A U.S. District Court finds the bnetd developers guilty of DMCA
The bnetd emulator had limited commercial purpose because it was
free and available to anyone who wanted to copy and use the
-- bnetd ruling
Sun pays Kodak $92 million in a software patent settlement.
Red Hat buys the remains of Netscape from AOL (press
Turbolinux 10 Server is released (announcement).
Red Hat starts buying back $100 million in stock (press
My computer is how I keep in touch with my family and friends, as
much as the place I do my work. It's not a cold, plastic thing,
it's my connection to the world of the people I care about. We were
looking for visual ways to communicate that and realised that there
was no way to do it without showing people. Diverse people, of
different shapes and sizes, being people.
Novell says it may use its patents to defend others accused of patent
infringement with open source code (policy
Microsoft's patent on the FAT filesystem is overturned following a
challenge by the Public Patent Foundation (press
Ubuntu 4.10 is released (announcement).
Jeff Merkey attempts to buy a kernel GPL exception for $50,000; the
copyright holders were not impressed (offer).
MontaVista posts a "realtime Linux patch set" which sets off a major
round of realtime and latency reduction hacking (announcement).
Michal Zalewski easily crashes all free web browsers with a random
HTML script (report).
The 2.6.9 kernel is released (announcement).
The bottom line is that idealistic communes cannot last for the
long haul. The open source movement may avoid these difficulties
for outside contributors who work for credit and glory. But how do
the insiders, such as Linus Torvalds, cash out of the business that
they built? And in the interim, how do they attract capital and
personnel needed to expand the business? Traditional companies have
evolved their capital structures for good reason.
Epstein, Financial Times.
BusyBox 1.0 is released, marking one of the longest paths to 1.0
SCO announces that it will launch an anti-Groklaw web site. We're
The Mozilla Foundation starts raising funds for a New York Times ad
A fake Red Hat security update spams the net but finds few takers
(don't apply this).
Lexmark loses its DMCA suit; making interoperable printer cartridges
is not a crime.
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