OpenOffice.org withdraws from the Desktop Linux Summit
Tux the penguin, Linux's beloved mascot, is rapidly becoming the
financial services industry's totem animal of choice. In fact, it
seems that the only steadily rising statistic on Wall Street these
days is the number of companies moving to open-source systems.
MandrakeSoft announces an end-of-life policy: 12 months for
"desktop" products, 18 for "base" products, and 24 for "specialized server"
Reuters ports its Market Data System to Linux.
GNOME 2.2.0 is released (Announcement).
Reasoning, Inc. compares software defect rates in the Linux
networking stack with the commercial alternatives. Linux wins by a
significant margin. (Press
Lawrence Lessig wins the FSF award for the advancement of free
The Desktop Linux Consortium is formed to promote the use of Linux
in desktop tasks (Press
Mandrake Corporate Server 2.1 is released (announcement).
Oh, and as a sign that 2.6.x really _is_ approaching, people have started
sending me spelling fixes. Kernel coders are apparently all atrocious
spellers, and for some reason the spelling police always comes out of the
woodwork when stable releases get closer.
The American Bar Association gives up on UCITA, the proposed "shrink
wrap software law."
mICQ is trojaned to fail on Debian after a dispute between the mICQ
maintainer and his Debian counterpart turns ugly.
The Embedded Linux Consortium Platform Specification is released (press release).
Lindows.com offers an anti-virus product for Linux (press release).
The Debian Project Leader election comes down to four candidates:
Moshe Zadka, Bdale Garbee, Martin Michlmayr, and Branden Robinson.
SCO Linux 4.0 is certified with IBM DB2
SCO Linux 4.0 is a high-quality Linux operating system designed for
mission-critical business applications and provides customers with
the base UnitedLinux operating system that customers need to
successfully run Linux in business environments.
Motorola announces the A760, a Linux-powered telephone handset (press
Sourcefire gets $11 million in funding to develop products around
the snort intrusion detection system (press
Citibank tries to suppress information on vulnerabilities in its
teller machine security.
The MicroBSD project shuts down as a result of allegations that it
infringed OpenBSD copyrights (by removing copyright notices).
SCO states it will earn $10 million from SCOsource in its second
XFree86 4.3.0 is released (announcement).
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