Posted by: Peter Baldwin
on Feb 10, 2010
The Development Team is organizing regular online meetings to discuss ClearOS milestones and roadmap topics. The meetings are open to everyone and are a chance for developers, beta testers, translators, neoentomologists, documentation gurus and anyone interested in ClearOS development to openly discuss the state of the platform.
The first part of all meetings are high level discussions on ClearOS. This is a chance for the non-geeks to participate in important policy decisions. As the meeting progresses, discussion will start to delve deeper into technical topics. You have been warned!
on Feb 05, 2010
ClearFoundation has issued a patch to Samba for ClearOS. Samba provides much of the file service and Windows networking components for ClearOS. Earlier today the Samba team issued a statement indicating that all versions of Samba should have a key configuration parameter updated. The security risk is not high because the file access requires both a secure connection (LAN or VPN, not the Internet) and valid username/password into Samba section of the ClearOS system. Data on the system is still protected with standard system file permissions.
This patch will take effect on all ClearOS servers which are receiving software updates at their next update cycle.
Posted by: Aaron Bylund
on Feb 03, 2010
One of our customers is Mercy Corps in Portland, OR. They are a global relief agency helping those in need around the world. During a recent conversation, they described their first hand knowledge of the devastation in Haiti. They are on the ground delivering needed supplies and resources.
Haiti's capital city is said to be "flattened," and officials say the number of dead may top 100,000.
Mercy Corps is deploying a team of relief workers to the island to help meet survivors' most urgent needs -- like shelter, food and clean water. They've responded to dozens of disasters like this in the past, such as earthquakes in Peru in 2007, in Pakistan and China in 2008, and in Padang, Indonesia last year.