Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Open Source, but don’t spread a word!

Filed under
MDV

There’s a major event coming up: the 2010 edition of the Fosdem (Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting). Well, once it started as a meeting of developers but swiftly grew into a major European meeting of all kinds of Open Source addicts, developers, packagers, contributors of all kinds, and people who are “only” interested in today’s and future status of F/OSS.

I read that Mandriva will have a stand in the exhibition, at the same time I was invited to come by friends from the Sidux project. So I grabbed all my money and gave it away for a train ticket to Bruxelles and a hotel room. I inserted my name as participant in the Mandriva community wiki page and waited for further information. “You can add your name below if you plan to attend FOSDEM and precise if you can help on stand.“, so the wiki says and I added a “(can help if needed)” beside my name. Time passed by and every now and then I checked the page for any information about if and how I could help. Information where the stand will be, about any demo actions or other activities where I could possibly be welcome to help. But there wasn’t anything else than this one single sentence “Mandriva will have its own stand for FOSDEM.” Period.

Rest Here




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: KDE/Qt

Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers

  • DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw
    Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.
  • Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs
    The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true. Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of MACs. What’s more, the researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.

Brocade CEO: Transition To Open Source Will Be Difficult For Cisco

Communications CEO Lloyd Carney said traditional vendors like Cisco will have a tough time adapting to a more software-defined, open source space. That's because traditional vendors like Cisco's revenue streams are tied to closed architectures, Carney said. Read more