U.S. Turning to Open Source? Obama Names Chopra CTO

Apr 20, 2009

Will Aneesh Paul Chopra, newly appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer, promote open source? Time will tell. At least he has the support of some of his friends in the field.

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Top Secret: Open Source Study 2 in Vienna

Apr 20, 2009

Along with Munich, Vienna is regarded as a forerunner in the field of open source projects in the German-speaking region of Europe. Now it seems, the Capital of Austria is having second thoughts.

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Local Root Exploit in Udev

Apr 16, 2009

The udev subsystem allows the Linux kernel, together with a userland program, to manage device nodes dynamically, adding and removing them at will. It has now been revealed that the communication channel between the kernel and program fails to authenticate, so that users can assume root privileges.

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Citadel 7.5 Groupware Provides ClamAV Integration

Apr 14, 2009

The Citadel project has released version 7.5 of its GPL3-licensed groupware server. The release improves the web interface and countless other details.

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Linux Foundation Brings OpenSUSE Build Service into Developer Network

Apr 09, 2009

The openSUSE project and the Linux Foundation will be making the openSUSE Build Service available through the Linux Developer Network (LDN). Among other things, the Build Service will take advantage of the LDN's AppChecker.

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Toshiba Notebooks with OpenSolaris

Apr 09, 2009

Hardware manufacturer Toshiba has released a series of notebooks with pre-installed OpenSolaris 2008.11.

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German Federal Cartel Agency Fines Microsoft

Apr 08, 2009

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH has been fined $9 million by the German Bundeskartellamt (cartel or anti-trust agency) for anticompetitive MS Office
pricing. Microsoft allegedly fixed a price at a retailer for its Office Home & Student 2007 product.

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Testing Mandriva Spring

Apr 07, 2009

French Linux specialist, Mandriva, has released version RC2 (codenamed Estephe) of their Linux 2009 Spring.

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