My blog is now syndicated with Planet Debian, a group blog which aggregates lots of blogs of Debian Developers.
Today, I have updated the SELFHTML Debian package to the new upstream version 8.1 (I'm the Debian maintainer of the SELFHTML package).
It's probably too late for the upcoming sarge release, but at least the package is now available for those who use unstable (and testing, soon).
A total of 504 developers voted, which is 52.227% of all possible votes.
(First post!!!1 Erm, I mean... I posted this even before it appears on Slashdot)
I tried out the nice bfbtester tool (Brute Force Binary Tester) today, which performs checks of single and multiple argument command line overflows as well as environment variable overflows and thus helps in finding possibly insecure software (and fixing it, of course).
I'll probably post a slightly longer article eventually, listing some more tools for checking and auditing software (either black-box style using bfbtester or similar tools, or white-box style, i.e. tools which scan the source code of the software being tested, like rats, flawfinder, pscan etc.).
Seems like I'm a bit fanatic about maps lately... Here's a world map of where the Debian developers live:
It's generated from anonymized location data of the developers using the xplanet package.