Linux News for May 29, 2003
Mandrake Linux Advisory: cups (Nov 07, 2003, 15:58)
"A bug in versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.19 was reported by Paul
Mitcheson in the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation
would result in CUPS going into a busy loop, which could result in
a Denial of Service (DoS) condition..."
OfB.biz: Lindows.com Revelation Could Be Fatal Blow to SCO Case (May 29, 2003, 23:00)
"According to Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com, this means
that Lindows.com customers will not have to worry about SCO's
ongoing attempts to 'protect its IP.' Interestingly enough, this
may cause a much larger impact than Robertson bargained for..."
Two on Lindows.com: Picketing Gates and Steering Clear of SCO (May 29, 2003, 22:00)
Been wondering what Lindows.com has been up to lately? Here are
two articles, one that shows the company's CEO is not staying quiet
against arch-rival Bill Gates and another that demonstrates
Lindows.com's desire to remain out of the SCO brouhaha.
Update: CBS.MarketWatch: Novell Challenges SCO's Unix Claims (May 29, 2003, 21:42)
The headline does not reveal what could be the most bold SCO
Group statement yet--Darl McBride is attributed with threatening to
sue Linus Torvalds "unless more companies start licensing SCO's
property." [This attribution has been challenged by McBride.
New story from CNET News within. -ed.]
Mandrake Linux Advisory: cups (May 29, 2003, 21:40)
"A Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability was discovered in the
CUPS printing system by Phil D'Amore of Red Hat. The IPP (Internet
Printing Protocol) that CUPS uses is single-threaded and can only
service one request at a time..."
eWeek: Why Munich Dumped Microsoft for Linux (May 29, 2003, 20:30)
"Although the council has not as yet made a decision on its
choice of vendor, SuSE Linux AG and IBM Germany will participate in
the resulting contract bid..."
ZDNet: Linux Opposites--SCO, SuSE Still Bullish (May 29, 2003, 19:00)
"SuSE and SCO Group issued bullish statements about their
business prospects Wednesday, even though the estranged business
partners sit on opposite sides of the Linux fence..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21rc5-ac2 (May 29, 2003, 18:59)
Incremental changelog, link within.
Financial Express: Go For Open Source Code, Kalam Tells IT Industry (May 29, 2003, 17:30)
The President of India is pushing his nation's IT industry to
explore "open source code instead of depending on proprietary
Forbes.com: Boies' Take (May 29, 2003, 16:00)
"Hired gun David Boies can't understand why no one likes his
client. All SCO Group did was file a billion-dollar lawsuit against
IBM claiming the computer giant was sharing code secrets with open
source developers. Somehow, everyone thinks SCO is in it for the
money and out to thwart Linux..."
Slackware Linux Advisory: cups (May 29, 2003, 14:29)
"Upgraded CUPS packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
and -current to fix a denial of service attack
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: gps (May 29, 2003, 14:28)
"gPS is a graphical application to watch system processes. In
release 1.1.0 of the gps package, several security vulnerabilities
siliconvalley.internet.com: HP Winks ;-) at Jabber (May 29, 2003, 13:00)
"Seeing a cash cow in the burgeoning Instant Messaging sector,
Hewlett-Packard Monday announced a deal to become a worldwide
distribution and development partner with Denver-based Jabber
CNET News: Commentary: IBM Will Nullify SCO's Linux Threat (May 29, 2003, 11:30)
"SCO Group has launched a high-profile, and ill-conceived,
effort to sue IBM and threaten its own customers to stop their
adoption of Linux. Should companies using Linux worry? No.
Forrester expects that IBM will build a consortium to pay off
SCO--or buy it outright..."
E-Commerce Times: Is Global Linux IBM's Holy Grail? (May 29, 2003, 10:00)
"IBM is not the only company investing heavily in Linux' future,
but Bill Claybrook, research director at Aberdeen Group, told the
E-Commerce Times that it may be the one to beat before too
KernelTrap: Interview: Nick Piggin (May 29, 2003, 08:30)
"Nick Piggin, a college student living in Canberra Australia,
has been working on an anticipatory I/O scheduler for the Linux
LinuxDevices.com: The Case for Out-sourcing Embedded Database Software (May 29, 2003, 07:00)
"Embedded systems hardware developers have long embraced
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to shorten development
time and reduce development costs. In contrast, developers of
embedded systems software have shown a propensity to build from
Release Digest: KDE, May 28, 2003 (May 29, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: QHacc 2.8, KSocrat 3.2, doxygen 1.3.1, KGGS
1.0, Bookcase 0.6.3, Space Hulk 1.4.1, M.E.S.H. 1.10, KDirStat
2.3.7, and Quax 0.9.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 28, 2003 (May 29, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: totem 0.99.0, Sirius 0.6.0, and gcalctool
MP3NewsWire.net: You Say You Want a Revolution? Meet Kast. (May 29, 2003, 04:00)
"Kast is a p2p filesharing system being developed in C++ and,
thus, 'compiles natively for five major platforms...'"
NetworkWorldFusion: Apache Earning Its Stripes (May 29, 2003, 02:30)
"Apache, the popular Web server that runs a majority of sites on
the Internet, is poised for growth in enterprise data centers as
companies Web-enable business applications..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-rc6 (May 29, 2003, 01:20)
Incremental changelog, links within.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Linux GM Hears Enterprise Linux Story (May 29, 2003, 01:00)
"Jim Stallings first public appearance as the general manager of
IBM Corp.'s Linux business was in January in New York City at
LinuxWorld. Since then, unless you're an IBM enterprise Linux
customer, you haven't seen much of the IT veteran. He's spent his
first 100 days in office on a very un-presidential misson: meeting
with 100 enterprise customers and hearing their Linux story..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21rc5-ac1 (May 29, 2003, 00:07)
Incremental changelog, link within.