Novell and Microsoft announce their deal
Why would a company that depends on goodwill from a distributed development
community spend so much time bragging on how they have managed to
transgress the community's cooperation norms, and the spirit of the key
legal charter that reflects those norms, without violating the letter of
that charter? Most people who find loopholes just exploit them quietly
without putting up the "Open Letter: Neener, Neener, We Found a Loophole"
and "FAQ on the Loophole we Found (Neener, Neener)" web pages.
-- Don Marti
involving patent payments
in both directions (press
Josh Triplett becomes the maintainer for sparse, the static analysis
tool written by Linus Torvalds (article).
gNewSense 1.0 is released with an endorsement from the Free Software
Foundation (press release).
Adobe donates its ActionScript Virtual Machine code to Mozilla as
free software (press
Forgent stops asserting its JPEG patent claims (Groklaw).
Google pledges to donate $20,000 to the Samba project - every year
In a sense you could say anybody who has got Linux in their data center
today sort of has an undisclosed balance sheet liability, because it's not
just Microsoft patents. Because of the way open-source works, there's
nobody who's been able to do patent coverage or patent indemnification
The OpenMoko phone is announced; it is Linux-powered and runs nearly
all free software (press
Sun announces plans to release Java under the GPL, finally (press
Open Firmware is released under the BSD license (article).
The OpenBSD Atheros driver gets a clean bill of health from the
Software Freedom Law Center (announcement).
The Fedora Project holds a summit, deciding to merge Core and
Extras and extend the support period, among other things (wiki).
The first OLPC beta-1 systems arrive (photos).
Ubuntu announces plans to install proprietary drivers by default in
the upcoming Feisty Fawn distribution (report).
The Freedom Task Force launches as a way to encourage GPL compliance
in Europe (press release).
It's one of those rare "perfect" kernels. So if it doesn't
happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does
unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy
knowing that it's all your own d*mn fault, and you should just fix your
Red Hat announces plans to move to the New York Stock Exchange (press
The 2.6.19 kernel is released (announcement).
The Free Ryzom Campaign launches in an attempt to buy a free
multiplayer online game for the community (announcement).
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