05.10.22

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Links 10/05/2022: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

Posted in News Roundup at 6:42 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • TechRepublicThe Razer Lambda Tensorbook deep learning laptop is a milestone in pure Linux power

        If I’ve ever experienced a more niche piece of hardware, I cannot recall what it was. The Lambda Tensorbook is niche at its best … and I mean that in all positive permutations of the phrase. This laptop is an absolute beast that shrugs off anything you throw at it (especially when you’re doing ML training with the GPU). So if machine learning and AI are your jam (and you’re willing to pony up the $3,499 for the base model), this laptop is what you want.

        It’s expensive, it’s heavy, and it can get pretty hot, but when you need unrivaled mobile power for ML/AI, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • VideoChina To Ditch 50 Mil Windows PCs for Linux – Invidious

        The chinese government wants to stop supporting western PC brands and software so they plan to replace millions upon millions of systems with local brands like Lenovo and a Linux based operating system

      • VideoHey, DT! Will You Create Your Own Desktop Environment? – Invidious

        On this episode of Hey, DT: 0:00 Intro 0:21 I don’t feel like this is shared enough but I wanted to personally thank you… 3:45 I switch to an Arch-base distro and need a program not in the repos. 7:06 Can you find a full desktop environment that is as light as a window manager? 8:40 I’ve been a Windows user all my life. Is Linux Mint Xfce recommended? 11:35 Why are you using an Android phone and not a Linux phone? 15:06 Is this your channel as well? (YouTube link) 18:00 Hi from England, your content is great, have you written any books on Linux? 19:24 You said that if you created a desktop environment, you’d use Haskell… 21:59 Thanks to the Patrons!

    • Kernel Space

      • The Register UKAsahi Linux progress in graphics drivers on Apple’s M1 • The Register

        Progress was made in persuading 3D graphics to work in Linux on Apple’s M1 over the weekend – in the form of a blue rabbit.

        Alyssa Rosenzweig, who is leading development of the Panfrost and Asahi Linux graphics drivers, showed off her continuing work in a succession of tweets involving Glmark2, an OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics performance benchmark tool for GNU/Linux, successfully rendering the bunny in 3D detail..

    • Applications

      • Ubuntu PitTop 10 Open Source Bug and Issue Tracking Tools for Linux

        Developers and software engineers build programs with extra care and efficiency. However, the way of developing software demands bug fixing and issue tracking. In this way, after running several beta tests and tracking issues, developers make a tool smooth for a better user experience. In Linux, there are tons of free, paid, and open source bug and issue tracking tools that can help you track down the bugs and get reports from users and testers to make your applications and softwares one step ahead.

      • “Say thank you. Report bugs.”

        There is a great gem of advice in StackSmith wrote that I don’t want to get lost in all this discussion about software size and the “philosophy” of CLI programs from the 1970s.

        [...]

        Someone worked hard, most likely out of love, building the Gemini client or server or service you are using. Consider dropping them a note to say thank you. Trust me, it helps a lot.

      • Gemipedia: a Gemini interface to Wikipedia

        Today I’m releasing Gemipedia, a Gemini interface to Wikipedia focused on an awesome reading experience.

      • MakeTech Easier5 Tools to Easily Create a Custom Linux Distro

        With so many Linux distros out there, you are probably wondering why someone would want to create their own distro instead of getting a ready-made one. While in most cases a ready-made distro is fine, if you want to have a distro that is 100 percent tailored to your needs, you may have to create your own.

        With the right tools, creating your own Linux distro isn’t as hard as it seems, though it takes time for sure. There are many tools for the purpose – some of them are universal, and some of them are distro-specific. Here are a few of them.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • ID RootHow To Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MariaDB is an open-source relational database management system, commonly used as an alternative to MySQL. It being a MySQL fork implies that MariaDB offers similar features and performance metrics with the advantage of being free and completely open-source.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MariaDB open-source database server on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

      • ByteXDUse Quickemu to Run Windows, macOS & Linux Virtual Machines

        Virtualization is one of the most popular technologies utilized by most people and organizations who want to run multiple systems on single server hardware.

        Also, most cloud platforms (if not all) use virtual machines to host customer data and services.

        Some of the most popular Virtualization platforms are VMware and VirtualBox.

        Vmware is a commercial app, and you will need to pay a subscription fee, while the latter is free and open-source.

        If you are a Linux user, there is a relatively new software that you can use to spin Virtual machines – Quickkemu.

        QuickEmu is a command-line wrapper for the popular Virtualization tool known as Qemu.

      • H2S MediaInstall PostgreSQL Server & Client on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

        In this tutorial, we will learn how to install PostgreSQL Database Client and Server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish using the command terminal.

        PostgreSQL Database is a object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). It differs from relational database management systems such as MySQL in that even complex data objects can be stored relationally in the database. It is distributed under a free BSD license and can be used platform-independently. PostgreSQL is a free database management system that appeared in 1996.

      • ByteXDHow to Install & Use Bottles to Run Windows Apps on Linux

        One of the biggest hurdles for Windows users switching to Linux is the application compatibility issue.

        Some of the apps that you could efficiently run on Windows don’t include support for Linux systems. Some of the most affected categories of users are gamers and graphic designers.

        A very high percentage of all the games and graphic software developed only support Windows and maybe macOS. Games and apps like Adobe (Photoshop), Microsoft Office, .NET Framework, Starcraft, and many more are only available for Windows.

      • Julia EvansPages that didn’t make it into “How DNS Works”

        When I started writing that zine (in, uh, January 2021), I originally had in mind a broader zine on “everything you need to know to own a domain”. So it had a bunch of pages on domain registration, TLS, and email.

        At the time I thought “I can just explain DNS in like 5 pages, it’s not that complicated, there will be lots of space for other topics about domains”. I was extremely wrong about that and it turned out I needed all 28 pages to explain DNS. So I ended up deciding to just focus the zine on DNS and all those other topics didn’t make it into the final zine.

      • GNU Linux Debian 11 – Gnome Boxes – an Open Source VirtualBox replacement?
      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Redream on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Redream 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.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install Apache Solr on Ubuntu 22.04
      • When (not) to use the syslog-ng disk-buffer – Blog – syslog-ng Community – syslog-ng Community

        The syslog-ng disk buffer is one of the most often used syslog-ng options to ensure message delivery. However, it is not always necessary and using the safest variant has serious performance impacts. If you utilize disk-buffer in your syslog-ng configuration, it is worth to make sure that you use a recent syslog-ng version.

        From this blog, you can learn when to use the disk-buffer option, the main differences between reliable and non-reliable disk-buffer, and why is it worth to use the latest syslog-ng version.

      • Document FoundationCzech translation of LibreOffice Getting Started Guide 7.3

        Indeed, many thanks to everyone in the Czech community for their work! Learn more about LibreOffice’s documentation project here.

      • Ubuntu Handbook[Quick Tip] How to Set Solid Color Background in Ubuntu 22.04 | UbuntuHandbook

        This quick tutorial shows how to easily set a solid color as background wallpaper in your Ubuntu 22.04 PC/laptop.

        To stay focused and increase productivity, user may set a solid color desktop background which can also reduce eye strain. And, a black background will consume significantly less power especially for AMOLED displays.

        If you already downloaded a solid color wallpaper from web, or created one via an image editor, simply click the “Add Picture” button in system settings -> Background. Then, your image will be there as a choice.

      • FAQForgeHow to Install Featherpad Text Editor on Ubuntu

        Featherpad is a unique text editor for programming. It directly competes with major text editors. However, Featherpad is based on Qt engine. It has some unique features like drag and drop of attachment. The tabs can be detached and the editor can autosave the progress.

        I will install it on Ubuntu 22.04 and show you how to do it on your Ubuntu system. The instructions are quite friendly to Ubuntu and related distributions. You must not mess up with Debian installing Ubuntu packages as it may create a technical issue.

      • CitizixHow to host helm charts with gitlab package registry

        Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications — Helm Charts help you define, install, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes application. Helm charts are a collection of Kubernetes YAML manifests distributed as a single package. They make it faster and easier to deploy complex applications in your cluster. Using GitLab as a ledger allows your team to store charts with your code in an organization-managed repository.

      • HowTo GeekHow to Set the Default Gateway in Linux

        Access to the internet—or any other network—is governed by the default gateway. We explain what a default gateway is, and how to set and change it on your Linux computer.

      • OSNoteHow to Install JAVA JDK on AlmaLinux 8, CentOS 8 and Rocky Linux 8 – OSNote

        Java is a popular programming language used to build a variety of apps and websites. But what is the real story of Java, and who uses it?

        Java has been around since 1995. It was released by Sun Microsystems as a programming language for “smart” consumer devices, particularly those with multimedia capabilities. This included interactive television systems as well as some early smartphones. Much later on, in 2006, Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems, and with it the Java programming language. However, this isn’t why most people know about Java today.

      • OSNoteHow to Install Hyper Terminal in Ubuntu – OSNote

        Any Ubuntu release includes several command-line interfaces (CLIs) that you may use to suit your unique requirements. The console’s adaptability and simplicity of use are enhanced by its development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Hyper Terminal also provides a wide selection of additional features, and that’s why the bulk of people prefer it. As just a consequence, this article will show you how to install Hyper Terminal. Hyper Terminal appears to be a command interface that is compatible with Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows (OS).

      • VideoHow to install Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS – Invidious

        In this video, I am going to show how to install Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS.

    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

    • Distributions

      • ZDNetEndeavorOS is an Arch Linux distribution for all | ZDNet

        If you’ve ever dipped your toes into the Linux waters, you’ve probably heard of Arch Linux. On the scale of Ubuntu (user friendly) to incredibly challenging (Gentoo), pure Arch Linux lands somewhere near the top. But even Arch Linux is making strides to achieve a much more user-friendly platform (such is the case with the release of the new menu-based installer).

        But for those who want to lower the barrier of entry for Arch Linux, there are options, one of which is EndeavorOS. This version of Arch Linux strives to be accessible and usable to anyone, regardless of skill level. And although EndeavorOS isn’t nearly as user-friendly as the likes of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, it is at least considerably easier to install than pure Arch Linux. And the inclusion of a handy Welcome app makes getting up to speed with EndeavorOS a fairly painless process.

        Recently, the developers launched the latest version of EndeavorOS, Apollo, and although it includes all the tools necessary to make it a power user’s dream distribution, I’m confident this new release would feel right at home under the fingers of someone who has only recently discovered Linux.

      • SUSE/OpenSUSE

        • SUSE’s Corporate BlogExplore the Future of Linux at SUSECON Digital 2022

          I cannot wait to join you all at SUSECON Digital 2022 on June 7-9, when I will again have the pleasure of leading the Business Critical Linux keynote.

        • SUSE’s Corporate BlogKubernetes in Docker Desktop Just Got Easier with Epinio | SUSE Communities

          Epinio takes developers from application to URL in one step. In this blog post, I’m going to tell you about the new Epinio extension for Docker Desktop, that allows you to run Epinio on your laptop. DevOps are very interested in the details of containerized workloads and Kubernetes especially, but for developers, the abstraction layer provided by Kubernetes might not be too relevant to their daily work. And managing a Kubernetes cluster certainly is above and beyond for most application developers.

          However, deploying an application with Epinio is possible with very little Kubernetes knowledge. On a real cluster, Epinio also offers several advantages to operators, but that is a story for another post.

      • IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

        • Fedora MagazaineAnnouncing Fedora Linux 36

          Today, I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of Fedora Project contributors: our latest release, Fedora Linux 36, is here!

        • Fedora MagazaineFedora Magazine: What’s new in Fedora Workstation 36

          The latest release of Fedora Workstation 36 continues the Fedora Project’s ongoing commitment to delivering the latest innovations in the open source world. This article describes some of the notable user-facing changes that appear in this version.

        • LinuxiacFedora Linux 36 Is Now Available for Download, This Is What’s New

          Fedora 36, Red Hat’s free Linux distro, brings an updated desktop experience and some behind-the-scenes tweaks.

          Red Hat’s community Linux distro Fedora version 36 rolled out in beta on March 28, 2022, and today, almost a month later, Fedora 36 is officially released and available for download.

          While the emphasis remains on a desktop PC with cutting-edge everything, Fedora 36 focuses on extending existing features and improving support. It’s a nice middle-of-the-road update that combines the new features we’ve seen in recent Fedora and GNOME desktop releases and some refinements.

          So without further ado, let’s get started by inspecting what’s new.

        • Release Notes

          This document provides the release notes for Fedora Linux 36. It describes major changes offered as compared to Fedora Linux 35.

        • LWNFedora 36 released [LWN.net]

          The Fedora 36 release is now available. Improvements include GNOME 42, Wayland support by default on systems with NVIDIA graphics, Podman 4.0, Ansible 5, the removal of support for legacy ifcfg configuration files, GCC 12, and more; see the release notes for details.

        • Its FOSS17 Things to do After Installing Fedora 36

          Fedora 36 is an exciting upgrade with numerous features and visual treats.

          Can’t wait already? If you already installed (or upgraded) Fedora 36, we recommend following a few important things that can help enhance your desktop experience with Fedora 36.

          If you still haven’t installed it, you may want to check out the feature list of Fedora 36 to explore more about it.

        • Its FOSSFedora 35 v Fedora 36: What’s the Difference? – It’s FOSS News

          Fedora 36 is an impressive release with a list of interesting feature upgrades.

          While Fedora 35 included GNOME 41 and debuted with a new KDE variant (Fedora Kinoite) and several other technical changes, Fedora 36 is another interesting upgrade.

          Fedora 36 packs in GNOME 42 with new feature additions, and some usual technical improvements.

        • Its FOSSFedora 36 Releases With GNOME 42 and Linux Kernel 5.17 – It’s FOSS News

          After six months of development, Fedora 36 is finally here! This release packs some massive changes, notably GNOME 42 (and all its associated features).

          [...]

          GNOME 42 is the biggest improvement, with several visual upgrades and changes. You can check out the best GNOME 42 features if you are curious.

          Some associated changes are the key highlights of the release. Accompanying them are Plasma 5.24 and XFCE 4.16 as available editions.

          The LXQt desktop environment has been upgraded to 1.0.0 on Fedora 36.

        • How To Upgrade To Fedora 36 : Fedora Linux 36 Released | Itsubuntu.com

          Fedora Linux 36 is now officially available for download. You can download Fedora Linux 36 right now from the official website. Fedora Linux 36 is powered by Linux Kernel 5.17. You will find the GNOME 42 desktop environment on Fedora 36.

        • Beta NewsFedora Linux 36 is finally here and it is much better than Ubuntu

          Ubuntu is a great Linux-based operating system that seems to get all the attention. Truth be told, however, Fedora is the better Linux distribution. Hell, some would argue it is the overall best distro. Quite frankly, if you are an open source champion, you should be using Fedora. It is the perfect no-nonsense distribution, and best of all. it largely focuses on truly free and open source software.

          Today, following some delays, Fedora 36 finally becomes available for download. While hardly an exciting update, this new version of the Linux-based operating system is notable for utilizing GNOME 42 and kernel 5.17. Plus, for those using an NVIDIA GPU and driver, you will now get Wayland by default. You can read full release notes here.

          Acknowledging the rather lackluster update, Matthew Miller, Fedora project leader explains, “Sometimes small improvements can make a big impact. This latest version of Fedora Linux brings many under-the-hood improvements for a variety of use cases. This helps us fulfill our mission: we make an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.”

        • Linux Foundation’s Site/BlogCreate Impact Change with the 2022 Call for Code [ED: IBM call for slaves. A new LF marketing campaign for a deeply racist company. LF still does greenwashing for IBM while this goes on.]

          I am always amazed at the impact we all have coming together, using our collective talents for good. Combining our collective brain power, skills, time, and resources produces stellar results – maybe it is better rendering management for films that entertain with mind-bending CGIs or improving automated software testing and deployment so developers can spend more time on innovation. Human ingenuity is amazing!

        • Red HatIntroducing Red Hat OpenShift extension for Docker Desktop

          Today we are announcing our new Red Hat OpenShift extension for Docker Desktop, which helps developers with all of the different steps required to get an application running on Kubernetes. The extension aims to provide a bridge from your local environment to the environments where you run your applications.

        • Red Hat OfficialFueling the spark of innovation

          Open source can fan the sparks of potential around the world, unlike any system that has ever existed. It solves two fundamental problems that limit innovation:…

        • Red Hat OfficialRed Hat CEO Paul Cormier: The new normal for IT starts with open source

          Globally we saw nearly every industry go to 100% remote working overnight. Regardless of industry and size, organizations learned to operate virtually and on-demand. Companies needed to deliver goods and services to customers without a set brick-and-mortar footprint. We saw new tech hubs emerge in unlikely places because workers we no longer bound by needing to be based in specific cities. Newly-remote workers realized that they didn’t have to be tied to a physical office, and organizations focused on hiring new talent based on skill and not location.

        • Red Hat OfficialRed Hat Defines a New Epicenter for Innovation with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

          Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, the Linux operating system designed to drive more consistent innovation across the open hybrid cloud, from bare metal servers to cloud providers and the farthest edge of enterprise networks. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is designed to drive enterprise transformation in parallel with evolving market forces and customer demands in an automated and distributed IT world. The platform will be generally available in the coming weeks.

        • The Register UKAt last, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 slips out

          Red Hat has officially lifted the lid on version 9 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), code-named Plow, the latest major version of the dominant paid-for, commercial server Linux.

          This release aims to roll out features and functionality without being too different from its older siblings.

          Version 9 represents a number of firsts. It’s the first major release since IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat concluded in July 2019 – RHEL 8.0 came out two months before. It’s also the first major version of the enterprise distribution since Red Hat redefined its free enterprise distro CentOS as being upstream of RHEL rather than a rebuild of it.

          The Reg looked at the beta last year. This release is based on Fedora 34, which we covered in March last year. That means several significant changes for desktop users, including GNOME 40, which should run on Wayland by default, the Pipewire audio server, and incremental updates to Flatpak packages.

        • ZDNetRed Hat Enterprise Linux 9: Security baked in | ZDNet

          Boston: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) has been the Linux for business for a generation now. Today, RHEL touches more than $13 trillion of the global economy. Remember when people used to think Linux couldn’t handle big business? Ha! With the release of RHEL 9 at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Red Hat improved its offerings from the open hybrid cloud to bare metal servers to cloud providers and the farthest edge of enterprise networks.

        • Video: RHEL 9 released

          As predicted, RHEL9 was released today.. as was RHEL 8.6 and Fedora 36. Big release day. Here’s a marketing video on the new release. I’m sure more videos, some with actual technical content, will follow.

      • Debian Family

        • Daniele Scasciafratte & Mozilla, OSCAL, Albania dating

          Debian Community News has also published evidence that many of the women who received travel bursaries are not publishing code.

          It is obvious that many of the women in red t-shirts are being paid to attend the Albanian conferences and pretend to be volunteers. They come and sit in the workshops to make the room look full. They ask questions and then at the end of the day they all disappear. There is no follow up on any of the topics presented. As soon as they receive their cash payment at the end of the day, all these women vanish.

          If this is so obvious, why do the leaders of free software organizations continue to give their developers travel funds to go to events in Albania?

      • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

        • UbuntuUbuntu Blog: Linux on Mac takes the next step with Multipass 1.9

          This week, the Multipass team announced a new version of the VM manager and local mini-cloud. Multipass makes it easy to run Linux virtual machines on Mac, Windows, and Linux hosts by providing a streamlined CLI that abstracts away the admin overhead of working with VMs.

          This new update comes with some exciting new features, including enhanced networking and suspend capabilities on macOS, and the ability to authenticate clients, which allows Multipass to run as an unprivileged user. Last but not least: this update enables Multipass users to run our 22.04 Ubuntu release, Jammy Jellyfish, on Mac and Windows.

        • HackadayFramework Board Gets This Round Display PC Rolling | Hackaday

          [Penk] has Ubuntu 22.04 LTS loaded up right now, and he reports that everything works as expected, though there are a few xrandr commands you’ll need to run in order for the system to work properly with the circular display. The standard Ubuntu UI doesn’t look particularly well suited to such an unusual viewport, but we imagine that’s an issue you’ll have to learn to live with when experimenting with such an oddball screen.

        • UbuntuHP brings the power of Ubuntu-based data science to Windows workstations [Ed: The official Ubuntu blog is promoting Windows laptops. This is how pathetic and supine Canonical has become. Don't use Ubuntu.]
    • Devices/Embedded

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • [Older] The Register UKApache says Struts 2 security bug wasn’t fully fixed in 2020

        The security flaw exists in Struts versions 2.0.0 to 2.5.29, and an attacker could exploit it to gain control of a vulnerable system.

      • The Register UKAlibaba opens up code for federated learning platform [Ed: GitHub is proprietary software; seems like the wrong way to "open up"]

        Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has open-sourced a federated learning platform it claims protects privacy by enabling the development of machine learning algorithms without having to share training data.

      • FSFE46 Sign OS Freedom Open Letter +++ Fair Market App +++ Your Digital Rights

        The EU is redefining their ecodesign criteria for environmentally friendly electronics. The FSFE provided input by publishing an open letter demanding the right to install any software on any electronic device. This right would allow to keep our devices longer, but it requires manufacturers to follow certain rules. For example, manufacturers must be required to unlock bootloaders on all devices, including computers, tablets and phones; they must also publish full specifications for every component on the device. This allows us and any third party to better repair our devices, and even reuse parts of them. The use of Open Standards is also necessary for devices to communicate and operate with each other.

        Initially 38 organisations agreed on the necessity of these conditions and signed the open letter before publication. It is still possible to sign the letter and more than 45 organisations have now signed. It speaks volumes that tech companies, right to repair initiatives, and important environmental organisations support the right to install any software on any device.

      • MedevelCaBr2 Generates a safety data sheets for lab experiments

        It is written in Angular and can be either used as a standalone desktop application or as a static webpage with WASM bindings and an API server to generate PDFs.

        [...]

        The project is released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 3.0.

      • Content Management Systems (CMS)

        • WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Now Available for Testing – WordPress News

          The next release candidate for WordPress 6.0 is now available!

          WordPress 6.0 is scheduled for release on May 24th, 2022 – just two weeks from today.

          “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Since the WordPress ecosystem includes thousands of plugins and themes, it is important that everyone within the WordPress community check to see if anything was missed along the way. That means the project would love your help.

          Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards testing and logging issues to help make WordPress 6.0 stable (and awesome). WordPress still needs your help testing, especially theme and plugin developers.

      • FSF

        • FSFFSF board shares next steps in board nomination process

          The board of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published a board matrix of fundamental requisites and valuable attributes that will be used to evaluate nominees for the FSF board of directors. Nominations are not yet open, but the board also published a preview of the form that associate members will soon use to submit their nominations of candidates for the board.

          “As we prepare to add new directors to the FSF board, the board needs to state the requirements and qualities that should be used to assess nominees,” said FSF president Geoffrey Knauth. “Current board members who wish to continue to serve the FSF will also be reviewed based on these expectations, once new directors are on the board.”

      • Openness/Sharing/Collaboration

        • Open Data

          • ForbesWWF Launches Open-Source App To Make Food Supply Chains More Transparent

            The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has launched an app that aims to help food supply chains become more transparent.

            The transparenC app (available for both Android and iOS devices) and web portal is the world’s first open-source traceability software for any kind of food supply chain.

            It can be used anywhere by farmers, buyers and retailers without paying licensing fees to ensure transparency and accountability across all stages of food production.

      • Programming/Development

  • Leftovers

    • Five Senses

      I’ve always wondered why there are five senses while to me it didn’t seem like salt and sour were the same sense, or why prickly and warm were the same sense, or why dark and green were the same sense. But I’m rereading The Treasury of the Dharma Eye, and Dōgen explains it in his explication of the Heart sutra. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin, and mind. I guess that’s how they organized ‘em back then.

      I bristled at this teaching in grade school (in “lågstadiet”) because it felt like we were being taught an oversimplification, a falsehood, a myth.

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • ZDNetDocker Desktop for Linux finally arrives [Ed: Docker the company is in awful hands since the interference and takeover]

          Docker Desktop is an easy-to-use Docker container integrated development environment (IDE). It includes Docker Engine, Docker CLI client, Docker Compose, Docker Content Trust, Kubernetes, and Credential Helper. With it, you can easily build and share containerized applications and microservices. There’s only been one problem: It hasn’t been available for the Linux desktop.

        • Docker Announces Docker Extensions and Docker Desktop for Linux at DockerCon 2022
        • Yahoo NewsZerto Extends Leadership in Ransomware Resilience by Bringing New Recovery Capabilities in a Multi-Cloud World [Ed: Multi-clown nonsense with "Linux" thrown in there for good measure; Clown computing means security breach, by intention]
        • Pseudo-Open Source

          • Privatisation/Privateering

            • Linux Foundation

              • Linux Foundation’s Site/BlogIn Memory of Shubhra Kar

                This past week, we lost our dear friend, colleague, and a true champion of the open source community. Our CTO, Shubhra Kar, passed away suddenly while he was with his entire LF family at our first in-person, all-hands gathering since before the pandemic.

                Those who had the honor to work with him will know, he was a special leader and a wonderful human being. Above all, Shubhra was the kind of leader who quickly passed the credit for accomplishments to his team over himself. His humble spirit and ever-present smile was admired by all around him. He was so proud of the world class team he had built here, and did that in part with engineers who followed him from one organization to another throughout his career.

        • Security

    • Censorship/Free Speech

      • It has to be the radio, Ebba!

        Ebba Busch is boycotting the Swedish radio because in their Arabic, Somali, and Kurdish transmissions they translated her desire to shoot “islamists” as her wanting to shoot “muslims“.

        [...]

        I’ll end the way I started: the way they did translate it was not good, even though they were put in a very difficult bind.

    • Civil Rights/Policing

      • Technocracy Rising with Patrick Wood

        In this episode, Whitney and Patrick Wood discuss the historic roots of the technocratic movement, its development and relevance to current events as well as the ulterior motives behind the so-called “green” agenda and the Data-centered “religions” of Silicon Valley.

      • Daniel Kahn Gillmor: 2022 Digital Rights Job Fair

        I’m lucky enough to work at the intersection between information communications technology and civil rights/civil liberties. I get to combine technical interests and social/political interests.

        I’ve talked with many folks over the years who are interested in doing similar work. Some come from a technical background, and some from an activist background (and some from both). Are you one of them? Are you someone who works as an activist or in a technical field who wants to look into different ways of meging these interests?

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  1. Links 19/05/2022: Rust 1.61.0 and Lots of Security FUD

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  2. EPO Eating Its Own (and Robbing Its Own)

    António Campinos is lying to his staff and losing his temper when challenged about it; Like Benoît Battistelli, who ‘fixed’ this job for his banker buddy (despite a clear lack of qualifications and relevant experience), he’s just robbing the EPO’s staff (even pensioners!) and scrubbing the EPC for ill-gotten money, which is in turn illegally funneled into financialization schemes



  3. [Meme] EPO Budget Tanking?

    While the EPO‘s António Campinos incites people (and politicians) to break the law he’s also attacking, robbing, and lying to his own staff; thankfully, his staff isn’t gullible enough and some MEPs are sympathetic; soon to follow is a video and publication about the EPO’s systematic plunder (ETA midnight GMT)



  4. EPO.org (Official EPO Site) Continues to Promote Illegal Agenda and Exploit Ukraine for PR Stunts That Help Unaccountable Crooks

    epo.org has been turned into a non-stop propaganda machine of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos because the EPO routinely breaks the law; it’s rather tasteless that while Ukrainians are dying the EPO’s mob exploits Ukraine for PR purposes



  5. [Meme] EPO Applicants Unwittingly Fund the War on Ukraine

    As we’ve just shown, António Campinos is desperately trying to hide a massive EPO scandal



  6. EPO Virtue-Signalling on the Ukrainian Front

    António Campinos persists in attention-shifting dross and photo ops; none of that can change the verifiable facts about the EPO’s connections to Lukashenko’s 'science park' in Minsk



  7. Links 19/05/2022: PostgreSQL 15 Beta 1 and Plasma 5.25 Beta

    Links for the day



  8. A Libera.Chat Anniversary and Happy Birthday (Maybe the Last) to 'Leenode'

    What became known as the so-called ‘Leenode’ is a cautionary tale, but maybe it is also a blessing in disguise because IRC as a whole seem to have become a lot more decentralised (as everything should be)



  9. Links 19/05/2022: The Gradual Fall of Netflix/DRM

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  10. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 18, 2022



  11. Links 18/05/2022: Qt Company Loses Chief; OpenSUSE Leap Micro 5.2 and RHEL 9 Final

    Links for the day



  12. Jim Zemlin's Wife is Funded by Puppies (Microsoft)

    Jim Zemlin — like his wife — is bagging millions from Microsoft, but that’s clearly a conflict of interest for the Linux Foundation



  13. Links 18/05/2022: More Defections From WordPress to Gemini

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  14. Links 18/05/2022: PikaScript and cURL's Annual User Survey

    Links for the day



  15. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    IRC logs for Tuesday, May 17, 2022



  16. Phoronix: Microsoft and Phoronix Sponsor (and Close Microsoft Partner) AMD All Over the Place

    When you’re taking massive 'gifts' from AMD (and also some from Microsoft) maybe it’s not surprising that editorial decisions change somewhat…



  17. EPO Has No F-ing Oversight

    Earlier today SUEPO mentioned this new article demonstrating that EPO President António Campinos can very obviously and blatantly violate the Code of Conduct of the Office without facing any consequences; there are translations too, so the report is now available in four languages



  18. [Meme] Linux-Rejecting Foundation

    The Linux Foundation never really leads by example; by default, it uses proprietary software



  19. Linux Foundation Almost Never Uses Open Source

    The Linux Foundation uses proprietary software (look where they hire and take money from) and be sure they're probably not even aware of it



  20. Links 17/05/2022: Many More Games on GNU/Linux, YaST Development Report

    Links for the day



  21. Links 17/05/2022: Rocky Linux 8.6 and Budgie Desktop in Fedora

    Links for the day



  22. Patent Examiners Rising Up Against EPO Abuse

    Unhappy with the law-breaking autocracy (the EPO‘s management breaks the law as a matter of routine), fast-deteriorating working conditions and rapidly-decreasing quality of work (or lack of compliance with the law), workers have escalated further, topping off strikes and industrial actions with a large-scale petition



  23. [Meme] What Managers (Really) Mean by Acting Professionally

    The myth of 'professionalism' needs to die along with the façade of conformity as prerequisite for employment (Linus Torvalds can work just fine in a bathrobe in his own home)



  24. Internal Poll: 93% of European Patent Office (EPO) Workers Are Unhappy With the EPO

    On top of strike/s and industrial action/s there are now also petitions; at the EPO, almost all staff is "disgruntled" because of utterly corrupt and defunct leadership



  25. Links 17/05/2022: OpenSUSE Leap 15.4 Release Candidate

    Links for the day



  26. IRC Proceedings: Monday, May 16, 2022

    IRC logs for Monday, May 16, 2022



  27. Links 16/05/2022: FreeBSD 13.1 and Inkscape 1.2 Released

    Links for the day



  28. Archiving Latest Posts in Geminispace (Like a Dated Web Directory But for Gemini)

    Earlier today we saw several more people crossing over from the World Wide Web to Gemini; we're trying to make a decent aggregator and archive for the rapidly-expanding Geminispace, which will soon have 2,500 capsules that are known to Lupa alone



  29. Microsoft Vidal Does Not Want to Listen (USPTO is Just for Megacorporations)

    Microsoft Vidal knows her real bosses. They’re international corporations (multinationals like Microsoft), not American people.



  30. Links 16/05/2022: China Advances on GNU/Linux and Maui 2.1.2 is Out

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