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The Esperantilo editor helps users write in the world language, and Kleansweep searches for dormant files. If you are an expert on compression algorithms, you can win 50.000 Euros. Also, the lowdown on the Cdrecord feud, and confirmation of the Etch release.

F ans of Esperanto believe that a common language for the whole world would solve many problems. Esperanto [1] was invented and introduced by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof in 1887 as a means of simplifying worldwide communication. Language Under a Free License To this day, Esperanto is supported by a small but faithful community, and it is no coincidence that many Esperanto fans are also members of the Linux community. Besides the cosmopolitan goals and worldwide backing, Linux and Esperanto share similar license models. The inventor gave up his rights to the artificial language after its release, thus creating what may well have been the first free license since the invention of copyright.

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