MySQL AB is denied a preliminary injunction against NuSphere
And I personally refuse to use inferior tools because of
ideology. In fact, I will go as far as saying that making excuses
for bad tools due to ideology is _stupid_, and people who do that
think with their gonads, not their brains.
-- Linus Torvalds
didn't sign the petition.
had asked that NuSphere be deprived of its ability to distribute the MySQL
software due to alleged GPL violations.
A petition against use of BitKeeper by kernel developers is
If you want me to continue to work on 2.5.5, back it all out.
Otherwise Martin Dalecki is your NEW IDE Maintainer in the
Development tree and beyond.
-- Andre Hedrick, more
prophetic than he knew.
Martin Dalecki's "IDE cleanups" begin to cause concern in the kernel
Bdale Garbee, Raphael Hertzog, and Branden Robinson run for Debian
Security holes in PHP, OpenSSH, and zlib expose most Linux systems to
attack. Crackers fail to take the bait, however, and armageddon is
avoided once again.
Richard Stallman claims that the GNU HURD kernel will ship by the end of
the year. Little details like the 2GB filesystem limit and the need to
switch to a new microkernel are not mentioned.
Since MandrakeSoft's revenue continues to grow and the company
remains on target to become profitable at the end of 2002, it would
be a real loss and a great disservice to the huge community of
users for us to cut positions to meet short-term goals when the
future looks so bright.
MandrakeSoft pleads for donations to keep the company going during a
cash crunch (plea
LWN.net also pleas for donations to keep things going.
GTK+ 2.0 is released (announcement).
Playstation 2 Linux is offered in the United States (announcement).
Mission Critical Linux lays off 90% of its staff.
Red Hat announces a "pro forma" $1 million profit, though that turns
into a $29 million actual loss in the fine print. The results also
show that the company's embedded systems business is shrinking. (announcement
JFS, NAPI, and ACPI are merged into the 2.5 kernel, along with many
Anton Blanchard compiles a Linux kernel in 7.5 seconds, setting a
record that has proved hard to beat since (announcement).
Mandrake Linux 8.2 is released (announcement).
The ability to rip, mix and burn in a protected manner is not
piracy, it is simply fair use of content as permitted by law.
-- Intel VP Leslie
The FSF launches the "Affero General Public License" for web
Rob Page takes over as CEO of Zope Corporation, letting former
leader Paul Everitt go off and do fun stuff (announcement).
Microsoft loses in a preliminary against Lindows, which, it claims,
violates the "Windows" trademark.
Lineo lays off more staff; the once 300+-employee company drops to
below 80 people.
The term "digital media device" means any hardware or software
that: (A) reproduces copyrighted works in digital form; (B)
converts copyrighted works in digital form into a form whereby the
images and sounds are visible or audible; or (C) retrieves or
accesses copyrighted works in digital form and transfers or makes
available for transfer such works to hardware or software
described in subparagraph (B).
definition. And it better implement copy protection.
U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings submits the "Consumer Broadband and Digital
Television Promotion Act," otherwise known as "Consume, But Don't Try
Programming Anything." The CBDTPA would, for all practical purposes, make
free software illegal. (Bill
Red Hat Linux Advanced Server is launched; it is billed as "the
first enterprise-class Linux operating system" (announcement).
CodeWeavers releases "CrossOver Office", which enables the running
of Office and other Windows applications on Linux (announcement).
Microsoft and Unisys launch their "We have the way out" campaign to
encourage companies to leave Unix and Linux behind. Unfortunately for
turns out to be running on FreeBSD. An attempt to make a quick switch to
Windows leaves the site offline for several days.
Gentoo Linux 1.0 is released (announcement).
MandrakeSoft makes StarOffice 6.0 available - to Mandrake Club
members only (announcement).
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