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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 19, 2001

  • "MandrakeSoft Goes Public" (Jul 19, 2001, 21:55)
    This brief message announces that MandrakeSoft has been approved for listing on the Euronext stock market.

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: openssl (Jul 19, 2001, 20:20)
    "The pseudo-random number generator in OpenSSL versions up to 0.9.6a has a design flaw. By knowing the output of specific PRNG requests, an attacker would be able to determine the PRNG's internal state and thus predict future PRNG output."

  • FSF-India and FreeDevelopers-India To Be Inaugurated at Freedom First! Conference (Jul 19, 2001, 17:57)
    "On July 20, 2001, the Free Software Foundation will inaugurate Free Software Foundation-India, an affiliate organization headquartered in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, at the "Freedom First!" ceremonies. FSF India will be the national agency for the promotion of the use of Free Software in India."

  • Hacker Arrest Stirs Protest (Jul 19, 2001, 16:48)
    The DMCA is to thank for the arrest of Dmitry Sklyarov, a Russian programmer who violated its provisions by developing software that decodes e-books. According to this article, community protest is well underway, specifically targeted at Adobe, which has a history with Mr. Skylarov where his software is concerned.

  • ServerWatch: DBabble review (Jul 19, 2001, 15:15)
    Aaron Weiss reviews DBabble, a commercial chat/communications server that runs under Red Hat Linux, among other operating systems.

  • LinuxPR: Dell Announces Factory Installation of Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Jul 19, 2001, 08:00)
    "Dell today announced immediate availability of factory-installed Red Hat Linux 7.1 on its entire line of Dell PowerEdge servers and select Dell Precision workstations."

  • CNET Open-source challenge to the musical status quo (Jul 19, 2001, 06:07)
    This interview with the head of the Ogg Vorbis project is interesting enough, even if the rationale behind the need for a free and open sound standard is well-covered ground to most regular readers. Mr. Montgomery's insights into the post-boom open source world are possibly more interesting.

  • An animated BusyBox mini-tutorial (Jul 19, 2001, 05:51)
    Points for novelty to this Flash busybox tutorial. What's busybox? BusyBox provides a variety of common UNIX utilities in a single executable that can be tailored at compile time, making it ideal for embedded systems.

  • Debian Weekly News - July 18th, 2001 (Jul 19, 2001, 00:26)
    Weekly news from the Debian project.