FireStar sues Red Hat for patent infringement
Digging in your eye-sockets with a fondue fork is
strictly considered to be bad for your health, and seven out of nine
optometrists are dead set against the practice.
So in order to avoid a lot of blind git users, please apply this patch.
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Microsoft announces initial OpenDocument support in the form of a
translator project (press
The Software Freedom Law Center pronounces OpenDocument safe for use in
free software (press
release). But they didn't actually look for patent problems.
GnuCash 2.0.0 is released ending a long wait (announcement, review).
I've had the misfortune of talking to a lot of different IP lawyers over
the years about this topic, and every one that I've talked to all agree
that there is no way that anyone can create a Linux kernel module, today,
that can be closed source. It just violates the GPL due to fun things like
derivative works and linking and other stuff.
Kroah-Hartman, OLS keynote
Trolltech becomes a public company (press
The 2006 Linux Kernel Summit is held in Ottawa (report).
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is released (press release).
Fedora Legacy ends support for Fedora Core 1 and 2, almost nobody
notices the difference (announcement).
India declines to participate in the One Laptop Per Child project.
The GPL license and the Free Software Foundation make sense to me if I
assume that the purpose of the GPL license is to force the redistribution
of all source code and to prevent commerce that does not include the
unencumbered redistribution of all source code. The FSF recommends that you
assign your copyrights to them, so they can insure your software "freedom."
If the FSF succeeds, all source code will be GPL licensed and controlled by
the Free Software Foundation; and all Laws regarding software patents and
copyrights will be rendered ineffective.
The MEPIS distribution releases full source to address GPL
compliance concerns (press
The second GPLv3 draft is posted (draft). The first LGPLv3 draft is also
Pervasive software bails out of the PostgreSQL business, stating
that it cannot compete with the available community support (open letter).
AMD and ATI announce their intention to merge.
Marcelo Tosatti retires from 2.4 maintenance having managed releases
2.4.16 through 2.4.33 (announcement).
The Extremadura (Spain) government decides to move to Linux (announcement).
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