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 2015-03-29 DSA-3208 freexl - security update

Jodie Cunningham discovered multiple vulnerabilities in freexl, a library to read Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, which might result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed Excel file is opened.

 2015-03-28 DSA-3207 shibboleth-sp2 - security update

A denial of service vulnerability was found in the Shibboleth (an federated identity framework) Service Provider. When processing certain malformed SAML message generated by an authenticated attacker, the daemon could crash.

 2015-03-28 DSA-3206 dulwich - security update

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Dulwich, a Python implementation of the file formats and protocols used by the Git version control system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


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 2015-03-30T23:41:45Z Sprints/2015/Blends
another agenda item
 2015-03-30T22:05:40Z FreedomBox/TargetedHardware
Add Radxa Rock2 Square board, and limit upcoming Raxa to Full variant.
 2015-03-30T21:23:41Z Teams/Ruby/Meeting/Paris2015
some more plans for the sprint

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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0700 Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

 ITworld: Apple's OS X operating system for the Mac seems to be a very popular choice among web developers. But why have so many of them forsaken Linux in favor of OS X?

 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0700 The Complete Guide To Rhythmbox

 EveryDayLinux: This guide shows how to use Rhythmbox including fairly obvious features such as creating playlists to more interesting features such as setting Rhythmbox up as a DAAP server.

 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0700 Zentyal Server 4.1

 ItRunsonLinux: This Linux distribution is based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to provide the latest stable packages.


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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:19:57 GMT Senate to investigate White House role in Google's antitrust victory
A Senate panel plans to investigate whether the White House inappropriately derailed a federal investigation into accusations that Google was stifling online competition. Sen. Mike Lee, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary's Antitrust Subcommittee, plans to contact the Federal Trade Commission, Google, and other online companies to discuss the issue, Emily Long, a spokeswoman for the Utah Republican, said Monday. The subcommittee has no plans yet to hold a hearing on the issue, she said. If this is a genuine inquiry - and not just party politics, Democrats vs. Republicans or vice versa - then I'm all for it. This whole thing looks incredibly shady.
 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:14:15 GMT Alternative patent licensing groop for HEVC
HEVC Advance, another patent licensing group, completely independent from MPEG LA, has announced its existence, but not its licensing fees. The uncertainty and potential costs may hinder acceptance of MPEG's next generation HEVC coding format, also known as h.265. This is good news for Google, who has just released another RC for their VP9 codec and for Xiph.org, who are finalizing their Daala.
 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:59:01 GMT Tim Cook: pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous
I'm not a huge fan of Tim Cook professionally (personally, on the other hand, he seems like a nice guy), but on this one, he's 100% right. There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law. Others are more transparent in their effort to discriminate. Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples - even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas' marriage ban later this year. In total, there are nearly 100 bills designed to enshrine discrimination in state law. America is the land of opportunity. Just don't be black, gay, or transgender.

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 2015-03-30T23:35:31+00:00 Development Release: SME Server 9.1 Beta 1
Terry Fage has announced the availability of the first beta build of the upcoming SME Server 9.1, a CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: "The Koozali SME Server (SME Server) development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 9.1 beta 1 which is based on CentOS....
 2015-03-30T12:43:16+00:00 Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2015.03.29
Gaurov Soni has announced the release of BlackArch Linux version 2015.03.29, an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers: "Today we have released new BlackArch Linux ISO images. The new ISO images include over 1,200 tools for i686 and x86_64 architectures and over 1,000 tools....
 2015-03-30T00:09:33+00:00 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 603
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Privacy and Tails 1.3 News: Kubuntu prepares to roll out Plasma 5, Debian's Project Leader election update, web-based LibreOffice in the works Community developments: The systemd project forks the Linux kernel Book review: Linux Firewalls by Steve Suehring Ask a leader: Introduction....
 2015-03-27T14:59:43+00:00 Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 4.1
The Zentyal development team has announced the launch of Zentyal 4.1. The Ubuntu-based server distribution is designed to be easy to install and configure and ships with a powerful collection of web-based system administration modules. "Zentyal development team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.1, a new release....
 2015-03-27T14:18:47+00:00 Distribution Release: Voyager Live 14.04.4 "X"
Rodolphe Bachelart has announced the availability of a new edition of Voyager Live. Voyager "X", based on Voyager 14.04.4 LTS, is an experimental version built around the new Xfce 4.12 desktop which was only recently released. It also includes an updated Linux kernel, version 3.16. The entire layout....
 2015-03-27T04:03:08+00:00 Development Release: Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta
Canonical has announced the launch of Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta along with the availability of beta images for the many Ubuntu community distributions. These test images should be mostly bug-free, but are still intended to be used for testing purposes. "Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition....
 2015-03-26T00:55:24+00:00 Distribution Release: NethServer 6.6
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.6, the new stable version of the project's CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: "We are proud to announce a new NethServer release. This is a thrilling day for the whole NethServer community. It has been a journey to get to....
 2015-03-25T00:52:45+00:00 Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.22.0-1
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of a new stable build of GParted Live, a Debian-based live CD with a collection of software applications designed for disk partitioning and data rescue tasks: "The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live....
 2015-03-24T15:55:01+00:00 Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 6.5
The Black Lab Linux team has announced the launch of Black Lab Linux 6.5. The new release is available in a number of desktop editions and features improved hardware compatibility and fallback options for older machines. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux....
 2015-03-24T08:06:49+00:00 Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2
Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2, an updated build of the Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop environment. Although the DVD image name sports the LTS (long-term support) tag, this version of Ubuntu MATE is not an "official" Ubuntu flavour as the project was....

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