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WineHQ database compromise

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winehq.org: I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system.

Time zone database axed by astrology

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zdnet.com.au: The venerable time zone database, tz, which powers the majority of Unix-derived software across the globe, has been shut down following a civil suit filed by astrology software makers Astrolabe.

FSF Relaunches Software Directory

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ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation today announced the relaunch of The Free Software Directory. For years The Free Software Directory allowed users to search and browser for software that meets The Free Software Definition but an update was needed.

MySQL.com Hacked to Serve Malware

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pcworld.com: The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

Also: MySQL at the core of commercial open source

Kernel.org Still Struggles To Return

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phoronix.com: It's been nearly one month since Kernel.org was hacked -- the home to the Linux kernel source-code repository, among other services -- but it's still not back online yet.

A kernel.org status update

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lwn.net: The developers working on putting kernel.org back together have sent out a brief status update, mostly about the management of git trees.

Another "Talk Like a Pirate Day" rolls around

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itwire.com: Ever since 1995, September 19th has been adorned with the label "International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD)." This is the day where we're all expected to don our tri-cornered hats, our navy blue jackets with gold trimming and to adopt a Cornish accent.

Linux sites fall victim to hacking attack

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zdnet.com.au: The Linux Foundation has pulled its sites offline due to a security breach that occurred on 8 September, which it believes was in connection with an attack on kernel.org.

Diaspora still trying to reinvent social networks

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techeye.net: Most people won't have even heard of it. Diaspora is an up and coming social network which is getting a lot more attention in some circles in the wake of Google+'s 'real names' policy.

Opera TV Store Launches

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eweek.com: Opera Software has launched the Opera TV Store, a place for developers to find the tools and components to build apps for TV sets.

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