Infrastructure Linux News for May 22, 2001
UPDATED: MandrakeSoft Tells Its Side (May 22, 2001, 21:56)
MandrakeSoft has issued a statement explaining the release of
CEO Henri Poole and denying that the company has any plans to
release any members of its development team. The statement also
doesn't address the reported release of CTO Jean-Loup Gailly or
rumors that other employees have taken voluntary paycuts to keep
their jobs. [ Gael Duval of Mandrake has since answered a pair
of unanswered questions. His comments added within. -ed. ]
ZDNet: Just another manic Mundie (May 22, 2001, 21:47)
This column maintains that maybe it's time to move on from Mr.
Mundie: "Still, enough is enough. In its approach to the situation,
the Economist welcomed the Mundie-induced volleys as "sharpening"
the debate. OK. It's sharp. Time to move on."
Debian Weekly News - May 22nd, 2001 (May 22, 2001, 15:10)
This week: Hurd F2 ISO images, bloated /etc, Debian-User Weekly
FAQ, Accessing Secure Sites with Mozilla, new packages.
NewsForge: MandrakeSoft loses more than CEO (May 22, 2001, 12:57)
NewsForge has provided confirmation that MandrakeSoft has
undergone a major layoff, including CEO Henri Pool and a collection
of others (attributed to unnamed sources) including CTO Jean-Loup
Gailly, "the IS team," except one, and a collection of others who
have either left or taken voluntary pay cuts.
CNET News.com: U.S. Unix- Server Market Drags (May 22, 2001, 04:30)
A very brief piece in CNET offers one interesting tidbit a
reader drew our attention to: Dell, which doesn't sell Unix
servers, had 18% of the market in "Unix servers," apparently on the
strength of its Linux sales (which the survey firm lumps in as
"Unix" for purposes of accounting.
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: openssh update (May 22, 2001, 04:21)
"A problem was introduced with a patch applied to the OpenSSH
packages released in the previous update. This problem was due to
the keepalive patch included, and it broke interoperability with
older versions of OpenSSH and SSH. This update removes the patch,
and also provides the latest version of OpenSSH which provides a
number of new features and enhancements."
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: Samba (May 22, 2001, 04:18)
"A vulnerability found by Marcus Meissner exists in Samba where
it was not creating temporary files safely which could allow local
users to overwrite files that they may not have access to. This
happens when a remote user queried a printer queue and samba would
create a temporary file in which the queue's data was written."