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  • Fedora Server 36 Could Make It Easier To Manage NFS & Samba File Sharing - Phoronix

    Red Hat with the Fedora community have been working for years now to make Cockpit very capable for a web-based interface for administering Linux servers. In addition to this year working on shifting their Anaconda installer to a web-based interface that makes use of Cockpit, from this web management portal they are wanting to make it easier to setup file sharing with NFS and Samba.

    A Fedora 36 change proposal has been submitted to ship a new Cockpit module to make file sharing with Samba and NFS easier. This new module would provide a graphical web interface for provisioning and maintenance of NFS and Samba shares that can complement the existing command-line based controls for NFS and Samba servers.

  • Emma Kidney: Fedora IoT Web Page - Initial Ideas

    Just an update on what I've been working on Smile Click through to see my process and progress starting to create a web page mock-up for Fedora IoT as part of the Fedora Website Revamp!

    As part of the Fedora Website Revamp, I got tasked with creating a mock-up of the Fedora IoT web page. I reference the Fedora IoT logo a lot here. I was unable to locate high quality SVGs, so I just made some quick vectors as placeholders.

  • I'm Thinking About You Right Now!

    My sole role at Debian alongside my teammate, aided by our mentors, is to facilitate the Node.js 16 and Webpack 5 Transitioning. What exactly does that mean?

    Node.js 16, as of the time of this writing, is the active LTS release from the Node.js developers while Webpack 5 is also the current release from the Webpack developers. At Debian we have to work towards supporting these packages. Debian as an OS comes with a package manager coined Advanced Package Tool or simply APT on which command-line programs specific to Debian and it's many-flavored distributions, apt, apt-get, apt-cache are based. This means before the conception of yarn and npm, the typical JavaScript developer's package managers, apt has been. Debian unlike yarn and npm, ideally only supports one version of a software at any point in time and on edge cases may have to support an extra one as noted in this chat between my mentor and a member.

  • Running OpenWRT x86 in qemu

    Sometimes it's nice for testing purpose to have the OpenWRT userland available locally. Since there is an x86 build available one can just run it within qemu.

  • Tiger Lake-U system offers 2.5GbE and dual GbE with PoE

    Arbor’s fanless, rugged “ARES-1980” runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Intel’s 11th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 64GB DDR4, 2.5-inch SATA, triple display support, 2.5GbE, 2x GbE with PoE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4x serial, DIO, 2x M.2, and mini-PCIe.

    Arbor has launched a rugged, 210 x 180 x 60mm ARES-1980 embedded PC designed for industrial and in-vehicle applications. The system, which follows earlier ARES-branded Arbor computers such as the Apollo Lake based ARES-5310, runs Ubuntu 20.04 or Windows 10 IoT on Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake-U processors.

  • Google Open Source Programs Office: The business impact of open source

    Amanda Casari is an open source scientist with the Google Open Source Programs Office where she leads Google’s research and engineering work with Project OCEAN. Open source programs offices (OSPOs) are established in organizations as a means to centralize policies, strategies, and guidance, and to ensure common practices across complex teams working on open source projects. Amanda offers some structure for any organization working with open source that is considering starting an OSPO of their own.

  • Mozilla Privacy Blog: European Parliament green-lights crucial new rulebook for Big Tech

    Today the European Parliament adopted its report on the draft Digital Services Act, the EU’s flagship proposal to improve internet health. Today’s vote is a crucial procedural step on the road to bringing the draft rules to reality, and we commend Members of Parliament for their efforts.

  • LibreOffice developer community - LibreOffice Development Blog

    Do you want to contribute to the LibreOffice development, but you don’t know enough about the LiberOffice code internals? Do you want to enhance the application or fix a bug in LibreOffice, but you don’t know how to do that? LibreOffice developer community can help you not only for at the beginning, but by helping you focus on the right aspect of the code. Reviewers will review your code that eventually will be part of the LibreOffice code!

  • Louis-Philippe Véronneau - Montreal Subway Foot Traffic Data, 2021 edition

    For the third time now, I've asked Société de Transport de Montréal, Montreal's transit agency, for the foot traffic data of Montreal's subway. I think this has become an annual thing now Smile

  • Google sours on G Suite freeloaders, demands fee or flee • The Register

    Google has served eviction notices to its legacy G Suite squatters: the free service will no longer be available in four months and existing users can either pay for a Google Workspace subscription or export their data and take their not particularly valuable businesses elsewhere.

    "If you have the G Suite legacy free edition, you need to upgrade to a paid Google Workspace subscription to keep your services," the company said in a recently revised support document. "The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting May 1, 2022."

  • On DEI Research: Why the Linux Foundation? Why now? [Ed: Linux Foundation may struggle to justify its very own existence]

    The open source community is working on many simultaneous challenges, not the least of which is addressing vulnerabilities in the core of our projects, securing the software supply chain, and protecting it from threat actors. At the same time, community health is equally as important as the security and vitality of software code.

    We need to retain talented people to work on complex problems. While we work urgently on implementing security best practices such as increasing SBOM adoption to avoid another Log4J scenario, we can’t put the health of our communities on the open source back burner, either.

    Our communities are ultimately made up of people who contribute, have wants and needs, and have feelings and aspirations. So while having actionable data and metrics on the technical aspects of open source projects is key to understanding how they evolve and mature, the human experience within project communities also requires close examination.

  • A Desktop Environment For The Web Browser?!?! - Invidious

    Have you ever wanted to do everything inside of the web browser, well imagine if you have an entire desktop environment inside of your web browser, well that's DaedelOS

  • Linux Action News 224

    We explain SUSE Liberty Linux and contemplate why the community seems to be selecting distributions with newer kernels.

  • Building A Silent Linux Desktop For 2022 With The Streacom DB4 Review - Phoronix

    The long time Phoronix reader, with an excellent long-term memory, may remember an odd article from back in August 2017 on buying a passively cooled computer. It tells the tale of the consumer who decided to buy a rather niche, fanless, therefore passively cooled computer.

    Well, that was been my computer for four and a half years. Even though the I7-7700T the article portrayed has served me well. It did start to show age a little. Especially as of late, it will sometimes spontaneously reboot. It does so very rarely, without prior warning and seemingly unprovoked. Its a bit of a nuisance.

    While I wrote that article in 2017 I had also come to learn of the existence of the Streacom DB4 The DB4, of all computer cases that allow for their innards to be passively cooled, has since always been the proverbial unattainable love to me: Stunning, exciting, exclusive and she knows it.

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  • The Old Computer Challenge V2: back to RTC

    This new challenge will embrace the old time of RTC modems with a monthly time budget. Back in these days, in France at least, people had to subscribe to an ISP for a given price, but you would be able to connect only for 10, 20, 30, 40... hours a month depending on your subscription. Any extra hour was very expensive. We used the Internet the most efficiently possible because it was time limited (and very slow, 4 kB/s at best). Little story, phone lines were not available while a modem was connected, and we had to be careful not to forget to manually disconnect the modem after use, otherwise it would stay connected and wasting the precious Internet time! (and making expensive bills)

  • New Beta Release of Amiga-inspired Icaros OS

    A brand new beta release of Icaros — a distribution of AROS (an open source operating system that is API-compatible with Amiga) — has just been released.

  • Booting Fedora into XWayland when Xorg breaks

    Now I could reboot and choose XWayland from the login screen instead.

  • 204: Linux Accessibility, Vim, Thunderbird, GNOME, EndeavourOS, Fedora 37 and more Linux news! - This Week in Linux - TuxDigital

    On this episode of This Week in Linux: Accessibility in Linux, Vim 9.0, EndeavourOS 22.6, Thunderbird 102 Email Client, Software Freedom Conservancy Says Give Up GitHub, GNOME Web 43 Gets WebExtension Support, Potential RISC-V Laptops, Shotcut 22.06 Video Editor, all that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

  • 64: The Ethical Dilemma Of Sentient AI - Hardware Addicts - TuxDigital

    Welcome to Hardware Addicts, a proud member of the TuxDigital Network. Hardware Addicts is the podcast that focuses on the physical components that powers our technology world. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about the ethics of AI…what do we do when the robots we create become sentient? How close have are we getting to true sentient AI in robotics? Then we head to Camera Corner where Wendy will discuss back button focus. So Sit back, Relax, and Plug In because Hardware Addicts Starts Now!

An experiment to test GitHub Copilot's legality

GitHub is enabling copyleft violation ✨at scale✨ with Copilot. GitHub Copilot encourages people to make derivative works of source code without complying with the original code’s license. This facilitates the creation of permissively-licensed or proprietary derivatives of copyleft code.

Unfortunately, challenging Microsoft (GitHub’s parent company) in court is a bad idea: their legal budget probably ensures their victory, and they likely already have a comprehensive defense planned. How can we determine Copilot’s legality on a level playing field? We can create legal precedent that they haven’t had a chance to study yet!

A chat with Matt Campbell about a speech synthesizer gave me a horrible idea. I think I know a way to find out if GitHub Copilot is legal: we could use its legal justification against another software project with a smaller legal budget. Specifically, against a speech synthesizer. The outcome of our actions could set a legal precedent to determine the legality of Copilot.

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Programming Leftovers

  • Introduction to Pyscript

    On the 30th of April 2022, ****Anaconda, a company widely known for its data science products in Python and R programming languages, announced that it had just released a framework that would help users create python applications using HTML.

    This publication will help you get started writing PyScript, a JSFiddle-like Python framework.

  • Software Over Time

    Your ability to respond to change (not just technologically but organizationally) will be one of your primary competitive advantages. How fast can you synthesize customer feedback and incorporate changes back into your software? If setting up a project quickly is part of that — due to prototyping changes or the like — then fine, setup time is important. But don’t lose sight of why it’s important.

  • How to get largest and smallest number in an Array?

    Given an array arr[] of length N, The task is to find the maximum and the minimum number in the array.

  • How can the stack memory be increased?

    A Stack is a temporary memory address space that is used to hold arguments and automatic variables during the invocation of a subprogram or function reference. The size of this stack is called the stack size.

  • How to use JavaScript Promise.all with real-life code example

    Async execution and promises are not easy to understand in any language and JavaScript is no exception. In this post, we will dissect how JavaScript Promise.all function works visually and with a real-life code example, let’s get started!