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R3 Makes Code for Financial Agreements Platform Open Source

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-12-01 09:06
  • R3 Makes Code for Financial Agreements Platform Open Source

    The bank consortium R3 CEV has released its Corda platform as open source to encourage innovation and interoperability in the industry's development of blockchain technology.

  • R3 open sources Corda

    Financial innovation company R3 has made its Corda distributed ledger platform open source, granting the global developer community universal access to its source code to encourage collaboration, review and contribution to the platform.

  • R3 Consortium Open-Sources its Corda Blockchain Platform

    R3 has just made its Corda distributed ledger platform open source, granting the developers access to its source code to encourage collaboration, review and contribution to the platform. This news comes at a time when R3 needs it most, after it recently lost a few of its member banks including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

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Linux/FOSS Events

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-12-01 09:05
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016

    Last weekend I attended the GNOME Core Apps hackfest that I helped organize here in Berlin.

    It was the first time I participated in a Core Apps hackfest and I must say I am really glad with how it all went. I felt like there was a perfect balance of planning, working, and just hanging out together. If you want to know more about the planned items, check out this very complete post by Carlos Soriano.

  • Core Apps Hackfest

    Last weekend I attended the Core Apps hackfest in Berlin. This was a reboot of the Content Apps hackfest we held last year around the same time of year, with a slightly broader focus. One motivation behind these events was to try and make sure that GNOME has a UX focused event in Europe at the beginning of the Autumn/Spring development cycle, since this is a really good time to come together and plan what we want to work on for the next GNOME version.

  • Highlights from ISTA and GTAC 2016

    Another two weeks have passed and I'm blogging about another 2 conferences. This year both Innovations in Software Technologies and Automation and Google Test Automation Conference happened on the same day. I was attending ISTA in Sofia during the day and watching the live stream of GTAC during the evenings. Here are some of the things that reflected on me:

  • FGSL XIII Event Report

    Before I became a Fedora Project contributor, I went to an event in the central west region of Brazil called FGSL ( “Fórum Goiano de Software Livre”), which had its 12th edition in 2015. It was a great event, and now ( 2016) that I have joined the Fedora Community as a contribuitor I thought about being there again, this time representing the Fedora Project.

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The need of just 1 package service across all Linux?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-12-01 08:47

I still don't understand why we still have different package managers for different Linux distros. Since they are all open source and Linux-based, would it not be easier to group them all together and create one shared package provider for all? Then distros can choose whichever version they want to have, while allowing users to fully access the latest features if they want to.

Or is there similar thing going on already that I am unaware of? Please enlighten me reddit!!

Also please throw critics at me as well. Always good to have constructive debates.

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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

LXer - Thu, 2016-12-01 08:01
The malware, called Gooligan, has been preying on devices running older versions of Android, from 4.1 to 5.1, which are still used widely, especially in Asia.

Node.js Foundation Adds Security Project

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-12-01 08:00

eWEEK: The Node.js Foundation is set to oversee the Node.js Security Project in an effort to consolidate and improve security for the popular open-source application programming framework.

What's the most recent bug or annoyance you fixed on your system(s)?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-12-01 06:57

My media player kept muting itself when I was on Teamspeak/Mumble. Turns out "load-module module-role-cork" in /etc/pulse/default.pa was "helpfully" muting music streams when a voice client was open. That got commented out real fast.

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First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board

LXer - Thu, 2016-12-01 06:35
SiFive’s Arduino ready “HiFive1” dev kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V. In July, San Francisco-based startup SiFive unveiled the first system-on-chips based on the open source RISC-V processor architecture: a Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300.

What Malware Is on Your Router?

LXer - Thu, 2016-12-01 05:10
In case you don’t know, Internet of Things security sucks so much it appears as if the IoT folks have taken a time machine back to 1998 to implement Microsoft’s best practices of that era.

Preparing for Rule 41: Protecting against 0-day vulnerabilities in tor with firejail

Reddit - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:06

Official Site: https://firejail.wordpress.com/

Firejail is a security sandbox that can be used to restrict access to system calls, limit the files a process an view, and give processes a private view of shared kernel resources.

It is simple to install and configure (instructions for Arch):

$ sudo pacman -S firejail $ mkdir -p ~/.config/firejail $ echo 'include /etc/firejail/firefox.profile' > ~/.config/firejail/start-tor-browser.profile' $ # if tor-browser is not set up in your Downloads folder: $ # echo 'whitelist FOLDER_WHERE_TOR_BROWSER_RESIDES' >> ~/.config/firejail/start-tor-browser.profile $ cd ~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/ $ firejail ./start-tor-browser.desktop

Check out the man pages if you wish to set more restrictive settings (defaults are pretty good, though). Also, firejail is very lightweight. On my machine, there is no performance difference of the application running with firejail or without.

Check out firecfg if you wish to sandbox programs running on your system without explicitly prepending the command with firejail.

Sorry for horrible formatting, I know it looks unprofessional, but I new to this :)

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Adding a Simple GUI to Linux shell scripts with kdialog

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:00

HowToForge: Shell scripts are incredibly useful things.

SUSE acquires HPE OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets

LXer - Thu, 2016-12-01 03:44
SUSE has become not only HPE's Linux of choice, but it's now its chief cloud developer as well. What it boils down to is SUSE will use HPE OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets to improve SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and bring to market a new, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS.

How to get a LUG off the ground?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-12-01 02:54

Hi, /r/linux. I saw a comment about how this subreddit is full of announcements but little discussion, so I decided to add some (self-serving) season to the pot.

I have just started a Linux User Group in my hometown. We have a page and a forum online (warning: pages in Portuguese). I'm trying to get it off the ground and get as many people involved as possible. On December 10th, we're having an installfest at one of our local universities.

What's your experience with LUGs? Have you been part of one? What great things did you see, or maybe what did you see that put you off? Let's share experiences about getting a Linux community going.

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Ubuntu-Based Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 "Flidas" Enters Development with MATE 1.12.1

LXer - Thu, 2016-12-01 02:35
The development team behind Trisquel GNU/Linux, a 100% libre distribution based on the Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of the first Alpha images for the upcoming Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 release.

Help what dos this mean

Reddit - Thu, 2016-12-01 02:28

Linux and Graphics

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-12-01 02:04
  • MSM-Next Prepares Adreno A5xx Support For Linux 4.10

    On Tuesday was the MSM-Next submission by Red Hat developer Rob Clark of these Freedreno MSM changes to be sent to mainline for the Linux 4.10 kernel.

    Notable with this MSM-Next pull request is the addition of Qualcomm Adreno A5xx support. Adreno A500 series support coming to this open-source driver stack was covered earlier this week in Qualcomm Adreno A5xx Open-Source Driver Bringup For Freedreno.

  • Amazon Working On EC2 Linux OpenGL Support, Considering Vulkan

    Amazon Web Services today revealed more information about their EC2 Elastic GPUs support they are working to implement in the cloud.

    Amazon's Elastic GPUs will be offered in four different tiers and range in GPU memory capacity from 1GB to 8GB. They also revealed their work on an Amazon-optimized OpenGL library for Elastic GPUs. They shared that initially there is just Windows support for OpenGL but they are working to support Amazon Linux AMI with their OpenGL implementation. They are also looking at Vulkan support (and DirectX too, sadly).

  • Vivante Gallium3D Driver Proposed For Mainline Mesa + Render-Only Gallium Library

    Fresh from the libdrm 2.4.74 release that had some Etnaviv API changes, the Etnaviv Gallium3D driver has been proposed for mainline Mesa as the open-source, reverse-engineered 3D effort for Vivante graphics cores.

  • Initial XWayland Window Positioning Support For Weston

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