For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I’ve run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3…
By Sean Michael Kerner “In open source, we put our laundry out to air in the front yard,” Zemlin said.The Code Has EyesZemlin quoted the oft-repeated Linus’ law, which states that given enough eyes all bugs are shallow. That “law” essentially promises that many eyes provide a measure of quality and control and security to open source code. So if Linus’ law is true, Zemlin asked, why are damaging security issues being found now in open source code?
opensource.com: As the user base of open source software continues to grow, developers have the responsibility of making their software accessible to all potential users, including people with disabilities.
From: Linux Today
techrights: The corruptible press continues to describe blatant attacks (Embrace, Extend, Extinguish) against GNU/Linux and Free software as Microsoft ’embracing’ Open Source
From: Linux Today
While many open-source projects are still transitioning over to a C++11 code-base, Ubuntu’s Mir display server is already moving onto C++14…
By Joe Mullin Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) lawyer Daniel Nazer’s Sisyphean task is right in his job title: he’s the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents.So when Nazer says he’s seen one of the all-time dumbest patents, that’s saying a lot. Yesterday, Nazer and his fellow EFF lawyer Vera Ranieri filed court papers seeking to invalidate a patent on photo competitions. US Patent No. 8,209,618, owned by a little-known video website called Garfum.com, was used to sue four small photo websites last September that dared to ask people about their favorite photos.
It’s been talked about for years and is still an ongoing but very active endeavor: building the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM’s Clang compiler rather than GCC…