SCO announces its quarterly results
Open source software is increasingly important as a source of
innovation; it can be far more reliable and secure than proprietary
software because talented programmers around the world can examine
the code and try to break its security, without having to worry
about hidden backdoors or holes. Yet such examination and the
resulting improvement appears incompatible with a prohibition on
for Economic Development
; the company loses $2.3 million
and brings in $20,000 in SCOsource revenue (announcement
SCO files suits against AutoZone and DamlerChrysler; neither has any
direct relevance to their use of Linux.
The FreeS/WAN project winds down after five years of work (goodbye letter).
Gentoo Linux 2004.0 is released (release
XFree86 4.4.0 is released, but finds few takers (release notes).
The Netfilter Project settles with Fujitsu-Siemens
Microsoft also indicated there was a lot more money out there and
they would clearly rather use Baystar "like" entities to help us
get signifigantly more money if we want to grow further or do
Anderer bringing SCO and friends together.
over the latter's
GPL violations (announcement
SCO names Computer Associates as an SCOsource licensee. CA denies
that it actually bought any licenses.
The European Parliament approves the Intellectual Property Rights
Directive, which directs member states to add DMCA-like provisions to
their laws (details).
Mandrakelinux 10.0 community is released (announcement).
At current prices, we believe our stock represents an attractive
investment opportunity and that this action reflects our ongoing
commitment to improving long term stockholder value. We believe we
will have sufficient capital resources to undertake this buyback
program and continue to pursue our strategic initiatives.
Group starts to worry.
Mandrakesoft files a plan to exit bankruptcy (announcement).
Sleepycat, Trolltech, and MySQL announce large increases in revenue
which they attribute to their dual-license business model (press
Open Source Risk Management announces its Linux indemnification
insurance offerings (press
The 2.6.4 kernel is released (announcement).
The GNOME 2.6 release is delayed due to a server compromise; the
GNOME sources had not been tampered with (announcement).
SUSE Linux 9.1 Professional is released (announcement).
The Aberdeen Group predicts a bright future for open source
databases, two years in the future (coverage).
If you install with the default
SELinux will be the result
SELinux is a form of MAC
For more answers, check the FAQ
By explicitly stating what apps can use
Unwanted accesses it will refuse
The second Fedora Core 2 test release happens; it is probably the
largest real-world test of SELinux to date (announcement).
SCO tries to split the IBM trial so that it can face the patent
IBM files a new counterclaim against SCO asking for a declaratory
judgment that its Linux activities do not violate SCO's copyrights (filing).
Utah enacts an anti-spyware law, the first of its kind in the
GIMP 2.0 is released (review).
GNOME 2.6 is released
For law firms and lawyers, open source represents a rich
opportunity to benefit from the increased complexity of licensing
and copyright agreements. Only lawyers benefit from this
for Policy Innovation
EV1Servers.Net regrets having bought SCO "Linux licenses" (coverage).
Mandrakesoft officially exits bankruptcy and its shares return to
active trading (announcement).
The "PIRATE act" hits the U.S. Senate; it would require the Justice
Department to file lawsuits against file traders.
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