Coverity releases its first results
The fear is that a round of buyouts could undermine the ethos of open
source. Many coders volunteer their time, spending nights and weekends
testing bugs and writing patches because they see themselves as part of an
important, grassroots movement. Will that motivation remain if they're just
helping to fill the coffers of Oracle or other tech giants?
from its open source project
The proposed acquisition of SourceFire comes under governmental
scrutiny in the U.S. as a result of security concerns.
The Ubuntu "Dapper Drake" release is delayed six weeks to better
help make a distribution which can be supported for five years (rationale).
Wikipedia hits 1,000,000 articles (press release).
Mandriva reports a €590,000 quarterly loss and lays off staff -
including founder Gaël Duval (quarterly
Debian stable release manager Martin Schulze quits
Oh, and women don't fall for the "I hack kernel stuff" line. I was lied to.
in frustration over his
dealings with the rest of the project (goodbye letter
The VMI virtualization interface is proposed as a way to support
multiple virtualization technologies under Linux (proposal).
The first Xara Xtreme source code release happens (Article).
The OpenBSD project starts a fund-raising drive, noting that OpenSSH
development could be threatened (release).
Red Hat reports on one year of RHEL 4 security responses, something
few distributors do (report).
The 2.6.16 kernel is released (announcement).
Open source has an unprofessional appearance, and the community
needs to be more business savvy in order to start to make inroads
in areas traditionally dominated by commercial software vendors.
The OSDL technical advisory board is launched (announcement).
Fedora Core 5 is released (announcement).
Mandriva One is released (press release).
Gaël Duval launches the Ulteo project and announces his intent
to sue Mandriva (weblog
The Mozilla Foundation announces plans to donate funds to the
community (ZDNet article).
Daniel Wallace loses his suit against the FSF; he claimed that it
was anti-competitive (press
OSDL launches a "fellowship fund" to support open source developers
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