140: Linux Action News
12 January 2020
Are we overloaded with open source licenses? We consider a simpler future. Results from the Debian init vote are in, and why Amazon's new open source project might be worth checking out.
- Bruce Perens quits Open Source Initiative amid row over new data-sharing crypto license — Distributed app platform’s proposed agreement ‘isn’t freedom respecting,’ he says
- [Debian Developers Decide On Init System Diversity: “Proposal B” Wins](https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Debian-Devs-Vote-For-Prop-B “Debian Developers Decide On Init System Diversity: “Proposal B” Wins”) — In recent months there has been lots of differing views over how much Debian should care about systemd alternatives some five years after they decided to move to systemd in the first place.
- Bing loses out to DuckDuckGo in Google’s new Android search engine ballot — Google will start offering EU users a choice for their default search engine
- US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware — Phones were sold to low-income people under the FCC’s Lifeline Assistance program.
- Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy as Chinese malware bundled on phones for hard-up Americans
- Amazon’s AutoGluon helps developers deploy deep learning models with just a few lines of code — AutoGluon democratizes machine learning, and makes the power of deep learning available to all developers.
- AutoGluon: Deep Learning AutoML
- AutoGluon Documentation 0.0.1 documentation — Only Linux installation is supported for now (Mac OSX and Windows versions will be available soon). AutoGluon requires Python version 3.6 or 3.7.