Eric Raymond takes Fedora to task
In return for all
the free development work they get, it does seem to me that it's part
of Red Hat's job to shoulder risks like these -- and that Red Hat
hasn't held up its end.
AVI. Quicktime. ASF. MPEG. DVD playback. Flash. Java. These are
*not optional* in 2006, any more than the ability to read Microsoft
Word files in a word processor is optional...
for not supporting DVDs and
proprietary codecs (rant
OpenWRT revokes Sveasoft's license, alleging GPL violations (article).
Red Hat announces that there will be no Fedora Foundation after all,
citing the company's need to keep control over the project (announcement).
The SCO Group fails to obtain the Unix Systems Laboratories
It's so hard to write a graphics driver that open-sourcing it would not
-- Andrew Fear,
Nvidia software product manager
The Software Freedom Conservancy is launched (press
The Linux Professional Institute adds Ubuntu certification (announcement).
Kaspersky Labs announces a cross-platform virus alleged to infect
both Windows and Linux systems (announcement).
The world fails to end.
Kubuntu.de goes on protest
Noting that at the outset of this case or prior to its filing, it
was expressed to the media and others that SCO possessed evidence
regarding the misappropriation of source code. At this point, don't
you have enough evidence to go forward in that regard or, to be
candid about it, does it constitute fishing at this point?
demanding more resources from Canonical
The wireless networking summit is held in Portland (report).
Anthony Towns is elected Debian Project Leader (results).
Python 3000 development begins (announcement).
Red Hat acquires JBoss for $350 million (press
I have come to a conclusion that every new release of software is
distinctly worse than the other. Why? It's because the fat lady can't
sing. There's a natural tendency to add stuff. Suddenly
it [becomes] like a very fat person-uses most of their energy to move the
fat. We've gotten to the point where we have to completely rethink.
Debian adds support for the AMD64 architecture for the upcoming
"etch" release (announcement).
The free JMRI project is sued for patent infringement (article).
The Freespire distribution launches, being a no-cost version of
Scott McNealy steps down as Sun's CEO, making the way for Jonathan
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