Ingo Molnar's exec shield patch is posted
We will be happy to show the evidence we have at the appropriate
time in a court setting. The Linux community would
have me publish it now, (so they can have it) laundered by the time
we can get to a court hearing. That's not the way we're going to
--SCO CEO Darl
, providing some protection from
buffer overflow attacks (patch
Groklaw launches and becomes the definitive site for SCO case
SCO suspends Linux shipments and begins threatening users (press
release, letter to
GNU Ghostscript 7.07 is released; this is the final GNU Ghostscript
release as a result of disagreements between the FSF and artofcode LLC (announcement).
The $1 billion in damages and future royalties SCO
is seeking won't put a mere dent in the Linux
movement: "That's a cost that gets lost in the rounding," says
[SCO lawyer David] Boies, adding, "The cost efficiency of Linux
won't rise or fall."
GCC 3.3 is released (changelog).
Microsoft buys an SCO Unix license (press release).
The World Wide Web Consortium approves its new patent policy which
calls for royalty-free licensing, but which allows field-of-use
Novell states that it never transferred its Unix copyrights to SCO,
but later backs down.
MySQL AB acquires the rights to SAP DB which will be provided under
the GPL as a complement to MySQL (press
LinuxTag e.V. files an unfair competition complaint against SCO in
Germany, which eventually succeeds in muzzling the company's claims there
Frustration with 2.4 kernel development grows after a full six
months pass without a 2.4 release.
The city of Munich switches to Linux; the move involves 14,000
systems, and comes despite intense opposition by Microsoft (IBM press release).
New Internet Computer shuts down; NIC was Larry Ellison's attempt at
selling Linux-based thin clients.
Quite frankly, I found it mostly interesting in a Jerry Springer
kind of way. White trash battling it out in public, throwing chairs
at each other. SCO crying about IBM's other women. ... Fairly
The SCO Group reports its first quarterly profit, thanks to
SCOsource payments from Microsoft and Sun.
Linus Torvalds releases sparse, his static checking tool for finding
some kinds of kernel bugs (announcement).
A Linux-based supercomputer is made from Sony PlayStations by
researchers at the University of Chicago.
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