OpenBSD 3.5 is released
<fedora_rh> So, there will be the following features in the next
release of Fedora Core.
<oss_crowd> Uh... Hold on. Who gets to decide?
<rh_sales> We do. That stuff will be neato for
-- Fedora and
the community talk
Google files for an IPO.
The Royal Bank of Canada dumps its investment in SCO, selling most
of it to BayStar.
The 2.6.6 kernel is released (announcement).
SUSE Linux 9.1 Professional is released (announcement).
KNOPPIX 3.4 is released.
I recently spent the better part of a week working with the latest
version of the open-source GNOME graphical desktop environment on
Linux. I've decided that the only way to explain the regression of
GNOME over the years is that Microsoft and/or SCO moles have
infiltrated the GNOME leadership in a covert effort to destroy any
possibility that Linux could compete with Windows on the desktop.
Novell releases Ximian Connector as free software (press
The EU Council dumps the EU Parliament's patent directive, restoring
a text which allows software patents in Europe (FFII alert).
The FSF posts a subpoena from SCO and claims that SCO attacked the
kernel instead of GNU because of FSF's copyright assignment rules (posting).
Fedora Core 2 is released (announcement).
Debian developers Manuel Estrada Sainz and Andrés García are killed in a
car accident (Debian
The Alexis de Tocqueville Institute publishes a book
My conclusion is that Ken Brown doesn't have a clue what he is
talking about. I also have grave questions about his methodology.
by Ken Brown claiming that
Linus stole Linux from Andrew Tanenbaum's Minix. The claims do not hold up
Kernel developers start adding Signed-off-by headers to
patches to help in fighting future SCO-like problems (RFC).
The Grokline project launches as an attempt to establish a kernel
development timeline (web site).
Debian kernel maintainer Herbert Xu resigns as a protest for
Debian's apparent support of an independent Taiwan. William Lee Irwin and
Al Viro head a new kernel team (announcement).
Computer Associates releases Ingres under a free license (press
The Creative Commons releases version 2.0 of its licenses (announcement).
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