VFAT Patch to Bypass Patent Issue

Jun 30, 2009

Developer Andrew Tridgell has made known that he devised a patch to avoid the possible patent issues with the VFAT filesystem in Linux.

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Mono Discussion: Stallman Warns, Ubuntu Dismissive

Jun 29, 2009

The introduction of Mono into Linux and the open source environment begs risking patent claims from Microsoft. Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman sees it that way. The Technical board at Ubuntu, on the other hand, doesn't consider it any reason to be disturbed.

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It Runs: Torvalds Pleased with Kernel Development and Git

Jun 12, 2009

Development of the next Kernel 2.6.31 has just begun, which leaves Linus Torvalds some time for blogging again. He's apparently in good spirits, at least as to the current source code management.

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SELinux Sandbox for Untrusted Programs

May 28, 2009

The security framework SELinux is set to offer a Sandbox in which applications deemed insecure can be partitioned off from other system areas.

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Bug 421: Wine Developers Upset About Maintainer

May 26, 2009

A couple of kernel developers at Wine are upset about the current project leadership. Behind the dissatisfaction is so-called bug421 on the missing device-independent bitmap (DIB) engine.

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Nagios Founder Comments on Icinga Fork

May 18, 2009

Nagios Enterprises founder and Nagios maintainer Ethan Galstad has admitted to development bottlenecks in his project and recognizes that Nagios developers want a stronger participation in the Icinga fork project. Nevertheless, he's disappointed that Icinga didn't engage with him before they struck off on their own.

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Open Database Alliance to Save MySQL

May 16, 2009

MySQL founder Monty Widenius and the Finnish MySQL services and support company Percona have joined forces to create the Open Database Alliance. The intention of the new consortium is to protect the open source status of essential MySQL components.

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Citizens Referendum: Anti-Censorship Petition Before German Bundestag

May 08, 2009

The night of May 7 a petition against Internet censorship hit the magic number of 50,000 signatures required for consideration by the Bundestag, the lower house of the German Parliament.

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