woensdag 18 mei, 2022
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife OpenUK’s second “State of Open” survey” is now live and runs until midnight BST on June 12, 2022. This year’s survey aims to capture UK open source adoption levels as well as take “a deep dive into the impacts and consequences of maturing open source...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife The open source web browser Firefox has hit a major milestone with release number 100, reports Jack Wallen. Because Mozilla follows a roughly monthly release cycle, this version doesn’t offer any ground-breaking new features. Instead, Wallen notes, it “cements Mozilla’s place in the hierarchy of...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife Nvidia is open sourcing the Linux drivers for its graphics cards, and the source code for the kernel modules will be available on GitHub, reports Ian Evenden. Currently, only the code for data center GPUs is production-ready, with code for workstation GPUs considered to be "alpha” quality. Evenden...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife When preparing for a job interview, it’s important to research the company and learn as much about the position as you can, but it’s also important to understand your rights as a job applicant. In the United States, it is illegal for organizations to discriminate...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife Evidence indicates that gender stereotypes around computing develop early; however, a pilot study from the Raspberry Pi Foundation suggests that using a storytelling approach to teach computing can help engage both girls and boys.  Results from the study indicate, for example, that “teaching computing through...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife The OpenSSF has announced a prototype version of the Package Analysis project, aimed at identifying malicious packages in popular open source repositories in order to better secure critical projects.  According to the announcement, the project “seeks to understand the behavior and capabilities of packages available...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has introduced an open source app to help make food supply chains more transparent, reports Jamie Hailstone. The cloud-based transparenC app (for Android and iOS) and web portal, which is available for anyone without licensing fees, has already been tested...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife Applications run on systems and understanding how to properly program systems is a critical skill for developers, says Alex Bunardzic. This guide explains what makes up a system, where failures occur, and outlines best practices for system programming. Read more at Opensource.com. Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife When you’re first getting started with Linux, you might come across new terms and jargon that you're unfamiliar with, notes Deepesh Sharma.  If you find yourself frequently searching for definitions of Linux-related terms, such as bootloader, root, or kernel, this list will help make your...
Dit bericht verscheen eerder bij FOSSlife GitHub will require all users who contribute code on the platform to enable one or more forms of two-factor authentication (2FA) by the end of 2023, reports Frederic Lardinois. Lardinois notes that, earlier this year, “GitHub also enrolled the maintainers of the top-100 npm packages...