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Proprietary Software and Linux Foundation

  • ParkMobile Breach Exposes License Plate Data, Mobile Numbers of 21M Users
  • Playing the Open Source Game

    While the core team itself might be fine, we can’t forget that all those developers have hierarchies above them and they lack the ultimate power that Antirez had: copyright ownership and undisputed control over the codebase which allowed him to raise a big, fat middle finger to pressure coming from Redis Labs or any of the clouds.

    Another thing that might hint at the sad mess everything is turning into, is what’s at the top of redis.io. It used to be that all commercial content would be relegated to redislabs.com, but now apparently a “Try Free” button has found its way to the top menu of the open source website. So now you have to be careful because if you press the wrong (big, red, well positioned) button you might end up signing up for a Redis Enterprise Cloud account instead of getting a copy of Redis. Disgusting.

  • Parents were at the end of their chain — then ransomware hit their kids' schools [iophk: Windows TCO]

    The [attackers] infected Buffalo’s schools with malicious code that spidered through their networks, freezing computers and making it impossible for teachers to reach their students who were working remotely because of the pandemic. They demanded a ransom to make it go away.

    School officials canceled remote classes for the day while they figured out what to do. They would end up needing more than a week to resume their planned class schedule. A single infection of a school district can affect dozens or hundreds of schools: Buffalo counts 63 individual schools and learning systems.

  • Armory Joins Continuous Delivery Foundation As Premier Member

    The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the open-source software foundation that seeks to improve the world's capacity to deliver software with security and speed, today announced that Armory has joined the CDF as a premier member. Armory adds enterprise-grade proprietary features and support to the open-source Spinnaker project under the CDF.

  • Linux Foundation launches blockchain-based platform for insurance

    The Linux Foundation and the American Association of Insurance Services are co-launching a blockchain-based platform to help the insurance industry.

  • Human Factors & Trust Fabrics: Building Confidence & Resilience Across Connected Systems

    “The ultimate potential of digital is driving new experiences and business value through interconnected ecosystems, however in order to build complex relationships that span private and public boundaries, we need both open interoperability and tools to ensure that no single entity owns the trust,” Shepherd explains. “For this, we need to focus on the human elements that balance privacy with the value received, collaborate openly and leverage technology to automate data confidence because it simply isn’t feasible to build the necessary trust relationships one by one.” To this end, Shepherd led the incubation of Project Alvarium within Dell starting in 2018 and the November 2019 public announcement of intent to form as a Linux Foundation project. Project Alvarium aims to build out the concept of data confidence fabrics by layering trust insertion technologies with a system-based approach. Dell, The IOTA Foundation, and Intel continued to incubate the Alvarium code in 2020, and soon open collaboration will begin within the Linux Foundation. Shepherd has observed the overall industry increasingly step up on enabling trusted systems and data, from developing secure edge operating systems like Zephyr and EVE-OS, establishing trusted software supply chains, and building distributed ledger efforts like IOTA.

Microsoft FUD, Front Groups, and Openwashing

today's howtos

  • Create an encrypted file vault on Linux

    Recently, I demonstrated how to implement full-drive encryption on Linux with LUKS and the cryptsetup command. While encrypting a whole drive is useful in many cases, there are reasons you might not want to encode an entire drive. For instance, you might require a drive to work across several platforms, some of which may not have Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) integration. Furthermore, it's the 21st century, the cloud exists, and you may not be using a physical drive for all your data.

  • dmidecode: Get System Hardware Information On Linux

    Dmidecode is a Linux command line tool which is commonly used to retrieve the useful information of your system’s hardware components in human readable format.

  • 40+ most used Ubuntu 20.04 Commands

    The world of Ubuntu welcomes you and it is ready to grant you all the power over your system. However, being a newbie, you might find its Command Line Interface (CLI) a little intimidating. A lot of people find Linux more challenging as an operating system especially when they are coming from the comfort of using Windows or macOS. Here we present the basic but very important Ubuntu commands to give you an in-depth knowledge of how to use your Linux terminal.

  • 5 Linux Commands Every Linux User Should Know

    In this article, we will show you a few commands that every Linux administrator should know and use to make their lives easier. Many people think that the graphical environment is the easiest way to use Linux, but this is not the case. The easiest way is to work with the terminal and now we will show you some of the most pleasant commands that you can use every day.

  • 3 Ways to Install Skype in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Linux Shout [Ed: Turning a GNU/Linux PC into a Microsoft eavesdropping device]
  • 10 of the best ways to get help on Linux | Network World

    Just because Linux appeals to the nerdiest of nerds doesn't mean that it can't be extremely helpful for those who don't want to spend a lot of time delving into the technical details of how to use various commands. In fact, Linux provides a series of tools that can help anyone master the command line or just get the task at hand done more quickly and efficiently. This post covers 10 of the best options.

  • François Marier: Deleting non-decryptable restic snapshots

    Due to what I suspect is disk corruption error due to a faulty RAM module or network interface on my GnuBee, my restic backup failed with the following error...

  • How to install Funkin' Kade Engine on a Chromebook

    Today we are looking at how to install Friday Night Funkin' Kade Engine on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • How To Change Directory in Linux Using the cd Command

    System navigation is one of the most basic tasks that a user can perform on an operating system. While many file managers are available that allow you to switch directories and navigate your disk drives in a graphical way, doing the same using the command line can provide you better control over your system. Luckily, Linux provides you with a command known as cd, which allows you to easily change the current working directory on your terminal. Here's how you can use the cd command on Linux, the only utility that you'll ever need to traverse through directories on your system storage.

  • 6 tcpdump network traffic filter options

    The tcpdump utility is used to capture and analyze network traffic. Sysadmins can use it to view real-time traffic or save the output to a file and analyze it later. In this three-part article, I demonstrate several common options you might want to use in your day-to-day operations with tcpdump.

Quiet Audio Fade – Get The Quietest Volume Level for Work

The tool is written in Go programming language, and it works in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It works as a system tray indicator with only a few menu options. The first option shows the current tool status (ACTIVE or PAUSED) along with the volume level in number. When it’s in ACTIVE mode, it slowly decreases your system volume bit by bit with time interval set in “Speed” option. Higher intervals mean a longer, more subtle decrease. Eventually you’ll notice the sound is a tad too low and you’ll increase the volume, which will disable Quiet AF and leave your volume at the perfect level – not too loud, not too quiet! Read more