Linux News for Jan 30, 2006
NewsForge: Notes on the GPLv3 (Jan 30, 2006, 23:30)
"The draft of the new GPL is very important and much is
at stake in the revision process..."
CIO India: Open Source Lights Up (Jan 30, 2006, 22:45)
"Open source depends upon volunteer developers for success, but
the more niche a product, the smaller the potential pool of
linux kernel monkey log: OSDL and the Linux Kernel Community, The Board Meeting (Jan 30, 2006, 22:00)
"As I've documented here previously, the Linux kernel community
has had a few issues with OSDL in the past, so they got together,
and worked out how they felt they could help resolve the different
Network World: Avocent Acquisition Targets Linux (Jan 30, 2006, 21:15)
"KVM switch and network infrastructure management specialist
Avocent plans to add Linux expertise to its portfolio with the
acquisition of Cyclades..."
ZDNet Australia: Oxer, Waugh Retain Linux Australia Spots (Jan 30, 2006, 20:30)
"Incumbents Jon Oxer and Pia Waugh have retained their
respective positions as president and vice president of Australia's
peak Linux body for another year..."
Free Software Magazine: Interview with Orv Beach @ SCALE (Jan 30, 2006, 19:45)
"SCALE (Southern CAlifornia Linux Expo) is an event that
shouldn't be missed by anybody who is serious about Linux..."
Tectonic: Go Open Source Puts R3m into Building Linux Channel (Jan 30, 2006, 19:00)
"The Go Open Source campaign today annouced a R3 million
[US$488,000/€404,000] investment into skills aimed at creating
a formal channel for Linux and open source software in South
NewsForge: Secure Shell Standard Moving Forward (Jan 30, 2006, 18:15)
"The Secure Shell protocol is one step closer to becoming an
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard..."
ConsortiumInfo: State Lobbying in the Age of Abramoff (Jan 30, 2006, 17:30)
"It has been interesting observing how lobbying works at the
state level as the ODF situation has developed here in
ZDNet UK: Stallman Leads the GPL Off a Cliff (Jan 30, 2006, 16:45)
"I've criticized Stallman numerous times in the past. I've
pointed out that he argues in favor of lowering revenue
expectations among developers..."
Government Technology: Pennsylvania Adopts Dual Linux Standard (Jan 30, 2006, 16:00)
"Earlier this month the state of Pennsylvania issued a Linux
Server Standards bulletin describing which Linux distributions
should be used, and why..."
eWeek: E-Trade VP Talks Open-Source (Jan 30, 2006, 15:15)
"E-Trade's Vice President of Architecture Lee Thompson explains
how the company has leveraged open source to save millions of
The New York Times/CNET News: Are Politics Delaying the $100 Laptop? (Jan 30, 2006, 14:30)
"It sounds like a project that just about any technology-minded
executive could get behind: distributing durable, cheap laptop
computers in the developing world to help education..."
Tectonic: OSS is an Easier Hack: Mitnick (Jan 30, 2006, 13:45)
"'Open source would be easier [to hack],' admits ex-hacker
turned security consultant Mitnick. 'It's less work...'"
SysAdmin: File Integrity Assessment via SSH (Jan 30, 2006, 13:00)
"The concept is simple: the administrator creates a
configuration file that lists the critical system files and
directories that the FIA tool should monitor..."
SearchOpenSource: 2006 Phish Tales: Flawed and Fishy Defenses (Jan 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Phishers may not have won the game, but they're definitely
trammeling their opponents' defenses..."
Free Software Magazine: GRUB Tips and Tricks (Jan 30, 2006, 10:00)
"The GRand Unified Boot loader, or GRUB, has all but replaced
the default boot loader on many GNU/Linux distributions..."
Systhread: Rewriting a Perl Util in C Part I (Jan 30, 2006, 08:30)
"There is a utility called service that can be used to shortcut
the path of init (or rc) scripts on several platforms. The service
utility is written in Perl..."
DesktopLinux: Getting Scanners to Work with Linux (Jan 30, 2006, 05:30)
"I recently received a note from a disgruntled Linux user. He
was having an awful time trying to get his unidentified USB Canon
scanner to work with his copy of Xandros Desktop 3..."
Advisories, January 29, 2006 (Jan 30, 2006, 04:45)
This weekend's security advisories: cupsys, trac,
libapache-auth-ldap, imagemagick, and drupal (Debian GNU/Linux);
perl (Fedora Legacy); Gallery (Gentoo Linux); perl-Convert-UUlib,
perl-Net_SSLeay, ImageMagick, and net-snmp (Mandriva Linux).
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.16-rc1-mm4 (Jan 30, 2006, 02:30)
Incremental changelog, links within.
LinuxDevCenter: Linux Virtualization with Xen (Jan 30, 2006, 01:00)
"Xen is the new virtualization kid on the block. It's gaining
visibility and importance at a speed only projects such as Linux
and Apache have seen before..."