Originally Published: Saturday, 19 August 2000 Author: Matt Michie
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Weekend Review: August 19

Corel CEO Michael Cowpland resigns from the troubled Canadian company. Sun, HP, Compaq, IBM, Red Hat, VA Linux, and others form the GNOME Foundation, a organization modeled after the Apache Foundation to help spread and develop the GNOME Desktop. Plans are already in the works to integrate the newly GPL'd Star Office.

Monday

Red Hat buys C2Net Software Inc., the company which sells the secure SSL version of the Apache Webserver. The deal was reportedly worth $43 million in stock. HP also ramps up its Linux strategy, bringing Linux as one of its three "strategic" operating systems.

Tuesday

Corel CEO Michael Cowpland resigns from the troubled Canadian company. Sun, HP, Compaq, IBM, Red Hat, VA Linux, and others form the GNOME Foundation, a organization modeled after the Apache Foundation to help spread and develop the GNOME Desktop. Plans are already in the works to integrate the newly GPL'd Star Office.

Wednesday

Mozilla, the open source version of the Netscape web browser is now licensed under both the Mozilla Public License (MPL) and the GNU Public License (GPL). This should allow tighter integration with projects such as Nautilus, the next generation GNOME file manager. It also frees up distribution problems with some derivations of Mozilla.

Thursday

The Judge ruled in favor of the MPAA in the New York DeCSS case, this forbids the Defendants or anyone acting in concert with them from posting or linking to the DeCSS code. IBM also decides to open source its AFS file system.

Friday

IBM decides to kill Project Monterey, the consortium of vendors providing a Unix solution to Intel's forthcoming 64-bit Itanium chip in favor of a Linux solution.

Matt Michie lives in New Mexico. He maintains a web site at http://daimyo.org.