Martin Schulze | 17 May 21:07 2005

Debian Weekly News - May 17th, 2005

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Debian Weekly News - May 17th, 2005
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Welcome to this year's 20th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. A [1]paper from the MIT talks about the
development process of Free Software, which is the basis for an
[2]article on Groklaw that emphasises on the importance of Free
Software due to its educational potential. Looking at the traffic on
the [3]debian-release list it becomes apparent that Debian sarge will
be released soon.

 1. http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/dafermoslinux.pdf
 2. http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050508021510445
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/

Inconsistent Password Authentication. Shaul Karl [4]wondered about
the difference between a disabled login and a disabled password. Marc
Haber [5]explained how this works with ssh. Russ Allbery added some
[6]notes about the UsePam option. Brian May [7]reported even more
oddities.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00423.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00689.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00693.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00741.html

Mixing GNU GPL and FDL Content. Gueven Bay [8]wondered if he can mix
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