Multics source code has become public

"The sources for the Multics timesharing operating system have been donated to MIT by Group Bull. They are published under a BSD-style license, apparently. As noted on the site, the sources have only been preserved because they were saved on a DAT before the shutdown of the last Multics system running in CGI (Calgary, Canada)."

SCO found guilty of lying about Unix code in Linux in Germany

In the United States, SCO's Linux/Unix litigation has been stalled out while the company's bankruptcy trial is being dealt with. In Germany, however, several court cases have found SCO Group GmbH, SCO's Germany branch, guilty of lying about Linux containing stolen Unix code.

One Laptop Per Child Now On Sale

For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving). Between November 12 and November 26.

Fedora 8 Games Spin (Live DVD) Released

Fedora 8 Games spin is a custom version of Fedora 8 from the games special interest group in Fedora that includes includes tons of free and open source Linux games in a installable Live DVD. If you thought Linux, lacked great completely free games, check it out.

Open-Source 3D Game Engine for Apple iPhone

Gregory Ray, lead organizer of LivingArcana.com announced today that he has hired the Brazilian programmer, Gutemberg Ribeiro, of “Conceptus” an open source game engine, to port his engine over to Apple’s iPhone platform. The port of the game engine will remain open source and will be available under LGPL license to allow true 3D game development on the iPhone.

IBM's 'Free Radical' Grady Booch: Linux Makes Sense

IBM Rational's "free radical" talks about the enduring difficulties of software development, his advocacy of open source and Second Life, and his license to kill. "The OS wars are largely over. Let's decide on a common platform. Therefore, Linux makes sense," said Grady Booch.

Yahoo to launch open source program

Yahoo Inc. said Monday it will launch an open source program aimed at advancing research and development of systems software for distributed computing.

PHP 5.2.5 Released

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.5. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.2.x branch with over 60 bug fixes, several of which are security related. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.