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Google Ports Capsicum To Linux, and Other End-of-Year Capsicum News 71

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the eros-lives-on dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Security researcher Robert Watson at the University of Cambridge has posted a blog article describing recent progress on the Capsicum security model, which will shortly appear in FreeBSD 10.0 enabled by default, and has now been ported to Linux by Google, who have posted patches with the intent to upstream to the Linux kernel." Capability systems are pretty interesting.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 494

by ogar572 (#45514723) Attached to: Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality
On the Bin Laden raid, BULLSHIT!!!! He was worried that the attempt would fail and look bad on him. There were several other plans put in place to take him out and he denied all of them. He has no military experience. He has no leadership experience. It took countless amount of high ranking military officials to convince him to do this. And were was he when the raid was starting? The fucking golf course. He had to be pulled in.

POV-Ray Is Now FLOSS 121

Posted by timothy
from the gifts-to-all dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Starting with version 3.7, POV-Ray is released under the AGPLv3 (or later) license and thus is Free Software according to the FSF definition. 'Free software' means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. With these freedoms, the users (both individually and collectively) control the program and what it does for them. Full source code is available, allowing users to build their own versions and for developers to incorporate portions or all of the POV-Ray source into their own software provided it is distributed under a compatible license (for example, the AGPL3 or — at their option — any later version). The POV-Ray developers also provide officially-supported binaries for selected platforms (currently only Microsoft Windows, but expected to include OS X shortly)." Update: 11/14 21:57 GMT by U L : The previous distribution terms and source modification license.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. -- Milton Friendman