The 2.6.23 kernel is released
I'm more than twice as effective as Viagra.
-- Dave Jones
openSUSE 10.3 is released (announcement).
Mandriva Linux 2008 is released (announcement).
Novell lays off the AppArmor development team, but "remains
committed" to the code (news.com).
Mozilla announces that it brought in $66.8 million in 2006
people contributed code to Firefox 2. Mozilla employed around 50 of those
people. In 2006, approximately 10,000 people downloaded nightly builds
every day; this number continues to grow. Sixteen thousand people reported
bugs or potential issues in our bug-tracking system; something like a
thousand comments a day were added to the issue-tracker.
Red Hat and Novell are sued for patent infringement by IP
Innovations LLC (article).
The OSI approves two Microsoft licenses as officially "open source"
GIMP 2.4 is released (release notes).
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) is released (announcement).
NetApp, in bringing this litigation, has announced that it wishes to
prevent Sun from sharing ZFS with the community. This conduct is a misuse
of questionable patents to prevent the spread of valuable technology. Using
patent threats and litigation against free software and open source
communities is an abuse of the public interest the law is supposed to
-- Eben Moglen
Turbolinux does the Microsoft deal (press
Sun files a retaliatory patent suit against NetApp (announcement).
The GNOME Foundation's participation in the OOXML standardization
process comes to light, resulting in much controversy (article).
SCO claims to have a buyer for its Linux business (Linux-watch).
The GPL infringement suit against Monsoon Multimedia is settled (announcement).
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