I have known Sam Ramji since his days spreading open source religion at Microsoft. At that time, Linux and Microsoft were clearly on opposite ends of the spectrum, but Sam had the courage to step into the lion’s den and keynote the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit.
Reddit: Am I missing something obvious or is it overly difficult and cumbersome to set up a Debian repository?
So I wanted to set up a Debian repository. I found this wiki page that lists a bunch of tools: https://wiki.debian.org/HowToSetupADebianRepository
dak, which is the "official solution", isn't in the Debian repositories for some reason (?), instead it's recommended you install it from their git repository. Also it has little to no documentation.
I went with reprepro, which was a huge hassle to set up, and involved me manually creating GPG keys, installing and configuring an Apache server, creating a config file for reprepro (which was ONLY documented on the reprepro manpage, with little to no resources available online) and then pointing repropro at my .deb file. This still didn't work, as apt-get update was unable to find an i386 version of my package, even though I specified that I only had an x64 version.
I'm planning on trying aptly tomorrow, which at the very least has a nice website. However, I'm pretty disappointed by the whole experience. Having the ability to set up your own repositories to distribute your own software seems like a hugely important thing, why is there no official tool that will do this stuff easily and quickly?submitted by SymbolicLink
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On the contrary, open-source cloud computing products are designed from the outset with security in mind. For example, there are features such as identity management to monitor who has access to content, and data encryption to safeguard information while it’s at rest or in transit.
Furthermore, open-source cloud software is peer-reviewed by community participants, leading to continuous improvements in the quality of security features and mechanisms. This community also monitors and rapidly discloses vulnerabilities and issues, and provides security updates to address them.
You're no longer "just an adult." You're now trusted and looked to for opinions on how the community should grow. You're a community elder. You embody the history. You keep the history. You work together with other adults and elders to guide and make the community stronger. And to a certain extent, the community once again looks after you, just as it did in the first phase.
The Greens in the German parliament want the government to shore up support for open source, but are not sure how. The politicians are working with the Free Software Foundation Europe, to figure out the most convincing arguments and how to increase pressure on the federal government.
Ubuntu is the most used Linux desktop operating system, but that might not be all that transparent, so we would also like to present some interesting figures, like the number of Windows users that download Ubuntu every day.
There has been some great work done with getting Tizen running on different development boards, and today I am pleased to see that its the time for the Raspberry PI 2 Dev Board to get some Tizen love courtesy of the Samsung Open Source group. Tizen is an Important Operating System (OS) within Internet of Things (IoT) and therefore it made sense for Tizen to come to the Raspberry Pi, which is the most popular single-board computer with more than 5 million sold.
Direct link: Bringing Tizen to a Raspberry PI 2 Near You…
TuxMachines: 4MRescueKit 12.0 Beta Is a Distro with a Collection of Tools Essential to PC Maintenance
4MRescueKit is a relatively new Linux operating systems Linux distro that is comprised of various tools that can help users make changes from outside of another OS. A new update has been released for 4MRescueKit.