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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 28, 2001

  • Apache Today: GroupIT site-content engine previewed (Jun 28, 2001, 23:30)
    The system, written in PHP and running on an Apache server, is designed for content management and group collaboration.

  • Enterprise Linux Today: SuSE Linux Provides Certified Platform for mySAP.com (Jun 28, 2001, 22:11)
    "Today, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for the 32-bit architecture by Intel was awarded the status "Generally Available for mySAP.com". This certification now enables companies all over the world to utilize mySAP.com on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server and take advantage of services and support from SAP AG."

  • ServerWatch: Gordano Adds Linux Mail Server to Product Line (Jun 28, 2001, 21:20)
    "GLMail is a standards-compliant mail server whose features include configuration and remote access via any Web browser; mail directory and search capabilities; message and log archiving with automatic compression; recovery procedures; LDAP connectivity; Mail Meta Language (MML) scripting; and a caching Web proxy server."

  • Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Linux kernel 2.2.19 available providing minor bug fixes (Jun 28, 2001, 21:05)
    "The previous 2.2.19 kernel shipped with a defective ibcs and lacked the VPN support that was present in the 2.2.17-14 kernel. This kernel also fixes reported problems with Xircom cardbus PC cards and a potential race condition on SMP systems involving NFS code."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: kdelibs (Jun 28, 2001, 20:53)
    "A problem exists with the kdesu component of kdelibs. It created a world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication information and delete it shortly after. This can be abused by a local user to gain access to the X server and could result in a compromise of the account that kdesu would access."

  • EuroLinux Seminar on Software Patents (Jun 28, 2001, 14:55)
    "The seminar will study the evolution of the meaning of technicity in the last 15 years. Participants include lawyers, software specialists, representatives of professional associations, politicians, civil servants and researchers."

  • The Industry Standard: Microsoft uses Open Source, Despite Critical Stance (Jun 28, 2001, 13:39)
    A common thread in talkbacks over the past few weeks as stories have appeared about Microsoft's attacks on the GPL and its own use of open source software has been the company's Interix product. Craig Mundie pops up to explain that while the company may acquire GPL'd products in the process of acquiring another company. Samba's Jeremy Allison, Sendmail's Eric Allman and the FSF's Bradley Kuhn are on hand for this item, as well.

  • LinuxJournal: Why is Microsoft Attacking the GPL? (Jun 28, 2001, 13:23)
    This column discusses FUD. Specifically, it discusses Microsoft FUD as directed against the GPL. Along the way, it looks at the classic pre-Microsoft example: IBM's campaign against Amdahl: "Business history teaches the following lesson: When a market-dominating firm engages in a FUD campaign of this magnitude, it's not merely because they're scared of competition from a new market entrant."

  • Linux Weekly News for June 28, 2001 (Jun 28, 2001, 12:37)
    Leading items and editorials: Caldera's new releases and per-seat licensing, the end of the Alpha

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: kdelibs (Jun 19, 2001, 12:59)
    "A problem exists with the kdesu component of kdelibs. It created a world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication information and delete it shortly after. This can be abused by a local user to gain access to the X server and could result in a compromise of the account that kdesu would access."