Monthly Archives: Januar 2016

Jan 28

How to customise your Linux desktop: Kali Linux and i3 Window Manager

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Installing and Configuring the i3 Window Manager on Kali Linux.

It’s time to pull together the last three series that I have been writing –How to customize your Linux desktop, Experiments with the i3 Window Manager, and Kali Linux. I had originally planned to create an i3 desktop for the Raspberry Pi, but I decided against that (see below for an explanation). I hope that it will be more interesting and more useful to install i3 on Kali Linux.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-customise-your-linux-desktop-kali-linux-and-i3-window-manager/

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Jan 27

​Vital OpenSSL patch coming

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Get ready to update your servers, an important OpenSSL patch is on its way.

If you’re doing business on the Internet, chances are your servers are using OpenSSL for your Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) e-commerce transactions. For example, OpenSSL is used on 98.7 percent of Debian Linux servers.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/vital-openssl-patch-coming/

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Jan 26

Indiana University Joins Open Source Initiative

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

University continues commitment to open source software and communities through OSI Membership.

The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announced today the Affiliate Membership of Indiana University (IU), a long time champion for the use of open source software as a means for greater efficiency in higher education. The partnership highlights the OSI’s recent efforts to extend support to higher education: helping colleges and universities across the globe realize the benefits of open source software, development models and communities.

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Source of this information:
http://opensource.org/node/798

Media Contact: Ed Schauweker

Jan 25

​Linux Foundation leadership controversy erupts

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

A debate has sprung up in Linux circles over whether the Linux Foundation is serving individual open-source users or its corporate sponsors.

Linux is no stranger to controversy. Top developers, such as Sarah Sharpe, have either left the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), home of the Linux development community or, like Matthew Garrett, left to follow their own programming path. And Linus Torvalds has never been afraid to tell programmers who didn’t measure up in his opinion exactly what he thought about their code.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-foundation-leadership-controversy-erupts/

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Jan 21

How to fix the latest Linux and Android zero day flaw

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

This flaw isn’t nearly as bad as first reported, but Linux administrators still need to fix it.

Israeli security firm Perception Point disclosed a Linux and Android security vulnerability. The company described it as a zero–day „local privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel.“ Which, it was, but that’s not the full story.

What Perception Point didn’t say was that after finding the hole, their discovery, CVE-2016-0728, had been send up stream to be fixed by the Linux kernel developers. The only reason this was a „zero-day“ was because Perception Point itself released an exploit once the patch was already well on its way.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-fix-the-latest-linux-and-android-zero-day-flaw/

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Jan 20

7 Truths that Open Source Struggles With

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Open source has performed miracles, but it still needs to face up to a few ongoing struggles.

Open source development has consistently proved many ideas that were once considered impossible. For instance, thanks to open source, we now know that people can be motivated by more than money, and that co-operation can be more effective in some aspects of development than competition.

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Source of this information:
http://www.datamation.com/open-source/7-truths-that-open-source-struggles-with-1.html

Author: Bruce Byfield

Jan 18

4 questions to ask before open sourcing a project

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

One of the most common tasks in any company’s open source department is evaluating internal software to see, if it would be a good candidate to give back to the community.

When performing this task at PayPal, we found it useful to take each potential open source project through a vetting process originally framed by Danese Cooper that seeks to answer four primary questions:

  1. Who cares?
  2. Are we still using it?
  3. Are we committed to it?
  4. Can it be developed in one public tree?

This article looks at these questions and why they matter.

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Source of this information:
https://opensource.com/business/16/1/4-questions-ask-open-sourcing-project

Author: Duane O’Brien

Jan 14

TPP Harmful To Open Source

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

While some may assert that open source is not applicable in every circumstance, the right to demand access to source code in situations where it is appropriate is important to society as a whole.

That’s why it is important to note — and protest — a clause in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP), and any other trade agreements carrying the same idea. As the FSF notes, chapter 14 includes a prohibition on governments requiring access to source code as a condition on allowing “the import, distribution, sale or use of such software, or of products containing such software, in its territory.”

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Source of this information:
http://opensource.org/node/779

Author: administrator’s blog (of the Open Source Initiative)

Jan 13

Opening your mind to open source

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

All forward-thinking CIOs should be looking to harness it effectively in order to create competitive differentiation.

As we embark on another new year it’s always worth casting our minds back over the previous twelve months. And what a bumpy 12 months they were for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (Meta) region.

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Source of this information:
http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/technology/opening-your-mind-to-open-source-1.1653070

Author: Jyoti Lalchandani

Jan 12

What’s new and nifty in Linux 4.4

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The latest Linux kernel has arrived and it looks pretty darn good.

2015 saw a lot of controversy about how Linus Torvalds directs the Linux project. But, that didn’t stop him from delivering the latest update of the Linux kernel: Linux 4.4 on time.

After months of side issues. Linus Torvalds still delivers the next Linux kernel on time.This release, while not a blockbuster, likeLinux 4.0, with built-in, no-reboot patching, has many outstanding features. The most significant of these is hidden deep in the notes.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-new-and-nifty-in-linux-4-4/

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