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An Indiegogo campaign for the Ottawa Linux Symposium

Monday 28th of July 2014 09:06:45 PM
Andrew Hutton, the organizer of the Ottawa Linux Symposium, has put together an Indiegogo campaign to try to raise funds for this event, which has fallen on hard times in recent years. "When I admitted that this year would likely be the last OLS many people expressed a desire to do something to help. This crowdfunding campaign is the best way I could think of to reach out and offer the community a way to help."

Chris Beard Named CEO of Mozilla

Monday 28th of July 2014 08:11:28 PM
Mitchell Baker announced that Chris Beard has been appointed CEO of Mozilla Corp. "Over the years, Chris has led many of Mozilla’s most innovative projects. We have relied on his judgment and advice for nearly a decade. Chris has a clear vision of how to take Mozilla’s mission and turn it into industry-changing products and ideas."

Stable kernel updates

Monday 28th of July 2014 06:11:06 PM
Greg KH has released stable kernels 3.15.7, 3.14.14, 3.10.50, and 3.4.100. All contain important fixes throughout the tree.

Security advisories for Monday

Monday 28th of July 2014 04:39:53 PM

Debian has updated cups (privilege escalation) and modsecurity-apache (rules bypass).

Fedora has updated audacious-plugins (F20: denial of service), cinnamon (F20: denial of service), cinnamon-control-center (F20: denial of service), cinnamon-settings-daemon (F20: denial of service), cobbler (F20; F19: path traversal), control-center (F20: denial of service), empathy (F20: denial of service), ffgtk (F20: denial of service), firefox (F19: multiple vulnerabilities), fldigi (F20: denial of service), fluidsynth (F20: denial of service), gnome-settings-daemon (F20: denial of service), gnome-shell (F20: denial of service), gqrx (F20: denial of service), gstreamer1-plugins-good (F20: denial of service), guacamole-server (F20: denial of service), java-1.7.0-openjdk (F20: denial of service), libmikmod (F20: denial of service), minimodem (F20: denial of service), mumble (F20: denial of service), paprefs (F20: denial of service), phonon (F20: denial of service), pulseaudio (F20: denial of service), qemu (F20: denial of service), qmmp (F20: denial of service), qt (F20: denial of service), qt-mobility (F20: denial of service), qt5-qtmultimedia (F20: denial of service), sidplayfp (F20: denial of service), speech-dispatcher (F20: denial of service), sphinxtrain (F20: denial of service), spice-gtk (F20: denial of service), thunderbird (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), xmp (F20: denial of service), and zarafa (F20; F19: information disclosure).

Gentoo has updated openssl (multiple vulnerabilities).

Mageia has updated asterisk (multiple vulnerabilities), avidemux (undisclosed vulnerabilities), cacti (MG4: multiple vulnerabilities), dbus (two denial of service flaws), java-1.7.0-openjdk (multiple vulnerabilities), live555, vlc, mplayer (code execution), mariadb (unidentified vulnerabilities), nss, firefox, thunderbird (multiple vulnerabilities), owncloud (undisclosed vulnerability), pidgin (code execution), ruby-actionpack (MG4: two vulnerabilities), and transmission (code execution).

Oracle has updated kernel (OL5: two vulnerabilities).

Kernel prepatch 3.16-rc7

Sunday 27th of July 2014 10:42:43 PM
Linus has released 3.16-rc7. "We obviously *do* have various real fixes in here, but none of them look all that special or worrisome. And rc7 is finally noticeably smaller than previous rc's, so we clearly are calming down. So unlike my early worries, this might well be the last rc, we'll see how next week looks/feels."

The first stable CoreOS release

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:52:27 PM
The CoreOS developers have announced the release of version 367.1.0 of the CoreOS distribution; this is the first version deemed to be stable and ready for production. "Please note: The stable release is not including etcd and fleet as stable, this release is only targeted at the base OS and Docker 1.0. etcd/fleet stable support will be in subsequent releases." LWN looked at CoreOS last April.

Interview with Nathan Willis, GUADEC Keynote Speaker (GNOME News)

Friday 25th of July 2014 05:42:23 PM
LWN editor Nathan Willis is giving a keynote talk at the upcoming GUADEC (GNOME Users and Developers European Conference) and was interviewed by GNOME News. Willis's talk is titled "Should We Teach The Robot To Kill" and will look at free software and the automotive industry. "And, finally, my ultimate goal would be to persuade some people that the free-software community can — and should — take up the challenge and view the car as a first-rate environment where free software belongs. Because there will naturally be lots of little gaps where the different corporate projects don’t quite have every angle covered. But we don’t have to wait for other giant companies to come along and finish the job. We can get involved now, and if we do, then the next generation of automotive software will be stronger for it, both in terms of features and in terms of free-software ideals." GUADEC is being held in Strasbourg, France July 26–August 1.

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