Linux News for Jan 30, 2003
SOT Linux Advisory: slocate (Feb 19, 2004, 21:59)
"A vulnerability has been found in Slocate versions up to and
including 2.7 where a carefully crafted database could overflow a
SOT Linux Advisory: slocate (Jan 30, 2003, 23:53)
"A local buffer overflow was found in the slocate-2.6 package
shipped with SOT Linux 2002..."
LinuxPlanet: Modeling Linux in the Enterprise (Jan 30, 2003, 23:00)
"Think Linux and open source software isn't ready for the
enterprise? Linux International and Wild Open Source have
collaborated to actually demonstrate live just how viable Linux is
as a business solution..."
ExtremeTech: Alpha Of Kapor's Open-Source PIM Due In Spring (Jan 30, 2003, 22:00)
"Lotus founder Mitch Kapor said his open-source
personal-information manager, 'Chandler', will be released in an
alpha version this April..."
CrossNodes: AMP: Novell Pumps up the Volume on Open Source (Jan 30, 2003, 21:00)
"With the AMP Developer Suite--Apache, MySQL, and PHP (or
Perl)--Novell will finally deliver full support for these popular
tools and show the Open Source community it is serious about its
commitment to open source..."
Two on Desktop Linux Summit (Jan 30, 2003, 20:00)
Fallout from the Desktop Linux Summit continues, with another
company pulling from the event today and an distribution of an open
letter from The Linux Show asking Lindows to change the name of the
event. Press release, open letter within.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: courier (Jan 30, 2003, 19:46)
"The developers of courier, an integrated user side mail server,
discovered a problem in the PostgreSQL auth module..."
Securities Industry News: Reuters to Roll Out Linux-Based RMDS (Jan 30, 2003, 19:00)
Reuters develops a Linux version of its Market Data System. Link
to news brief within.
The Register: Red Hat Preps Wider Range of 'Advanced' Server, Client OSes (Jan 30, 2003, 17:00)
"Red Hat's new support policy for operating systems represents a
long-delayed tidying up, and is only--as some of you have
suggested--part of the whole picture, says company VP, product
strategy, Erik Troan..."
ZDNet: Linux Paves Way for High-End Systems (Jan 30, 2003, 16:00)
"Linux took a step forward in high-end servers with the recent
adoption of software that should help IBM, NEC, SGI and others use
the open-source operating system better in multiprocessor
InfoWorld: Linux Boost Expected for Trusted Computing Scheme (Jan 30, 2003, 15:00)
"Linux-based APIs are on the roadmap of various vendors in
support of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance's (TCPA'S)
security initiative, an Infineon Technologies official said at the
Linux and Main: A Glimpse of the Future? I Hope So (Jan 30, 2003, 14:30)
Dennis Powell gets a sneak peek at Ximian Desktop 2.0 and shares
what he's seen.
Linux Magazine: Linux's Proprietary Booster (Jan 30, 2003, 13:00)
A Linux Magazine interview with Oracle's Larry Ellison.
DistroWatch: Mandrake Linux 9.1--The Beauty and the Beast (Jan 30, 2003, 11:30)
The third part in a series of review articles on Mandrake Linux
Linux Journal: Greenpeace Southeast Asia Moves to Free Software (Jan 30, 2003, 10:00)
"Non-government organisations (NGO) talk about freedom. Now,
they are experiencing it in at least in one sphere of their
activism--software. That's the message emerging from the global
network Greenpeace, which recently shifted to free software in
Computerworld: Retailers Explore Java POS Systems (Jan 30, 2003, 08:30)
"Growing numbers of retailers are scoping out Java-based
point-of-sale (POS) systems as one option to replace their aging
Asia Computer Weekly: HP Opens Linux Centre in Shanghai
(Jan 30, 2003, 07:00)
"Hewlett-Packard ships the most Linux-installed Intel-based
servers in the Asia-Pacific today, but IBM leads the market in
terms of being perceived as a leading Linux vendor, according to
two analyst firms in the region..."
Linux Orbit Professional: Journalling Filesystems: An Intro to Reiserfs (Jan 30, 2003, 05:30)
"Currently, there's no real leader in the technology of
journalling filesystems under GNU/Linux. Some of them are older as
open source projects, but none have been adopted across the board
as a de facto standard for Linux distributions..."
Release Digest: GNU, January 29, 2003 (Jan 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: GNU SASL 0.0.5 and GNU Libidn 0.1.5.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 29, 2003 (Jan 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: seti_applet 2.1.2, netspeed_applet 0.8, and
Builder.com: Three Top Tips for Surviving Open Source Projects (Jan 30, 2003, 04:00)
"This collaborative model presents a range of unusual challenges
for even a seasoned IT project manager. Here are some tips on
meeting the challenge..."
LWN.net: The Debian Leader Election Cycle Begins (Jan 30, 2003, 02:30)
The nomination period for the Debian project leader elections
Linux Game Tome: And the Winners Are... (Jan 30, 2003, 01:00)
The best 25 games (free and non-free) have been decided by the
readers of Linux Game Tome.