The Free Software Foundation and the Debian Project have announced
cooperation to expand and enhance h-node,
a database to help users learn and share information about computers that
work with free software operating systems. "While other databases
list hardware that is technically compatible with GNU/Linux, h-node lists
hardware as compatible only if it does not require any proprietary software
or firmware. Information about hardware that flunks this test is also
included, so users know what to avoid.
The 3.17-rc4 prepatch is out. "For a
short while there, this week was really nice and calm, but that was mostly
because the 'linux-foundation.org' entry fell off the DNS universe, and my
mailbox got very quiet for a few hours. The rest of the week looked pretty
The OpenSSL project has posted a policy document
describing how it intends to respond to security incidents. "There
are actually not a large number of serious vulnerabilities in OpenSSL which
make it worth spending significant time keeping our own list of vendors we
trust, or signing framework agreements, or dealing with changes, and
policing the policy. This is a significant amount of effort per issue that
is better spent on other things."
Videos from the 2014 GNU
Tools Cauldron (July 18-20, Cambridge, UK) have now been posted.
Topics covered vary from ABI compatibility checking, GCC/LLVM
collaboration, and just-in-time compilation to performance testing and
Each year, the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board seeks an
organizing committee for the annual Linux Plumbers Conference. That
process has now begun for the 2015 event, which will be held during the
week of August 17-21 in Seattle, Washington, alongside the LinuxCon North
America event. This is your chance to put your stamp on one of our
community's most important gatherings.