Archive for September, 2011

Is there a hacking campaign against open source?

Linux.com, kernel.org, mysql(twice this year), wordpress and php have all reported breaches of some sort this year. Is there some sort of campaign against these 'high profile' open source projects? It's starting to feel like it, to me.The more hands you get in the pot, the more nervous you should...
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The inherent risks of ‘daemonize’ features in developer tools – Git, Mercurial (hg)

A handful of tools such as mercurial, git, (soon PHP - which chances are will be it's own binary) have their own 'daemonize' functionality.Whatever your reasons - if you want to disable these; there's little to no help in figuring out how... til now...If you want to disable Mercurial's hg...
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Day of the Googmonster – from … a google blog…

This is a must read for anyone who feels Google can do no evil, putting them on a pedestal.If you embrace every little 'tech' knick knack they throw out to the world, or If you're in the percentile with a who's seeing Google turn into a cashgrabber like everyone else...
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Kernel.org, linux.com down, still… also, Git! – Updated!

With news breaking about the compromised systems for kernel.org, linux.com, which are sites areĀ "down for maintenance". Completely - and it's been this way for many days now. (Kernel.org since the 28th)I think it's safe to say the range and scope of the issues are pretty disappointing - the longer these...
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Google App Engine – Pricing changes and another prediction

I'm not sure what the Goog'monster is thinking with so many dramatic changes over the last year. Most of them have been good - but the loss of labs, app inventor and the pricing hikes for the Google App Engine platform is really rising some eyebrows for me - It...
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