GNOME 4 should be based on .NET suggests founder Miguel de Icaza.
Not everybody likes the idea.
Linus Torvalds starts experimenting with BitKeeper
There is a point in your life when you realize that you have
written enough destructors, and have spent enough time tracking
down a memory leak, and you have spend enough time tracking down
memory corruption, and you have spent enough time using low-level
insecure functions, and you have implemented way too many linked
-- Miguel de Icaza looks
for a better environment.
as a way of
managing kernel changes. By most (but not all) accounts, the experiment is
PostgreSQL 7.2 is released (announcement).
Edward Felten drops his case against the RIAA after being convinced
that the DMCA cannot be used to shut down his research (announcement).
Cray starts selling Linux clusters in cooperation with Dell (announcement).
E*Trade switches to Linux for its web site operations.
Oracle switches to Linux for the bulk of its financial
Sun announces a line of low-end, Linux-based systems, along with "a
full implementation of the Linux operating system." (Press
The premptible kernel patch and Advance Linux Sound Architecture are
merged into the 2.5 kernel.
One hot tip: if you spot a bug which is being ignored, send a
completely botched fix to the mailing list. This causes thousands
of kernel developers to rally to the cause. Nobody knows why this
-- Andrew Morton
The Anti-Defamation League claims that open source licenses aid
racism in video games (report).
Corel shuts down its open source site; most of the world fails to
Guido van Rossum wins the FSF Award for the Advancement of Free
Sun cuts off free (of charge) access to StarOffice, but OpenOffice
Simply put, in order to transport movies as agreed to by the
consumer on a rent, buy or pay-per-view basis with heightened
security, computers and video devices must be prepared to react to
instructions embedded in the film.
Valenti wants to program your computer.
NuSphere and MySQL AB go to court over the use of the MySQL
trademark and potential GPL violations.
The European Commission publishes a release on software patents that
was written by the Business Software Alliance (EuroLinux
SuSE receives a EUR 4.4 million investment from AdAstra Erste
Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH (announcement).
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