CodePlex Foundation Board Shrinks
The Microsoft-backed open source organization, CodePlex, announced the completion of its reorganization. The board has now shrunk to five positions. Novell VP Miguel de Icaza, along with two Microsoft representatives and a member from DotNetNuke have stepped down. The new members include Sam Ramji (formerly Microsoft), Stephanie Davies Boesch (Microsoft), Jim Jagielski (SpringSource, Apache), and Tony Hey (Microsoft). The fifth seat will be left open while the Foundation searches for corporate sponsors.
Apple Doesn't Want Safari to Suck for Pwn2Own
Apple has closed 16 vulnerabilities in its Safari browser two weeks before the Pwn2Own browser hacking contest begins in Vancouver. Apple is hoping to regain Safari's honor, or at least avoid embarrassment similar to the defeats in 2008 and 2009. At the 2008 Pwn2Own event, Charlie Miller hacked into a Mac via Safari in just a few minutes. In 2009, Miller did it again - in ten seconds! This year, Miller predicts Safari will be the first to fall, but Apple's doing everything it can to prevent that.
Google Announces Test Runner for Sputnik
Multiverse: Open Source Software Transactional Memory for Java. Interview with creator
This is an interview with Peter Veentjer, the lead developer of an open source project called Multiverse, which has to do with transactional memory for Java.