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April 15, 2002
Weekly WrapupSunday April 14, 2002 - [ 12:54 AM GMT ]
Robertson's comments prompted an open letter from Open Source/Linux advocate Bruce Perens, who told Robertson releasing the source code was part of the partnership agreement that developers of Free Software make with each other. Perens' letter has 40-plus comments itself since we published it Saturday morning.
Still, the Lindows project can't beat the attention it's been getting over the past several months. Whether that's the sign of a worthwhile project and solid business plan, or 15 minutes of fame for the latest technology fad, it may be too soon to tell.
Marching on D.C.
Generating less controversy, at least in the Open Source/Free Software community is two veteran Linux advocates' plan to start a lobbying organization as a way to combat the huge lobbying budgets that companies like Microsoft and Disney throw at the U.S. Congress. The effort is just getting started, but it'll be interesting to see how the plan for the American Open Technology Consortium works out.
Mozilla 1.0: Coming shortly
A couple of stories noted the imminent release of the 1.0 version of the Mozilla browser suite after project leaders announced Release Candidate 1.
More Loki trouble
As Linux gaming company Loki Software makes its way through bankruptcy court, LinuxandMain.com tries to explain what went wrong.
Success story of the week
A Crossnodes story notes how a school district in British Columbia is saving money using Linux.
New at NewsForge/Linux.com
Among the other stories we reported first this week:
The Nasdaq ended the week at 1,756.19, down from 1,770.03 April 5. Our list of Open Source-related stocks had a mixed week, with five posting gains for the week. One of the big losers for the week was IBM, which had its stock fall more than 5% Thursday upon a report of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. The stock partly rebounded Friday when an SEC spokesman said the investigation was closed shortly after it was opened.
Red Hat this week named CEO Matthew Szulik chairman of its board of directors. Its stock was up 9 cents for the week. Meanwhile, NewsObserver.com made a case for Red Hat being "bitten" by Linux's low cost.
Here's how Open Source and related stocks ended this past week:
|Company Name||Symbol||4/5 Close||4/12 Close|
|Borland Software Int'l||BORL||11.78||12.27|
|Wind River Systems||WIND||12.88||12.64|