fwiw, I recently took a position with Google.
Morton releases 2.6.18-rc3-mm1
The 64 Studio distribution launches (announcement).
Software in the Public Interest elects a new board (announcement).
SCO stock falls to $2.28/share - below its pre-lawsuit value.
We now think the benefits of accelerating innovation, opening new markets
and opportunities, and fostering creativity that the open source model
brings now outweigh the risks to compatibility. These risks are real, but
at Sun, we believe that the wisdom of the community has evolved to where
the market and developer community itself will act to demand compatibility
as a bedrock feature of any implementations based on Java technology.
-- Sun Microsystems
thinks we have grown up
Sun announces plans to open-source Java at last.
EnterpriseDB gets $20 million in venture capital for its
PostgreSQL-related business (press
Freespire 1.0 is released (press
Distributors start to move away from cdrtools in response to a
licensing mess there (article).
Novell's "community" distribution is renamed openSUSE (press release).
Fedora engages in a licensing audit to get all non-free code out of
RealPlayer and MySQL obtain Linux Standard Base certification; they
are the first applications to do so (press release).
Fast forward a year plus, and here we are. We're in a position where we
have, essentially, forked RPM -- and no one is willing to admit it. No
one is willing to take ownership of what we've done.
An ill-advised X.org patch breaks Ubuntu 6.06, not quite the
long-term support users had in mind (Shuttleworth
NetBSD founder Charles Hannum questions the future of the project
Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is released (announcement).
The gNewSense distribution launches as a version of Ubuntu with
binary blobs removed (press
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