<< ~/. >>
Lex Mercatoria -->
 This text's sub- 
 Table of Contents 

Information Technology


Open Source - Fresh Memes in Information/Knowledge Sharing (a feast of the commons? / percolation?)

<< ~/. >>

Open Source - Fresh Memes in Information/Knowledge Sharing (a feast of the commons? / percolation?)

This list does not attempt to be exhaustive. It provides links to sources we have found particularly useful, and to other more comprehensive lists of sources on the subject.

List Open Standards & Protocols / Interoperability

List Free Software Foundation

List Open Source Software

List Open Source & Education

List Groklaw

List Tangential News

List Books

List Sampling of open source related technologies & projects

List Other

Elsewhere off this site: TOC linked .html Intellectual Property Segment  alternative memes and Segment  Linux

Tangential News - primarily on Linux, may include some on "open source" generally

External Link  MIT to Make Nearly all course material available free on the World Wide Web "unprecedented step challenges the privatization of knowledge" MIT News - April 4 2001

Linux: Corporate Interest

External Link  Open season Glyn Moody says that Microsoft may rule desktop PCs today, but a serious rival is now on its way Thursday January 30, 2003 The Guardian

External Link  Banks Want to Swim With Penguin By Michelle Delio 02:00 AM Feb. 03, 2003
"Linux is probably the only good news that we've had in the financial industry over the past couple of years," said Keith Codell, a systems administrator for a Wall Street firm. "Linux is reliable -- it never crashes, it's secure. Wouldn't it be sweet if the market was more like Linux?"
"The call for RMDS for Linux has been astounding," said Peter Lankford, head of real-time content-management systems for Reuters. "And the response from our beta testers, even those who initially dismissed Linux as 'experimental technology,' has been overwhelmingly positive.
"They saw performance improvements and cost savings. These folks are bankers, and they know you almost never get more for less -- but this time they did."
Reuters began beta testing RMDS for Linux in October. Lankford wouldn't reveal names, but said the RMDS beta was tested in six of the world's largest financial institutions.
"I have to admit I was shocked at the complete lack of negative feedback," Casey Merkey, global program manager for RMDS on Linux. "You always get negative feedback in beta tests."
Merkey said that even the customers who were not convinced they wanted to use a Linux system converted quickly once they started using it.
"Some of our more challenging customers suddenly became my very best friends," he said.
Financial industry heavyweights such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs Group and E-Trade have all announced major Linux deployments in recent months.

External Link  01/27/03; Vol. 17 No. 20 Disruptive technologies by Joab Jackson

External Link  Developers turn to Linux 10:26 Tuesday 28th January 2003 Reuters Source: Reuters LinuxWorld: High prices and unreliable systems drive programmers to switch platforms from Windows to Linux, although Microsoft continues to dominate the desktop

External Link  Reuters introduces Linux-based market data feeds Reuters, 02.03.03, 12:01 AM ET

External Link  Rise of the 'Consumer' Linux Distribution LinuxPosted by michael on Wednesday February 05, 2003

External Link  Group Hopes to Give New Life to Desktop Linux By Thor Olavsrud 5 February 2003

External Link  Life looks good for Linux BBC 22 January, 2003

External Link  Could Linux dethrone the software king? By Richard Waters Published: January 21 2003, January 22 2003 edition External Link  Slashdot FT on Europe's Open Source Option "The Financial Times offers a very interesting read about Linux, its possibilities for business, and its threat to Microsoft. Also a second article about "Europe's open-source option"."

External Link  Linux makes new PC waves, and profits Jim Cole January 17, 2003

External Link  Linux and the market's big geographic change

External Link  Bank's faith in Linux pays dividends (Communications /Network infrastructure /)

External Link  More foreign banks switching to Linux

External Link  EL Today: Massive CSFB Trading Architecture Now Powered by Red Hat

External Link  Wall Street Embraces Linux (Forbes)

External Link  FT (& American Banker) Why Linux made inroads at Financial Institutions (FT)

External Link  "Why I feel Linux will fundamentally change the Information Technology Industry" IBM 2000 Annual Report

External Link  Linux for IBM FAQ

External Link  Linux waddles from obscurity to the big time Momentum builds as upstart operating system proves it can compute (USA Today August 2002)

External Link  Larry Ellison: Oracle Betting On Linux By Dan Orzech December 20, 2002: Oracle is seeing a huge trend towards Linux, says the company's CEO, and is pitching its new database clustering technology as the ideal way to take advantage of the open source operating system and low-cost Intel hardware. Move aside, IBM. Oracle is jumping on the Linux bandwagon.

External Link  IDC: Linux Becoming Entrenched in Capital Markets By Thor Olavsrud Linux is well on its way to becoming entrenched in capital markets, with leading edge firms turning to the platform for mission-critical applications, according to a new report by IDC Financial Services (the fruit of IDC's acquisition of Meridien Research). December 19, 2002

External Link  Free Linux operating system wins some big-name fans By Kim Peterson Seattle Times technology reporter December 23, 2002

External Link  Microsoft should 'fear the Penguin' By Robert Jaques [10-01-2003] Goldman Sachs spells out a stark warning to Redmond - "Microsoft should "fear the Penguin" as Linux moves into the heart of corporate IT infrastructures, according to Goldman Sachs...The investment bank is optimistic about the future of the open source operating system in its Fear the Penguin study."

External Link  Wall St. leans toward Linux By LUCAS MEARIAN OCTOBER 21, 2002 Source: Computerworld With a handful of key Wall Street brokerage firms acting as icebreakers, Linux is quickly gaining ground on Unix and Windows as a mission-critical operating system within the securities industry. The attractions: its flexibility across systems and the savings it yields through the use of commodity hardware. "The list of people in the queue who are saying 'When I have a new project, I'm going to use Linux' is larger than we can handle," said Rick Carey, chief technology architect at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York. "I'd say it will be significant over the next year. A majority of new projects are interested in Linux."

External Link  Feature: Counting on Linux By jack mccarthy 9 January, 2003 8:02 san francisco, U.S. "At financial services giant Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., CTO John McKinley is blazing a trail to boost productivity and enhance ROI with his strategy. And that trail has led him to pursue a company-wide deployment of Linux open-source software. McKinley says Linux is ready for prime time and set to take on increasing responsibility in the datacenter. "The speed of the evolution of the Linux story has surprised even me," he says... CTOs of major enterprises such as Merrill Lynch, which claimed US$21.8 billion in revenue in 2001, are adopting Linux in increasing numbers and scale. These chief technologists, spurred by the new reality of leaner, meaner IT budgets, cite savings in hardware and software costs as well as benefits of the operating system's stability and scalability. A 2002 Forrester Research Inc. survey found that of 286 IT decision-makers, 28 percent plan to use Linux for enterprise application servers in 2003 and 31 percent plan to use Linux for Web servers. Chief technologists are reporting favorable results, experts say. They say doubts about Linux are gradually disappearing as the OS gains acceptance and support from big-name vendors such as IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. "

External Link  Nimble edge slowly erodes for Microsoft January 13, 2003

Linux: Cost Savings + Superior Technology

External Link  Slashdot | Amazon: Linux Saved Us Millions

External Link  Amazon saves millions with Linux switch - Tech News - CNET.com

External Link  Google's Linux (not so) Secret

External Link  Google's open-source secrets

External Link  Google Web Directory - Computers > Open Source > Advocacy

External Link  MS paper touts Unix in Hotmail's Win2k switch By Thomas C Greene in Washington Posted: 21/11/2002

External Link  Intel's Linux use saved $200 million in two years - Inside Intel's IT department

External Link  Linux project gives schools networks at fraction of Windows cost

External Link  Feature: Linux a cheaper choice

External Link  Samba Runs Rings around Windows 2000 "Connecting" Linux to Windows (estimated 100% better performance, 4 times the scalability)

External Link  SGI Demos 64-Proc Linux Box

Linux: Database

External Link  Turbolinux 7 Server and IBM DB2 set performance record

Linux: Super Computing

External Link  IBM: Linux is the 'logical successor' The day is approaching when Linux will likely replace IBM's version of Unix, says the company's top software executive. February 03, 2003

External Link  IBM throwing its weight behind Linux By Stephen Shankland Special to ZDNet News January 29, 2003 NEW YORK--The day is approaching when Linux will likely replace IBM's version of Unix, the company's top software executive said, an indication that the upstart operating system's stature is rising within Big Blue.

External Link  Linux to enter supercomputing top five

External Link  Implications of Linux supercomputers for AMD, Intel

External Link  $24.5 Million Linux Supercomputer by HP

External Link  HP to build Linux supercomputer - Hewlett-Packard announced a high-profile contract Tuesday to build a Linux-powered supercomputer for the U.S. Department of Energy.

External Link  HP creates off-the-shelf (top 500) supercomputer External Link  Slashdot story

External Link  Linux Supercomputer Howls by IBM

External Link  Linux clusters scale better and cost less 12:43 Monday 4th November 2002 Grant Gross Linux clusters can scale better than supercomputers, and have good administrations tools. Plus -- they are much cheaper

External Link  Linux Scales New Heights Ideas 2003 CIO Magazine Jan 1 2003

External Link  top 500 supercomputers

Government Interest

External Link  India gives thumbs up to Linux By Nick Farrell [02-01-2003]

External Link  Indian Government Moves to Let Linux In Linux BusinessPosted by CowboyNeal on Thursday December 26, 2002 Webi writes "The government of India has started taking precise, wide-reaching steps to usher in a Linux wave in India." India sure seems to be a highly contested arena lately. Interestingly, India's plan calls for government-sponsored support and call centers. Looks like they've really thought this through. External Link  Govt move on to let in Linux PRASENJIT BHATTACHARYA TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2002 12:54:49 PM ]

External Link  Linux and the market's big geographic change

External Link  European Union IDA Study On Open Source Software "Study into the use of open source software in the public sector" (September 2001)

External Link  Free/Libre and Open Source Software: Survey and Study Institute of Infonomics at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands (July 2002)

External Link  Governments should switch to open source - study

External Link  EU Report Advocates Pooling Open Source Software Slashdot

External Link  The Linux developer lifestyle, exposed

External Link  German gov deal offers Linux great leap forward in Europe

External Link  US Navy using Linux

External Link  Norwegian Statskonsult Endorses Linux/Open Source Software for the Public Sector (August 2001, English Translation, pdf)
External Link  Rapport 2001:7 Åpen programvare - "anvendelighetene av Linux og annen åpen programvare i statlig forvaltning"

External Link  Norway snubs Microsoft also External Link  Norway says No Way to Microsoft

External Link  Germany likes Linux by John Blau, October 30, 2002

External Link  Open source seeks growth in government market By Gretel Johnston October 30, 2002

External Link  New Zealand Open letter "consider an official position favouring 'open source' software (OSS) for computing in the government and in business." ... "Countries like Mexico, Brazil, France, and China are already considering legislation to favour OSS deployment in government institutions, schools, and in business."

External Link  Venezuela's Government Shifts to Open Source Software (August 2002)

External Link  Venezuela Goes Open Source Slashdot

External Link  MS in Peruvian Open Source Nightmare off The Register and including link to External Link  "the original letter" (in Spanish) and External Link  "the FUD letter from Microsoft" (in Spanish) External Link  Another copy of the letter in answer to MS (which including some of the Merits of Open Source) DR. Edgar David Villanueva Nuñez, Congressman of the Republica of Perú. http://slashdot.org/articles/02/05/04/220237.shtml?tid=117 Slashdot: Free Software Law in Peruvian Congress

External Link  Project Ägypten (Free Software Sphinx-Clients) German Government funds secure mail project, potentially saving its businesses and tax paying populace £$ millions - and potentially those of other nations as well (a feast of the commons?). "The Sphinx project launched by German authorities aims to improve secure email exchange... Proprietary products are already on the way, but with the project Ägypten there is now also a Free Software solution going to be realized for popular mail user agents (sphinx-enabling KMail and mutt are essential goals)."

External Link  Interface: The Penguin catches on in the Middle East Linux is emerging as a viable alternative operating system for businesses all over the world

External Link  City saves with Linux, thin clients - The sun is shining on Linux in the Florida Panhandle. At a time when Microsoft Windows dominates the corporate desktop, the City of Largo has chosen Linux.

External Link  Governments - Philippines, Denmark, Eastern Europe Linux?

External Link  UK Government backs open source

External Link  U.K. government backs open source

External Link  UK unveils Open Source policy, may make it 'default' option

External Link  Exploiting [irreprable!] design flaws in the Win32 API for privilege escalation. External Link  Slashdot (Shattering Windows)

General Interest

External Link  Is Linux poised to topple Microsoft? CNN September 4, 2002

External Link  Survey: Linux growing

External Link  Linux Replacing Windows More Than Unix Slashdot

External Link  Are the Floodgates Opening on Microsoft?

Open Infrastructure

External Link  HP to W3C: We Support Royalty-Free Standards for the Web Infrastructure Oct 4, 2001

External Link  Learning to Love the Penguin "I set out to use nothing but Linux for a month. Cold turkey." Geoff Palmer, New Zealand, Monday, 1 October, 2001 External Link   

External Link  PHP Overtakes Microsoft's ASP as Web's #1 Server- side Scripting Language

Who is hostile?

External Link  Lead Windows developer bugged by security

External Link  MS 'Software Choice' scheme a clever fraud By Bruce Perens

External Link  What Gates' attacks on the GPL really mean - Richard Stallman

External Link  Microsoft Attacks Free Software Developers with New License

External Link  MS disappears claim that Windows is legal requirement

External Link  Crashing computers cost U.K. billions (needless to say this one is about someone else's computers/software/OS)

External Link  'Think Tank' Issues Microsoft-Funded Troll as reported/commented-upon on Slashdot

External Link  Initiative for Software Choice " a global initiative promoting neutral government procurement, standards and public R&D policies for software!"

External Link  Linux battle becomes political BBC

External Link  MS leads lobby against open source ZD Net

Technology & "Freedom"

External Link  Electronic Frontier Foundation

Free Software Foundation

External Link  Free Software Foundation "all information should be shared"

External Link  FSF - Free Software Foundation "The Free Software Foundation (FSF), founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software - particularly the GNU operating system(used widely today in its GNU/Linux variant)--- and free (as in freedom) documentation. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software."

External Link  FSF Europe - Free Software Foundation Europe

External Link  GNU's Not Unix! "The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system.(GNU is a recursive acronym for `GNU's Not Unix'; it is pronounced 'guh-NEW'.)"

External Link  Philosophy of the GNU Project

External Link  Free Software Licenses

The Gnu Public Licence - GPL provides the following freedoms subject to the conditions that may be summarised as follows (This is a RA summary of the GPL (2002w17) and has not been approved by the FSF (Free Software Foundation)):

1. On condition that any distribution you make of:

(a) this software; and or

(b) any modified versions of this software

shall be subject to the GPL [under the (same conditions as the) GPL] you are:

i. free to copy this software;

ii. free to view the source code of this software;

iii. free to add to or otherwise modify the source code of this software;

iv. free to distribute this software and any chages you make to this software;

v. free to charge for the software you distribute (whether with or without modification).

2. In exchange for the freedoms (1 i to v) outlined above, you agree under the GPL (1 (a) and (b)) that all the GPL freedoms shall remain present in any modification or distribution of this software.

To Reiterate: the condition for the freedoms granted under this license (the GPL, [summarised above]) is the provision (making available) of the source code for any modificaton or distribution you make under the same license (i.e. under the GPL).

GPL software shall remain GPL as summarised above.

Opinion: This is the licence that guarantees protection the (core or heart of the) Software Commons and is in my opinion External Link  Richard Stallman's single greatest contribution, (under which much wonderful code has been produced and is protected. The power of Linux development is not so necessarily tied to Gnu as it is the GPL! - thank you Stallman, thank you Torvalds and all who have contributed to GPL software development).

External Link  GNU General Public License (GPL/ Copyleft)

External Link  GNU Lesser General Public License

External Link  GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)

External Link  Richard Stallman's Personal Home Page

External Link  Don't fear the GPL

Open Source

External Link  Open Sources : Voices from the Open Source Revolution 1st Edition January 1999, O'Reilly & Associates The Open Source Story

External Link  Open Source Initiative (OSI) "a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program."

External Link  The Open Source Definition opensource.org

External Link  The Open Source Definition External Link  Authoritative version

Bruce Perens wrote the first draft of this document as "The Debian Free Software Guidelines", and refined it using the comments of the Debian developers in a month-long e- mail conference in June, 1997. He removed the Debian-specific references from the document to create the "Open Source Definition."

External Link  Open Source Project Site hosted by VA Linux

External Link  OSI approved Licenses at Sourceforge.net

External Link  League for Programming Freedom "The League for Programming Freedom is an organization that opposes software patents and user interface copyrights."

External Link  Open Source Writers Group

"Involve users worldwide in software creation as allowing them to contribute to the ongoing process of improving the software they use, results in more useful, better designed, and more robust creations." Eric Raymond*

External Link  Open Source IT

External Link  OSI - Open Source Inc

External Link  Salon's Free Software Project

External Link  Online Linux Story Andrew Leonard

External Link  SalonMagazine - Open Source

External Link  PC Magazine - Open Source

External Link  OReilly - Open Source

External Link  Open Code External Link  Berkman Center for Internet and Society External Link  The Power of Open Code

External Link  SourceXchange O'Reilly & HP

External Link  Open Source's - Eric Steven Raymond External Link  projects External Link  random writings

External Link  Bruce Perens Personal Home Page (now with HP)

External Link  Center for the Public Domain

Open Standards & Protocols / Interoperability

External Link  The Open Group sponsored by Compaq, Fujutsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Hitachi Siemens, IBM, Motorola, Sun

External Link  IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force

External Link  Open p2p O'Reilly

External Link  Standards Organisations (not all of them open standards bodies)

External Link  W3C - World Wide Web Consortium questionable - flirting with dubious ideas (contemplating a false turn)

External Link  OASIS - Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

External Link  Internet Society

External Link  Linux Standard Base "Standardizing the Penguin" of the External Link  Free Standards Group

Groups Against Software Patents

External Link  League for Programming Freedom External Link  Against Software Patents February 28, 1991 "The League for Programming Freedom is an organization that opposes software patents and user interface copyrights"

External Link  Free Patents Organisation "Protecting Innovation & Competition in the IT Industry - Protect business and liberty from software patents" Europe


External Link  Simple End User Linux a volunteer project currently focussing on Linux in Education, Linux in Science and Advocacy Documents

External Link  Open Source Education Foundation "Superior technology in and for schools - enhancing technology for K12 Education"

External Link  Why should open source software be used in schools? ***

External Link  Nations Uniting for Open Source

External Link  Nations Uniting for Open Source (supplement)

External Link  EU Software Patent Hearing Report is Online

External Link  Linux in the schools

External Link  Learning to Love the Penguin I set out to use nothing but Linux for a month. Cold turkey. Geoff Palmer, New Zealand, Monday, 1 October, 2001 External Link   

External Link  koha, the first open source integrated library system


External Link  Groklaw

OSS Technology Sampling

External Link  Open Source Advocacy @ Google

External Link  Open Source Advocacy @ Dmoz

Segment  Linux

External Link  Linux @ Google

External Link  Linux @ Dmoz

External Link  Google also see External Link  Google Advanced Search and External Link  Google Directory and External Link  Google Advanced NewsGroups Search

Google is built largely upon
External Link  open source technologies such as Linux, Perl and Python

External Link  Dmoz Open Directory

External Link  GPG - The GNU Privacy Guard (Open PGP)

External Link  The DotGNU Project

External Link  DotGNU Virtual Identities

External Link  Open ssh (Secure shell) - secure remote computing

External Link  VNC - Virtual Network Computing remote computer desktop access over a wide variety of architectures.

External Link  Virtual Network Computing using ssh

External Link  Samba file sharing between linux and windows

External Link  Apache

External Link  TWikki "a flexible, powerful, and easy to use Web-based collaboration platform. Use TWiki to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the internet. Web content can be created collaboratively by using just a browser" External Link   

External Link  Zope "the leading Open Source web application server. Zope enables teams to collaborate in the creation and management of dynamic web-based business applications such as intranets and portals. Zope makes it easy to build features such as site search, news, personalization, and e-commerce into your web applications."

External Link  DocBook

External Link  Nupedia "We are building the world's largest international, peer-reviewed encyclopedia." (check)

External Link  Wikipedia "a collaborative project to produce a complete encyclopedia from scratch"

External Link  OpenOffice "an Open Source community project building the next generation of office-productivity software. Sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc., and hosted by CollabNet, Inc., OpenOffice.org provides the full infrastructure for global, Open Source community work and growth."

External Link  StarOffice cross-platform office suite by Sun. Watch out for version 6.0 first quarter 2002

External Link  AbiWord seamlessly cross-platform, Open Source Word Processor by AbiSource External Link  GNOME Office - AbiWord

External Link  KOffice a free, integrated office suite by External Link  KDE (K Desktop Environment) for and Linux/Unix

External Link  Gnome desktop environment

External Link  Window Maker an X11 window manager

External Link  Classic themes dot org External Link  themes dot org External Link  PostgreSQL

External Link  MySQL

External Link  MySQL dot com

External Link  PostgreSQL "is a sophisticated Object-Relational DBMS, supporting almost all SQL constructs, including subselects, transactions, and user-defined types and functions. It is the most advanced open-source database available anywhere."

External Link  Perl programming language

External Link  Python programming language

External Link  Ruby programming language

External Link  HP creates off-the-shelf supercomputer External Link  slashdot

External Link  Ogg Vorbis "fully Open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general purpose compressed audio format for high quality"

External Link  Ogg beats MP3 & The Rest In Listening Test Slashdot


External Link  Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution (online) (1st Edition January 1999)

External Link  @amazon: Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution (O'Reilly Open Source)

External Link  Free as in Freedom - Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software by Sam Williams (2002)

External Link  Linux Story Online by Andrew Leonard

External Link  The Cathedral & the Bazaar - Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary Eric S. Raymond @ tuxedo.org

External Link  @oreilly: The Cathedral & the Bazaar (paperback) - Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary by Eric S. Raymond (2nd Ed. 2001)

External Link  @amazon: The Cathedral and the Bazaar : Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary by Eric S. Raymond, Bob Young (2001)

External Link  Free for All: How LINUX and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans by Peter Wayner (2000) External Link  @amazon

External Link  @amazon: Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers by Donald K. Rosenberg (2000)

External Link  @amazon: Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution by Glyn Moody (2001)

External Link  @amazon: Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig (2000)


External Link  "Information on Microsoft's 'Shared Source' Lincensing" by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer

External Link  Open Group a vendor and technology-neutral consortium committed to delivering greater business efficiency by bringing together buyers and suppliers of information technology to lower the time, cost and risk associated with integrating new technology across the enterprise.

"The Open Group's Mission is to offer all organizations concerned with open information infrastructures a new forum where we can share knowledge, integrate open initiatives and certify approved products and processes in a manner in a manner in which they continue to trust our impartiality"

Lex Mercatoria -->
 This text's sub- 
 Table of Contents 

Lex Mercatoria -->

( International Trade/Commercial Law & e-Commerce Monitor )

W3 since October 3 1993
1993 - 2008

started @The University of Tromsø, Norway
hosted by The University of Oslo, Norway
in fellowship with The Institute of International Commercial Law,
Pace University, White Plains, New York, U.S.A.


Ralph Amissah


© Ralph Amissah

presentations' look and feel
generated by
SiSU on Linux & Ruby (on Debian) - better ways, well actually, Way Better!
SiSU Scribe

© Ralph Amissah 1997, current 2008, of SiSU www.jus.uio.no/sisu the program, the markup syntax, and exemplified resulting document presentations look and feel, including text object numbering system.
All Rights Reserved.

© Ralph Amissah
1993 - 2004
All Rights Reserved
w3 since October 3 1993

using Ruby
on the Debian/Gnu/Linux
software infrastructure
think the usual GPL (or OSS) suspects

Get With the Future
<<Way Better!>>

Local Search using Google

lm www

Advanced Google Search of this site

If you have problems viewing pages on this site please update your browser:

Epiphany  Epiphany® |

Galeon  Galeon® |

MS I-Explorer I-Explorer® |

Konqueror Konqueror® |

Mozilla Mozilla Firefox(Firefox)® |

Netscape Netscape® |

Opera Opera®

for console/text viewing:

elinks |


for lightweight gui (X) viewing try:

Dillo |

Epiphany  Epiphany® |

Firefox Firefox® 

& for pdf viewings of this site we recommend stand alone viewers
(rather than web browser plugins):

Adobe Acrobat Reader Acrobat Reader®  |

 GhostView® , GV® & GSview®  |

Xpdf  Xpdf®