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Linux News for Feb 21, 2002

  • Linux 2.4.18-rc3 Released (Feb 21, 2002, 23:53)
    Changelog, link within.

  • InfoWorld: Microsoft expands shared source open code program (Feb 21, 2002, 23:36)
    "Microsoft Corp. , trying to protect its software empire from open-source rivals like Linux, on Thursday said it is expanding a program to share the underlying code of its Windows operating system."

  • ELJonline: Highly Available Linux Networking (Feb 21, 2002, 22:47)
    "Achieve five nines reliability with the bonding network driver and the high availability dæmon."

  • VNUNet.com: Apache on warpath over Java licence (Feb 21, 2002, 20:58)
    "[The Apache Software Foundation] issued a statement last week which called on Sun to discontinue licences prohibiting Java compatible open source implementations, and make compatibility testing more accessible."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18-rc2-ac2 (Feb 21, 2002, 20:37)
    Changelog, link within.

  • LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Between the Sheets with Anyware (Feb 21, 2002, 19:35)
    If thin clients or remote access are key to your organization's operation, VistaSource's Anyware Spreadsheets may be one to look at thanks to its choice of a traditional desktop application or the Java-based Anyware Office, meant to bring a solid (if underpowered) application to desktops everywhere -- regardless of operating system. Brian Proffitt wraps up the 'Between the Sheets' series and prepares to crown a winner.

  • Debian Security Advisory: gnujsp (Feb 21, 2002, 18:23)
    "Thomas Springer found a vulnerability in GNUJSP, a Java servlet that allows you to insert Java source code into HTML files. The problem can be used to bypass access restrictions in the web server. An attacker can view the contents of directories and download files directly rather then receiving their HTML output. This means that the source code of scripts could also be revealed."

  • TuxPPC: Mandrake 8.2 Beta for PPC (Feb 21, 2002, 18:19)
    "By far the most important news is that 8.2/PPC should work on both 'OldWorld' and 'NewWorld' machines."

  • Squid Proxy Cache Security Update Advisory: three issues (Feb 21, 2002, 17:12)
    Three security issues have recently been found in the Squid-2.X releases up to and including 2.4.STABLE3 dealing with a memory leak in the SNMP interface; a buffer overflow in the implementation of ftp:// URLs, and a bug in disabling the optional HTCP interface.

  • LinuxProgramming: Jeff Garzik: Doing the BK Thing, Penguin-Style (Bitkeeper for Kernel Developers) (Feb 21, 2002, 16:55)
    Jeff Garzik provides a set of notes on how to use Bitkeeper to participate in Linux kernel development: "This set of notes is intended mainly for kernel developers, occasional or full-time, but sysadmins and power users may find parts of it useful as well."

  • Linux Weekly News for February 21, 2002 (Feb 21, 2002, 15:13)
    This week: Fun with Debian Unstable; free software and racism; Internet draft on responsible security disclosure; more.

  • VNUNet.com: Linux for the paranoid (Feb 21, 2002, 13:49)
    "What started out as a secure, single floppy, bootable Linux distribution for storing PGP keys, and encrypting, signing and wiping files, turned into a useable Linux distribution for the totally paranoid."

  • PLUG to Host Linux.conf.au At The University of Western Australia, Jan 22 - 26, 2003 (Feb 21, 2002, 12:31)
    "LCA is a technical conference for professionals, enthusiasts, and students of Linux and Open Source. Technical papers are presented in a lecture style environment, with keynote presentations by a select few luminaries from the Linux and Open Source community world-wide."

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #32 by Aaron J. Seigo (Feb 21, 2002, 10:59)
    KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • Kernel Cousin GNUe #16 by Peter Sullivan (Feb 21, 2002, 07:58)
    Weekly summary of the GNU Enterprise Project, "Putting the 'Free' back in 'free enterprise'."

  • Gnome 2.0 BETA "20022002 - Yay for trenary!" released (Feb 21, 2002, 05:13)
    "This is a note to say that Gnome 2.0 Beta '20022002 - Yay for trenary!' has beed released." Link within.

  • O'Reilly Community Press Publishes Essential Grassroots Documentation (Feb 21, 2002, 02:36)
    "Unlike classic O'Reilly animal books, which are created to fill an information void, the Community Press titles simply provide convenient printed copies of documentation that is already available online."

  • Wired: The Grid Draws Its Battle Lines (Feb 21, 2002, 00:50)
    "Microsoft's inclusion in an open-source project that primarily makes use of the Linux platform might seem a bit odd. But Robert Wahbe, general manager of Web services at Microsoft, said in a statement that the company sees the Grid, like it does many open-source projects, as an "ecosystem" where Microsoft technology can also flourish."