Next up for me was David Nalley’s talk, “The Tragedy of Open Source,” which was a little on the disturbing side. Remember Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability that had everyone worried last year? Nally started his talk by pointing out that when news of the vulnerability broke, there was exactly one person, and one person only, maintaining the OpenSSL code. Remember Shellshock, last year’s bash vulnerability? Want to guess how many folks were maintaining the bash shell when that broke out? If you guess “one,” you are correct. Do you see a trend developing here?
Bitcoin is the most established digital currency available today. It provides a safe, anonymous way to send and receive a virtual currency everybody trusts. However, managing bitcoins is not quite as simple as managing a bank account. In this article I will explain how to manage your bitcoins using Electrum. Please note that in this article I will provide working knowledge of how to use Electrum, without entering the mysterious land of cryptography and technical details of Bitcoin.
When the A10 notebook was released, there was a statement going around saying it was impossible to install Linux on it. For [Steffen] that was a challenge. He cracked open this netbook and took a look around the Flash chips. There were two tiny pads that could be shorted to put the device in recovery mode, and the entire thing can be booted from a USB stick.
The Linux Foundation has issued a call for papers for Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which this year joins LinuxCon + CloudOpen in Dublin from Oct. 5-7.
Like last year, the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon Europe show is being co-located with CloudOpen Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, with a single registration. This year the show moves from Düsseldorf to Dublin where it will run at the Convention Centre Dublin from Oct. 5-7. Registration is open, as well, and if you register before July 11, you can save $300 or more. There’s no keynote list yet, but last year the event featured speakers including Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Jono Bacon (XPRIZE), and Joanna Rutkowska (Invisible Things Lab), among others.