Kernel Traffic author Zack Brown calls it quits
But some people will still say "But couldn't you have discussed it with
the community before doing it?" No, we couldn't. If we had, it would
either not have happened, or it would have sucked. It's inevitable. It's
not a problem with the GNOME community, it's a problem with communities
in general. The wisdom of crowds only works in situations where there
are clear right and wrong answers.
after seven years of
Richard Stallman refuses to endorse the Creative Commons, claiming
that some CC licenses work against freedom (interview).
Debian founder Ian Murdock becomes CTO of the Free Standards Group
An alpha Second Life client for Linux becomes available;
unfortunately it is not free software.
Oracle acquires Sleepycat Software, gaining control over the Berkeley
DB database (press
In the world we're living in right now, no one can make small, cheap
consumer electronics without our software. Our pre-market clout, our use
as a raw material of manufacturing, is now large enough to bring an
industry coalition into being.
The KDE Project elects its first technical working group (announcement).
Levanta and OSDL produce an "analyst" report on total cost of
ownership; surprisingly, Linux comes out on top (article).
The Linux Professional Institute certifies its 30,000th Linux
The Mare.D Linux-based worm makes the rounds but doesn't get very
Couldn't Novell have spent their money on
making SELinux easier to use? No, Novell chooses to split the user and
developer community. I am not sure what their goals are, but I feel this
hurts Linux and the open source movement.
-- Dan Walsh doesn't like AppArmor
Openwall GNU/*/Linux 2.0 is released (announcement).
Red Hat releases AIGLX, a competing GL-accelerated extension to the
X Window System (home).
Harald Welte complains that he can't keep up with GPL violations,
there are simply too many of them (complaint).
OSDL names kernel developer James Bottomley to its board, fulfilling
one of the promises made in January (press release).
Gentoo Linux 2006.0 is released.
The first dvdrtools release is made; it is a 100% free fork of
gcc 4.1 is released (changelog).
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