The Linux Power Management Summit happens
I don't think we can "relax" our firewall
implementation and retain trust.
OpenBSD 3.9 is released (announcement).
PC-BSD 1.0 is released (announcement).
Coverity finds a major X.org security hole (press release).
I believe the 2.6 kernel is slowly getting buggier. It seems we're adding
bugs at a higher rate than we're fixing them.
-- Andrew Morton
The US Federal Aviation Administration saves $15 million by
switching to Linux (press
Devicescape releases its 802.11 stack under the GPL (press
The OpenDocument format becomes an ISO standard (press
SUSE Linux 10.1 is released (announcement).
You can fight back against this trend by only using software that respects
your boundaries. Boycott companies that don't honestly serve their
customers, that don't disclose their alliances, that treat users like
marketing assets. Use open-source software -- software created and owned by
users, with no hidden agendas, no secret alliances and no back-room
-- Bruce Schneier
SGI files for bankruptcy protection.
Novell announces its "device driver process," essentially a
backporting service for vendors (press
Sun changes the licensing for Java making it a little more
distributable but not free (yet) (press
Kororaa Linux suspends work to review GPL violation allegations
related to the packaging of binary-only drivers (announcement).
XM Radio is sued by the record labels for allowing users to record
transmissions (EFF dispatch).
Debian developers begin to wonder how Java was accepted despite
issues with the new license (article).
Greg KH releases the first Linux Driver Development Kit
In fact, I was so unhappy about being forced by the
RTSJ specification to do this insane thing that I wanted to make sure
that if it were ever used, it would set a TAINT flag to warn people
that just about anything unsane could have happened, and the system's
stability was at the mercy of the competence of Java application
so we can
have one just like Windows does (kit
X11R7.1 is released; this is the first modular X release (announcement).
Intel donates a Swing/AWT implementation to the Harmony project (announcement).
The Open Invention Network acquires three new patents to be used in
the defense of free software (Groklaw).
The European Commission says explicitly that software cannot be
patented (FFII dispatch).
The FSF launches DefectiveByDesign.org to fight DRM (announcement).
Ubuntu is gaining a ton of momentum.
It is arguably one of the most
important--if not the most important--Linux distro out there.
-- Sun CEO Jonathan
Ubuntu announces a SPARC "Niagara" version of its upcoming 6.06 LTS
Parts of the Forgent JPEG patent are thrown out in court (press release).
The first FreedomHEC conference happens in Seattle, next to the
WinHEC event (web site).
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