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An open source toolkit for measuring project health

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 12, 2017 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I've always had a nagging question about open source projects: How does one determine a project's success/failure? Does "success" or "failure" get detemined by code commits and gut feel? Or is that some other way? read more

Tiny Bluetooth LE dev boards target IoT apps

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 12, 2017 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two Cortex-M4 Bluetooth LE boards have gained wider distribution: Arrow is selling SensiEdge’s SensiBLE, and Mouser has Adafruit’s Feather Nrf52 Bluefruit. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to rise in importance as the wireless conduit for MCU-based IoT edge devices. Late last week Arrow Electronics announced it was launching the recently introduced SensiBLE IoT SoM, which […]

Linus Torvalds Wants Attackers to Join Linux Kernel Development

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 12, 2017 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
Speaking at the Open Source Summit in LA, Linux creator said he wants hackers to join Linux before they turn to the dark side.

An intro to using eBPF to filter packets in the Linux kernel

  •; By Pratyush Anand (Posted by bob on Sep 12, 2017 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Kernel, Linux
In 1992, Steven McCanne and Van Jacobson from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory proposed a solution for BSD Unix systems for minimizing unwanted network packet copies to user space by implementing an in-kernel packet filter known as Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF). In 1997, it was introduced in Linux kernel version 2.1.75.

Chasing Carrots' Pressure Overdrive

  • Linux Journal; By James Gray (Posted by bob on Sep 12, 2017 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Games, Linux
A "funky, four-wheeled shoot 'em up" is how independent game-developer Chasing Carrots describes its newest game release Pressure Overdrive for Linux, Mac OS, Windows and Xbox.

Researcher publicly discloses 10 zero-day flaws in D-Link 850L routers

Citing previous vulnerability disclosure problems with D-Link, a security researcher went public with 10 zero-day flaws in D-Link 850L routers and advised the masses to immediately disconnect affected routers.

Windows 10's Built-In Linux Shell Could Be Abused to Hide Malware, Researchers Say

Microsoft surprised the technology world last year when it announced that users will be able to run native Linux applications in Windows 10 without virtualization. While this feature is meant to help developers, researchers believe it could be abused by attackers to hide malware from security products.

BlackBerry admits: We could do better at patching

Still the most secure Android? It won't get last year's update. BlackBerry has confirmed that its first Android device, the Priv, will be stuck on Google's 2015 operating system forevermore, which Google itself will cease supporting next year.…

Dont over-React to the Facebook patents license

Recently, Apache re-classified code under Facebook's BSD+ Patents license to "Category X," effectively banning it from future contributions to Apache Foundation projects. The move has re-ignited controversy over the patent grant, but like many events in the open source community, the controversy is more partisan than practical. In fact, it's unlikely the move will affect adoption of React.js, and the criticisms of the BSD+Patent grant mostly don't survive the scrutiny of reason.

Equifax blames open-source software for its record-breaking security breach: Report

The credit rating giant claims an Apache Struts security hole was the real cause of its security breach of 143 million records. ZDNet examines the claim.

Mastodon: The Open Source Alternative To Twitter

I don’t know about you, but I have long yearned for a social network that I can truly call home. Facebook is no good as it’s full of pictures of people’s cats and their dinner. Twitter is full of trolls and rude people, in my experience at least. When Google+ came along, I had high hopes for it, but alas, it’s pretty much a ghost town these days.

Stackable Raspberry Pi add-on card aims for maximum I/O

On Kickstarter: a stackable “Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card” for home automation offers a 12-bit DAC, 8x ADC, 8x relays, 8x opto-inputs, and 6x GPIO. A startup by Mihai Beffa called Sequent Microsystems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Raspberry Pi add-on card that is loaded with inputs, outputs, and relays designed for home automation.

Linux fold command tutorial for beginners (with examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2017 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
While working on the command line in Linux, one thing that you'd have probably missed is how the output gets displayed in terminal. I mean, the way it fits the available area. Have you ever found yourself stuck in a situation where-in the requirement was to make sure the output of a command fits a particular width?

Linux Xen Installation

With a standard Linux System you can use ‘libvirt’ to manage Virtual Clients (VC). For more virtual ability you can add Xen to Linux.

The basic installation of Xen is not a complicated one.

Mount Google Drive On Linux With Google Drive Ocamlfuse Client

Google Drive Ocamlfuse is a FUSE-based file system backed by Google Drive, written in OCaml. It lets you mount your Google Drive on Linux systems.

6 lessons on using technical RFCs as a management tool

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2017 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As an engineering leader, I value trust and believe that individual contributors should be involved in architectural and high-level technical decision making. I consider every line of code to be a decision made on behalf of someone else (including your future self), and having a fast-growing distributed team makes technical decision making particularly difficult to manage. read more

Install PHP 7.1 on Ubuntu

  •; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Sep 11, 2017 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, PHP, Ubuntu
Ubuntu always lacks behind with the software available in its repo's for security reasons, but if you need the latest version of PHP you need to look at other reputable repositories. To install php 7.1 on ubuntu, we need to turn to Ondrej Surý, who has been maintaining repositories allowing us to install more modern versions of php for as long as I can remember.

The Beautiful Nitrux Linux Distro Could Be a Contender

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2017 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
What happens when you take Ubuntu 17.10, a new desktop interface (one that overlays on top of KDE), snap packages, and roll them all up into a pseudo rolling release? You get Nitrux. First and foremost, Nitrux makes use of snap packages; so installing software is handled a bit differently than the norm. Even though Nitrux is based on Ubuntu, apt install isn’t what you want to use (although it is available).

BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking Distro Updated with More Than 50 New Tools

The developers of the BlackArch Linux operating system designed for ethical hacking and penetration testing purposes have released an updated installation medium, versioned 2017.08.30, based the latest Arch Linux snapshot.

The Role of Culture in Defining DevOps

  • - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2017 8:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community, Linux
A big part of adopting DevOps involves changing an organization’s culture. At Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Matt Micene will host a birds of a feather session discussing how and why culture change occurs and why collaboration is the cornerstone of successfully implementing new practices.

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