Debian 'sarge' is frozen
Second, some developers are being hired from the community to work
on closed-source additions to PostgreSQL. That is fine and great,
but one way to kill PostgreSQL is to hire away its developers. If
a commercial company wanted to hurt us, that is certainly one way
they might do it.
at last (announcement
The US broadcast flag rule is thrown out by a federal appeals court
Novell acquires Immunix (press
release). Former SUSE president Richard Seibt also leaves Novell.
Reporter Maureen O'Gara is forced out of Sys-con after her attacks
go too far.
We've got several thousand man-years of engineering in [Java], and
we hear very strongly that if this thing turned into an open source
project - where just any old person could check in
stuff - they'd all freak. They'd all go screaming
into the hills.
The Harmony Project launches with a goal of creating an entirely
free Java implementation (announcement).
The Wine project gets legal representation from the Software Freedom
Law Center (announcement).
Apple and the KHTML developers have a minor falling-out over the
contribution back (or lack thereof) of Apple's changes (article).
It is certainly possible that this change will make some people
decide that it is too painful, and they will go do something
else. There is definitely going to be fall-out. It will be a
few more months before things get back to normal. For the engineers
who report to Linus, their lives just got worse.
McVoy, father of BitKeeper
Git has brought with it a _major_ increase in my productivity
because I can now easily share ~50 branches with 50 different
kernel hackers, without spending all day running rsync. Suddenly
my kernel development is a whole lot more _open_ to the world, with
a single "./push". And it's awesome.
Garzik, kernel hacker
Nokia makes a patent pledge, but it falls short of what the
community would like (statement).
Nokia announces the 770 tablet, a Linux-powered gadget (press release).
FreeBSD 5.4 is released (announcement).
OpenBSD 3.7 is released (announcement).
OSDL lays off Linux developers to "rebalance" its work force toward
OpenDocument is approved as an OASIS standard (press
The Philips webcam driver is partially removed from the kernel
(again) due to copyright worries (article).
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