FOSS.IN concludes in Bangalore
This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality"
mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are
idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in
striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it
simply doesn't do what I need it to do.
Torvalds stirs things up
Ruby on Rails 1.0 is released (announcement).
Xen 3.0 is released (press release).
DCC 3.0 is released by the DCC Alliance (press
Slackware founder Patrick Volkerding becomes a father, announces it
via the changelog.
Novell signs a deal with the Swiss federal government
June 1st. A huge flamewar, the fourth on this topic since January,
happens on the linux-kernel mailing list. Users and some developers are
demanding that the kernel.org kernel adopts either the existing RHEL or
the SLES module ABI. Investigation shows that this is not possible, and
the thread turns into a discussion on designing a new ABI versus
freezing the existing one.
de Ven gets dystopian
; over 3000
SUSE servers will be deployed (press
The European Union adopts a harsh data retention directive (FFII dispatch).
The Massachusetts open formats battle continues (Groklaw
Seamonkey 1.0 beta is released, showing that the Mozilla suite
has life in it yet (announcement).
A new broadcast flag bill enters the U.S. House of Representatives
in the form of the "Digital Transition Content Security Act of 2005" (EFF).
NetBSD 3.0 is released (announcement).
The Free Software Foundation, Latin America is founded (announcement).
The compensation for XCP purchasers includes the replacement of the
CD with a version without copy-protection and the choice of either
(i) US$7.50 plus one free album download or (ii) three free album
downloads (Sony will select at least 200 eligible titles). The
compensation for Media Max offers fewer free album downloads.
settlement; mildly better than nothing
X11R7.0 is released (announcement).
Fluendo releases an MP3 decoder for GStreamer which can be used by
people who worry about patent claims more than non-free software (article).
Git 1.0 is released; the kernel source code management system comes
of age (announcement).
Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn resigns, having had enough of the open
A settlement is proposed for one SonyBMG class action suit; the EFF
signs on (article).
The 2.6.15 kernel is released ...on January 2, fifteen years to
the day after Linus bought his first development machine (announcement).
to post comments)