SUSE Linux Professional 9.2 is released
Novell does not rule out general replacement of Windows and other
proprietary operating systems with Novell Linux Desktop.
Linux Desktop 9 released too.
SCO decides not to launch an anti-Groklaw site after all, at least
not for now.
The Mozilla Foundation raises $250,000 in donations for its
darcs 1.0 is released ("refreshing CVS alternative").
Xen 2.0 is released (announcement).
With Mozilla Firefox, at least I know where I stand. The code is
open source, built from the ground up, clean--not recycled. No more
hidden agendas. At least when there's a flaw in Firefox, this
browser alerts me on its toolbar. It doesn't try to hide its
mistakes, waiting until the second Tuesday of the month to offer me
a patch for some flaw that's been out there for six months
Firefox 1.0 is released (release
Microsoft offers a license for standard TCP/IP protocols (royalty
SCO settles the new deal with its lawyers (agreement).
freedesktop.org is compromised by a seemingly random attacker.
Slackware founder Patrick Volkerding discloses a chronic illness to his
users and asks for help.
Debian appoints two more "release assistants" to try to push the
sarge process forward (release
We're big enough not to need the US: instead, US software will
labour under the extra inconvenience and cost of licensing
agreements, while European software will be free to be developed
and distributed as we see fit. If the US wants to give us a
monopoly on free and open-source software, then we'll have to cope
as best we can.
-- ZDNet UK
Poland withdraws its support for software patents in Europe,
depriving the Council of a majority (announcement).
Conectiva, Mandrakesoft, Progeny, and Turbolinux form the Linux Core
Consortium which will build a shared, LSB-compliant distribution (announcement).
The submission of hot-babe to the Debian Project starts a large
debate on which (free) software is, and is not suitable for that
GNOME 2.8 is accepted into the Debian sarge release; KDE 3.3 remains
out, however (release
I'm a sucker. Ask anybody. I'll accept the exact same patch that I
rejected earlier if you just do it the right way. I'm convinced that some
people actually do it on purpose just for the amusement value ("Look, he
did it _again_. What a doofus!")
Python 2.4 is released (announcement).
The (formerly) secret USL-University of California agreement is
published by Groklaw (agreement).
SCO's motion to put the DaimlerChrysler case on hold is denied (Groklaw).
Mandrakesoft celebrates a profitable year (shareholder
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