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04 February 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 4 February

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The H Roundup Welcome to The H Roundup, your rapid review of the week with the most read news on The H, the security alerts and open source releases, and the essential feature articles – all in one quick-to-scan news item.

Top News

The next major update to the VLC Media Player, version 2.0, came one step closer to becoming a final release and it was announced that Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" will use the 3.2 Linux kernel. The open source behind the UK government's web site was detailed and there was controversy around a proposal to create a non-GPL-licensed alternative to Busybox. The PHP developers released version 5.3.10 of their scripting language to close a critical vulnerability introduced in the previous security update.

Featured Articles

This week, Glyn Moody took a look at what it takes to open up the code of proprietary applications and turn it into a successful open source project, while Thorsten Leemhuis discussed why Canonical should consider opening its custom Unity desktop interface to other distributions.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

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