Slackware 11.0 is released
Every time a Red Hat executive asks "how many Fedora users
are out there?" and we answer "oh, somewhere between 100k and a few
million," we make it *that* much more difficult to defend Fedora from bad
Red Hat decisions.
Portland 1.0, a set of common interfaces for GNOME and KDE, is
BayStar reveals that Microsoft was behind the funding of the SCO
Group in 2003 (Groklaw).
The Kororaa distribution stops shipping proprietary kernel modules
after being accused of violating the GPL (announcement).
You would sacrifice freedom hoping to gain it back at a later date.
Has that retarded American ethos really now penetrated all the way
into the core of the Linux community? The last thing we expected was
a bunch of woosy traitors in our midst!
-- Theo de
OpenBSD leader Theo de Raadt attacks the One Laptop Per Child
project for developing device drivers under non-disclosure agreements
Hans Reiser is arrested on suspicion of murder (SFGate).
The Debian Project votes to release Etch on time despite lingering
firmware issues (results).
The project also declines to recall its leader.
Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth becomes the first patron of KDE (announcement).
The Linux Standard Base developer network launches (announcement).
Fundamentally, though, this is still free software in a proprietary
wrapper. The pricing may be different, but it's still old-school
thinking. I don't think anybody who will consider jumping to Ubuntu from
Red Hat will pause very long on the Oracle option.
Oracle launches a support service for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (press
Fedora Core 6 is released (announcement).
Firefox 2.0 is released (press
The SCO v. IBM trial is pushed back to September 2007 but we can
look forward to dispositive motions in March (Groklaw).
IBM launches a patent suit against Amazon (Reuters).
The first Emacs 22 pretest release happens (announcement).
Ubuntu 6.10 ("Edgy Eft") is released (announcement).
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