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[$] Patent exhaustion and open source

수, 2019/02/20 - 1:55오전

When patents and free software crop up together, the usual question is about patent licensing. Patent exhaustion — the principle that patent rights don't reach past the first sale of a product — is much less frequently discussed. At FOSDEM 2019, US lawyer Van Lindberg argued that several US court decisions related to exhaustion, most of them recent but some less so, could come together to have surprising beneficial effects for free software. He was clear that the argument applied only in the US but, since court systems tend to look to each other for consistency's sake, and because Lindberg is an engaging speaker, the talk was of great interest even in Brussels.

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Security updates for Tuesday

수, 2019/02/20 - 12:48오전
Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium, rdesktop, rssh, systemd, and uriparser), Fedora (bouncycastle, eclipse-jgit, eclipse-linuxtools, jackson-annotations, jackson-bom, jackson-core, jackson-databind, jackson-dataformat-xml, jackson-dataformats-binary, jackson-dataformats-text, jackson-datatype-jdk8, jackson-datatype-joda, jackson-datatypes-collections, jackson-jaxrs-providers, jackson-module-jsonSchema, jackson-modules-base, jackson-parent, moby-engine, and subversion), openSUSE (chromium, docker-runc, firefox, GraphicsMagick, kernel, LibVNCServer, php7, pspp, spread-sheet-widget, and runc), SUSE (kernel-firmware, qemu, and systemd), and Ubuntu (nss and systemd).
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Debian 9.8 released

화, 2019/02/19 - 4:10오전
The Debian project has announced the eighth update of Debian 9 "stretch". As a stable point release, this version mainly adds bugfixes for security issues and other serious problems. Click below for a list of changes.
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[$] The case of the supersized shebang

화, 2019/02/19 - 3:37오전
Regressions are an unavoidable side effect of software development; the kernel is no different in that regard. The 5.0 kernel introduced a change in the handling of the "#!" (or "shebang") lines used to indicate which interpreter should handle an executable text file. The problem has been duly fixed, but the incident shows how easy it can be to introduce unexpected problems and highlights some areas where the kernel's development process does not work as well as we might like.
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Security updates for Monday

화, 2019/02/19 - 1:19오전
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (cairo, firefox, flatpak, hiawatha, and webkit2gtk), Debian (gsoap, mosquitto, php5, thunderbird, and tiff), Fedora (elfutils, ghostscript, gsi-openssh, kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, kf5-kauth, mingw-podofo, mingw-poppler, mosquitto, podofo, and python-markdown2), Mageia (firefox, flash-player-plugin, lxc, and thunderbird), openSUSE (avahi, docker, libu2f-host, LibVNCServer, nginx, phpMyAdmin, and pspp, spread-sheet-widget), Red Hat (rhvm-appliance), and SUSE (python-numpy).
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Kernel prepatch 5.0-rc7

월, 2019/02/18 - 12:38오후
The 5.0-rc7 kernel prepatch has been released. Linus says: "Nothing particularly odd stands out, and everything is pretty small. Just the way I like it."
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Geary 0.13.0 released

월, 2019/02/18 - 12:04오전
Version 0.13.0 of the Geary graphical email client is out. "This is a major new release, featuring a number of new features — including a new user interface for creating and managing email accounts, integration with GNOME Online Accounts (which also provides OAuth login support for some services), improvements in displaying conversations, composing new messages, interacting with other email apps, reporting problems as they occur, and number of important bug fixes, server compatibility fixes, and security fixes."
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS released

토, 2019/02/16 - 1:47오전
The Ubuntu team has announced the release of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavors of Ubuntu with long-term support. Support periods vary for different flavors. "Like previous LTS series, 18.04.2 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images." Ubuntu Server installs the GA kernel, however the HWE kernel may be selected from the installer bootloader.
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[$] Per-vector software-interrupt masking

토, 2019/02/16 - 1:25오전
Software interrupts (or "softirqs") are one of the oldest deferred-execution mechanisms in the kernel, and that age shows at times. Some developers have occasionally been heard to mutter about removing them, but softirqs are too deeply embedded into how the kernel works to be easily ripped out; most developers just leave them alone. So the recent per-vector softirq masking patch set from Frederic Weisbecker is noteworthy as an exception to that rule. Weisbecker is not getting rid of softirqs, but he is trying to reduce their impact and improve their latency.
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Two sets of stable kernel updates

토, 2019/02/16 - 12:43오전
Greg Kroah-Hartman released a set of stable kernels that should *not* be used, including: 4.20.9, 4.19.22, 4.14.100, and 4.9.157. Those kernels caused a regression that was reverted in the following kernels: 4.20.10, 4.19.23, 4.14.101, and 4.9.158.
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Security updates for Friday

토, 2019/02/16 - 12:20오전
Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr and unbound), Fedora (docker, libexif, and runc), openSUSE (mozilla-nss, python, rmt-server, and thunderbird), Slackware (mozilla), and SUSE (couchdb, dovecot23, kvm, nodejs6, php53, podofo, python-PyKMIP, rubygem-loofah, util-linux, and velum).
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[$] Some challenges for GNOME online accounts

금, 2019/02/15 - 12:27오전
The cynical among us might be tempted to think that an announcement from the GNOME project about the removal of a feature — a relatively unused feature at that — would be an unremarkable event. In practice, though, Debarshi Ray's announcement that the GNOME Online Accounts (GOA) subsystem would no longer support the "documents" access point touched off a lengthy discussion within the project itself. The resulting discussion revealed a few significant problems with GOA and, indeed, with the concept of online-account management in any sort of open-source umbrella project like GNOME.
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Security updates for Thursday

목, 2019/02/14 - 11:42오후
Security updates have been issued by Debian (python-gnupg), Mageia (avahi, dom4j, gvfs, kauth, libwmf, logback, mad, python, python-django, and radvd), openSUSE (curl, haproxy, lua53, python-slixmpp, runc, spice, and uriparser), Red Hat (flash-plugin), Slackware (mozilla), and SUSE (build and docker-runc).
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PostgreSQL 11.2, 10.7, 9.6.12, 9.5.16, and 9.4.21 released

목, 2019/02/14 - 10:39오후
The PostgreSQL project has put out updated releases for all supported versions. "This release changes the behavior in how PostgreSQL interfaces with 'fsync()' and includes fixes for partitioning and over 70 other bugs that were reported over the past three months." The fsync() issue was covered here in April 2018.
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[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 14, 2019

목, 2019/02/14 - 10:11오전
The LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 14, 2019 is available.
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[$] io_uring, SCM_RIGHTS, and reference-count cycles

목, 2019/02/14 - 1:23오전
The io_uring mechanism that was described here in January has been through a number of revisions since then; those changes have generally been fixing implementation issues rather than changing the user-space API. In particular, this patch set seems to have received more than the usual amount of security-related review, which can only be a good thing. Security concerns became a bit of an obstacle for io_uring, though, when virtual filesystem (VFS) maintainer Al Viro threatened to veto the merging of the whole thing. It turns out that there were some reference-counting issues that required his unique experience to straighten out.
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Security updates for Wednesday

목, 2019/02/14 - 12:50오전
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (aubio, curl, lib32-curl, lib32-libcurl-compat, lib32-libcurl-gnutls, libcurl-gnutls, libu2f-host, python-django, python2-django, rdesktop, and runc), Debian (flatpak), Fedora (flatpak, pdns-recursor, rdesktop, tomcat, and xerces-c27), Mageia (cinnamon, docker, dovecot, golang, java-1.8.0-openjdk, jruby, libarchive, libgd, libtiff, libvncserver, opencontainers-runc, openssh, python-marshmallow, thunderbird, and transfig), openSUSE (python-slixmpp), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (redhat-virtualization-host), Slackware (lxc), SUSE (curl, firefox, LibVNCServer, nginx, php7, python-numpy, runc, SMS3.2, and thunderbird), and Ubuntu (gvfs, python-django, snapd, and webkit2gtk).
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Stable kernel updates

수, 2019/02/13 - 5:48오전
Stable kernels 4.20.8, 4.19.21, 4.14.99, and 4.9.156 have been released. They all contain a relatively large number of fixes and users should upgrade.
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Plasma 5.15 released

수, 2019/02/13 - 3:25오전
KDE has announced the release of Plasma 5.15. "Plasma 5.15 brings a number of changes to the configuration interfaces, including more options for complex network configurations. Many icons have been added or redesigned to make them clearer. Integration with third-party technologies like GTK and Firefox has been improved substantially." This release also features improvements to the Discover software manager. Many other tweaks and improvements are covered in the changelog.
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[$] Avoiding the coming IoT dystopia

수, 2019/02/13 - 1:48오전

Bradley Kuhn works for the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and part of what that organization does is to think about the problems that software freedom may encounter in the future. SFC worries about what will happen with the four freedoms as things change in the world. One of those changes is already upon us: the Internet of Things (IoT) has become quite popular, but it has many dangers, he said. Copyleft can help; his talk is meant to show how.

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