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Linux News for Oct 09, 2002

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: bugzilla (Jan 16, 2003, 20:49)
    "Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Bugzilla, a web-based bug tracking system, by its authors."

  • IRS Data Agrees with Pour Concerning KDE League (Oct 09, 2002, 23:30) sheds new light on the KDE League quandary.

  • Forbes: Linux Goes Shopping (Oct 09, 2002, 22:00)
    "Of all the case studies and marquee customers of Linux software bandied about over the last few years, perhaps none carried as much weight as the one announced on Aug. 14 of this year... That's when the Web's premier retailer, revealed that it saved millions of dollars by ditching its proprietary Unix systems in favor of Linux..."

  • CNET News: Sun CEO: We're "Good Enough" (Oct 09, 2002, 20:30)
    "Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy on Tuesday reiterated his company's plans to sell desktop PCs running Linux, and said the company is focusing on supplying 'good enough' computing..."

  • Infoconomy: LSB-Compliant Linux Distributions Released (Oct 09, 2002, 19:00)
    "Four new distributions of Linux have been certified compliant with Linux Standards Base (LSB) specifications..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.41-ac2 (Oct 09, 2002, 18:52)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: bugzilla (Oct 09, 2002, 17:06)
    "The developers of Bugzilla, a web-based bug tracking system, discovered a problem in the handling of more than 47 groups..."

  • The Economic Times: Open IT: Govt to Rewrite Source Code in Linux (Oct 09, 2002, 16:00)
    "The Indian government seems to be taking a leaf out of China's operating system, and is planning a countrywide drive to promote the open source operating system, Linux, as the 'platform of choice' instead of 'proprietary' solutions..."

  • Sendmail Trojan Horse (Oct 09, 2002, 14:30)
    "The CERT/CC has received confirmation that some copies of the source code for the Sendmail package were modified by an intruder to contain a Trojan horse. Sites that employ, redistribute, or mirror the Sendmail package should immediately verify the integrity of their distribution..."

  • Linux Journal: Announcing (Oct 09, 2002, 13:00)
    "A new web site to help organize the battle to make OEMs accountable for the EULA and responsive to the consumer..."

  • Information Today: An Update on Open Source ILS (Oct 09, 2002, 11:30)
    A library trade magazine's take on Open Source: "One of the trends that I follow is the adoption of open source integrated library systems (ILS). In this column, I'll review the progress of three ongoing open source ILS projects and talk about what they mean to library automation..."

  • ZDNet: Beware of the Internet Toll Booth (Oct 09, 2002, 10:00)
    "The penultimate step in a yearlong battle over patents on Internet standards came last week, when the World Wide Web Consortium Patent Policy Board voted to recommend a royalty-free policy..."

  • OSNews: Red Hat 8.0 for KDE Users and Newbies (Oct 09, 2002, 09:00)
    "I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user..."

  • Debian Weekly News - October 8th, 2002 (Oct 09, 2002, 08:00)
    The latest news from the Debian Project.

  • O'Reilly: Open Source Visibility (Oct 09, 2002, 07:00)
    "Two years ago when we started on this interesting journey, we were faced with having to argue why we use and work on open source software: 'if it's free then it can't be any good'. Now, we are often met with the comment of 'oh, we use that here as well...'"

  • CNET Asia: StarOffice Push Intensifies in Malaysia (Oct 09, 2002, 06:00)
    "The donation, valued at RM475 million (US$125 million), is set to benefit 2.5 million students from 9,000 schools, and 500 colleges and universities country-wide, said Sun in a statement..."

  • Community Digest: October 8, 2002 (Oct 09, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's event: RMS to speak at Berkeley Oct. 22.

  • Release Digest: GNU, October 8, 2002 (Oct 09, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNU apps: GNU sed 3.95, GNU make 3.80, GNU C Library Release 2.3, and Bison 1.50.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, October 8, 2002 (Oct 09, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gnome-chord 0.7.0 and DiaSCE 1.0.4.

  • SuSE 8.1 Professional Review (Oct 09, 2002, 04:00)
    "SuSE software has always impressed me by the attention to detail they employ in generating their best-in-class Linux OS. The installation routine is simple and straightforward, the progress bar (lie meter) is generally accurate, and the finished install is relatively painless to configure..."

  • The Register: Mandrake Linux 9.0 Distro for Xbox Now Available (Oct 09, 2002, 02:00)
    "The Xbox Linux Project has released the first full Linux distribution for the Xbox, a single CD version of Mandrake 9.0..."

  • InformationWeek: Nigeria Puts Bio-Identity System To The Test (Oct 09, 2002, 01:00)
    "[Linux] Blade servers create flexible architecture for first civilian-run election since military rule ended."

  • KernelTrap: Accessing The Latest Source Without BitKeeper (Oct 09, 2002, 00:00)
    "In response to the recent BKL debate, Rik van Riel has expanded his kernel source archives, making the latest 2.4 and 2.5 kernel source trees available via rsynch..."