Mozilla agrees to work more closely with Linux distributors
The Free Ryzom campaign represents a unique opportunity for the free
software movement and the emerging free gaming field. A fully free
MMORPG (massively multiplayer online roleplaying game) engine and
client/server architecture would allow the development of a myriad of
universes, each one evolving its own philosophy and unique content - but
sharing in general technical improvements.
-- the Free
Software Foundation kicks in $60,000
Firefox releases (article
The third Desktop Architects' Meeting happens in Portland (article).
Judge Kimball reaffirms the ruling throwing out most of SCO's claims
for lack of evidence (Groklaw).
OSDL lays off much of its staff; the remainder is to focus on legal
Novell states its intention to implement OpenXML support for
OpenSUSE 10.2 is released (announcement).
If people take our code, they'd better behave according to our rules. But
we shouldn't have to behave according to the RIAA rules just because we
_listen_ to their music. Similarly, nobody should be forced to behave
according to our rules just because they _use_ our system.
The kernel developers seriously consider banning proprietary modules
but back off in the end.
The FSF launches BadVista.org to highlight its complaints with
Microsoft's new operating system (press release).
The Software Freedom Law Center argues against software patents in
the U.S. Supreme Court (press
Red Hat announces an initiative to support RPM and retake control of
this important tool (announcement).
...because it's always a good idea to cut a release *before* you go out
to party and get drunk.
-- Linus Torvalds
finishes the year
Guido van Rossum worries about the Python 3000 process which appears
to have departed from the course he had in mind (message).
The Free Ryzom Campaign fails in its attempt to purchase the Ryzom
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