Vulnerability in GNU C Library’s dynamic loader threatens Linux distributions
Several Linux distributions are at risk of exploits due to a vulnerability discovered in the GNU C Library dynamic loader. This is according to several proof-of-concepts from security specialists.
Recently, security specialists at Qualys' Threat Research Unit discovered a critical vulnerability ... Read more
GNU OS exists 40 years
The open-source operating system GNU, which once formed the basis for Linux, is 40 years old. The "copy left" license for the OS, the GNU General Public License (GPL), has become one of the most popular open-source licenses.
In 1983, Richard Stallman developed the GNU operating system. In recent... Read more
Rocky Linux staying alive despite roadblock to RHEL source code
Red Hat decided to discontinue its free CentOS 7 as a Linux distribution for the enterprise market. In doing so, the goal is to push customers toward the paid-for RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). As a reliable open-source product, it forms the basis for several enterprise Linux rebuilds, which Red ... Read more
GNU Nano releases version 6.0 of its text editor
The new version aims to enhance UIs with a wide array of color support improvements
This week the team behind GNU Nano announced the release of version 6.0 of their text editor. GNU nano is a text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface. It... Read more
Red Hat suspends support for FSF after Stallman return
Red Hat has announced that it is stopping its contributions to the Free Software Foundation. Red Hat board members have expressed disgust at the reinstatement of Richard Stallman to the board.
"I am really outraged by FSF's decision to reinstate RMS. At a moment in time where diversity and inclu... Read more