The Debian Project votes to suspend its social contract changes
Use of the term "free software" is in long-term decline, and older
or obsolete pages form a larger part of its share than for "open
-- Eric Raymond
until after the sarge release (results
Fedora kernels include module signature verification capability (coverage).
The Fedora Core 3 plan is posted; the community is not consulted
Conectiva Linux 10 is released (announcement).
Slony 1.0.0 is released bringing database replication to the
PostgreSQL world (announcement).
Mandrakesoft acquires Edge-IT
In what could be an unprecedented move, the Dutch Parliament last
week asked to change the 'yes' vote that it cast at the May meeting
to support making software patentable throughout the European
Union. Motions have been introduced in parliaments in other
countries, including Germany, to consider a change in their own
-- International Herald
Tribune; the tide starts to shift.
, a Linux support provider (announcement
StorageTek files a DMCA suit claiming copyright protection on
diagnostic streams from its hardware (coverage).
SCO refiles its suit against Novell with slightly enhanced
Linux audio users complain about 2.6 kernel latency issues, leading
to a concerted effort to eliminate latency problems (complaint).
Red Hat is forced to restate its results after its accounting for
subscription income is questioned; the changes are minor.
Specifix, Inc. announces its existence; the company is made up of a
number of ex-Red Hat folks (announcement).
PHP 5.0 is released
...in 2.4 we deleted 22,000 lines and added 600,000 lines. And in
2.6 we deleted 600,000 lines and added 900,000 lines. In the first
six months. That's 1.5 million lines changed in a 6.2
million-line tree, a 64 MB diff in the first six months of the
stable kernel. We changed a quarter of it!
Morton at OLS
The 2004 Kernel Summit is held; the famous decision to not start a
2.7 branch is made (coverage).
SCO's suit against DaimlerChrysler is demolished in court, with all
but one issue (timeliness of response) thrown out by the judge.
Microsoft and Lindows settle their trademark case; Lindows drops the
name and pockets $20 million from Microsoft (press
The Free Software Foundation Europe joins the EU-Microsoft case in an
attempt to force Microsoft to document its protocols (announcement).
The draft Linux Standard Base 2.0 spec runs into resistance as a
result of the C++ standard choices made (coverage).
Gentoo 2004.2 is released (announcement).
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