Ximian Founder Nat Friedman Leaves Novell

Jan 08, 2010

After nearly 7 years at Novell and over 11 years in the Linux business, the newly-wed Nat Friedman will take a trip around the world before founding a startup in the U.S.A..

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Relaxed Flash: Blitzableiter Checks for Malicious Flash Files

Jan 07, 2010

On stimulus from the German Federal Agency for Information Security (BSI), Felix "FX" Lindner of the Phenoelit hacker group investigated the security of Flash object code. The result is a free protection program with the name Blitzableiter ("lightning rod").

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Clutter 1.1.4 Understands OpenGL Better

Jan 06, 2010

On the way to GNOME 2.30 and Moblin 2.2, the Clutter project has released a new developers snapshot version of its 3D toolkit with many improved details.

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BPython 0.9.6: Python Command Line at Ease

Dec 31, 2009

BPython is an interactive Python command line interface with its own comfort functions. The program is now available in version 0.9.6.

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Perl Script Extracts Software Licenses

Dec 31, 2009

A tiny script from U.S. network specialist Scott Iekel-Johnson extracts software licenses from source code. The oss-license-extract tool is now available in version 1.2.

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26C3: Milkymist Visual Synthesizer Soon with Ethernet and USB

Dec 30, 2009

Initiator and main developer of the Milkymist project, S├ębastien Bourdeauducq, showed a prototype of his visual synthesizer at the latest Chaos Congress and builds his own board for it.

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26C3: WikiLeaks to Conquer Iceland

Dec 30, 2009

The whistleblower project, protected by a cascade of tor servers, over the last months has made public a series of explosive documents. Now it wants to take a step further and plans a technical data model state in the north Atlantic.

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Greg's Kernel Report: Android Drivers to Be Dropped, Same Possible Fate for Microsoft Hyper-V

Dec 24, 2009

Kernel developer and Novell coworker Greg Kroah-Hartman manages new drivers in a separate tree for the Linux drivers project. He most recently reported that a few projects will have to depart from Kernel 2.6.33, among them also Google.

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