There are three distinctive generations of the SOSDG, with each timeframe representing an evolution of the group's goals and focus.
The first generation was headed and formed by Brian Bruns, and ran from 2000 until 2002 when it was shut down for unspecified reasons. The group maintained an early port of ircII EPIC to the Windows platform, provided a free hosting and development platform for Open Source and Free Software developers, and created the 2mbit Blackhole List (a predecessor of the modern AHBL).
The second generation was formed in 2003 by three of the previous generation's senior members, and headed by Andrew Kirch. The group focused on development of a new anti-abuse and spam fighting platform collectively known as the The Abusive Hosts Blocking List, as well as created Windows ports of ClamAV, a new improved ircII EPIC client, and several other software packages. In late 2006 and early 2007, this generation was being phased out.
The third and most recent generation was officially formed in 2007, once again under the guidance of Andrew Kirch and Brielle Bruns but with a much more comprehensive administration team and a completely redesigned network infrastructure based on Xen virtualization technologies. The group once again returned focus to hosting and software development and spun the AHBL into a separate group (but still under the SOSDG's management).
Among its current projects, the group hosts The Abusive Hosts Blocking List, a Linux kernel LXR, a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Cygwin port of ClamAV and ircII EPIC, ircII EPIC4-OpenVMS, ircII EPIC4-OSX, mod_access_rbl2 (a re-ported version of mod_access_rbl for use in Apache 1.3.x), and CeeMedia Media Catalogue.
In 2005, the group was named as a defendant in the dismissed case of Scoville Et Al., vs. Bruns Et Al due to its maintainership of the AHBL. The suit was dismissed January 6 2006 for lack of jurisdiction
GE Healthcare Financial Services (Chicago) re-ported that it has arranged a $161 million senior secured credit facility for Primedex Health Systems (Los Angeles) and its primary subsidiary, Radnet Management, a pro-vider of outpatient diagnostic imaging services in California.(Financings roundup)
Mar 23, 2006; GE Healthcare Financial Services (Chicago) re-ported that it has arranged a $161 million senior secured credit facility for...