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Five years ago Caldera released Caldera OpenLinux (COL) Base 1.0.
The comic strip User Friendly was launched.
Three years ago LWN was on vacation, but we do know that Eric S. Raymond announced the launch of the Open Source Initiative.
Two years ago LWN took a much needed vacation, so apparently nothing of importance happened.
Doc Searls also went to Comdex and wrote about it in Linux Journal.
In most cases, the companies didn't even give me reasons why they built their boxes with Linux. It was like I asked why they used a TCP/IP stack or plastic in their cases. Clearly, embedding Linux is getting to be less of a brainer every day.
There were rumors that Corel might sell its Linux operation to some other company. The rumors were finally proved to be true last September when Xandros Corporation (backed by Linux Global Partners) signed a strategic licensing agreement with Corel Corporation, giving it access to Corel's Linux desktop OS and related technologies.
Celeste Amanda Torvalds, daughter of Linus and Tove Torvalds, was born on November 20. Happy 1st birthday, Celeste.
The current development kernel release was 2.4.0-test11, which contained a great many fixes, including one for a longstanding PCMCIA problem.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
November 22, 2001