Thu, 17 Oct 2002
Oh yeah, roundup had a new release...

Things are a bit messy these days, but somehow I managed to squeeze out a bugfix release of Roundup.

Yay me.

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Violence is OK, but sex - no, that's baaad


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Red Hat security patch shows up the stupidity of the DMCA

Red Hat, the Linux vendor, has struck a small blow against the DMCA by

RHSA-2002-158 is an errata kernel which addresses certain security vulnerabilities. Quite simply, these vulnerabilities were discovered and documented by ppl outside of the US, and due to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act legislation in the US, it is potentially dangerous to disclose any information on security vulnerabilities, which may also be used in order to circumvent digital security - i.e. computer security. For this reason, RH cannot publish this security information, as it is not available from the community in the first instance. The site allows for accessing this information, but requires you agree to terms which protect the author and documenter of the patches from being accusations that they themselves have breached DMCA.

via the reg

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