Knoppix 4.0 is released
Debian is increasingly just another upstream source for
[Ubuntu]. Personally, I think this is a huge mistake on their
part - sure, they have lots of momentum, but that's
largely because Debian seemed to be faltering for a little
while. But now that sarge is out there, the real momentum is behind
Debian again, though Ubuntu still has momentum on the desktop side
The software patent directive is defeated in the European Parliament
by a huge majority.
The Debian security update process starts working again (announcement).
The Ubuntu Foundation is launched with $10 million in funding (announcement).
The SCO v. IBM trial is pushed back; the new starting date is
February 26, 2007.
The SpreadFirefox site is compromised as a result of a PHP
The 2005 Kernel Summit is held in Ottawa; the development process is
tweaked in an attempt to reduce regressions (LWN reports).
At the end, we had found absolutely *nothing*. ie no evidence
of any copyright infringement whatsoever.
Davidson, SCO employee
HP announces a major layoff which affects a number of free software
Linus Torvalds hands git maintenance over to Junio Hamano (announcement).
Cisco threatens legal action to stop the disclosure of security
problems with IOS. Researcher Michael Lynn makes his presentation
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