Issue #2 December 2004


November's Contest: Man or Shadowman?

Last month's contest challenged readers to come up with a caption for a picture of Shadowman visiting New York City. We had many laughs over entries submitted, but in the end, we could only pick one winner.

Honorable Mentions:

Gordon Arnold: "It's safe to come out from behind all those "WINDOWS" people. LINUX is here to protect you from now on."

Mark R. Hinkle: "Shadowman leaps over propietary software and tall total cost of ownership with a single open source bound."

The Winner:

Joel Garry sent in the caption "Where's the Naked Cowboy? I'll show _him_ open!" For his creativity, we are sending him a Red Hat laptop bag.

December's Contest: Hidden Meaning in the CDDL

A few weeks back, Sun Microsystems submitted a brand new open source license, called the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) for review.

For this month's Red Hat Magazine, we'd like you to take the following sentence, quoted directly from the CDDL description, and extract the hidden meaning.

" is likely that files released under the CDDL will not be able to be combined with files released under the GPL to create a larger program."

Rules are simple: To uncover the hidden meaning, rearrange the words in any order you like to form a new sentence. You do not need to use all of the words, but we do give bonus points for using every word if you can manage it.


"The CDDL is not likely to create a larger program."

"The GPL is larger."


This contest has been concluded. To view the winning entry, check out next month's contest.