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  • Subspace mailing list server

    We have recently announced the availability of our new mailing list platform that will eventually take on the duties currently performed by vger. Off the bat, there were a few questions about how it works under the hood — especially regarding DMARC-friendly cofiguration.

  • [Satire] Godot has been renamed to Godette Engine

    After months of internal debate, we have decided to deal once and for all with a hot topic and the source of much criticism. Godot is being rebranded in order to gain wider appeal and acceptance.

    [...]

    Since Godot was open sourced, we received countless amount of criticism from a small vocal minmajority of the community, pointing out the lack of professionalism of the Godot logo. Have you ever read comments from community members like these?

  • How to pick the right license for your open source project [Ed: As one might expect, the Microsoft-funded sites now attack the GNU GPL with people working for GAFAM now even offering any disclosure]

    At one end of the spectrum, he continued, you have the GNU General Public License, or GPL. "Anyone who modifies your software [and distributes it] will have to contribute back." This is great from the "encourage to contribute back" perspective, but "in a lot of environments, the GPL is outright banned, which by definition would restrict the kinds of contributions you get." So, for example, Google restricts use of Affero GPL code because "The license places restrictions on software used over a network which are extremely difficult for Google to comply with."

    By contrast, with a highly permissive BSD license, he went on, "You have the ultimate freedom. You can do whatever you want with the software." This would be great except, "Companies aren't incentivized to contribute back in the same way" as with the GPL.

    For Artillery, it was important to find middle ground between these two licensing philosophies. Because of its use of the MPL, he said, Artillery attracts "contributions from employees of some big corporations...because they know that they can build on top of Artillery without infecting the rest of their code base….So you get this really nice and clean separation." This separation has resulted in a budding community growing up around Artillery with dozens of external contributors and an expanding portfolio of third-party libraries/extensions.

  • German private contract tracing app becomes open source after being procured by regional governments

    In Germany, the currently proprietary Luca-App, developed by the start-up Nexenio has caught the attention of multiple regional governments. The app’s purpose is to enable contact tracing at public venues and events, such as restaurants and concerts. Unlike the government-procured Corona-Warn-App (CWA), Luca does not use Bluetooth-assessed proximity to determine infection risk, but a QR-code enabled check-in with a phone’s camera at the entrance of a venue.

  • Arm releases details of new architecture for next 300 billion chips

    The British firm, which was acquired by GPU vendor Nvidia in a deal announced in September 2020, mostly designs chips for smartphones, tablets and smart devices.

    Arm said on Tuesday the new architecture was being introduced in response to what it characterised as "global demand for ubiquitous specialized processing with increasingly capable security and artificial intelligence".

  • Easter fun with Raspberry Pi

             

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Dilution and Misuse of the "Linux" Brand

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today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. 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 MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.