The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.
A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to gain access to Linux machines that have port 445 exposed.
The open source Samba project has lost one of its senior contributors with the death of Lars Muller on 1 October.
A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence.
The Samba project, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, has released a client for ChromeOS.
Eleven years after he rocked the Linux community by withdrawing the non-commercial version of BitKeeper, his source code management system, Larry McVoy has finally been forced to open source the application.
The Samba team has released a fix for a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to execute code remotely as the root user from an anonymous connection.
It is not unusual for the Samba project, an award-winning free software file, print and authentication server suite for Windows clients, to receive code contributions to add a new feature or to fix an existing bug.
For its developers, Samba 4 is the holy grail. When they make that release, they would be able to offer businesses, 80 per cent of whom use Active Directory for authentication, the freedom to choose a non-Windows server environment and yet enjoy all the benefits of Active Directory.
The decision of the Samba project to move its licensing from the GNU General Public Licence 2 to version 3 appears to have resulted in the exclusion of the software from Apple's Mac OSX operating system.
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