FOSS Week in Review
With another week coming to an end, let’s wrap it up on a somewhat balanced note.
Get out the Vote: Our friends at Red Hat are now taking votes for the Women in Open Source Awards. The first award of its kind, the prize shines a spotlight on women making important contributions to an open source project, to the open source community, or through the use of open source methodology.
Continue reading Open Source Women, Preinstalled Linux & the SF Giants
The week after next the FOSS world will be brimming with opportunities to find out more about what’s going on in three separate shows around the country. If you are within a day’s drive of any of them — or if you are not adverse to flying — making it to one of them would be well worth the effort.
In the South, there’s All Things Open, which is being held midweek — Oct. 22-23 [...]
Continue reading One Week: Three FOSS Expos
Now that a working exploit of the USB vulnerability that’s baked-in to the USB standard has been released, it might be a prudent move to no longer employ any USB devices that aren’t already under your control until this situation has been fixed.
The exploit was first made public two months ago at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas when Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell of Berlin based Security Research Labs (SRL) demonstrated an [...]
Continue reading Researchers Release USB Exploit & Incomplete Fix on GitHub