WordPress 2.1.1 is revealed to contain a backdoor
This is like alcoholism. If you cannot admit that you might have a
problem, you'll never get anywhere. And quite frankly, the RSDL proponents
seem to be in denial ("we're always better", "it's your problem if the old
scheduler works better", "just one report of old scheduler being better").
deployed systems to attackers (advisory
Con Kolivas posts the Rotating Staircase Deadline Scheduler, to
initially good reviews (coverage).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is released.
The Gentoo Council adopts a code of conduct in the hope of improving
the environment on its mailing lists (announcement).
GNOME 2.18 is released (announcement).
The free swfdec Flash player plays Youtube videos (coverage).
I believe that open source projects are no different from businesses or any
other kind of organization in that to get any meaningful work done, there
has to be strong leadership. That leadership has to be empowered to make
decisions even when those decisions are unpopular. I think that's part of
the reason why Ubuntu has done well: there is a strong leader, and that
strong is empowered.
Debian founder Ian Murdock joins Sun Microsystems to help position
Fortran creator John Backus dies (obituary).
The GNOME Foundation becomes a Software Freedom Law Center client
The third GPLv3 discussion draft is posted (draft).
The Beryl and Compiz projects agree to merge, ending a sometimes
hostile fork (coverage).
Ted Ts'o wins the FSF award for the advancement of free software (announcement).
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