X.Org 6.8 is released
What makes you think kernel developers have a deep understanding of
the value of connectivity in the OS? They don't. The average kernel
developer is not particularly bright.
; it is the first X.Org release with
significant new functionality (coverage
The Debian Project refuses to include SenderID (announcement).
Sun Microsystems states it will open-source Solaris by the end of the
SCO makes a deal with its lawyers putting a cap on the total costs
of its litigation.
The Philips Webcam driver returns to the kernel with much more free
Despite an extensive review, I could find no source code in any of
the IBM Code that incorporates any portion of the source code
contained in the Unix System V Code or is in any other manner
similar to such source code. Accordingly, the IBM Code cannot be
said, in my opinion, to be a modification or a derivative work
based on Unix System V Code.
Randall Davis; IBM gets a real MIT scientist.
A hearing is held on IBM's motion for partial summary judgment that
its Linux work does not infringe SCO's copyrights. No ruling is issued by
the end of the year. (Transcript).
Red Hat launches its "stateless Linux" project using Fedora as a
Ubuntu Linux announces its existence with the 4.10 "warty" preview
GNOME 2.8 is released (announcement).
Linus Torvalds wins an Economist Innovation Award (press
The Community should put significant effort into understanding
Sun's goals for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org and selling the
benefits to Sun of their continuing support of the Community.
-- The OOo
The Fedora Project scales back its SELinux ambitions, protecting a
few daemons rather than the entire system (announcement).
Mandrakelinux 10.1 is released (announcement).
SpamAssassin 3.0 is released.
Sun and Microsoft make a deal which denies patent protection to
The MPAA sends a takedown notice to Linux Australia claiming that
two open-source programs infringe its (film) copyrights.
Mandrakesoft gets a grant to work toward EAL5 certification for
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