Buffer overflow: Debian leader, OpenOffice 3.1, Linux revenue growth
Steve McIntyre re-elected Debian leader: The Debian community has re-elected Steve McIntyre as its leader. The contest for leadership was a two-way contest between McIntyre, who held the office in 2008-09, and Stefano Zacchiroli. The voting ended on April 11 and the results have been published on the Debian website.
OpenOffice.org 3.1 scheduled for end of April: Just days after the availability of its release candidate 1 (RC1) for OpenOffice.org 3.1.0, the developers have discovered new bugs that they need to eliminate before the final release. As a result, a release candidate 2 (RC2) will appear this week and the final release on April 26.
Big potential for Linux revenue growth: IDC is projecting that spending on Linux-related software will grow 21% this year, and 23.6% through 2013, compared to 2% and 5% growth, respectively, for the general software market. Sponsored by the Linux Foundation, the study sees the recession, virtualization, and cloud computing as key drivers behind Linux.