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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 16, 2001

  • Tonight Live: Jon "maddog" Hall Announces ALS is Now FREE, Plus We Are NOT Alone (Oct 16, 2001, 19:46)
    "We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks while we have been absorbed by the world events. In particular, we will talk about the soon to be released WINDOWS XP."

  • NewsForge: Osama bin Laden, Open Source software, and the United States (Oct 16, 2001, 15:30)
    "...We export the Jerry Springer Show, you know. And people in some countries do not know that Springer represents us at our worst, not at our best. Similarly, the Open Source and Free Software advocates who get the most press are often the most outrageous, not those who are best at presenting the many benefits of Open Source and Free Software in a logical manner..."

  • LinuxWorld.com: HP's open-source printer drivers need improvement (Oct 16, 2001, 14:20)
    "The open source community needs to step in and bring the drivers up to parity with what users get in the world of Windows."

  • SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #55 for October 15 (Oct 16, 2001, 10:49)
    SEUL/edu is the discussion group for those interested in using Linux for education. This covers all aspects of educational uses of Linux, by teachers, parents, and students. This week: Tux of Math Command, The Linux Public Broadcasting Network, GeekOS (a tiny operating system kernel for x86 PCs), Open Source Electronic Lab Notebook, more.

  • MySQL 4.0.0 Released (Oct 16, 2001, 09:08)
    "The new version is intended as a platform for building mission critical, heavy load database solutions, and much effort has been put into providing a solid foundation for planned enhancements, some of which are included from the start. Although the current release is an alpha version, the development team expects to release a beta version after rapid initial testing and will also add a number of new features in the weeks to come." Feature list within.

  • Linux Mandrake Security Announcement: Zope update (Oct 16, 2001, 07:24)
    A new Zope hotfix is available that fixes a problem with DTML scripting as described in the README.txt of Hotfix_2001-09-28: "The issue involves the fmt attribute of dtml-var tags. Without this correction, Zope does not check security access to methods invoked through fmt. This issue could allow partially trusted users with enough knowledge of Zope to call, in a limited way, methods they would not otherwise be allowed to access."