Linux News for Aug 01, 2002
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: gallery (2003-07-31 02:25:03)
"Larry Nguyen discovered a cross site scripting vulnerability in
gallery, a web-based photo album written in php. This security flaw
code on your website..."
Embedded.com: Embedded Linux and the Law (2002-08-01 23:30:05)
"The rising popularity of Linux, combined with perceived cost
savings, has spurred many embedded developers to consider a
real-time Linux variant as an alternative to a traditional RTOS.
Here's the straight dope on the legal implications for the
proprietary parts of your firmware..."
CW360.com: Public Sector IT Chiefs Welcome Whitehall's Open Source Stance (2002-08-01 22:00:56)
"Joe Daniels, community information manager at Knowsley
Metropolitan Borough Council, said, 'Anything that can make IT
cheaper, more secure and more standard has got to be
LinuxDevices.com: Matchbox--A Small Footprint Window Manager for Embedded Devices (2002-08-01 20:30:26)
"One of the main causes of this was that existing window
managers weren't designed to cater to such a small display, let
alone a touchscreen and virtual keyboard or stroke recognizer for
LinuxPlanet: Using RAID in Linux (2002-08-01 19:00:19)
The concept of RAID, so often put aside in Linux documentation
for all those smart systems administrators, is actually not
something that takes a lot of special knowledge to understand. As
Alexander Prohorenko explains, all you need is a little common
sense and a good plan to implement RAID on your systems.
InfoWorld: Considering TCO (2002-08-01 17:30:01)
"I'm amazed. For the first time in recent memory, I find myself
in total agreement with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. According to
published accounts of the Microsoft Fusion 2002 conference, Mr.
Ballmer said, 'We haven't figured out how to be lower-priced than
ZDNet UK: 'Cambridge Phenomenon' Threatened by IP Changes (2002-08-01 16:00:25)
A change in Cambridge's liberal intellectual property rules
could spell future trouble for individuals' rights to copyright...
LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01 14:30:18)
We'll just skip to the really good news: LWN is not
folding today. But changes are on the horizon.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-rc5 (2002-08-01 14:19:42)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: super, libpng2, libpng3 (2002-08-01 14:18:37)
Two security advisories for the Debian GNU/Linux
Why Free Software's Long Run TCO Must Be Lower (2002-08-01 13:00:01)
"This paper argues that the long run total cost of operations
(TCO) for a suite of proprietary software must necessarily be
greater than that for an equivalent suite of free software, with
the TCO benefits maximised in the case of the GPL and GPL-like free
Kernel Cousin KDE #42 by Juergen Appel (2002-08-01 11:00:37)
The latest message traffic from the KDE development mailing
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #120 by Paul Emsley (2002-08-01 08:00:11)
The latest message traffic on Debian Hurd.
Release Digest: GNU, July 31, 2002 (2002-08-01 05:00:30)
Today's GNU apps: Automake 1.6.3 and Automake 1.4-p6.
Release Digest: GNOME, July 31, 2002 (2002-08-01 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: camorama (initial release) and gnocl
LinuxPR: ActiveState Awards Presented at O'Reilly Open Source Conference
"ActiveState is pleased to announce the winners of the 2002
Active Awards, presented at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference in
San Diego, CA"
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-rc4 (2002-08-01 01:32:37)
Incremental changelog, link within.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: gallery (2002-08-01 01:31:59)
"A problem was found in gallery (a web-based photo album
toolkit): it was possible to pass in the GALLERY_BASEDIR variable
remotely. This made it possible to execute commands under the uid
The Mercury News: An Ode to Pioneer of Free Software (2002-08-01 01:00:32)
"Stallman's GNU project helped spark a Finnish college student,
Linus Torvalds, to create a crucial piece, the crucial component,
of what is now called the Linux operating system. Stallman calls it
GNU/Linux. He has a point..."