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NetBSD: gzip Buffer overflow vulnerability

Author: JT Smith Posted on LinuxSecurity.com: "/usr/bin/gzip, a file compression program, does not properly check supplied filenames against its buffer size. It could lead to execution of arbitrary code under the privilege with which gzip is running. There are ftp daemon programs that invoke gzip...
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Tonight at GNUbies in NYC: Alex Khalil will answer all questions about GNU/Linux

Author: JT Smith We are pleased to announce that our next Gnubies meeting -- this Wednesday, March 13th will be a full Question and Answer session led by Alex Khalil. The meeting will begin with the usual general questions from 6:30 to 7:00, where individual questions may be asked without regard...
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Marxist theory and free software

Author: JT Smith Mikael Pawlo writes, "First Monday published an article by Johan Soderberg where Soderberg explores free software from a Marxist perspective. Soderberg is very ambitious in his efforts to apply Marxist theory to free software development. It is not easy to sum the article up in a...
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Porting OS/2 applications to Linux

Author: JT Smith ShellDawg writes, "This paper at IBM.com is a summary of problems encountered by the LAN Distributed Platform (LANDP) for Linux team whilst porting LANDP from OS/2 to Linux. This paper should be useful to other teams that are porting OS/2 applications to Linux." Category: Linux
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How to get Linux on your corporate desktop

Author: JT Smith LinuxWorld has the first in a series of columns "describing simple and easy ways to replace a Windows workstation with a Linux workstation, and stay productive in a corporate environment." Category: Linux
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TimeSys announces availability of real-time embedded Linux solution for UltraSPARC(TM) II

Author: JT Smith PR Newswire: "TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) development technologies, today announced that its Linux-based solutions have been optimized to support Sun(TM) Microsystems' UltraSPARC(TM) IIe family of processors. A board support package (...
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BrowserG! 1.02 released

Author: JT Smith genX writes, "BrowserG! 1.02 is released. It is written in Java/JFC and Mozilla. The Groups and HyperView features are unique to it. No browser out there has some its features. Same goes with its NetStart functionality on Windows. They have just added the Embedded Search and...
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Realtor group houses all kinds of Open Source projects

Author: JT Smith - By Daniel P. Dern - The more than 800,000 real estate professionals who constitute the membership of theNational Association of Realtors -- the largest trade association in the United States -- and the tens of millions of commercial and residential customers they serve probably...
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The Linux Virus-Writing HOWTO

Author: JT Smith Teledynamics Communications reports on the preliminary release of a Virus Writing HOWTO for Linux and the Linux Documentation Project's ethical dilemna in posting it. Category: Linux
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Project Liberty is coming; Sun's answer to Passport?

Author: JT Smith bryam writes: "Sun releases SunOne platform for network identity; read it at Yahoo!. One of the first initiatives related to Project Liberty. 'Network identity solutions help enterprises manage and control their most vital assets -- identities. These identities can be customers,...
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