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GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - GNU Emacs 24.1 released! (

larry bagina writes: GNU Emacs 24.1 has been released. New features include bi-directional text and right-to-left (think Arabic or Hebrew) and lexical scoping in emacs lisp. I know a lot of us were still using vi for those reasons, so this is exciting news.

Submission + - The RMS Rider (

larry bagina writes: It's no secret that rock stars have riders — provisions on their contractual appearances that require a bowl of brown-free m&ms or specify the exact brand of bottled water, cocaine purity, etc. Well, Richard Stallman has his own list of provisions. Nothing about toe jam, oddly enough.

I can't wait to see Eric Raymond's rider!

"Free markets select for winning solutions." -- Eric S. Raymond