Developer Linux News for Jul 29, 2009
Announcing PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 (Jul 29, 2009, 23:32)
Phoronix: "It has been no secret that we have
been working to create our own Linux distribution that is designed
to run off a Live DVD/USB device and would provide a standardized
free software stack for running hardware benchmarks"
Open Source as a Healthcare Solution (Jul 29, 2009, 23:02)
Linux Developer Network: "But as the US watches
this debate unfold, many constituents may not realize that steps
have already been taken to improve the US healthcare system, both
with recent legislation and with 30-year-old software code--code
that one company is harnessing with open source practices to
improve clinical care across the country."
Have You Been Hacked by Metasploit? Find Out! (Jul 29, 2009, 21:32)
InternetNews: "Didn't think it was possible to
detect a Metasploit attack? New open source tool will change your
Why Code For Free? Linux/FOSS Devs Speak! (Jul 29, 2009, 20:02)
LinuxPlanet: "Last week I talked about some the
advantages of Free/Open Source software for us end users. Today
developers speak on why they like to use FOSS; I received so many
excellent responses that I have split this into two parts, and the
second part will run tomorrow."
Apple: iPhone jailbreaking could knock out transmission towers (Jul 29, 2009, 18:32)
InfoWorld: "Unauthorized changes to the
iPhone's software could allow denial-of-service attacks or free
phone calls, warns Apple"
GNU Generation: Calling all pre-university students (Jul 29, 2009, 18:02)
Free Software Foundation: "GNU Generation is a
new project sponsored by the Free Software Foundation to involve
high school age pre-university students (approximately ages 13-18)
in free software"
SFLC: Microsoft violated the GPL
(Jul 29, 2009, 15:02)
SD Times: "Microsoft violated the General
Public License v2 (GPLv2) when it distributed its Hyper-V Linux
Integration Components (LinuxIC) without providing source code,
says the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC)."
Debian to adopt time-based releases (Jul 29, 2009, 13:32)
ITWire: "The Debian GNU/Linux Project has
decided to adopt time-based development freezes from now on, on a
Apache and the future of open-source licensing (Jul 29, 2009, 13:02)
The Open Road: "If most developers contribute
to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because
they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public
Researchers Try to Stalk Botnets Used by Hackers (Jul 29, 2009, 12:32)
New York Times: "To stalk the botnets, Mr.
Minnich and his colleague Don Rudish have converted a Dell
supercomputer to simulate a mini-Internet of one million
A First Look at Python Classes (Jul 29, 2009, 01:32)
Web Developer's Virtual Library: "To begin a
discussion of classes, I think we should look back to the 'C'
language. In many ways, C is the parent of most modern computer
languages. Most interpreters and compilers are written in C. Most
of the libraries of the scripting languages are written in C.
Therefore, I could argue that modern languages are an abstraction
of C in the same way that C is an abstraction of assembler."