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LinuxOne's IPO has been in the news this week, as a result of its amended S-1 filing. The filing has a number of interesting tidbits in it, including the fact that the project price has been increased (slightly) to $8.25/share. Unlike the previous filing, this one also lists an underwriter: Capital West Securities.
Other tidbits from the filing:
Much of the press surrounding the LinuxOne IPO has been speculating that the stock could go public by the end of the year. We called up Capital West Securities to ask, and were told that the due diligence process is continuing and that the IPO is currently targeted for February. Reports that it is happening this year are incorrect.
Capital West also seems to be somewhat surprised by the response the LinuxOne IPO is getting from the Linux community. They had as many questions for LWN as we had for them. While they wouldn't say that they were reconsidering this offering, there was enough talk of "continued due diligence" to give that impression. After all, to get caught up in a bad IPO would not do them any good either.
The sourceXchange needs peer reviewers and spec writers. The sourceXchange has issued a call for peer reviewers and spec writers to help with their process. These are paid positions, and could well be a good way to pick up a little cash while helping the free software process.
Folks interested in the Itanium processor may want to check out this paper on porting kernels to the IA-64 architecture in the Intel Technology Journal. It gives some good coverage of the difficulties that an Intel porting encountered. (Thanks to Steven Rosenblum).
The beta version of the long-awaited Opera browser is available for download; it can be found on Metalab. A quick test shows it to be quick, but buggy - not quite ready for prime time yet. (Thanks to Manfred Scheible).
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December 30, 1999