Is Linus Stalled?
Summary: Microsoft was partially paralyzed by the battle with the Department of Justice and cannot retaliate against defectors from the Windows NT camp. Halloween memo was leaked to the Web. Intel invested in Red Hat. Number of staff developers in Red Hat was grown to over twenty. Major database vendors ported product to Linux. Corel ported Word Perfect. Shipments of Linus servers surged by 212%, a growth rate that outpaced all others in the server market. Linus became a media darling, and enjoyed his minutes of fame. Gave more interviews in one year that for the rest of his life; • Jan. Netscape understand that Microsoft eat its lunch and declares its intent to release the source code for its Navigator browser • April the birth of Linus’ second daughter causes substantial disruption in kernel development as many patches get lost. Some grumbling results as it becomes clear just how dependent the entire process is on Linus’ continual presence. • April. Netscape source code is released,