Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 29th May 2004 15:39 UTC, submitted by t3rmin4t0r
.NET (dotGNU too) DotGNU 0.6.6 has been released . Read the announcement here. It's been 2 months since the last release , threading has been rewritten twice , timers redone once , binary/SOAP serialization and lots of stuff done in Windows.Forms . This release includes Portable Studio IDE, MyXaml, Photo Tool (wx.NET), KDE DCOP Support, MDI and FileDialogs, Gtk-Sharp, Svg Rendering, XHTML Rendering .
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Wrong. Not like a screwdriver.
by Omer Hickman on Mon 31st May 2004 05:00 UTC

Any mechanical mechanism or chemical formulation in products I use can be freely studied, dissected and analyzed. This qualifies as a 'God Given Right'. The full behaver of a mechanical system can be determined by such analysis.

The same is NOT TRUE of software. Software is complex enough to contain hidden agendas, catastrophic and almost undetectable flaws and is something that society depends on far more then any specific mechanical technology. Software is increasingly important to the transfer and storage of human thought. The potential for great empowerment or unthinkable repression is in the balance. Software is becoming the DNA of civilization to allow any one organization to have monopolistic control of such technology would mean the end of freedoms to an unimaginable extent. This transcends all politics, academia and independent thinkers.