MySQL AB receives $19.5 million in funding
I am the very model of a modern SCO executive.
Our market share is minuscule; our losses are consecutive.
But from our labs deep in U-T, you very soon will surely see
The ultimate, the pinnacle, in high-technolo-barratry.
Ximian Desktop 2 is released (press
The U.S. Department of Defense issues security guidelines for free
software putting on an equal footing with proprietary code.
A public dispute with Linksys begins over the lack of source for its
Linux-based WRT54G wireless router. Linksys eventually promises to release
The LZW patent expires making the GIF image format free - in the
Penguin Computing acquires Scyld Computing as a way of jump-starting
its cluster business (press
SuSE Linux Desktop launches (press
We believe that UNIX System V provided the basic building blocks
for all subsequent computer operating systems, and that they all
tend to be derived from UNIX System V (and therefore are claimed as
SCO's intellectual property).
Sontag, SCOsource VP
The European Parliament Legal Affairs and Internal Market Committee
votes in favor of software patents despite strong opposition from many
SCO claims the read-copy-update algorithm as one of IBM's offending
contributions to Linux. The company also ups its claim for damages to
SCO terminates IBM's AIX license though its power to do so is
Linus Torvalds leaves Transmeta and starts working for the Open
Source Development Labs (announcement).
The GPL issue is something we've just recently been looking at.
It's been said that maybe we've contributed Unix source code to
Linux, because SCO was formerly a distributor of Linux.
Stowell, SCO spokesperson
The 2.4.21 kernel is released at last (announcement).
Brazil will move 80% of its governmental computers to Linux
according to a release by the government (translation).
The region of Extremadura (Spain) completes the deployment of 80,000
Linux/GNOME systems (announcement).
Business Week predicts that Linux desktop shipments will surpass Apple's
The Linux Router Project shuts down (angry announcement).
CorelRescue attempts to defeat the acquisition of Corel, claiming
that, instead, the company should return to the Linux desktop arena.
LindowsOS 4.0 is released.
MandrakeSoft launches MandrakeClustering (press release).
Provo Linux users protest at SCO's headquarters (report, photos).
The Core Developers Network is formed as a fork of the JBoss project
Mozilla 1.4 is released (announcement)
The European Parliament software patent vote is pushed back to
September despite an effort to force early action on the initiative (FFII announcement).
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