Rising challenges in open source

Hackers are getting their hands on Linux code, and Oracle now has its nose in the Red Hat tent.

CNET News staff
2 min read
The popularity of open-source software is attracting the unwanted attention of software miscreants and the encroachment of software giant Oracle on Red Hat's turf.

Linux guru warns on security of open-source code

Veteran developer Alan Cox cautions that hackers are hard at work and that many projects are far from secure.
October 26, 2006

Sun names likely license for open-source Java

The candidate is the Community Development and Distribution License, used to govern Solaris, CEO says.
October 26, 2006

Open-source firm SourceLabs bags $7 million

Second-round investment will fund continued technology development and expanded sales to corporate customers.
October 26, 2006

Oracle to offer Red Hat Linux support

Announcement marks the first time a major computing company with Linux ties will compete directly with the Linux seller.
October 25, 2006

Mozilla unleashes Firefox 2

roundup Nipping at the heels of Microsoft's IE 7, the open-source browser update puts a premium on security.
October 24, 2006

Red Hat releases Fedora Core 6

Free, hobbyist version of Linux offers Xen virtualization features, including a graphical administration tool.
October 24, 2006

Microsoft warms to Ruby language with hire

blog Redmond enlists John Lam, the software developer behind RubyCLR, open-source software for writing .Net applications.
October 24, 2006

Open-source Java coming in '07

Sun is "on plan" to make Java open source. Meanwhile, it looks to make OpenSolaris for specialized hardware devices.
October 23, 2006

Code consortium wins EC funding

The European Commission is committing big bucks to a consortium examining the quality of open-source code.
October 23, 2006

previous coverage

Ubuntu chief: Oracle Linux has 'tactical value'

Oracle could benefit from offering its own Linux, according to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth.
October 21, 2006

Adobe releases beta of Flash for Linux

The company is also working on 64-bit versions of Flash, although there is no set release date.
October 19, 2006

Open-source firm offers to protect customers from lawsuits

Software seller OpenLogic says it will indemnify buyers against legal action connected with its open-source products.
October 17, 2006