Der Chaos Computer Club (CCC) veröffentlicht heute den Call for
Participation zum 33. Chaos Communication Congress (33C3), der dieses
Jahr nochmals im Congress Center Hamburg (CCH)  stattfindet. Wie in
den vergangenen Jahren werden zum weltweit größten nicht-kommerziellen
Hackertreffen zwischen dem 27. und 30. Dezember 2016 mehr als 11.000
Nerds aller Interessensgebiete zum Erfahrungsaustausch, zum Hacken,
Basteln, Feiern und Kennenlernen zusammenkommen.
Der Chaos Computer Club (CCC) veröffentlicht heute den Call for
OpenWRT is rebooting into “LEDE project”.
Members of the project already include a significant share of the most active members of the OpenWrt community. We intend to bring new life to Embedded Linux development by creating a community with a strong focus on transparency, collaboration and decentralisation.
LEDE’s stated goals are:
- Building a great embedded Linux distribution with focus on stability and functionality.
- Having regular, predictable release cycles coupled with community provided device testing feedback.
- Establishing transparent decision processes with broad community participation and public meetings.
L’un de ses créateurs, Alex Antener, installé à Zurich, résume la philosophie du projet : « Nous voulons instaurer le chiffrement par défaut, que tout le monde utilisera sans y penser, presque sans le savoir. La période du texte circulant « en clair » sur le Net sera bientôt révolue, nous entrons dans une nouvelle ère. »
The Mozilla Foundation is signing its own death sentence:
- “Mitchell Baker wants to separate Thunderbird from Mozilla” 2nd of December 2015
- “p≡p saves Thunderbird” 3rd of December 2015
- “Thunderbird update” by Mitchell Baker 3rd of Dec 2015
- “Analysis to the end of Firefox OS” (German) 8th of December 2015
- “Mozilla Will Stop Developing And Selling Firefox OS Smartphones” Techcrunch 9th of December 2015
Sterben lassen. – Neu bauen!
Currently it takes enthusiasts to fill in the gaps between what researchers and companies have released and turn it into something that actually works for the population. We think we need incentives to polish the protocol stack of a GNU Internet, and by GNU we mean that the involved software needs to be free as in free speech, and that we need regulation to actually deploy an upgrade of the Internet to a version that protects its participants from eavesdropping and social correlation.
There are ongoing issues with Thunderbird for quite some time now: as Mozilla Foundation’s mission evolved over time, Mozilla decided to stop further development. Today Thunderbird is released as a community project, and as a result Thunderbird has become a lower priority. It now lacks the resources it desperately needs to move forward – Thunderbird community is struggling to keep this important project up and running. Swiss-based p≡p Foundation is offering help here by stepping up to the plate and making sure Thunderbird continues to survive and ultimately continues to thrive. p≡p Foundation itself has the technical as well as financial resources to fork Thunderbird. Yet p≡p elects to continue working with the Mozilla Foundation and the Thunderbird community to find a joint, long term and clear solution to help Thunderbird. “Our common project is to consolidate and support Thunderbird development and help Thunderbird become sustainable, financially viable and autonomous as possible in the long term. p≡p is very passionate about this.” says Volker Birk, President of p≡p Council.
This cooperation would additionally allow Thunderbird to include an easy-to-use encryption solution. Thunderbird is a primary platform for p≡p as a mail client which is critical to crypto-party movement. “We want to make Thunderbird self-reliant again and aspire for the Thunderbird community to grow and flourish: We envision Thunderbird being an independent project, dedicated to open source and transparency, being community-driven, and at the same time promoting privacy to its users.” adds Volker Birk.
p≡p Foundation believes everyone deserves privacy and security by default and without hassle. With the p≡p project, it is set to finally deliver free software for what the cypher-punk movement has been striving for since the late 1980s: Easy Encryption for Everyone! The p≡p engine is Free Software, so p≡p software is free for the Internet community and all mankind.
Very nice GNU/Linux performance observation sheet, made by Brendan Gregg:
Congratulations, Linus Torvalds, and thanks for inventing and writing the GNU/Linux Kernel since 23(!) years!
Hello everybody out there using minix –
I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).
I’ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I’ll get something practical within a few months, and
I’d like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them 🙂
PS. Yes – it’s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have :-(.
Source: usenet comp.os.minix
While Apple Computers decided to rape users rights once more, ceasing the capability to synchronise PIM (personal information management) data locally with OS X Mavericks 10.9 (argueing they should store their data in their iCloud. – Bwahahahaha!1!!) there are too many PIM solutions for GNU/Linux users, whereas none of them are really feasible for users who want to switch to Free Software.
While many complain that there are too few GNU/Linux Desktop users and Linus Torvalds claims this to be his “personal failure” the GNU/Linux community fails to offer a seamless integration of GUI (graphical user interface) PIM into their OS. (Which is really sad, as fiddling around with SoGo-connector, lightning etc. does not offer a sustainable solution…)
So here is my solution:
Get DAViCal, install it on your server and get mutt, pycarddav and khal for your desktop(s), get a Jolla and you will have a beautiful and seamless PIM solution using the “good olde command line”.
I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I
must share it with other people who like it. I cannot in good
conscience sign a nondisclosure agreement or a software license
So that I can continue to use computers without violating my principles,
I have decided to put together a sufficient body of free software so that
I will be able to get along without any software that is not free.