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Turbolinux and Linuxcare cancel their merger agreement; it seems that the two could not agree on the relative valuations of their companies.
Banco Mercantil deploys Linux on an S/390 mainframe, replacing about 30 NT boxes.
SGI releases XFS 1.0 (announcement).
Caldera knows of no company that has built a profitable business
based in whole or in part on open source software.
-- Caldera SEC filing.
The Caldera/SCO deal completes, leaving Caldera the owner of UnixWare and OpenServer.
Immunix 7.0 is released with bundled proprietary software (announcement).
Microsoft's Craig Mundie attacks the GPL at a speech in New York.
The OSS development model leads to a strong possibility of
unhealthy "forking" of a code base, resulting in the development of
multiple incompatible versions of programs, weakened
interoperability, product instability, and hindering businesses?
ability to strategically plan for the future. Furthermore, it has
inherent security risks and can force intellectual property into
the public domain.
-- Craig Mundie.
Sony's Playstation Linux kit sells out in eight minutes depite a doubling of the available stock.
The EBIZ/Linux NetworX merger is cancelled (announcement).
The Bergen Linux Users Group implements RFC 1149, the Carrier Pigeon Internet Protocol.
Eazel shuts down after failing to find ongoing financing (announcement).
Enhanced Software Technologies shuts down as part of Atipa's restructuring.
Caldera acquires WhatIfLinux, a software update service (announcement).
SGI sets a new TPC-H database benchmark record with a Linux system (announcement).
The first OpenWall Linux pre-release is made available.
And it will never ever get fixed, unless somebody says "No
more!". Which I'm trying my best to say, except some people are so
comfortable rolling around in the shit that they have re-defined
shit to be the new standard. When Microsoft defines darkness to be
standard, we laugh at them. When we do it, Alan Cox stands up for
it and claims that it's the best thing since sliced bread. Double
-- Linus feels strongly about it.
And on that issue I'm so convinced you are wrong I'm prepared to
maintain sensible Unix device behaviour in the -ac pretty much
-- Alan feels differently.
Linus announces a moratorium on device number assignments, in the hope that it will help encourage the development of a better scheme.
HP selects Debian as its developent distribution, "first among equals" (announcement).
EBIZ announces a $9.9 million loss for the quarter, but claims that plans for reaching profitability are on track. "It will be necessary to resolve some significant challenges with regard to raising capital and satisfying our working capital needs over the next quarter."
MandrakeSoft lays off 25 employees, including CEO Henri Poole. The push into education services comes to an end.
VA Linux reports another large quarterly loss Says Larry Augustin: "We are balancing cost reductions and management structure improvements with the introduction of exciting new products and services. We have a strong cash position and are confident that we will successfully navigate the current business conditions."
Great Bridge lays off support employees, but claims there are no plans for further layoffs.
Insurer J.S. Wurzler Underwriting Managers offers lower rates to Linux users.
Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, and Turbolinux announce support for Itanium systems. The world manages to restrain its excitement.
Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 ships (announcement).
MontaVista lays off 20% of its staff.
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