On the Lawrence Systems Forums
Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Jay LaCroix
Sound bites by Mike Tanner
The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4
Public Administrations will have to carry out a comparative assessment before acquiring new software, which will favor open source solutions (including those reused by other administrations).
The development of new software and the purchase of proprietary software licenses must be justified.
All software developed on behalf of the Public Administration must be made available through open source in a publicly accessible repository and included in the Developers Italia catalog.
The GopenPGP library makes it easy to perform simple operations, such as encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify messages, manage keys, etc without having to deal with complicated cryptographic concepts. This high-level interface is compatible with go-mobile, a popular tool for building mobile apps written in Go.
FreeBSD’s Release Engineering Lead Departs The Foundation
Samba has been undergoing work to improve its performance on the large scale for organizations with 100,000+ users and over one hundred thousand computer objects and memberships. Samba 4.11 will be able to scale a hell of a lot better than previous releases due to performance improvements around reindexing, domain joins, LDAP server memory, custom LMBD map size, better batch operation support, better LDB search performance, better sub-tree rename performance, and other tuning to allow Samba to perform at massive scales.
Making Artificial Intelligence
Accessible To Everyone
LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.
I found a bug in OpenSSL! – https://github.com/openssl/openssl/issues/9187
Raspberry Pi4 is out
Firmware update to reduce power usage by 300mW and improve performance
Latest Raspbian is built on Debian 10 “Buster” which has now been publicly released
- 4.19 kernel
- In this release, GNOME defaults to using the Wayland display server instead of Xorg
- AppArmor, a mandatory access control framework for restricting programs’ capabilities, is installed and enabled by default.
Microsoft asks to join Linux distribution security contacts list
This list’s purpose is to “report and discuss security issues that are not yet public (but that are to be made public no more than 14 days after being revealed to the group)”. Examples include Intel’s CPU Meltdown and Spectre security bugs would not have been discussed on linux-distros. Security issues that are already publicly discussed are handled in the OSS-Security mailing list.
- Azure Sphere – for IoT devices
- Windows Subsystem for Linux v2 aka WSLv2
- Azure HDInsight
- Azure Kubernetes Service
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