OpenBSD 4.2 is released
We dedicate this release to the memory of long-time developer
Jun-ichiro "itojun" Itoh Hagino, who focused his life on IPv6
deployment for everyone. Without his BSD and IETF participation, IPv6
would not be where it is today.
The OpenSolaris developer preview is released; the community goes
into a furor over Sun's use of the "OpenSolaris" name (announcement).
Google launches the Open Handset Alliance and the Android platform
Fedora 8 is released (announcement).
Novell establishes a board for the openSUSE project (board page). A set of guiding principles was
The Open Document Foundation shuts down
The question worth asking here is if the community has come to a
point where we no longer care about quality and technical
perfection in what we do, instead we are going to join the
proprietary software vendors in a game of FUD and mud slinging.
after launching an attack
against the ODF format.
The first KDE 4.0 release candidate appears (announcement).
The Busybox developers launch GPL-enforcement suits against Xterasys
and High-Gain Antennas (announcement).
The OLPC XO laptop goes into mass production, with Peru being
the first large recipient.
The GNU Affero General Public License, version 3 is released
We in the Open Source and Free Software community should be
cautious about taking a black and white approach to a process that
is rapidly turning standards into industrial weapons to the
detriment of our users, software and communities. We face the very
real danger that standards will suffer the same fate as patents:
created to spur innovation and sharing, but manipulated to control
Harald Welte files a GPL-enforcement suit against Iliad in France
Novell gets the go-ahead from the bankruptcy court to pursue its
claims against SCO (groklaw).
The OLPC project is sued for patent infringement - the patent
involved being filed in Nigeria (press
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