CentOS 5.1 is released
Note to Red Hat: this is open source, remember? Novell is shipping
tested and enterprise-hardened Linux with real time
capabilities. Just because Red Hat is again late to market (see
enterprise Linux desktop, Xen virtualization, etc.) doesn't mean
Linux contains "beta code."
Red Hat Enterprise MRG, a realtime enterprise distribution, is
The qmail source is placed in the public domain (new distribution terms).
The KDE 4.0 release is pushed back into January (KDE.news).
The MPAA gets a takedown notice after posting GPL-licensed code
without source (ars
Ted Ts'o joins the Linux Foundation as its "chief platform
strategist" for the next two years (announcement).
Ogg Theora is dropped from the proposed HTML5 specification
If you are passionate about the use of Ogg Theora and <video> one of the
best things you can do is start using it. Do compelling demos. Release
video in Theora format. It may be easy to use a service that provides video
for you in exchange for giving them certain rights but if you want your
format to succeed, then increased usage is the way.
The Busybox developers launch a GPL-enforcement suit against Verizon
Fedora leader Max Spevack announces his intention to move on (announcement).
Movable Type is released under GPLv2, arguably a few years too late
Further investigations show that the modifications to the code should have
little to no impact at this time. Modifications seemed to be based around a
PHP global variable which we cannot track down. The changes made will most
likely generate an error, rather than a compromise of a system in the event
the code does get executed
developers engage in wishful thinking
The SquirrelMail source distribution is backdoored by an unknown
The OpenBSD community goes ballistic over Richard Stallman's refusal
to recommend that system (article).
NetBSD 4.0 is released (announcement).
The BusyBox developers settle their suit against Xterasys (press
Matthew Szulik steps down as CEO of Red Hat (letter
The Samba team gets access to Microsoft's protocol documents
Here's to a merry christmas, doing the whole druidic festival around the
Perl 5.10 is released, "the first major upgrade ... in over five
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