OSCON Interview Roundup | LAS 323

OSCON Interview Roundup | LAS 323

We’re back from OSCON 2014 with some great interviews with Christian Heilmann from the Mozilla Developer Evangelist, Karen Sandler from the Software Freedom Conservancy, and Chris DiBona the director of open source at Google.

Plus the UK Government adopts ODF, CoreOS gets a huge boost and a new release, making your Linux installers faster and easier than ever….


All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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OSCON 2014:


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About: OSCON 2014 – O’Reilly Conferences, July 20 – 24, 2014, Portland, OR

Now in its 16th year:

OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O’Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your workflow or projects. While the open source community has always been viewed as building the future—that future is here, and it’s everywhere you look.

Christian Heilmann (codepo8) on Twitter

Christian Heilmann

Mozilla Developer Evangelist – all things open web, HTML5, writing and working together. #nofilter

Karen Sandler – Software Freedom Conservancy

Karen M. Sandler

Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of Conservancy. She was previously the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. In partnership with the GNOME Foundation, Karen co-organizes the award winning Outreach Program for
Women. Prior to taking up this position, Karen was General Counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC). She continues to do pro bono legal work with SFLC, the GNOME Foundation and QuestionCopyright.Org.

Donations – Software Freedom Conservancy

Chris DiBona (cdibona) on Twitter

Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona is the director of open source at Google. His team oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches on Google Code. In his former work on Google’s public sector software, he looked after Google Moderator and the polling locations API and election results.

Before joining Google, he was an editor at Slashdot and co-founded Damage Studios. DiBona has a B.S. in computer science from George Mason University and a M.S. in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He also co-edited Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution and Open Sources 2.0.


Runs Linux

Robot soccer team Tech United Eindhoven, runs Linux

Desktop Ap Pick

Attic – Deduplicating Archiver

Submitted by kleptoz in the LAS Subreddit

Attic is a secure backup program for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Attic is designed for efficient data storage where only new or modified data is stored.

Space efficient storage Variable block size deduplication is used to reduce the number of bytes stored by detecting redundant data. Each file is split into a number of variable length chunks and only chunks that have never been seen before are compressed and added to the repository.

Optional data encryption All data can be protected using 256-bit AES encryption and data integrity and authenticity is verified using HMAC-SHA256. Off-site backups Attic can store data on any remote host accessible over SSH as long as Attic is installed. Backups mountable as filesystems Backup archives are mountable as userspace filesystems for easy backup verification and restores.

Weekly Spotlight


VE300 supports Virtual ODD which can be used as CD-ROM, DVD, and Blu-ray Drive for convenient booting.

— NEWS —

GOG.com Now Supports Linux!

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So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!

The first 50+ titles we’ve have in store for you come from all the corners of our DRM-Free catalog. Note that we’ve got many classic titles coming officially to Linux for the very first time, thanks to the custom builds prepared by our dedicated team of penguin tamers. That’s over twenty fan-favorite GOG.com classics, like FlatOut&Flatout 2, , Darklands, or Realms of the Haunting we’ve personally ushered one by one into the welcoming embrace of Linux gamers. That’s already quite a nice chunk of our back-catalog, and you can expect more from our dedicated Linux team soon

“OK, but how will Linux support actually work on GOG.com” – you might ask. For both native Linux versions, as well as special builds prepared by our team, GOG.com will provide distro-independent tar.gz archives and support convenient DEB installers for the two most popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu and Mint, in their current and future LTS editions. Helpful and responsive customer support has always been an important part of the GOG.com gaming experience. We wouldn’t have it any other way when it comes to Linux, and starting today our helpdesk offers support for our official Linux releases on Ubuntu and Mint systems.

Major win for open document format in the UK

The UK government declared that all official office suites must support Open Document Format (ODF).

The world’s most secure OS may have a serious problem


The Tails operating system is one of the most trusted platforms in cryptography, favored by Edward Snowden and booted up more than 11,000 times per day in May. But according to the security firm Exodus Intelligence, the program may not be as secure as many thought. The company says they’ve discovered an undisclosed vulnerability that will let attackers deanonymize Tails computers and even execute code remotely, potentially exposing users to malware attacks. Exodus is currently working with Tails to patch the bug, and expects to hand over a full report on the exploit next week.

CoreOS Stable Release


CoreOS 367.1.0, our first version on the stable channel, includes the following:

  • Linux 3.15.2
  • Docker 1.0.1
  • Support on all major cloud providers, including Rackspace Cloud, Amazon EC2 (including HVM), and Google Compute Engine
  • Commercial support via CoreOS Managed Linux

The CoreOS developers have announced the release of version 367.1.0 of the CoreOS distribution; this is the first version deemed to be stable and ready for production. “Please note: The stable release is not including etcd and fleet as stable, this release is only targeted at the base OS and Docker 1.0. etcd/fleet stable support will be in subsequent releases.”

ownCloud 7 Released With more Sharing And Control | ownCloud.org


ownCloud 7 Community Edition has significant feature improvements for users, administrators and developers.



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