Open source increase in Swiss public administration
Switzerland’s public administrations are increasingly turning to using open source, according to the country’s IT trade group SwissICT and the open source advocacy group /ch/open. Like in 2012, the two groups have surveyed public administrations and companies in the country. They notice a “high increase in the use of open source software.”
Tails 1.4 RC1 Anonymous Live CD Uses Tor Browser 4.5 and Debian 8 Jessie Sources
The Tails development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Tails 1.4 amnesic incognito Live CD distribution that has been used by Edward Snowden to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously.
Linux Kernel 4.0 Arrives in openSUSE, KDE Plasma 5.3 and GCC 5.0 Coming Up Next
The openSUSE development team, through Dominique Leuenberger, had the pleasure of informing openSUSE users about what happened last week on Tumbleweed, the rolling-release branch of the openSUSE Linux operating system.
Helsinki to prefer open source IT solutions
The city administration of Helsinki (Finland) will prefer open source software solutions for new IT solutions. The city council on 13 April adopted a new IT strategy, emphasising a preference for open source, especially when developing or commissioning the development of software solutions.
Ultimate Boot CD Live Aims to Become a Parted Magic Replacement, Based on Debian
The development team behind the popular UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) project have announced recently that they are working on a Live version of Ultimate Boot CD, which is currently based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and has the ultimate goal of becoming a Parted Magic replacement.
Linux Kernel 3.14.40 LTS Arrives with ARM Improvements, Updated Drivers
Linux kernel 3.14.40 LTS arrived a few days ago, as announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman on the kernel mailinglist, and it brings a number of important improvements to the ARM and PowerPC architectures, as well as several updated drivers.
CoreOS Gives Up Control of Non-Docker Linux Container Standard
Taking a major step forward in its quest to drive a Linux container standard that’s not created and controlled by Docker or any other company, CoreOS spun off management of its App Container project into a stand-alone foundation. Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera have announced support for the standard.
Becoming a more formalized open source project, the App Container (appc) community now has a governance policy and has added a trio of top software engineers that work on infrastructure at Google, Twitter, and Red Hat as “community maintainers.”