Developer Linux News for Jan 29, 2010
Canonical copyright assignment policy 'same as others' (Jan 29, 2010, 20:03)
IT Wire: "Canonical chief executive Mark
Shuttleworth has called for an uniform copyright assignment policy
for contributors to free and open source software projects."
As the GPL fades � (Jan 29, 2010, 19:33)
451 CAOS Theory: "We're continuing to see signs
that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor
among commercial open source software players."
KDE to Appear at SCALE 8x (Jan 29, 2010, 19:03)
KDE.news: "Looking to help the KDE community
and living in Southern California? Then this is a great opportunity
for you! The Southern California Linux Expo will be in town
February 20-21, 2010, at the Westin Hotel near LAX. All you need to
help out is to be willing and able to be there and be a user of
KDE's applications, such as the Plasma Workspaces, Amarok and
LCA: How to destroy your community (Jan 29, 2010, 18:33)
LWN.net: "Josh Berkus is well known as a
PostgreSQL hacker, but, as it happens, he also picked up some
valuable experience during his stint at "The Laboratory for the
Destruction of Communities," otherwise known as Sun Microsystems.
That experience has been distilled into a "patented ten-step
method" on how to free a project of unwelcome community
Mitigate the Security Risks of PHP System Command Execution (Jan 29, 2010, 07:33)
PHP Builder: "Hopefully, you understand how
important it is to thoroughly validate all user input accepted
through a web form; after all, if you neglect this task, your data
could be stolen or damaged via a SQL injection attack, or your
users could be spoofed via a cross-site scripting attack."
New Qt Training Courses, KD Tools 2.2 Released, Steven Kelly Interviewe (Jan 29, 2010, 05:33)
LinuxPR KDAB, the Qt Experts have issued a new release of the Qt Addon collection KD Tools. This release goes along with a significant extension of KDAB's training course offering, now including in-depth trainings and more advanced topics.
Alfresco to drop GPL, goes LGPL (Jan 29, 2010, 00:03)
The H Open: "Alfresco has announced that it is
changing the licensing of the community edition of its enterprise
content management system from GPL to LGPL."