOWTO/.
The latest version of the openMosix-HOWTO, v0.7 got translated into Spanish, read it at http://es.tldp.org/Manuales-LuCAS/manual-openMosix-ES/manual-openMosixES_0.7beta-html/.
Matthew P. Barnson announced v2.16.3 of the Bugzilla Guide, a comprehensive guide discussing the most popular Open Source bug-tracking system. Read everything about it at http://tldp.org/LDP/bugzilla/Bugzilla-Guide/.
Sergiusz Pawlowicz found a discussion on a different list on legal issues around the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and the Debian project declaring this license non-free.
Colin Watson pointed out that this discussion was just affecting version 1.2 of GFDL; not the much more widely used version 1.1. He suggested authors should stick with GFDL 1.1 for the time being.
David Lawyer mentioned the issue that the license requires a copy of itself to be in any copy of the document that is licensed under it, a practice frequently omitted by the author. But he held that this would usually not be a real-world legal issue as there will be no judge as long as nobody is suing.
Charles Curleysuggested that people who have objections against version 1.2 of GFDL should not only raise them but come up with proposals for amelioration.
Edward Cherlin is working on the Mozilla project. He would like to introduce full Indic support in Mozilla and is therefore looking to get in contact with font developers and probably other people that might be able to help with this.
Alexander Voropay is asking if anyone knows about a software to build a free multilingual technology base that would probably serve the LDP translation project as well as other i18n projects very well (and might free all the non-english speakers of sometimes bad to just not understandable translations of terms).
Binh is working on something like that in his/her spare time and has already collected a few 10,000 words, which could be released to the LDP in the near future.
Note from the editor: How about an international firstname directory that would provide for a gender lookup. There are names I just can't tell if they are male or female. Apologies if the editors of this news ever mess with you first name.
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