Topic: debian

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: freedesktop.org

Freshly migrated from its self-managed services to GitLab, this week’s highlighted open-source project is freedesktop.org (f.do), the umbrella project encompassing many open-source software packages for running Linux on desktop. In development since 2000, fd.o is designed to provide developers of desktop Linux distributions easy-to-access packages for getting their desktop environment up and running quickly and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab adopts new OSS-friendly license, C# 7.1, and Google’s Launchpad Studio

GitLab has announced it will be adopting a Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) and license, and abandoning the industry-standard Contributor License Agreement. After this decision, Debian and GNOME both are planning on migrating their communities and projects to GitLab. According to the company, this represents a move towards a more modernized, collaborative way of working … continue reading

Debian turns 24

Debian turns 24, Google acquires AIMatter, and Code.org’s computer science toolkit — SD Times news digest: August 17, 2017

Debian, an operating system and distribution of Free Software, celebrated its 24th birthday this week. One of the biggest announcements of Debian this year was the release of Debian 9, codenamed Stretch, which adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security support for the old Debian 8 release is … continue reading

Google

Google’s TensorFlow Object Detection API, Debian 9, and Redgate’s SQL Clone — SD Times news digest: June 19, 2017

Google wants to give the software development community the ability to add computer vision to their machine learning solutions. The company announced the TensorFlow Object Detection API, a new open-source framework built on TensorFlow. The framework gives developers the ability to construct, train and deploy object detection models, according to the company. “Creating accurate ML models … continue reading

Manjaro-Arm Linux for embedded devices shutting down due to lack of contributors

Manjaro-Arm provided a simple out-of-the-box solution for Linux on embedded boards since 2015, but due to its lack of contributor involvement, the project’s sole maintainer announced that it is shutting down. Manjaro-Arm is a Linux-based distribution for embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 and ARM-powered embedded devices. Much like Manjaro, the user-friendly … continue reading

LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

Ian Murdock has died

Ian Murdock, 42, has died, according to Docker. He will be remembered as the founder of Debian and the creator of apt-get, and his death this week has touched the entire software community. In the past, Murdock also worked at Sun Microsystems, where he created a packaging system for the Solaris operating system. He also … continue reading

Google Glass made by Luxottica, NSA surveillance activities report, and Software AG to lead Predixion’s funding—SD Times news digest: April 27, 2015

Google Glass may be coming back to the market soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, eyewear maker Luxottica is currently developing a new version of Google’s augmented reality eyewear. Google shut down its Google Glass Explorer Program in January, but said it was still committed to launching it as a consumer product. A spokeswoman … continue reading

First Heartbleed, now Shellshock

The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a warning about a vulnerability affecting Unix-based operating systems. The vulnerability, dubbed Shellshock, was discovered in the Bourne-Again Shell, also known as Bash. Bash is a popular Linux and Unix shell, and according to security researchers, the newly revealed bug could … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 24, 2014—iPhone 6 TouchID hacked, another Microsoft bug bounty

Apple’s Touch ID vulnerable to attack Lookout security researcher Marc Rogers warned that the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 is vulnerable to attack, just as the iPhone 5s was. “When the iPhone 6 came out, the first thing I wanted to find out was whether or not there had been any changes to the … continue reading

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