15 Jan 2001 gtaylor   » (Master)

Well, I feel much better; I was able to spend nearly six hours today catching up with my email backlog. I processed over 400 mails dating back a full year, and excepting another hundred or so to gtaylor+pht, I'm caught up all the way until mid-December.

I also had time to fix assorted URLs, change the copyright, and do the s!Linux!GNU/Linux!g bit on the HOWTO. And of course spruce up a few printer entries. I even had time to bless Klaus for Foomatic data entry. This brings two mainstream Linuxes--Caldera and Mandrake--on board with the CUPS/Foomatic printing solution; cool! (I've got half an idea that SuSE also has some related plan, but I can't remember why I think that).

I also responded to the Minolta/QMS guy; they're interested in cooperating with free software development, so I suggested ways to do that. And there was a Sharp fellow I'd missed last October who I answered properly. All good deals; now there are at least six major printer vendors actively cooperating with free software. Things are sure looking up on this front.

Unfortunately, actual progress on code and such didn't happen, but I'm so psyched to be mostly caught up on email after being behind for years that I don't care...

Meanwhile, I felt obligated to post an article on free softwareness (or absence of, really) in Antitrust, a point I think most other reviewers missed.

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