Latest statistics from Black Duck Software show version 2 of the General Public License (GPLv2) sliding in popularity. Just under half of all the open source projects contained in the September 2009 statistics used the GPLv2.
The developer behind the grsecurity.net security portal, Brad Spengler, has released videos on the Web that demonstrate a security hole in the current Linux kernel.
The chip manufacturer Via Technologies has introduced a new notebook class intended to run via Linux OS. The Via chips-equipped Netnotes will initially only be available in China.
After a year's development, a new, stable version 3.0 of Google's open source Chrome browser is now available. Developers promise "significant speed improvements," although current beneficiaries are Windows Vista and XP users only.
The new Android version code-named Donut comes with Kernel 2.6.29, more applications and usability improvements. Developers now have more possibilities with the new hardware capabilities of the software development kit (SDK).
The tracker daemon Gnome Activity Journal called Zeitgeist has a new user interface.
Electronics manufacturer Archos has introduced its new ARM-based multimedia player including Linux platform Android in collaboration with Google. An additional DVR docking station allows the device to morph into a video recorder.
The end of May the Zenwalk team came to some disagreements with its project lead Jean-Philippe Guillemin and some other team members. The result is a new distro called Salix OS.
The previously Windows-dedicated Korean company has ventured this fall into its first Android smartphone for the European market.
The Linux Foundation has reinforcements from the hardware camp. CPU manufacturer ARM joined the Foundation on Monday.