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Story CA confirms plans for open source patent pledge srlinuxx 03/03/2005 - 4:06pm
Story Intel PR Department Hard at Work srlinuxx 03/03/2005 - 4:08pm
Story ChoicePoint was victim of ID theft in '02 srlinuxx 03/03/2005 - 4:25pm
Story amoroK LiveCD srlinuxx 03/03/2005 - 6:01pm
Story Gentoo Linux 2005.0 Security Rebuild srlinuxx 03/03/2005 - 11:25pm
Story Hacker taps into business school files" srlinuxx 04/03/2005 - 2:11pm
Story Judge hits amazon.com with fine srlinuxx 04/03/2005 - 2:46pm
Story One in four 'touched' by ID fraud srlinuxx 2 04/03/2005 - 5:03pm
Story Big Brother is Watching your Toyota Sienna srlinuxx 1 05/03/2005 - 4:17am
Story Limp Bizkit lead claims hackers stole his sex video srlinuxx 2 05/03/2005 - 4:43am

Linux Amazon Music Woes

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Linux

So here’s the good news – it’s still perfectly doable to purchase music from Amazon. What isn’t working any longer is the once-famed Amazon Music downloader application. This application was discontinued.

GNOME News

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GNOME
  • External Plugins in GNOME Software (2)

    After quite a lot of positive feedback from my last post I’ll write some more about custom plugins. Next up is returning custom applications into the installed list. The use case here is a proprietary software distribution method that installs custom files into your home directory, but you can use your imagination for how this could be useful.

  • GNOME Games 3.22 Will Support Atari 2600 & 7800 Titles

    GNOME Games 3.21.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this GNOME desktop application for managing your video games collection.

    New support found in this GNOME Games development snapshot leading up to GNOME 3.22 is support for Atari 2600 and 7800 games. Via new plugins, those having Atari 2600/7800 emulated games on your Linux desktop can now browse your collection of titles via this software.

  • GSoC 2016

    Hello everybody! My name’s Rares Visalom and I’m a second year Computer Science student at “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

    This summer I have the opportunity to contribute to GNOME as a GSoC 2016 student. First of all I’d like to congratulate all the other students that were accepted. I’m sure all of us will give our best in order to actively contribute to the open source community.

25k Lines Of Reworked Code For The Linux 4.7 Staging Area

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Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent in his various pull requests for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window.

The most interesting of these pull requests by Greg KH on Friday night was arguably of the staging area. The other pull requests were the usual churn unless impacted by one of the individual drivers improved upon or added to USB, char/misc, TTY/serial, etc.

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Also: Linux 4.7 CPUFreq Schedutil Testing vs. P-State

Security Leftovers

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Security
  • Security updates for Friday
  • Security brief: CoreOS Linux Alpha remote SSH issue

    On May 15, CoreOS was informed of a vulnerability in the alpha version of CoreOS Linux. Within 8 hours of this notification, over 99% of affected systems had been automatically patched. Though this issue was limited to an alpha version, we hold all of our releases to the same security standards, and we immediately responded, reported, and corrected the issue. This post describes the nature of the vulnerability, our response, and our plans to avoid similar issues in the future.

  • Purism Laptops to Protect You from Surveillance Capitalism

    There's a new hardware company on the scene called Purism, and the name is a significant clue as to what the company is all about: pure software. At its heart, Purism is dedicated to providing computer hardware driven entirely by open source software so that users can "trust, but verify." Purism is putting itself in direct opposition to what it considers "surveillance capitalism."

    I spoke with CEO Todd Weaver at Pepcom, and it was one of the most significant conversations I've had with a tech exec in a long time. I was already on board with Mr. Weaver's general message when he laid that phrase on me, "surveillance capitalism." That's when he really had me hooked.

Bodhi Reviewed, Slackware & Rawhide Latest

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-s

Today in Linux news Bodhi 3.2.1 was released May 13 and today Christine Hall shared her experiences with it. Elsewhere, Jack Wallen gave Open Sourcers permission to use Close software and Bruce Byfield posted 7 tips to help newcomers choose a Linux desktop. Fedora kernel developer Laura Abbott today said that she'll be blogging about Rawhide so folks can "see how the sausage is made" and OpenSource.com began a poll asking, "Why do you use Linux?"

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Leftovers: Debian

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Debian
  • 4 months of work turned into GNOME, Debian testing based tablet

    Huh, where do I start. I started working for a great CEO and great company known as Purism. What is so great about it? First of all, CEO (Todd Weaver), is incredible passionate about Free software. Yes, you read it correctly. Free software. Not Open Source definition, but Free software definition. I want to repeat this like a mantra. In Purism we try to integrate high-end hardware with Free software. Not only that, we want our hardware to be Free as much as possible. No, we want to make it entirely Free but at the moment we don't achieve that. So instead going the way of using older hardware (as Ministry of Freedom does, and kudos to them for making such option available), we sacrifice this bit for the momentum we hope to gain - that brings growth and growth brings us much better position when we sit at negotiation table with hardware producers. If negotiations even fail, with growth we will have enough chances to heavily invest in things such as openRISC or freeing cellular modules. We want to provide in future entirely Free hardware&software device that has integrated security and privacy focus while it is easy to use and convenient as any other mainstream OS. And we choose to currently sacrifice few things to stay in loop.

  • Improving the process for testing build reproducibility

    I'm going to be one of the Outreachy interns working on Reproducible Builds for the summer of 2016. My project is to create a tool, tentatively named reprotest, to make the process of verifying that a build is reproducible easier.

  • My free software activities, May 2016

    This is my 6th month working on Debian LTS, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian. This is my largest month so far, for which I had requested 20 hours of work.

Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat
  • Red Hat Could Rise 30% in a Year
  • Red Hat Incorporated (NYSE:RHT) Short Interest Decreased By 17.34%

    The stock of Red Hat Incorporated (NYSE:RHT) registered a decrease of 17.34% in short interest. RHT’s total short interest was 4.69 million shares in May as published by FINRA. Its down 17.34% from 5.67 million shares, reported previously. With 1.21 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their RHT’s short positions. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.73 on May 20, hitting $73.17. Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) has declined 5.83% since October 15, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.13% the S&P500.

  • How to enable RPMfusion for Fedora 24 Beta
  • Rawhide Week 5/16-5/20
  • Rawhide blogging

    April/May started the cycle of planning for the next year here in Red Hat. This means it's time to write goals. Goals are supposed to be SMART. This is easier for some parts of my job than others. One of my primary responsibilities is making Fedora releases. While discussing my goals, it was pointed out that just saying "Did I make releases?" doesn't fully capture what I do. Scripts can make releases. I can't yet replace myself with a script so this job must involve not being useless.

Android Leftovers

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Android

Linux Foundation and Linux

today's leftovers

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Misc

Red Hat News

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Red Hat

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Mir Shells/Compositors Now Can Handle Desktop OpenGL

    Up to now Mir servers (basically compositors / shells) have only supported OpenGL ES but now with the latest Mir work they are able to support full OpenGL.

    This commit made today by Canonical's Daniel van Vugt allows for Mir's server platform to make use of desktop OpenGL rather than the OpenGL ES subset. Support for OpenGL ES is still retained and right now with this code it's still defaulting to GLES for Mesa drivers.'

  • OMG! Mark Shuttleworth Mentions GNU and Linux and Ubuntu In A Single Sentence!

    Remember how hard it was to even find “Linux” on Ubuntu.com, let alone “GNU”? Well, here we are in an interview and he uses all three terms in a single sentence! I like that even if his thesis wrong. GNU/Linux is plenty relevant. I only use Ubuntu GNU/Linux rarely, usually on others’ PCs.

Security Leftovers

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Security
  • “Robin Hood” Hacker Steals $11,000 In Bitcoin, Donates It To Help Fight ISIS

    The hacker who claimed to hack the Hacking Team and Gamma Group is back again. This time, he has sent about $11,000 of allegedly stolen Bitcoin to help fight ISIS.

  • Aqua Launches Container Security Platform

    Looking beyond just application vulnerability scanning, Aqua also provides a degree of runtime protections. Aqua uses a layered security approach to keep containers safe, according to Jerbi. The layered approach starts with running the container application images in learning mode, usually during functional testing. In the learning mode, Aqua examines a container's behavior in the application context and uses that to set granular runtime parameters, based on which files, executables and network connections a container is using.

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS

BSD Licence and DragonFlyBSD

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BSD
  • Phire CMS: A feature-rich, lightweight content management system

    By 2009, developer Nick Sagona had, over time, built quite a few custom, hand-rolled content management solutions for his specific client needs. He realized that having a standard, modular platform for all these custom bits would be useful, and Phire CMS was born.

    Phire CMS version 1.0 was released on November 1, 2010. Last October, version 2.0 was released, with a ground-up rewrite to utilize the Pop PHP Framework, also developed by Sagona at NOLA Interactive, a New Orleans-based web design firm. Both applications are available under the BSD 3-Clause License.

  • It's Possible To Run (X)Wayland On DragonFlyBSD

    It's possible to get XWayland running on DragonFlyBSD if you want to experience Wayland/Weston outside of Linux.

    A DragonFlyBSD developer was successful in rebuilding the X.Org Server with XWayland support, used the i915 Intel DRM/KMS driver for display, and launched Wayland's Weston with the Pixman renderer.

Big Data/OpenStack/OPNFV

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Server
OSS
  • It Takes a Village: Making Data Projects Work - Amy Gaskins, Big Data Project Director
  • It’s Surprising Who’s Using NFV MANO Code From Cloudify

    There’s been so much flurry around NFV management and network orchestration (MANO) in 2016 that GigaSpaces’ Cloudify Project kind of flew under the radar.

    GigaSpaces, a company that offers a data scalability platform, has created some MANO software named Cloudify, and the code is being used by Open-O, OPNFV, and AT&T.

    [...]

    GigaSpaces launched the NFV Lab during the OpenStack Summit last month, and it is demonstrating it in collaboration with Metaswitch at the Metaswitch Forum event this week in Scottsdale, Ariz.

  • Publisher's cloud strategy improves uptime and agility with PaaS

    Despite this PaaS love, Otte is keeping his options open. As he told me, "We're committed to operating in a multi-cloud environment that uses open source and cloud-based technologies in everything that we do." This means, among other things, that the company will continue to use OpenStack to stand up private and public clouds, even as it uses Cloud Foundry's container-based architecture to build portable images and then run them in any language.

  • MapR Report Shows Apache Drill Coming to Maturity

    MapR Technologies, focused on Hadoop, made the news this week as it rolled out a simple migration service for its Hadoop distribution that targets what it bills as growing demand for moving Big Data tool installations to its converged data platform. And, it was one year ago that we did an interview marking the company weaving Apache Drill into its Hadoop-centric distribution. Drill, which we've covered before, delivers self-service SQL analytics without requiring pre-defined schema definitions, dramatically reducing the time required for business analysts to explore and understand data. It also enables interactivity with data from both legacy transactional systems and new data sources, such as Internet of things (IOT) sensors, Web click-streams, and other semi-structured data, along with support for popular business intelligence (BI) and data visualization tools.

Hardware/Linux

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Linux
Hardware

Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • PeaZip

    Free of charge for any use and free of any kind of advertising bundle, PeaZip is an open-source (LGPL) file archiver, a free alternative to software like WinRar and WinZip, for Linux and Windows.

  • OpenEMR 4.2.2 is released

    The OpenEMR community has released version 4.2.2. This new version is 2014 ONC Certified as a Modular EHR. OpenEMR 4.2.2 has numerous new features including 30 language translations, a new modern user interface, and fully supports PHP7 and the most recent versions of MySQL and MariaDB. OpenEMR 4.2.2 can be downloaded from the OpenEMR Project website at www.open-emr.org . Thanks goes to the OpenEMR community for producing this release.

  • Calibre 2.57 eBook Management Software Adds Driver for the BQ Cervantes 3 Reader

    Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has just announced today, May 20, 2016, a new version of his outstanding ebook library management software for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • The LM-Sensors Project Site Doesn't Look Like It's Coming Back

    It's been a year since the last LM-Sensors release and the project isn't as vibrant or active as it once was while the project site has been down for a while now and it doesn't appear to be coming back.

    There hasn't been a major LM-Sensors release to talk about in a year and the sensors mailing list has just turned to a collection of spam. Their project site, LM-Sensors.org, has been down for several weeks as noted by various emails from Phoronix readers.

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GNOME News

  • GNOME.Asia Summit 2016
    This year summit held at Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), which is located in the Faridabad district Delhi, it’s a quiet, beautiful and very very hot place. It gave me a lot of wonderful memories.
  • Endless and Codethink team up for GNOME on ARM
    A couple of months ago Alberto Ruiz issued a Call to Arms here on planet GNOME. This was met with with an influx of eager contributions including a wide variety of server grade ARM hardware, rack space and sponsorship to help make GNOME on ARM a reality.
  • External Plugins in GNOME Software (5)
    There’s a lot of flexibility in the gnome-software plugin structure; a plugin can add custom applications and handle things like search and icon loading in a totally custom way. Most of the time you don’t care about how search is implemented or how icons are going to be loaded, and you can re-use a lot of the existing code in the appstream plugin. To do this you just save an AppStream-format XML file in either /usr/share/app-info/xmls/, /var/cache/app-info/xmls/ or ~/.local/share/app-info/xmls/. GNOME Software will immediately notice any new files, or changes to existing files as it has set up the various inotify watches.
  • External Plugins in GNOME Software (6)
    This is my last post about the gnome-software plugin structure. If you want more, join the mailing list and ask a question. If you’re not sure how something works then I’ve done a poor job on the docs, and I’m happy to explain as much as required.
  • Week 1 of May-August Outreachy
    The Outreachy internship requires that interns maintain a blog, writing at least every other week. This shouldn't be a problem for the usability project. For the first few weeks, I'll essentially give a research topic for Diana, Ciarrai and Renata to look into and write about on their blogs. I've structured the topics so that we'll build up to building our usability tests.

Android Leftovers

MATE 1.14 Desktop Finally Lands in Manjaro Linux's Repo, New MATE Edition Is Out

Manjaro leader Philip Müller announced this past weekend that the major MATE 1.14 desktop environment has finally landed in the main software repositories of the Arch Linux-based distribution. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Needs Your Help to Make GCC 6 the Default Compiler

We reported at the beginning of the month that the openSUSE Tumbleweed developers are preparing a massive package rebuild to make the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 the default compiler for the rolling operating system. Read more