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Linux Foundation Fluff

  • Sharing Health Data while Preserving Privacy: The Cardea Project [Ed: Linux Foundation again paints mass surveillance as "privacy"; there's no connection to Linux, it's a liability to the "Linux" brand]
  • Ensuring Patents Foster Innovation in Open Source [Ed: No, Linux Foundation. We need to abolish software patents, not "Ensur[e] Patents Foster Innovation in Open Source"; they literally repeat lies IBM told in Europe]

    So, I am old enough to remember when the U.S. Congress temporarily intervened in a patent dispute over the technology that powered BlackBerries. A U.S. Federal judge ordered the BlackBerry service to shutdown until the matter was resolved, and Congress determined that BlackBerry service was too integral to commerce to be allowed to be turned off. Eventually, RIM settled the patent dispute and the BlackBerry rode off into technology oblivion.

    I am not here to argue the merits of this nearly 20-year-old case (in fact, I coincidentally had friends on both legal teams), but it was when I was introduced to the idea of companies that purchase patents with the goal of using this purchased right to extract money from other companies.

    [...]

    They added an Open Source Zone in 2019 with the help of the Linux Foundation, Open Invention Network, and Microsoft.

  • Linus Torvalds Says Rust For The Kernel Could Possibly Be Merged For Linux 5.20 - Slashdot

    Speaking this week at the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Summit, Linus Torvalds talked up the possibilities of Rust within the Linux kernel and that it could be landing quite soon -- possibly even for the next kernel cycle

  • Rust in the Linux Kernel by 2023, Linus Torvalds Predicts [Ed: "The Linux Foundation is a sponsor of The New Stack" so they get to tell the media what to say or 'report' for LF sponsors' agenda; Torvalds says he only worked on Git for 6 months. It took off because Linux used it and Linux was a high-profile project with strong reputation (before LF came, attacking it reputation for money... from Linux foes and GPL haters).]

    Rust, the fast-growing systems programming language, may be merged into the Linux kernel next year, or “maybe the next release,” according to Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

    The creator of Linux made the statement Tuesday during an on-stage interview at the Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit North America.

Linus Torvalds Expects to See Rust Support in the Kernel Soon

  • Linus Torvalds Expects to See Rust Support in the Kernel Soon - It's FOSS News

    There are various open-source projects rewritten in Rust. Hence, it is not surprising that is being considered as the second language for Linux Kernel for a while now.

    A few days ago at The Linux Foundation’s Open-Source Summit, Linus Torvals mentioned that we should expect the trials for Rust in the next kernel release i.e Linux Kernel 5.20.

    In case you did not know, there have been Rust Linux kernel patches already with few sample drivers and the enablement code for the basic infrastructure, as originally reported by Phoronix.

Rust and Linux

  • Cardano and Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Meet in Fireside Chat

    Cardano Foundation Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel met with Linux creator Linus Torvalds in a fireside chat at the Linux Foundation OS summit. Open-source software and principles are key parts of the Cardano Foundation's commitment to ensuring distributed control and governance in the Cardano ecosystem. Therefore, the Cardano community regards this as positive.

  • Linus Torvalds says Rust is coming to the Linux kernel • The Register

    At The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, Linus Torvalds said he expects support for Rust code in the Linux kernel to be merged soon, possibly with the next release, 5.20.

    At least since last December, when a patch added support for Rust as a second language for kernel code, the Linux community has been anticipating this transition, in the hope it leads to greater stability and security.

    In a conversation with Dirk Hohndel, chief open source officer at Cardano, Torvalds said the patches to integrate Rust have not yet been merged because there's far more caution among Linux kernel maintainers than there was 30 years ago.

Press release today

Linus Torvalds: Rust is coming to the Linux kernel 'real soon'

  • Linus Torvalds: Rust is coming to the Linux kernel 'real soon'

    The next version of the Linux kernel may come bundled with support for the Rust programming language, creator Linus Torvalds has hinted.

    At the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit, Torvalds told the audience that support for Rust in the Linux kernel could arrive with version 5.20 of the operating system.

    The wider Linux community has been pretty excited about the prospect, with members of the audience giving Torvalds a round of loud applause at the very mention of Rust, VentureBeat reported earlier this week.

Developers grapple with open source software security

  • Developers grapple with open source software security

    The security of open source software remains a concern with developers who are taking longer to fix vulnerabilities as they combine open source components with their own code when building applications, a global study has found.

    According to The state of open source security report by Snyk and The Linux Foundation, more than four in 10 organisations surveyed do not have high confidence in the security of open source software, with the average application development project having 49 vulnerabilities and 80 direct dependencies.

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