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[News] Linux Foundation Talks About "Community"; FOSS Community Helps Security

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CollabSummit Videos: Communities within Communities

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| A few weeks ago we posted video from the first day of our Linux Foundation 
| Collaboration Summit as well as a dozen personal interviews with interesting 
| folks who attended. (And believe me left out so many interesting people it’s 
| painful to think about.) I’ve just been catching up on the personal ones, 
| most of which taught me something new.    
| As I watched and/or listened it struck me how many communities within 
| communities were represented at the Summit. When we created the event our 
| mission was to bring members of the Linux ecosystem together who normally 
| don’t collaborate enough, but who should. Developers tend to talk to 
| developers, industry talks to industry, end users yell at their vendors, but 
| often don’t get to talk to the “community.” So far it seems to have been 
| moderately successful. [Sometimes I struggle writing about community since it 
| can mean so many things to so many people. Just as Eskimos have a dozen 
| different words for “snow,” we need more words to describe “community.”]        


Red Hat Builds New Community Around Security

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| The new effort comes on the heels of Google, Novell and others supporting an 
| open source Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) effort, called oCert. 
| Though Red Hat is supportive of oCERT, it is not an official member.  


PHP, Python, Samba get security tick of approval

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| Linux Australia president and software engineer for Sun, Stewart Smith, 
| disagreed with Gibson: "With all due respect to the person who said that, you 
| can't trust closed source software because you can't review the code," he 
| told ZDNet.com.au.   



Vista Called as Vulnerable as Predecessors

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| It looks as if Vista's reputation for improved security could be heading for
| the pages of history. PC Tools has renewed last week's attack on the platform
| with new figures that appear to back up its claim that Vista is almost as
| vulnerable as its predecessors.


Vista security credentials tarnished in malware survey

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| "[Vista]has been hailed by Microsoft as the most secure version of Windows to
| date. However, recent research conducted with statistics from over 1.4
| million computers within the ThreatFire community has shown that Windows
| Vista is more susceptible to malware than the eight year old Windows 2000
| operating system, and only 37 per cent more secure than Windows XP," said
| Simon Clausen, chief exec at PC Tools.


Vista as Insecure as Windows 2000

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