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TuxMachines: Programming: Java EE, Developer Skills, modulemd, QtWebKit, GnuTLS, React.js Licence

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 04:36:26 AM
  • Opening Up Java EE

    We continue to make great progress on Java EE 8. Specifications are nearly complete, and we expect to deliver the reference implementation this summer. As we approach the delivery of Java EE 8 and the JavaOne 2017 conference, we believe there is an opportunity to rethink how Java EE is developed in order to make it more agile and responsive to changing industry and technology demands.

  • Trending Developer Skills, Based on my Analysis of “Ask HN: Who’s Hiring?”

    For people learning to code and for experienced software developers alike, change is constant. There is always something new to learn. This includes programming languages, web frameworks, DevOps automation, mobile devices, front-end and back-end development, SQL and NoSQL databases, and so on.

  • modulemd 1.3.0

    I almost forgot! Last week I released modulemd-1.3.0, the module metadata format specification and its reference Python implementation.

    This release defines just three new fields but all of them are pretty important.

  • QtWebKit on FreeBSD

    Over at, there is an article on the coming WebKitGTK apocalypse. Michael Catanzaro has pointed out the effects of WebKit’s stalled development processes before, in 2016.

    So here’s the state of WebKit on FreeBSD, from the KDE-FreeBSD perspective (and a little bit about the GTK ports, too).

  • GnuTLS 3.6.0 released

    We are proud to announce a new GnuTLS release: Version 3.6.0.

    GnuTLS is a modern C library that implements the standard network security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), for use by network applications. GnuTLS is developed for GNU/Linux, but works on many Unix-like systems as well as Windows.

    The GnuTLS library is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2 (or later).

  • Apache Foundation and Facebook in Standoff Over React.js License

    Here's a story that has the two things that open source advocates like to fight about discuss most: licenses and software patents. It started on July 15 when the Apache Foundation's legal affairs director, Chris Mattmann, made a comment to a thread on a discussion board that began two months discussing a little quirk that had been found in the wording of Facebook's open source BSD-plus-Patents license.

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TuxMachines: Events: CONECIT 2017, Embedded Linux Conference

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 04:34:37 AM
  • CONECIT 2017: Conferences, Workshops and Jungle Tours

    Workshops and contests were also part of the event during the week and thanks the organizers to support the presentation of our local team from Lima Fedora + GNOME  We were doing some tests since the previous day and two hours before the Fedora + GNOME workshop. It was nice to see students and teachers of universities so interested in learning Linux

  • See Session Highlights for Upcoming OS Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in Prague

    Check out the newly released conference schedules for Open Source Summit Europe and the co-located Embedded Linux Conference Europe, taking place simultaneously October 23-26 in Prague, Czech Republic. This year’s lineup features more than 200 sessions presented by experts from Comcast, Docker, Red Hat, Siemens AG, Amazon, and more.

    Open Source Summit Europe combines LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen conferences with the all new Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit and is the premier open source technical conference in Europe, gathering 2,000 developers, admins, and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies.

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TuxMachines: OSS: Free Software Careers, Commercial Advantage, SQLite, Cloudera IPO

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 04:33:33 AM
  • Want to be a Software Industry Influencer? Get Involved in Open Source

    SD Times recently recognized The Linux Foundation among the top innovators and leaders in software development in its annual SD Times 100 list.

    The LF was honored to be named a top Influencer, along with ten other industry heavyweights including Apple, Facebook, GitHub, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, Red Hat, and Slack.

    Does this list look familiar? It should. Each of the companies on the influencers list makes significant contributions to the open source community (bonus points for those who know that most are also members of The Linux Foundation).

    Open source has long been a de facto standard for development and the companies on the influencers list pioneered this approach with their own products and services. At the same time, they have led the IT revolution in massively scalable cloud computing, AI, social networking, and many other innovations, and continue to do so. This is not a coincidence.

  • Open Source For Business: Companies Can Turn To Open Source

    For organizations of any size, there come a point in building out an IT architecture where one has to decide to trust the closed, commercial systems provided by vendors or the open source community that relies on code amassed from people all over the world.

    The latter is a concept that can create hang ups for some—the idea of open anything maybe give a business owner pause and people have raised security concerns about the option for years. But organizations of any size can embrace open source and, in most cases, improve daily operations and become more secure as a result.

  • SQLite: The Universal SQL Database Engine

    Today’s quiz is: What’s the most popular database of all? MySQL? Nope. Oracle Database? Nah. Microsoft SQL Server? Try again. IBM DB/2? Wrong. Arguably the most popular database of all is SQLite.

    Never even heard of it? Find that hard to believe? SQLite’s inside every smartphone, macOS and Windows; and the Chrome, Firefox, and Opera web browser. The reason you haven’t heard of it is because it’s hidden inside the code of numerous operating systems and programs. There, the SQLite C library provides database services for applications.

    This public-domain — not open-source — software is not a database server. Instead, embedded within programs, it provides standard SQL-92 database management server (DBMS) servers without the server part.

  • Cloudera: Unpacking One Of 2017's Most Exciting IPOs

    Hadoop is an open-source project (meaning anyone can download and contribute to the source code at anytime, for free). But Cloudera essentially offers a vastly "upgraded" enterprise-ready version of the product.

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TuxMachines: Graphics: Radeon, NVIDIA, and Nouveau

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 04:26:18 AM
  • Radeon GPU Profiler 1.0.2 Released With Vega Support

    A new release is available for the Radeon GPU Profiler, AMD/GPUOpen's new low-level optimization tool for game/application developers.

    The Radeon GPU Profiler paired with AMDGPU-PRO on Linux allows for gaining low-level insights into the hardware's performance/behavior for a developer's workloads with Vulkan (or DirectX 12 on Windows). Radeon GPU Profiler tries to make Vulkan profiling quick and painless.

  • NVIDIA 384.69 Linux Driver Released With A Few Fixes

    NVIDIA today released the 384.69 Linux driver as their latest release in the 384 "long-lived" series.

    This is just a maintenance update to the 384 Linux driver and includes Quadro P4000 Max-Q support, an intermittent hang fix with Vulkan when using VK_KHR_display, disabling G-SYNC for desktop environments using, a update for the NVIDIA installer around SELinux, and removing support for checking for driver packages in the nvidia-installer.

  • Nouveau's Meager Changes Queued Up In DRM-Next For Linux 4.14

    The changes for the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver are now queued in the DRM-Next tree as new material for Linux 4.14.

    The Nouveau DRM work for Linux 4.14 isn't very significant at all and in total has just 287 lines of new code / 75 deletions, which is very tiny compared to the code churn seen by the other Direct Rendering Manager drivers.

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TuxMachines: Security: Updates, Spyware, Sapienz, fail2ban, DeepSPADE

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 04:24:56 AM

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
  • APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS