The new LWN.net site launches
It is a sad day when a fully tested and documented system that is
faster and, above all, more accurate, cannot get into the kernel.
Linus is judging kbuild 2.5 on its popularity and on personalities,
not on its technical merits.
Owens gets frustrated
to decidedly mixed reviews.
Sherwin-Williams deploys Linux in over 2500 stores (IBM press release).
Oracle begins its "unbreakable Linux" campaign (press
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution claims that open source may aid
terrorists in a ridiculous press
The German government starts moving to Linux (another IBM press release).
Hell froze over in the geek community yesterday as Mozilla 1.0 was
finally released. After nearly five years of work by thousands of
developers, there was much rejoicing among the expectant fans and
pigs were seen cruising at well over 1,000ft.
Mozilla 1.0 is released, at last (announcement).
The NSA's Security Enhanced Linux distribution turns out to have patent
The Debian Project launches a new security build architecture,
intended to help the project produce better, faster security updates (announcement).
Gentoo Linux 1.2 is released (announcement).
Due to the general nature of open-source and its openness, the
virtual organizations behind the projects do not have an ability
to enforce strict confidentiality. By notifying the open source
project, its nature is that the information is quickly spread in
the wild disregarding any type of quiet period. ISS X-Force
minimizes the quiet period and delay of protecting customers by
providing a security patch.
tries to explain itself
Disney buys a bunch of Linux systems from HP, despite the fact that
the Disney-backed CBDTPA would make Linux illegal (HP
The Apache "chunk handling" vulnerability exposes web servers
worldwide; the situation is not helped when ISS issues an advisory with an incorrect
patch before the Apache group can react.
MobiliX wins its trademark dispute and can continue using that
Slackware Linux 8.1 is released (announcement).
Walmart starts selling Lindows-based systems (Lindows press release).
PostNuke lead developer Greg Allan dies in a motorcycle accident (article).
The 2002 Linux Kernel Developers' Summit is held in Ottawa (LWN
coverage: Day one and Day two).
More security problems in OpenSSH force the hurried release of
version 3.4, while the withholding of information on the vulnerability
creates controversy (announcement).
GNOME 2.0 is released (announcement).
EnGarde Secure Linux 1.2 Professional is released.
Version 1.2 of the Linux Standard Base is released (announcement).
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