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But today penguins are hanging their heads in shame: One of their
own stands accused of breaking the unwritten code of conduct, of
attacking fellow Linux community members under the cover of
-- Wired overstates things a bit.
Dmitry Sklyarov is released on bail, but confined to northern California.
LinuxToday editor Kevin Reichard admits to 'astroturfing' the site and moves on to other internet.com properties (confession).
LynuxWorks lays off 15% of its staff.
The Red Hat E-Commerce Suite launches (announcement).
LWN.net co-founder Liz Coolbaugh goes on medical leave, we still miss her (message from Liz).
Loki Entertainment Software files for bankruptcy, but is still operating.
Mission Critical Linux lays off staff.
Lineo established this license in response to an existing patent
that presented fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in the minds of
some embedded developers who would otherwise utilize the robust
RTAI open source technology.
-- Lineo's Dave Beal
KDE 2.2 is released (announcement).
I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big
and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been
brewing since april, and is starting to get ready.
-- Linux turns 10
Linus redefines min() and max() in the 2.4.9 stable release, then flees the country. Many people object to the new, nonstandard interface.
Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 is released (announcement).
Stallman recently tried what I would call a hostile takeover of
the glibc development. He tried to conspire behind my back and
persuade the other main developers to take control so that in the
end he is in control and can dictate whatever pleases him...
-- Fun with release notes
The Embedded Linux Consortium elects a new board of directors (results).
Lineo receives $20 million in investments (announcement).
Penguin Computing lays off a quarter of its workforce.
Dmitry Sklyarov is charged with DMCA violations and conspiracy; the potential penalties add up to 25 years in prison.
VA Linux Systems loses $267 million in its fourth quarter, mostly as a result of the exit from the hardware business (announcement).
What VA is doing instead is throwing a sop to those instincts by
hanging some proprietary tinsel off the product. This makes it
psychologically easier for Mr. Middle Manager to sign the check;
he can think "I'm buying something real" -- as if bits on a disk
are more real than the people-hours in the service contract that
goes with it. But there it is; most sales and marketing is founded
on the reality that people aren't very rational.
-- The Raymond Spin
Securities Industry Automation Corporation deploys Linux as part of its stock trading operation (announcement).
SuSE CTO Dirk Hohndel leaves the company.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is released (announcement).
KOffice 1.1 is released (announcement).
HP releases the Linux Security Extension, and Chai-LX, its embedded Linux offering (announcement).
Ximian releases its 'Ximian Desktop' box products, along with subscription services based on Red Carpet.
Although Adobe withdrew its support for the criminal complaint
against Dmitry Sklyarov, we respect the grand jury's and federal
government's role in prosecuting this case. However, we are in
complete agreement with the government's decision to prosecute the
company, ElcomSoft and, as a law-abiding corporate citizen, Adobe
intends to cooperate fully with the government as required by law.
-- Adobe's position
Xandros licenses Corel Linux, and hires Corel's developers (announcement). The Xandros distribution is due "early 2002."
SuSE receives $45 million in investments from IBM and others, and narrowly avoids bankruptcy.
Sistina relicenses the global filesystem (GFS); it is no longer free software. The OpenGFS project launches with the last free GFS release.
Progeny drops its Network of Workstations (NOW) project because funding can not be found (announcement).
HancomLinux and the Kompany agree to merge their product lines (announcement).
Libranet stops charging for downloads of its distribution.
Dmitry Sklyarov pleads "not guilty."
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