Linus breaks the 2.5.2 kernel with a new kdev_t type
I guess it's a pretty quiet week in kernel-hacker land. Must be,
otherwise people would have better things to do than argue over KB
vs. KiB. The alternative would be to conclude that significant
portions of the lkml population prefer flaming to coding, and that
couldn't possibly be the case, could it?
-- Eric Raymond
, thus beginning
the 2.5 development series in earnest (Linus's posting
gnumeric 1.0 is released (announcement
The Mobilix site is sued for
allegedly violating the trademark on the "Obelix" cartoon character;
Mobilix fights back.
Gopher 3.0 ("Furry Terror") is released, marking the first update to
the Gopher package in some five years. Bet you haven't upgraded yet.
Samba turns 10 (announcement).
Jon Johansen is indicted in Norway for his role in creating and
posting the DeCSS code.
OpenPKG 1.0 is released (announcement.
Aunt Tillie's kernel compilation problems hit linux-kernel, as Eric
Raymond (unsuccessfully) tries to push his new kernel configuration code
into the kernel. For those who missed them the first time, here are the
thrilling tales of Aunt Tillie, nephew Melvin
("Autoconfigure saves the day. Possibly it even helps Melvin get
laid.), and "girl
FreeBSD development moves to the FreeBSD Mall
It's pretty clear we've all finally agreed that Linux isn't a
desktop operating system. While server sales continued to
grow--though more at Sun's expense than Microsoft's--whatever
momentum existed for the open-source OS running on your desktop PC
seems to have disappeared.
As expected, Wind River drops FreeBSD, which it acquired with BSDi in
The South Korean government moves 120,000 civil servants to Linux
Lineo spins off its hardware businesses, which it had acquired back
in the Bubble Days (announcement).
Credit Suisse First Boston is censured and fined for its handling of
the VA Linux Systems IPO (ugly
Lindows discloses its customer email addresses to Microsoft as part
of the "Windows" trademark lawsuit.
Microsoft decides that security is important, and leaks memos to
XFree86 4.2.0 is released (release notes).
If you think of the document you received as an isolated event, it
is natural to try to cope with it on your own. But when you
recognize it as an instance of a pernicious systematic practice,
it calls for a different approach. Managing to read the file is
treating a symptom of a chronic illness. To cure the illness, we
must convince people not to send or post Word documents.
Stallman on how to deal with Word attachments.
Redmond Linux is reborn as Lycoris (announcement).
Rumors circulate that AOL is to buy Red Hat, but they turn out to be
The W3C issues a new draft patent policy which strongly emphasis
Ximian's Mono project switches to the X11 license (announcement).
LWN.net is unacquired and becomes, once again, an independent
Eclipse.org releases a beta of its C/C++ development environment (announcement).
Zope 2.5 is released (announcement).
MontaVista receives $28 million in financing from investors like
IBM, Sony, Intel, and others.
Revolution OS hits the box office (announcement).
The Linux Standard Base v1.1 is released, along with v1.0 if the
Li18nux internationalization standard.
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