Jan-Oliver Wagner writes:
"We are happy to announce that the German Federal Agency for IT Security, BSI, has contracted us (Intevation, Klarälvdalens Datakonsult and g10 Code) to ensure Free Software support for their email security standard, Sphinx. Sphinx basically consists of S/MIME, a PKIX compatible X.509 profile, together with certificate revocation lists (CRLs) based on LDAP. The code developed will be modular allowing inclusion in several MUAs released under the GNU GPL."
Sphinx-enabling KMail and Mutt are essential goals, see gnupg/aegypten/ for more information.
Guillaume Laurent wrote in to tip us off to the first
release of the "MIDI Sequencer and Notation Editor" by the Rosegarden project. This alpha version is based on KDE2 (rg_main, rg_score),
and needs more contributors. See the development history and the project webpage for further information.
Many, many of you wrote in with this link to an interview of Linus. There is some putative relevance to KDE.