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12 2002

Outside: December 04, 2002 18:07:46
CNET: Open-source clan in spat with Sun
This article mentions that OpenBSD used strong-arm tactics to influence Sun to provide hardware details. "... UltraSparc III features ... are well-suited to OpenBSD's emphasis on security--for example, memory protections that make computers less vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks."

News: December 21, 2002 12:04:04
Wind River announces BSD/OS Internet Server Edition 4.3.1
BSD/OS ISE 4.3.1 includes security updates for libc, named, popper and uucp. It also has updated Apache, OpenSSH, and OpenSSL, and new hardware support for some Gigabit Ethernet and RAID controllers.

Outside: December 21, 2002 23:30:43
The Register: MandrakeSoft intros commercial license
Mandrake releasing software with a dual-license: "... with the commercial version, you can commercially redistribute the software without releasing the source code, kind of like the BSD license."

Outside: December 21, 2002 23:37:56
OS Opinion: The Neglected BSD Stepchildren
An editorial about business-friendly BSD and the commercial support perspective.

News: December 30, 2002 14:31:25
Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in November 2002
At the end of November 2002, there were 3327 packages in the NetBSD Packages Collection. The Package of the Month award goes to pkgsrc/lang/wonka, a BSD-licensed Java2 JVM.

Outside: December 30, 2002 14:45:01
Unix Review: BSD Roundup
This article is a quick overview of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD with some brief notes about history, installers, Java support, security, and choosing a BSD.