Sun Microsystems submits the Common Development and Distribution License
for OSI approval
We need to be be achieving higher-quality major releases than we
did in 2.6.8 and 2.6.9. Really the only tool we have to ensure
this is longer stabilisation periods.
; still no word on what might be released under this
license (license text
Xandros Desktop 3 is released (announcement).
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 is released (highlights).
SCO states it never meant to question the validity of the GPL (filings).
PalmSource acquires China MobileSoft as part of a plan to put PalmOS
on Linux (press
The recent 2.6 Linux production kernel now shipping in operating
system products from Novell and other major Linux software
companies contains 985 bugs in 5.7 million lines of code, well
below the industry average for commercial enterprise software.
The Linux Core Consortium seeks Debian's participation in developing
its core distribution.
IDC predicts a $35 billion Linux market by 2008 (press release).
Firefox 1.0 runs up 10 million downloads in one month (announcement).
SCO's suit against DaimlerChrysler is dismissed in its entirety; SCO
must pay DC's legal costs if it decides to refile (court order).
Slackware's Patrick Volkerding returns home, seemingly on the road
to recovery (notice).
The suggestion that users of OS software are more likely to be sued
for patent infringement than those that use proprietary software,
like Microsoft's does not appear supported by actual experience. It
is interesting to note that while Microsoft has had several dozen
patent infringement lawsuits filed against it in the past few
years, none have been reported against Linux, the most popular of
all OS programs.
The long-promised Fedora CVS repository opens (announcement).
KDE 3.3 is admitted to the Debian sarge release (release update).
GIMP 2.2.0 is released (release notes).
The EU Council drops the draft patent directive after Poland makes
it clear that it will not go along with it.
Mandrakesoft raises €3 million in equity financing (announcement).
The 2.6.10 kernel is released (announcement).
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