Buying a new car comes with myriad of considerations. Is it fuel efficient? Is it safe? Will it play nicely with my phone? People sometimes neglect the last one, but you're going to be carrying the phone literally every time you get in the car, so why not make sure? Mercedes and Kia seem to get that. They've added support for Android Auto to a ton of new cars today.
Landing over night in systemd Git were several new tunables for offering better system security/protection. The systemd-udevd.service is also now run in a Seccomp-based sandbox to prohibit any network access.
One of the new tunables is ProtectKernelTunables=. The ProtectKernelTunables option makes kernel variables via /proc/sys, /proc/acpi, and some other /proc interfaces read-only to all processes of the unit.
This past couple of weeks have brought a lot of interesting news related to the OpenStack cloud computing platform. There have been some notable new OpenStack distributions arriving, and some very compelling instructional and educational material has shown up as well.
One of the joys of open source conference keynote is that they are rarely what you expect. There is often none of the hard sales pitch you get from big vendors desperate to appear relevant to their existing customers. Instead it tends to be all about the love and the reason why you are all at the event.
Not long after announcing that it is building a huge OpenStack private cloud, German car manufacturer Volkswagen has revealed details of plans to add an application development layer, based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Cloud Foundry is an open source platform as a service (PaaS), which makes development of applications simpler and more efficient. For Volkswagen, the move to a modern infrastructure environment is vital to creating new services around connected cars, for example.
The keynote speakers will focus on the technologies and trends having the biggest impact on open source development today, including containers, networking and IoT, as well as hardware, cloud applications, and the Linux kernel. See the full agenda of keynotes.
Proponents of open source software argue that by letting passionate developers get involved and tweak underlying code, the tools they create are stronger and more reliable. Plus, for companies looking to bolster their digital defenses, the software has the added benefit of being free.
LibreSSL 2.5.0 is available today as the newest version of this growing fork of OpenSSL led by the OpenBSD project.
LibreSSL 2.5's libtls implementation now supports ALPN and SNI while handling four cipher suite groups, there is tightened error handling in some areas, support for OCSP intermediate certificates, initial support for Apple's iOS platform, and a variety of other fixes and functionality improvements.