Linux News for May 25, 2004
LinuxInsider: GPL: Viral Infection or Just Your Imagination? (May 25, 2004, 23:30)
"Are open-source licenses viral in nature? Can they infect
downstream users? The question is the subject of considerable
Conectiva Linux Advisories: mailman, libneon (May 25, 2004, 23:27)
Two security advisories from Conectiva Inc.
Tonight Live: MS FUD & War with the FCC on The Linux Show (May 25, 2004, 22:45)
"Microsoft FUD FUD and more FUD, SCO Slip Up, MORE Linux is good
business, plus a clueless pundit or two..."
Gentoo Linux: MySQL, Opera (May 25, 2004, 22:43)
Two security advisories from Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
NewsForge: Linux and Windows Security Compared (May 25, 2004, 22:00)
"The challenge in evaluating Windows and Linux on any criteria
is that there is not a single version of each operating
Fedora Core 1 Advisory: httpd (May 25, 2004, 21:59)
"This update includes the latest stable release of Apache httpd
2.0, including a security fix for a memory leak in mod_ssl which
can be triggered remotely..."
The Age: A Greens and Linux Ticket (May 25, 2004, 21:15)
"It is perhaps symmetry that attracts Australia's second minor
party, the Greens, to the open source operating system,
SOT Linux/LBA-Linux Advisories: apache, mod_perl, subversion, neon (May 25, 2004, 21:14)
Three security advisories from SOT Linux.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: xpcd (May 25, 2004, 21:13)
"Jaguar discovered a vulnerability in one component of xpcd, a
PhotoCD viewer. xpcd-svga, part of xpcd which uses svgalib to
display graphics on the console, would copy user-supplied data of
arbitrary length into a fixed-size buffer in the pcd_open
LinuxPlanet: Mandrakesoft Sees Room For Several Linux Players (May 25, 2004, 20:30)
"With much of the Linux industry consolidating around
Novell/SUSE and Red Hat, and some other smaller Linux distributions
feeling the squeeze, Mandrakesoft managed to return to
profitability in the first quarter of the year..."
Groklaw: oldSCO, Open Source and Linux (May 25, 2004, 19:45)
"'In a web page from 2000, (since removed from their site) old
SCO repeated this theme: 'The concept of collaborative development
and shared source has been ubiquitous in the UNIX system industry
from the beginning...'"
VNUnet: CA Steps Up Open Source Efforts (May 25, 2004, 19:00)
"Computer Associates wants to boost its open source credentials
with a series of partnerships, and by releasing its Ingres
relational database source code under a new open source
CNET Asia: In Love with Linux (May 25, 2004, 18:15)
"But for IT public relations specialist the EBA Group, the
insurance of Microsoft will be taking a back seat, in favor of the
security and cost advantages that it has seen in Linux..."
Motley Fool: Novell Hell (May 25, 2004, 17:30)
"Is NetWare a Novell product line or the ultimate
Yahoo!/Forbes: Kill Bill (May 25, 2004, 16:45)
"Linux represents the biggest threat to Microsoft has ever
faced. No wonder IBM is spending billions to promote it..."
TechWorld: Linux a 'Waste of Money', Says Top MS Exec (May 25, 2004, 16:00)
"The latest approach in a campaign of misinformation in
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds: Code Development Process Still 'Fine' (May 25, 2004, 15:15)
"The Developer's Certificate of Origin (DCO) requires developers
to sign off on their contributions before they are considered for
inclusion in the kernel. In this e-mail exchange, Torvalds explains
why this step is necessary..."
CNET News: Microsoft Creating Windows for Supercomputers (May 25, 2004, 14:30)
"Microsoft has launched an effort to produce a version of
Windows for high-performance computing, a move seen as a direct
attack on a Linux stronghold..."
New York Times: R.I.P.: The Counterculture Aura of Linux (May 25, 2004, 13:45)
"Linux, the free operating system once seen as a symbol of a
computing counterculture, is becoming a mainstream technology and
is being forced to behave more like one..." More on the new kernel
tracking process. [Registration required, alternate link
ZDNet Australia: Linux Vendors Hope to Ride PC Upgrade Wave (May 25, 2004, 13:00)
"Linux vendors are salivating at the prospect of taking market
share away from Microsoft's Windows in the PC desktop market as
enterprises embark on the biggest desktop refresh since Y2K..."
The Financial Express: PC Makers’ Love For Linux Boosts Piracy (May 25, 2004, 11:30)
"However, the rising sales of Linux PCs is indirectly increasing
the piracy as most of the users resort to loading a pirated version
of operating systems right after the purchase..."
Mad Penguin: An Interview with CodeWeavers Fouder Jeremy White (May 25, 2004, 10:00)
"With the recent release of CrossOver Office 3... we thought it
might be interesting to have a chat with the man responsible for
it's creation. Jeremy White is the founder and CEO of CodeWeavers,
Inc., the company who develops and distributes CrossOver
Builder AU: Open Source for Developer Mindshare? (May 25, 2004, 08:30)
"One way to get developers to use a technology is to offer it at
no cost . While free in the sense of beer is easy on the pocket, is
it freedom of use developers crave...?"
Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: Network Tools, Can You Dig It? (May 25, 2004, 07:00)
"This week we're going to take a look at three command line
tools which can sometimes help resolve Internet connectivity
issues. But first, you lazy louts, you have to get up out of that
comfortable but mind-numbing GUI hammock you've been napping in and
exercise your typing fingers...."
developerWorks: Minimizing Privileges (May 25, 2004, 06:00)
"The article discusses not only some of the traditional
UNIX-like mechanisms for privileges, but some of the newer
mechanisms like the FreeBSD jail(), the Linux Security Modules
(LSM) framework, and Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)..."
Release Digest: KDE, May 24, 2004 (May 25, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: K3b 0.11.10, KAlarm 1.1.0b3, Apollon 0.9.4-1,
KVirc 3.0.0, Tina32 - This is not Aida32 24.04.04, KHacc 3.0, QHacc
3.0, kdecvs-build 0.61, kphotools 0.1.1, KWirelessMonitor 0.2.0,
KXDocker 0.19, and KPS 0.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, May 24, 2004 (May 25, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: YES Linux 2.0.8 and Guadalinex 2004
OSNews: Review of Fedora Core 2 (May 25, 2004, 04:00)
"With that in mind, this review is not geared toward the Linux
veteran, but for people who have more curiosity than experience
MadPenguin: A First Look at CodeWeaver's CrossOver Office 3.0 (May 25, 2004, 02:30)
"This was my first experience with CrossOver Office of any
version, and I was not disappointed. The people at CodeWeavers and
at the Wine project really know what they are doing, and combined,
produce a very useful program..."
NewsForge: Where Should You Use Open Source? A Scenario-Based Analysis (May 25, 2004, 01:00)
"This was the title of the last session I attended at GigaWorld
2004 last week..."