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There are already free programs that do the same basic job. Linus Torvalds
feels they are not convenient enough, and he values convenience more than
he values standing firm for freedom. I think that is leading the community
in the wrong direction.
into the 2.6 kernel. This
fundamental change shows how well the 2.6 development process can work (LWN coverage
The second edition of Linux Application Development is released (review).
IBM makes 500 patents available for open source projects (announcement).
The move is seen as a good - if small - start.
The Debian Project and Mozilla Foundation clash
However, you guys want the freedom to ship software that sucks - or,
more to the point and more likely, want to be able to easily give your
software to other people and allow them to make it suck and then ship
it. If that software ships using our trademarks, then that is
incompatible with our trademark goals.
Foundation to Debian
over the proper
licensing and naming of Firefox in Debian.
61 members of the European Parliament move to restart the software
patent directive process (release).
The Fedora Legacy project stops issuing updates, leaving users of
older Fedora releases vulnerable for almost two months (article).
California considers an anti-peer-to-peer law which would
effectively outlaw any network operating system (article).
Verizon blocks email from Europe thinking that it will help with the
Given that base 2.6 kernels are shipped by Linus with known unfixed
security holes anyone trying to use them really should be doing some
careful thinking. In truth no 2.6 released kernel is suitable for
anything but beta testing until you add a few patches anyway.
PostgreSQL 8.0.0 is released (announcement).
XenSource raises $6 million in venture funding (press
Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell joins OSDL (press
Sun releases 1600 software patents but only for use with
CDDL-licensed software (press
release). The DTrace code is also released.
The EFF Endangered Gizmos list highlights the destructive effects of
the entertainment industry's legal attacks (list).
Russ Nelson becomes the new Open Source Initiative president (announcement).
Ralph Yarro and others are kicked out of the Canopy Group, SCO's
corporate parent. They file suit, of course.
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