Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 26, 2001
The Not-so-Great Debate over Open Source (Jul 26, 2001, 23:27)
According to Dan Gillmor, the "brawl to settle it all" with
Craig Mundie at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention may not have
settled much, and may have made him look more reasonable. Doc
Searls also followed along, preferring to transcribe as events
unfolded, and provides a more spotty but detailed account,
expressing a little surprise that the awaited GPL hatchet job never
seemed to materialize.
Business Week: Yankee, We Want You. Yankee, Go Home (Jul 26, 2001, 20:40)
Business Week dissects some of the problems at MandrakeSoft from
an Linux outsider's perspective, and providing Henri Poole's side
of his recent break from the company.
PCWorld: Russian Programmer Remains Behind Bars (Jul 26, 2001, 17:50)
By way of followup, here's an article explaining in some detail
the outstanding issues in Dmitriy Sklyarov's case and why there may
be politics at work with regard to how the US Attorney is choosing
to handle the case.
WIRED: Open Sourcers Shy From Criticism (Jul 26, 2001, 15:21)
A WIRED reporter says open source advocates don't like to hear
people who disagree with them, and uses an example from the
O'Reilly Open Source Convention to make his point. Regular reader
Anthony Awtrey provided us with the link and a brief response.
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: elm (Jul 26, 2001, 08:51)
"A buffer overflow exists in the elm email client when handling
very long message-ids. This would overwrite other header fields and
could potentially cause further damage."
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: squid update
(Jul 26, 2001, 08:48)
"The Squid proxy server has a serious security flaw in versions
2.3.STABLE2 through 2.3.STABLE4. This problem surfaces when Squid
is used in httpd_accel mode. If you configure httpaccelwith_proxy
off then any request to Squid is allowed. Malicious users may use
your proxy to portscan remote systems, forge email, and other