The long-awaited Fedora Extras repository becomes available
Open-source software's potential risks for intellectual property
infringement litigation and the lack of warranties, indemnities and other
protections mean businesses should be clamping down on open-source
The European Parliament legal affairs committee votes for a restart
of the software patent directive process (Groklaw).
Eben Moglen founds the Software Freedom Law Center (press release).
Sunbird 0.2 is released; this is the first "official" release of the
Mozilla calendaring application (article).
All motions for summary judgment in the SCO case are denied
Viewed against the backdrop of SCO's plethora of public statements
concerning IBM's and others' infringement of SCO's purported copyrights to
the UNIX software, it is astonishing that SCO has not offered any competent
evidence to create a disputed fact regarding whether IBM has infringed
SCO's alleged copyrights through IBM's Linux activities.
IBM will get to try again when discovery completes (article
Slackware 10.1 is released (announcement).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is released.
The Open Source Initiative decides there are too many licenses; an
effort to trim them back is announced (News.com
The Dutch parliament opposes software patents in Europe (FFII release).
Bradley Kuhn leaves the Free Software Foundation to work at the
Software Freedom Law Center; he is replaced by Peter Brown (announcement).
It's exactly the same as a file system. If you put some files into a
file system does the file system creator owe you the knowledge of how
those files are maintained in the file system? Since when is that part
of the deal?
McVoy on BitKeeper history
Numerous popular packages are pushed out of Fedora Core and into the
"extras" repository; these include abiword, gnumeric, koffice, sylpheed,
xfce, and more (article).
The SCO Group misses its SEC filing deadline and is nearly delisted as a
The German Bundestag votes in favor of a restart of the software
patent directive process (NoSoftwarePatents
IBM dumps Jikes into SourceForge, along with 30 other projects it no
longer wants to host (press
MandrakeSoft and Conectiva agree to merge (press release).
Firefox 1.0.1 is released with security fixes but the automatic
update mechanism fails to work (article).
The European Council ignores the parliament's request for a
restart of the software patent directive process.
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