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Developer Linux News for Mar 29, 2002

  • ZDNet UK: Eric Raymond Interviews (Mar 29, 2002, 23:30)
    In a two-part interview published by ZDNet UK, open source guru Eric Raymond reveals "Why Open Source Will Rule" and "Why Linux Will Rule the Desktop." Links to both parts of the article within.

  • Marcello Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-pre5 (Mar 29, 2002, 23:12)
    "Here goes pre5. I've trimmed down the changelog because its just too big, and the ones who actually want to see all changelog can get it from"

  • Community: A Report from the Second Linux Accessibility Conference (Mar 29, 2002, 20:30)
    "Overall, in two days at CSUN, UNIX, Solaris, and Linux showed themselves to be increasingly capable platforms for disabled users..."

  • CNET News: Mozilla 1.0 Nears Release (Mar 29, 2002, 16:00)
    "The long-awaited open-source version of the Netscape Web browser has reached a major development milestone as it nears a first official release..."

  • Linux Kernel Advisory: d_path() Truncating Excessive Long Path Name Vulnerability (Mar 29, 2002, 15:15)
    "In case of excessively long path names d_path kernel internal function returns truncated trailing components of a path name instead of an error value. As this function is called by getcwd(2) system call and do_proc_readlink() function, false information may be returned to user-space processes..."

  • OpenOffice 641d Released (Mar 29, 2002, 13:00)
    The latest stable release of OpenOffice has been made available.

  • NewsForge: A Tale of Two Linux Bootable Business Cards (Mar 29, 2002, 08:00)
    The original Linuxcare BBC now has two heirs: the Linuxcare Bootable Toolbox V2 and the LNX-BBC project V1.618. The four originators of the Linuxcare BBC have departed from Linuxcare and have continued to work the original codebase with the aid of other volunteers, creating the LNX-BBC project. The LNX-BBC project no longer has ties to Linuxcare in any way, but the Open Source nature of the code allows the developers to continue pursuing their original goal.

  • Java Community Process Embraces Open Source (Mar 29, 2002, 05:00)
    "The Java Community Process (JCP) has been working closely with the Apache Software Foundation to update the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA) to enhance the relationship between the JCP and the open source community..."

  • ZDNet UK: Stallman: Patents Victimize Developers (Mar 29, 2002, 01:00)
    "Speaking here earlier this week at the Cambridge University Computer Lab on the issue of software patents, Stallman began by explaining that he doesn't have a problem with patenting individual programs -- 'that would be harmless' -- but with patenting ideas..."