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Episode 204 – Hotter Than July? Yes, August!

Posted by mary on August 18, 2016 in Show-mp3 |
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Un-edited Live session –

Recording from the Podcast Detroit Studios: http://www.podcastdetroit.com/event/sunday-morning-linux-review/

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Summary

Listener Feedback
Time: 14:50
Distro Fever
Time:20:20
Tech News:
Time:23:39
Outtro Music
Time:56:17


Intro:

Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, and Mary Tomich

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Listener Feedback

Time:14:50


Distro Digest

Time:20:20

Distrowatch.com


Tech News:

Time:23:39

 

Because of a design flaw in RFC 5961 “Improving TCP’s Robustness to Blind In-Window Attacks” “Off-Path TCP Exploits: Global Rate Limit Considered Dangerous”
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/linux-bug-leaves-usa-today-other-top-sites-vulnerable-to-serious-hijacking-attacks/

The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/154521

BM, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and the London Stock Exchange—unveiled an open source software project based on the blockchain, the global online ledger that underpins the bitcoin digital currency. The project aims to build blockchain-like software that can more efficiently, reliably, and openly track the exchange of financial assets, including stocks, bonds, futures, houses, and car titles. And considering the names involved—particularly the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, or DTCC, which oversees Wall Street’s stock settlement system—it’s an enormously significant undertaking.
https://www.hyperledger.org/

Federal Source Code Policy / The People’s Code
“If we can reconceive of our government so that the interactions and the interplay between private sector, nonprofits, and government are opened up, and we use technology, data, social media in order to join forces around problems, then there’s no problem that we face in this country that is not soluble.”
President Barack Obama, March 11, 2016
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/08/08/peoples-code
Cory Doctorow and the EFF in sending some letters to the FTC making a strong case that DRM requires some “truth in labeling” details in order to make sure people know what they’re buying
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/08/drm-you-have-right-know-what-youre-buying


Outtro Music

Time:57:19

https://www.jamendo.com/track/1120032/clown-s-diet

 

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