Pumpiverse community update

Linux Weekly News - szo, 2015-09-26 00:44

Earlier this week, creator Evan Prodromou announced that, due to budget and time pressures, he was looking to move into a community-governed project structure. "Ideally, what I'd like to do is transfer the copyrights, domains and data to a non-profit that could collect donations to keep the servers running. Budget-wise, it's about $5K/year, including servers, domain registration, and SSL certs. It'd also be great if some of the people who have been sending in pull requests could start working on the software directly. There are a lot of PRs backed up." Subsequently, interested community members met to hash out a plan, and have now reported their plans. will apply to be a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and Prodromou has started granting administrative and commit privileges to several other developers. It is not yet clear how maintenance for Prodromou's current crop of servers will be handled, but the community does appear to be coalescing into a more active project.

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Fedora 23 beta ready for testing

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Friday's security updates

Linux Weekly News - p, 2015-09-25 17:36

Arch Linux has updated rpcbind (denial of service).

Debian has updated wireshark (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated cups (code execution).

Fedora has updated php-ZendFramework2 (F22; F21: code execution) and wordpress (F22; F21: multiple vulnerabilities).

Gentoo has updated adobe-flash (multiple vulnerabilities), cacti (multiple vulnerabilities), curl (multiple vulnerabilities), git (code execution), libtasn1 (multiple vulnerabilities), networkmanager (denial of service), and ntp (multiple vulnerabilities).

openSUSE has updated mysql-community-server (13.1, 13.2: multiple vulnerabilities) and php5 (13.1, 13.2: multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated firefox (RHEL 5, 6, 7: multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated php5 (SLE12: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated qemu, qemu-kvm (12.04, 14.04, 15.04: multiple vulnerabilities), simplestreams (14.04, 15.04: denial of service), and unity-firefox-extension, webapps-greasemonkey, webaccounts-browser-extension (12.04, 14.04, 15.04: denial of service).

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Security at the speed of DevOps

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EFF: Our Broken Patent System at Work: Patent Owner Insists the "Integers" Do Not Include the Number One

Linux Weekly News - p, 2015-09-25 00:40
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Deeplinks blog has an almost amusing account of a patent holder trying to define "integer" as a whole number greater than one. It seems that this strategy is likely to fail, but there is, of course, a cost associated with refuting such a ridiculous definition. "To be clear: the law allows patent applicants to redefine words if they want. But the law also says they have to be clear that they are doing that (and in any event, they shouldn't be able to do it years after the patent issues, in the middle of litigation). In Core Wireless' patent, there is no indication that it used the word "integer" to mean anything other than what we all learn in high school. (Importantly, the word "integer" doesn’t appear in the patent anywhere other than in the claims.) It appears that Core Wireless is attempting to redefine a word—a word the patent applicant freely chose—because presumably otherwise its lawsuit will fail."
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