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Developer Linux News for May 31, 2006

  • Builder UK: Python Gets Faster (May 31, 2006, 19:45)
    "Python, the open-source object-oriented programming language, has moved up the release of its final 2.5 version to this August, as a result of its successful 'Need for Speed' programming sprint..."

  • ZDNet: Could More Eolas-like Open Source Benefactors Hurt Microsoft, Others? (May 31, 2006, 14:30)
    "After losing to Eolas, Microsoft, was forced to remove important plug-in functionality from Internet Explorer. Firefox, on the other hand was not..."

  • -stable: Linux 2.6.16.19 (May 31, 2006, 14:30)
    "We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.16.19 kernel. Small fix for information leak with netfilter (CVE-2006-1343)..."

  • KernelTrap: Tainting the Kernel From Userland (May 31, 2006, 11:30)
    "Theodore Ts'o proposed a new patch allowing a userland program to taint the kernel by writing to /proc/sys/kernel/tainted..."