As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux.
A process is the abstraction used by the Linux operating system to represent a running program.
Hey there. Are there any good Reddit clients with dark color schemes and different view modes arount?
As of now I'm using the service through reddit6 which is nice but won't save my changes across systems of course. Installing the Linux version (which might just as well be nothing but a weblauncher, I dunno) isn't possible for me on Mint 18.1 as it requires libudev0 that isn't available in the repos.submitted by /u/Seriousn00b
I have been working on a fork of the (dead upstream) mediatomb upnp-av server project.
I am coming up to the point of wanting to do an initial release to start spreading the word a bit more, part of this would be registering a domain, perhaps a new logo and rebranding within the code.
Obviously I cant call it Mediatomb (I give full credit though) so:
- Is it better to rebrand or to keep the suffixed name?
- Will I be judged by the community for a rebrand?
- Could I just call it "mediatomb" as upstream is dead anyway?
- Any suggestions for names?
Any help welcome!submitted by /u/Thev00d00
GitLab 9.0: it's all about gittin' software done
Analyst house IDC predicts that by 2018, as many as 70 percent of siloed digital transformation initiatives will ultimately fail because of insufficient collaboration, integration, sourcing or project management.
ONAP to Release Code to Public Imminently, Says AT&T
MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- The open source ONAP initiative is set to release code to the public in the next few weeks, according to Oliver Spatscheck, an AT&T Fellow and director of inventive science.
- Google Have Reduce The Size Of Images By 35 Percent
- Google's New Image Encoding Format, Guetzli
Can open source and APIs make data governance easy?
Many companies buried under data muck lack a plan to clear a path to monetization. The first step to digging themselves out is through unified governance, according to Seth Dobrin, Ph.D. (pictured), vice president and chief data officer of IBM Analytics.
In his work with companies in the past, much time was wasted trying to cut corners around governance, Dobrin said. “We spent the first six months building a data strategy trying to figure out how to avoid data governance,” he explained. “You need to embrace data governance as an enabler.”
A real-time, open source commerce platform launched by Reaction Commerce
Reaction Commerce has announced the general availability (GA) release of its breakthrough, real-time and completely open source commerce platform, designed to build, run and scale modern digital stores.
Offering the simplicity that businesses expect, along with the reliability, customization and scalability that larger retailers and brands require, Reaction Commerce enables designers, developers and entrepreneurs to create transformative ecommerce experiences.
npm, Inc. Announces Free npm Orgs to Manage Code Publicly Shared to World’s Largest Software Registry
Starting today, npm Orgs will be available for free to help users organize and collaborate on public code.
- npm, Inc. Announces Free npm Orgs to Manage Code Publicly Shared to World’s Largest Software Registry
- Hyperledger welcomes SAP as premier member
- Enterprise software firm SAP joins Hyperledger blockchain project as Premier member
- Software Giant SAP Joins Open-Source Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium as Premium Member
As Open Source matures, Open Source contributes more to the development of industry standards – A take away from Oracle Industry Connect in Orlando, Fl
There has been an evolution in communications as well as in open source. This evolution has brought open source, which was at arm’s length from commercial products, to what now seems to be a very cooperative relationship. Chris King, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Oracle Communications, discusses the evolution and open source and the maturation of the cloud.
Open Labs leads 48-hour hackathon for good
The local hackerspace in Tirana, Albania might be small, but they make up for size in spirit. During the weekend of March 18-19, 2017, the Open Labs Hackerspace organized the first-ever, 48-hour "open source" hackathon focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 objectives identified by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to build a better world, starting in our own communities.
Nixcraft: The information regarding your battery status and ACPI is stored in /proc and /sys file system.
Here's a pretty common scenario: you're working on the command line and find a file that you want to open in some GUI application (maybe a PDF in evince). But you want a totally separate evince process that isn't tied to your shell at all—as if you started evince from a launcher like dmenu. So you type$ (evince myfile.pdf &>/dev/null &)
Why can't it just be$ launch evince myfile.pdf
In particular I want a command that
- takes no options, just runs another command from the current working directory
- has no side-effects in the current directory (like creating nohup.out)
- the new process's parent PID is 1
- the new process's stdout/stderr do not print to the shell
- ideally exits with an error if the command could not be run (e.g. command not found)
- ideally prints the PID of the child process, similar to when you background something
It's pretty trivial to make a script or program that accomplishes this, but I'm just astonished that there isn't already such a thing.submitted by /u/larikang
Windows flaw lets attackers take over A-V software
A 15-year-old flaw in every version of Windows right from XP to Windows 10 allows a malicious attacker to take control of a system through the anti-virus software running on the system.
- Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security
- Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger
Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.
Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.