The Italian school system in Bolzano switches to Linux
Building its own portfolio of actual patents, not just the right to
use them, enables the open-source community to effectively defend
open-source software and to use its patents to negotiate
cross-patent agreements. Open-source developers should file for as
many software patents as they can and stockpile them.
The bnetd project loses in US Federal Appeals Court; the DMCA
interoperability provision apparently does not apply to code with "limited
GNOME 2.12 is released (announcement).
Computer Associates frees up 14 patents for use in free software (press
SCO signs a marketing deal with MySQL AB (press
I think [UserLinux] continues to have value and I don't believe that
basing on the work of any one company, even Ubuntu which may be more of
a rich man's hobby project than a company, is the solution for support
of Linux distributions.... The project can be resurrected. Want to try?
Perens. Nobody tried.
The web site for Katrina relief applications is IE-only, effectively
blocking Linux users.
Slackware Linux 10.2 is released (announcement).
Microsoft challenges the Massachusetts plan to require open formats
for government documents.
An attempt to trademark the term "Linux" in Australia fails.
Google is sued by the Authors' Guild over its plans for Google
The vote in the European Parliament rejected one attempt to impose
software patents on the European Union, but it did not settle the
issue. We have driven off the software patent forces, but not
defeated them. They will surely attack again in another way.
Red Hat EL5 goes into testing for Common Criteria EAL 4 status; it
would be the first Linux system to attain that level (press
Massachusetts officially decides to go with OpenDocument (Groklaw).
Google's summer of code concludes; some 400 projects were funded.
Peru passes a law encouraging free software use by government (Groklaw).
Efforts begin to legislate a broadcast flag in the US; none succeed
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