Slackware 12.0 is released
MS-OOXML is accompanied by an unusually complex and narrow "covenant not to
sue" instead of the typical patent grant. Because of its complexity, it
does not seem clear how much protection from prosecution for compatibility
it will truly provide.
-- FSF Europe asks
The state of Massachusetts acknowledges OpenXML as an "open format"
Free software can be used in radio devices in the U.S., or so the
SFLC concludes (white
Intel and Novell become corporate patrons of KDE (announcement).
Linus' job is leaning more towards spokesman than programmer. He's been a
relatively effective manager up until now, but I think that effectiveness
will begin to erode rapidly with time. The further you get away from the
actual work, the less you are able to accurately judge the appropriateness
of other people's work.
-- The Jem
The 2.6.22 kernel is released (announcement).
The purchase of the CUPS project by Apple is announced - the actual
transaction had happened in February (announcement).
IBM pledges not to enforce patents against interoperability
SugarCRM adopts GPLv3, dropping its private, badgeware license (announcement).
The Common Public Attribution License gets Open Source Initiative
approval despite its badgeware provisions (announcement).
Microsoft has decided that the Novell support certificates that we
distribute to customers will not entitle the recipient to receive from
Novell, or any other party, any subscription for support and updates
relating to any code licensed under GPLv3.
Mozilla announces plans to cast out Thunderbird into its own project
The OpenHAL code is pronounced clean by the SFLC - again (press
release). This code is an important part of the free Atheros wireless
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