Veracode has found that 58 percent of software applications possess
vulnerabilities similar to those exploited in the recent cyber attacks on
Google and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The "State of Software Security" report that has taken into consideration
1,600 internally developed, open source, outsourced, and commercial
applications is based on multiple testing methodologies on the full spectrum
of application types (components, shared libraries, web and non-web
applications) and programming.
After examining billions of lines of code submitted to Veracode for
independent verification of software security, the study dispels the popular
belief that Open source software is riskier to enterprises. It found that
though both open source and proprietary software contain the same level of
security vulnerabilities, Open source takes less time to remedy the issues.
Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration
software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the
cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives users full
access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and
enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information
Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages
and documentation are available at
Open Source on Ulitzer
Geeknet network, which includes SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Ohloh, and
Freshmeat, has conducted a study initiated by Microsoft and found that at the
end of 2009, over 82% of open source software was compatible with Windows
Operating System. The results are a significant improvement from 2005 when
only 72% of Open source software worked on Microsoft’s proprietary OS . In
fact 23 out of the top 25 all-time-most downloaded projects on SourceForge
also ran on Windows and 14 of them work exclusively on Windows. It’s not
surprising that Microsoft is pattin... (more)
Open source network management software, GroundWork Open Source, Inc.
launched the latest version of its Enterprise Quickstart as a SUSE-powered
Targeted at small environments, with a price of $59, the new appliance
combines GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart with a fully supported
version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell.
Enterprise Quickstart is built as part of the SUSE Appliance Program and
• A fully-supported and licensed version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
• The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient
Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers across the
United States accounted for 1.5 percent of total US electricity demand in
2006 — equivalent to the annual electric consumption of the state of
Florida — and have become one of the fastest growing users of energy. While
the power consumed at these individual data centers may be small, the
consumption in totality at EPA and other large organizations is significantly
enormous. Even as much is written about greening data centers and as
non-profit organizations like the Green ... (more)