Server breach likely to delay Gnome

Wednesday, 24 March 2004, 10:38 AM EST

In a e-mail alert sent Tuesday, the managers of the project told developers that they had found evidence indicating that the server hosting Gnome.org had been breached. Gnome and its rival KDE provide the two major desktop systems used on computers running the Linux operating system.

"We are investigating further and will provide updates as we know more," Owen Taylor, a member of the Gnome system administration team and a software engineer for Red Hat's desktop group, stated in a two-paragraph advisory on the Gnome Announcements mailing list. "We hope to have the essential services hosted on the affected machine up and running again as soon as possible."

The short message also stated that the administrators believed the source code repository, which contains the current development work on Gnome software, was unaffected by the breach.

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Comment:

Here's the original announcement at the GNOME announce list.




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