Visula Studio Plugin Allows for Linux Development

Mainsoft’s ‘Grasshopper’ Gives Visual Studio Developers Jump on Writing Linux Apps
Mainsoft Corp. Tuesday announced a program and a new tool for Visual Studio .Net developers to use their familiar tool set to write applications for Linux.

The San Jose, Calif., company announced its Visual Studio .Net for Linux Developer Program as well as its new Visual MainWin for J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) Developer Edition tool, code-named Grasshopper.”

Academic Publishers See Google Library Project As Threat

Slashdot | Publishers Protest Google Library Project
A group of academic publishers is challenging Google Inc.’s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index, highlighting fears that the ambitious project will violate copyrights and stifle future sales. In a letter scheduled to be delivered to Google Monday, the Association of American University Presses described the online search engine’s library project as a troubling financial threat to its membership — 125 nonprofit publishers of academic journals and scholarly books. The university presses depend on books sales and other licensing agreements for most of their revenue, making copyright protections essential to their survival.

Google’s only response is to license the material, I think. That would be the only thing that would get support from these folks. There will be more of this as Google moves forward with this project.