New Open-Source GoodFORM Project, Made by Google 2018 Event Today, Asus Chromebook C423, HP Chromebook x360 14 and KDE Launches Plasma 5.14

News briefs for October 9, 2018.

Redis labs recently added the Commons Clause on top of the Redis
open-source, in-memory data structure store, and now open-source developers
are forking the code in a new project called GoodFORM. ZDNet quotes Debian project
leader Chris Lamb and Fedora developer Nathan Scott’s explanation for the
need to fork the code: “With the recent
licensing changes to several Redis Labs modules making them no longer free
and open source, GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian and Fedora are no
longer able to ship Redis Labs’ versions of the affected modules to their
users.”

The Made by Google 2018 event kicks off today at 11am ET. 9To5Google
reports
the company is expected to announce the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the
Google Home Hub and the Google Pixel Slate. You can watch the Made by
Google 2018 live event here.

Asus just announced its super-thin Chromebook C423. The company has not
released any pricing info or availability date. According to Engadget, it will have a
14″ screen, and you can choose between a full HD touchscreen or a
non-touchscreen with a 1366×768 pixel resolution. You also will be able to
install Android apps on it via Google Play.

And, HP yesterday announced
the HP Chromebook x360 14
, which is “HP’s
thinnest Chromebook convertible device” and is “designed make the most of
the seamless integration of the Google and Chrome OS ecosystem”. It will be available
October 21st, starting at $599.

KDE
today launched the first release of Plasma 5.14
. This release has
several new features and bug fixes. Much work went into improving the
Discover software manager, a new Firmware Update feature was added and
“many subtle user interface improvements give it a smoother feel”. Download live images from here.

Source: Linux Journal