OpenBSD 3.2 is released
And trust me, the people I trust don't revere me and think I'm
always right. These people call me "pinhead" and tell me when I'm
full of shit. If these people don't believe in your project, don't
blame me and think it's because I "poisoned their minds".
Torvalds on getting patches accepted.
The final settlement in the Microsoft case is reached. It does
little for free software; few people are surprised.
Microsoft starts claiming that Windows is cheaper than Linux when
the total cost of ownership is figured.
MySQL AB donates $25,000 to the FSF GPL Compliance Lab (LWN coverage and description of
what the Lab is).
The tcpdump source is compromised by a trojan horse. Experts agree
that this stuff is getting old. (CERT advisory here).
NuSphere and MySQL settle their lawsuit; the announcement
tells little about the terms.
The ElcomSoft trial is delayed when U.S. immigration refuses to
allow the defendants into the country.
Evolution 1.2 is released (announcement).
Qt 3.1 is released (announcement).
Another leaked "Halloween document" is published by Eric Raymond (Halloween VII).
This one suggests that FUD attacks have failed; the future lies in patent
and "total cost of ownership" attacks.
Messages that criticize OSS, Linux, & the GPL are NOT
effective. Messaging that discusses possible Linux patent
violations, pings the OSS development process for lacking
accountability, attempts to call out the 'viral' aspect of the GPL,
and the like are only marginally effective in driving unfavorable
opinions around OSS, Linux, and the GPL, and in some cases
backfire. On the other hand 'positive' OSS, Linux, and GPL messages
are very effective - both across geographies and audiences.
A denial of service vulnerability turns up in Linux kernels from 2.2.x
UnitedLinux 1.0 is released (announcement).
The OpenOffice installation project is launched, in the hopes of
making it easier to set up this massive program (announcement).
The BIND Forum starts up, providing advance information on BIND
security vulnerabilities to those who pay (announcement).
The University of Twente network operations center catches fire
destroying much northern European Internet infrastructure and several
SCO Linux 4.0 is released; this one is based on UnitedLinux (announcement).
Stable kernel 2.4.20 is released (announcement).
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