BitMover pulls the free-beer version of BitKeeper
The GPL purports to have freedom at its core, but it imposes on its
users a rather predatory obligation to disgorge all their IP back
to the wealthiest nation in the world, the United States, where
the GPL originated.
president Jonathan Schwartz
, forcing kernel
developers to seek an alternative (article
Mandrakesoft becomes Mandriva.
Fedora Core 2 transitions to the Fedora Legacy Project, which is
unsure about how to handle hundreds of unresolved bug reports (article).
Ubuntu 5.04 is released (announcement).
Mandriva Limited Edition 2005 is released (announcement).
Linus Torvalds releases the first version of git
My second plan is to make somebody else so fired up about the
problem that I can just sit back and take patches. That's really
what I'm best at. Sitting here, in the (rain) on the patio,
drinking a foofy tropical drink, and pressing the "apply"
button. Then I take all the credit for my incredible work.
, the core of a new
source code management system (announcement
). This release
happens two days after the BitKeeper announcement.
Branden Robinson becomes the Debian project leader (election results).
PostgreSQL 8.0.2 is released; it features a complete replacement of
its cache management algorithm to avoid an IBM Patent (announcement, patent info).
Andrew Tridgell reveals how he reverse-engineered BitKeeper; it
turns out the BitKeeper server has a "help" command (article).
We are not in any way opposed to the commercial use of Free and
Open Source Software and there is no legal risk of using GPL
licensed software in commercial products. But vendors have to
comply with the license terms, just like they would have to with
any other software license agreement.
A German court grants an injunction against Fortinet as a result of
Fortinet's violation of the GPL (press release).
Kernel prepatch 2.6.12-rc3 is released; this is the first prepatch
made with git - less than three weeks after the loss of BitKeeper (announcement).
SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 is released (announcement).
The city of Munich chooses Debian for its Linux conversion.
The free software movement is the heir to the free-speech movements
which started in Europe centuries ago; we are at the forefront of
what has been a very long and difficult fight for freedom. The
difference is that this time we win.
USENIX honors Miguel de Icaza and Mattias Ettrich for their free
desktop work (press
GCC 4.0 is released.
The Debian Project decides that the "sarge" release will not include the
amd64 architecture (article).
The Fedora Legacy project decides not to support the x86-64
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