IBM files new counterclaims against SCO
We have, however, discovered a variant of Brooks's Law: adding more
lawyers to a GPL violation usually makes it take longer.
--Dave Turner, FSF
stating since SCO
distributed Linux under the GPL, it can't apply a different license now.
SGI admits to putting small amounts of SYSV code into Linux (open letter).
South Korea announces a plan to replace proprietary software with the
free variety on 20-30% of its systems by 2007.
Turbolinux 10 Desktop is released (press release).
OpenOffice.org 1.1 is released (announcement).
SCO notes that discovery has just begin and it has not yet received
responsive discovery from IBM that would allow it to fully answer
this question because part of this information is peculiarly within
the knowledge of IBM.
can't say what IBM stole
IBM files a motion to compel SCO to back up its claims after SCO
ICANN orders VeriSign to remove its .com and .net wildcards and shut
down the SiteFinder service. Verisign complies grudgingly.
People trying to buy a "Linux license" from SCO are unsuccessful (runaround story).
The MediaMax CD3 copy protection system is analyzed; turns out that
holding down the shift key (or running Linux) is sufficient to bypass the
We view SCOX as a call option on a substantial lawsuit against IBM
and the potential to capitalize on Linux. Investors should
consider an investment in SCOX as extremely high risk that may
yield a substantial return or may collapse in value
Bank recommends SCO stock
SuSE Linux becomes SUSE LINUX, perhaps as the result of a stuck caps-lock
key (press release).
The last Netscape employees are laid off by AOL.
LinkSys releases more code from its WRT54G router satisfying most
(but not all) critics.
Mandrake Linux 9.2 is released (announcement).
The Bernstein crypto export case winds down after eight years.
Red Hat, despite the complete absence of any ownership rights
whatsoever in the Linux kernels, seeks a declaration that these
Linux kernels do not infringe SCO's intellectual property rights.
the Red Hat case
The General Public License ("GPL") is unenforceable, void and/or
voidable, and IBM's claims based thereon or related thereto are
barred.... The GPL violates the U.S. Constitution, together with
copyright, antitrust, and export control laws, and IBM's claims
based thereon, or related thereto, are barred.
--SCO in the
SCO receives a $50 million equity investment from BayStar and the
Royal Bank of Canada.
SCO announces a new deal with its lawyers; they get $1 million,
400,000 shares, and 20% of any settlement, licensing deals, or sale of the
SCO backs down against SGI, having evidently been satisfied by the
removal of 200 lines of code.
SCO extends its "half price Linux license" deadline, delays sending
out invoices, and says that only large companies can buy a license for the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is released (press
Diebold threatens DMCA suits against college students after they
post Diebold email showing the company's lack of concern for security in
its electronic voting systems.
The Free Software Foundation is the only entity that can enforce
the GPL so, in effect, IBM is barred from trying to enforce the GPL
spokesman Blake Stowell
The 2.6.0-test9 kernel is released; this is probably the only
development kernel to ever get its
own press release.
Italy issues new directives favoring open source software in public
SUSE Linux 9.0 is released (announcement).
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