aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Eudora’s going open source
QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and the Mozilla Foundation, a public-benefit organization dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the Internet, today announced that future versions of EudoraÃ‚Â® will be based upon the same technology platform as the open source Mozilla ThunderbirdÃ¢â€žÂ¢ email program. Future versions of Eudora will be free and open source, while retaining Eudora’s uniquely rich feature set and productivity enhancements. QUALCOMM and Mozilla will each participate in, and continue to foster development communities based around the open source Mozilla project, with a view to enhancing the capabilities and ease of use of both Eudora and Thunderbird. QUALCOMM also today announced that it has released the final commercial versions of the current Eudora products for Windows and Mac operating systems. The open source version of Eudora is targeted to release during the first half of calendar year 2007. Once the open source version of Eudora is released, QUALCOMM will cease to sell Eudora commercially. In the interim, QUALCOMM will continue commercial sales, at a reduced price of $19.95 and with a six-month period of technical support. Existing technical support commitments will be honored in their entirety.
Via Cory Doctorow.
Well darn, we missed him!
President George Bush spent nearly three hours [!] in Middle Georgia on Tuesday, politicking, raising money and urging a partisan audience to send a Republican to Congress to help cut taxes and keep America safe.
Bush came to Macon for a fundraiser for Mac Collins, the Republican challenger in the 8th Congressional District. But his visit was more than that, stopping traffic and drawing crowds streetside to watch his motorcade pass as a sitting president visited Macon for the first time since 1996. People lined the roads along the president’s route from Robins Air Force Base, where he landed in Air Force One, to the Wilson Convention Center. They waved American flags and signs that said “thank you” and “welcome.”
His message? Terror and taxes. Is there anything else? Not here. “Bush knew his audience well and drew repeated, loud bursts of applause.”