Red Hat launches its directory server product
Nokia's announcement isn't nothing, but it is next to nothing... Nokia,
along with IBM and Microsoft, is lobbying hard for software patents in
Europe. Nokia will surely point to its own small gesture as "proof" that
software patents will not be devastating to free software.
Google announces its summer of code program which pays hundreds of
students to develop free software.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 ('sarge') is released (announcement).
Intel denies rumors that upcoming processors have secret DRM
features built in.
Xandros Business Desktop 3.0 is released (announcement).
[Linux is] terrible. Everyone is using it, and they don't realize
how bad it is. And the Linux people will just stick with it and add
to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we
should fix it.'
de Raadt via Daniel Lyons
Red Hat announces plans to create a Foundation to provide
independent management of the Fedora Project. Implementation of the plan
Sun releases the OpenSolaris code under the CDDL (article).
Zope Corp. creates a foundation for the Zope project (announcement).
Version 1.1 of the Developers Certificate of Origin is adopted for
kernel contributions (instructions).
Debian 'sarge' for amd64 is released (announcement).
The Debian security update system falls apart
People are claiming that code can just get "slipped into" the main
kernel tree without realizing where it really came from, or without
any sort of review process. Obviously they have never actually
tried to get a major kernel patch accepted, otherwise they would
not be making these kinds of claims.
Fedora Core 4 is released (announcement).
Gentoo founder Daniel Robbins moves to Microsoft.
Mandriva acquires Lycoris.
The EFF Legal Guide for Bloggers is posted (guide).
The Linux trademark license is changed and becomes more expensive;
trademark enforcement also becomes more aggressive
The 2.6.12 kernel is released (announcement).
HP claims to have shipped over 1 million Linux servers
It's 2005, not 1985. We've learned a lot in the last 20 years. The
fears that originally led to the reciprocity stuff in GPL are
nowadays, at least in my opinion, baseless. People who do what the
GPL tries to prevent (e.g., closed source forks of open source
projects) wind up injuring only themselves.
A foundation is created to manage OpenPKG (announcement).
Jeff Merkey files suit against Groklaw, Slashdot, and much of the
rest of the free software world (article).
Grokster is found guilty of inducing copyright infringement again
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