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Nelson: The new 501(c)(3) and the future of free software in the United States

Jim Nelson looks
at why the Yorba Foundation was denied 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and
what that means for other free software projects. "Last year
there was a bit of a dust-up—a scandal to some, a distraction to others,
depending on their politics—when many right-wing nonprofit organizations in
the United States began complaining they were being unfairly targeted by
the IRS.

Stable kernel updates

Stable kernels 3.15.3, 3.14.10, 3.10.46, and 3.4.96 have been released. All contain
important fixes throughout the tree.

Tuesday's security updates

Fedora has updated gnupg2 (F19:
denial of service) and kdelibs (F20: information disclosure).

Gentoo has updated openfire
(multiple vulnerabilities, two from 2009) and openldap (multiple vulnerabilities, one from
2009).

openSUSE has updated freerdp
(13.1, 12.3: two vulnerabilities), kernel
(

Security advisories for Monday

Debian has updated cacti (multiple vulnerabilities) and libemail-address-perl (denial of service).

Fedora has updated gnupg2 (F20:
denial of service), kernel (F20: multiple
vulnerabilities), php (F20: multiple
vulnerabilities), python (F20: missing boundary check), and zabbix (

Kernel prepatch 3.16-rc3

Linus has released the third 3.16 prepatch.
"We're back on a Sunday release schedule, and things are looking
reasonably normal."

Day: In praise of Jim Hall

At his blog, Allan Day points GNOME users
and developers to some new usability
research
about GNOME 3.10 and 3.12 conducted by Jim Hall, a
recent graduate student at the University of Minnesota.

Friday's security updates

Debian has updated gnupg2
(denial of service).

Fedora has updated gnupg
(F20: denial of service), python-simplejson (F20: information
disclosure), sos (F19; F20;
password disclosure, and tor
(F19; F20: information disclosure).

Gentoo

Decades-Old Vulnerability Threatens 'Internet Of Things' (Dark Reading)

Dark Reading writes about a newly-discovered bug that has existed for 20 years in multiple LZO compression implementations. "Patches for the integer overflow bug, which allows an attacker to cripple systems running the so-called Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) code with denial-of-service type attacks as well as remote code execution, were issued the past few days for the Linux kernel, as well as for various open-source media libraries.

Stable kernels 3.15.2, 3.14.9, 3.10.45, and 3.4.95

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of four stable kernels: 3.15.2, 3.14.9, 3.10.45, and 3.4.95. As usual, they contain changes
throughout the tree and users of those kernel series should upgrade.

Where KDE is going - Part 1 (KDE.news)

Over at KDE.news, Jos Poortvliet has a look at where KDE is today and where it is going in the future. It is part one of a "mini series". This piece looks at the community, Plasma, Frameworks, design, and applications, while the next will cover governance and how the community has been changing. "Experiences in the world of mobile and web applications have shown that users are far more likely to start using features and appreciate small batches instead of large dumps.

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