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Novell lays off AppArmor programmers

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Two years after acquiring the company that developed the AppArmor security software for Linux, Novell has laid off team members behind the project, CNET has learned.

AppArmor's founder and leader, Crispin Cowan, joined Novell in 2005 when it acquired his company, Immunix, which developed the software. But he and four others from the project lost their Novell jobs in Portland, Ore., on September 28, Cowan confirmed.

However, he plans to continue AppArmor development. He and two other laid-off AppArmor programmers, Steve Beattie and Dominic Reynolds, launched an AppArmor consulting company on Wednesday called Mercenary Linux.

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re: AppArmor

No big loss, SELinux is a much better app and way more suitable for enterprise level security. Nor is it a big surprise that Unoobtu is going with AppArmor, since they seem to just love going with the watered down crowd.

Re: MIA in rpath, appArmour, SELinux and other problems ?

=> "Microsoft is a trusted agent..."
I'm sorry, but this comment alone just generates unprecedented levels of laughter within me! Thank you for cheering me up! Big Grin

Please continue with your pro-Microsoft views. I find these quite enjoyable...Enjoyable by the fact that it motivates me into programming for the opensource community. So I do thank you for becoming a source of motivation. Please keep them coming!

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