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06 November 2010, 11:59

The H Week - Fedora 14, resignations, Adobe vulnerabilities

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The H Week Logo In the past week, The H took an in-depth look at Fedora 14, there were further resignations from and Oracle raised its prices for MySQL. The main development phase for the Linux 2.6.37 kernel concluded, Microsoft previewed next week's Patch Tuesday and Adobe confirmed yet another unpatched hole in its Reader product.


The H took an in-depth look at what's new in the latest version of the Fedora Linux distribution and published its Community Calendar for November, listing open source events for the month.

Open Source

This week saw mass resignations from the German-language branch of the project, the Apache Software Foundation said that the Java code allegedly copied by Google did not come from Apache, Oracle raised its prices for MySQL and the Java Community Process Executive Committee was elected.

The Fedora Project released the latest version of its popular Linux distribution and closing the merge window.Linus Torvalds issued RC1 of version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel.

China Mobile Communications Corporation, known simply as "China Mobile", joined the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member and well-known free and open source software (FOSS) advocate Stormy Peters announced that she would be leaving the GNOME Foundation to join Mozilla.

Open Source Releases


In security news, Microsoft confirmed that it would release three updates to close eleven holes in its products for next week's Patch Tuesday and responded to the Firesheep cookie-jacking plug-in, promising that it would fully convert the Hotmail / Windows Live email service to SSL.

VeriSign announced the roll-out schedule for the authentication of .com and .net zones, some botnet control servers were found to use honeypot techniques to investigate security researchers and following the recent Stuxnet infections, attackers appear to be showing increased interest in online industrial control systems.

Check Point appliances spontaneously rebooted across the globe, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suits against the US Dept. of Justice over renewed calls for increased government surveillance of the internet and Google increased its maximum award for reports of security flaws in its services to $3,133.70. It was confirmed that some Facebook developers had sold private user data and security firm Covertly said that they had discovered 88 critical vulnerabilities in Google's open source Android mobile operating system.

Security Alerts

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