Displaying items by tag: Bruce Perens

The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.

Published in Open Source

Open source advocate Bruce Perens has prevailed in a legal stoush with Open Source Security, the company that offers a patch known as Grsecurity for the Linux kernel, with a court ratifying that OSS must pay Perens' legal costs as awarded in June 2018.

Published in Open Source

A Linux developer who works for the biggest open source vendor Red Hat has questioned why security holes in older Linux kernels — those that are listed as having long-term support — are being quietly patched by senior kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, who is more or less deputy to Linux creator Linus Torvalds, without issuing the standard CVE advisories.

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Intel's bid to hide the fact that microcode patches it issued to fix vulnerabilities in its processors were causing slowdowns has been exposed and the company has rewritten the terms of the licence for these patches as a result.

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Veteran open source advocate Bruce Perens has been awarded almost US$260,000 (A$343,343) in solicitors' fees and US$2403 as costs by San Francisco Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler over a defamation claim against him that went nowhere.

Published in Open Source

Well-known open source advocate Bruce Perens is seeking to recover his legal costs from the group Grsecurity, after a defamation case filed by the latter against him was dismissed.

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A judge in San Francisco has granted a motion by noted open source advocate Bruce Perens to dismiss a defamation suit filed against him by Grsecurity, a group that supplies a patch for hardening the Linux kernel.

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The Gentoo Linux distribution has announced that it will be no longer incorporating kernel hardening patches from the Grsecurity project and hence will stop providing its own hardened kernel source.

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A group that supplies a hardening patch for the Linux kernel has sued a well-known free and open-source practitioner for claiming that the patches in question violate the licence under which the kernel is distributed.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 12:08

BusyBox replacement project fuels animated verbal spat

It's been some time since there was a good old-fashioned verbal spat in the free and open source software community.

Published in Open Sauce

Last year, in its annual budget, Linux Australia allocated a sum of $5000 for media training. The entire amount was unspent.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:03

Perens: the FOSS fire still burns

Bruce Perens looks a bit disoriented as he comes into the hotel lobby, looking for me. "Anyone here called Sam?" he calls out. The tiredness is evident on his face after the long haul from the US to Australia.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 21 October 2011 08:36

Perens joins keynote speakers for LCA 2012

One of the first luminaries of the free and open source software world, Bruce Perens, has been announced as the second keynote speaker for the 13th Australian national Linux conference.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 15 September 2011 08:52

Perens tries to bridge gap on copyright

Copyright assignment is a topic that has received a fair bit of publicity ever since the head of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, started pushing the idea of developers surrendering their rights to his company when they contributed code.

Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:01

Perens slams Red Hat over patent deal secrecy

Well-known open source advocate Bruce Perens has questioned the motive behind Red Hat's secrecy about a patent suit settlement with patent troll Acacia.

Published in Open Source
Sunday, 01 November 2009 22:01

ESR pressure made feminists host detractor's code

Pressure from open source luminary Eric S. Raymond led to geek feminists hosting code created by one of their detractors, which otherwise would have disappeared for good, a post on Raymond's blog reveals.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 30 April 2009 04:42

GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong

Twelve years ago, Bruce Perens, who was then leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, drafted the Debian free software guidelines as part of the project's social contract.

Saturday, 09 February 2008 21:15

Open source: ten years old and growing

Ten years ago, Bruce Perens made what would be a move with huge repercussions, when he published what he called the Open Source Definition. That definition has helped hundreds of businesses but Perens himself does not rank very high in the popularity stakes these days because of his opposition to the marriage between Novell and Microsoft.
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