Microsoft's bid for fast-track of its proposed OOXML standard fails
This preliminary vote is a milestone for the widespread adoption of the
Open XML formats around the world for the benefit of millions of
customers. Given how encouraging today's results were, we believe that the
final tally in early 2008 will result in the ratification of Open XML as an
despite extensive lobbying efforts (article
The KDE 4.0 release is delayed with December 20 being the new target
NetApp sues Sun alleging that ZFS infringes its patents (blog-announcement).
The first Python 3000 alpha release is made (announcement).
The 2007 Kernel Summit is held in Cambridge, England (coverage).
AMD announces a plan to open up documentation for ATI graphics
This is a great initial step forward in the open source graphics driver
story, since AMD rang me about 3 months and asked me to help out on setting
a direction for this project I've been looking forward to this day.
-- Dave Airlie
, starting a process which will lead to free drivers for that
X11R7.3 is released (announcement).
Sun acquires ClusterFS (press
Mozilla launches "MailCo" to continue Thunderbird development; David
Ascher comes on board to lead the new company (announcement).
The SCO Group files for chapter 11 bankruptcy
The truth, as is often the case, is far less exciting than the conspiracy
theorists would like to believe. It is simply this: I got it wrong. The
nerds got it right.
With SCO going into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and likely to drop into Chapter
7, and given some of the mail and posts I've been getting, I agree that it
is time to look back a bit at my experience with SCO. Like Dan Lyons, I was
deceived. But unlike him, it wasn't just SCO; there were the Linux
loyalists who pushed me onto SCO's side as well.
-- Rob Enderle
The OpenBSD community goes ballistic when Linux developers add their
copyright notices to the Linux ath5k driver (article).
The first alpha-quality ATI RadeonHD driver is released (announcement).
Two Busybox developers sue Monsoon Multimedia alleging GPL
violations (press release).
The Linux Driver Project relaunches with Greg Kroah-Hartman as
full-time lead (announcement).
The ath5k driver fuss is resolved with all changes being released
under a BSD-compatible license (announcement).
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