Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 13, 2001
Community: phpGroupWare is leaving SourceForge (2001-11-13 22:57:39)
Dan Kuykendall of the phpGroupWare project outlines the reasons
he's moving the project to GNU's Savannah.
ZDNet: Bug secrecy vs. full disclosure (Bruce Schneier) (2001-11-13 22:09:25)
"What we've learned during the past eight or so years is that
full disclosure helps much more than it hurts. Since full
disclosure has become the norm, the computer industry has
transformed itself from a group of companies that ignores security
and belittles vulnerabilities into one that fixes vulnerabilities
as quickly as possible. A few companies are even going further, and
taking security seriously enough to attempt to build quality
software from the beginning: to fix vulnerabilities before the
product is released."
Tonight: Semi Live- Ximian GNOME and Being the Top Threat>> on The Linux Show (2001-11-13 21:11:56)
Tonight's show: Ximian GNOME, Microsoft's Linux concerns.
Community: ILUG: Distro Wars - Paintball, Beer and Alan Cox (2001-11-13 19:02:48)
"ILUG (Irish Linux Users Group) is pleased to announce Distro
Wars 2001 (24th-25th November)"
Linux Gazette: PDF Service with Samba
"We will use Samba to provide a "pseudo-printer" service (it
will look like a standard printer to clients) that will use
Ghostscript to create a PDF document out of any Postscript printer
job that is queued onto it. We will then configure the Windows
machines to use this shared printer and send jobs to it in
osOpinion: Public Domain Software - Better Than Open Source? (2001-11-13 14:54:20)
"By disallowing commercial use of open software, smaller,
struggling companies cannot leverage open software to reduce their
time to market, thereby making it more difficult to compete against
O'Reilly Network: Getting Started with LDAP
"...we're going to start working with LDAP in a semi-real work
environment. Specifically, we're going to set up a basic LDAP
directory to store Unix user accounts, along with a script to pull
those accounts to a Unix system -- that is one of the things for
which you can and should use LDAP. This will also be useful to
demonstrate that even if your version of Unix can't authenticate
directly off LDAP, you can still store your users in LDAP and get
all the benefits that come with that."
Budget Pentium 4: 845 Motherboards Reviewed (2001-11-13 13:08:37)
"Intel's 845 chipset has arrived and now Intel fans finally have
an upgrade path that will allow them to keep their existing SDRAM
and still upgrade to the Intel Pentium 4 processor. The big
question though is, what sort of performance hit can you expect
from not taking the plunge with RAMBUS?"
ReactiveLinux.com: Oakland Linux Showcase: The Short and Dirty Version (2001-11-13 12:18:17)
"The floor (if you want to call it that) was lined up with two
things--computers, and exhibits. That's it. And the saddest part of
this whole show (or the lack of) was that there were more computer
terminals, on the floor, than exhibits. Who were the big players
you ask? Heh, well, Compaq and HP were there. That's it. Red Hat
was there, but all that they had was a table, with a Red Hat table
cloth draped over it."