180: Linux Action News
13 March 2021
The A-Team assembled to make open source more trustworthy, why we might be about to find out how much SUSE is worth, and some essential project updates.
- Linux Foundation serves up free code-signing service — The Linux Foundation, with the support of Google, Red Hat, and Purdue University, is launching a service called sigstore to help developers sign the code they release.
- Linux Foundation announces new open-source software signing service
- Introducing sigstore — Installing most open source software today is equivalent to picking up a random thumb-drive off the sidewalk and plugging it into your machine.
- rekor: Signature Transparency Log — Rekor’s goals are to provide an immutable tamper resistant ledger of metadata generated within a software projects supply chain.
- Fulcio: SigStore WebPKI — fulcio is a free Root-CA for code signing certs - issuing certificates based on an OIDC email address.
- cosign: Container Signing — Container Signing, Verification and Storage in an OCI registry.
- Diversity, Flexibility, and Linux: Prioritizing Generous Transfer
- German software company SUSE targets pre-summer IPO — SUSE is targeting a pre-summer initial public offering in a deal that may value the private equity-backed company with German roots at 7-8 billion euros ($8.3-9.5 billion), people close to the matter said.
- SUSE prepares for multi-billion Euro IPO
- VirtIO Sound Driver Coming — The virtual sound driver for VirtIO has been queued up into the sound-next code ahead of the Linux 5.13 merge window this spring.
- GNOME 40 Introducing Virtual Monitors — This headless native back-end that was merged today into GNOME 40’s Mutter allows for running the native back-end atop a render node in a headless configuration without a physical display attached.
- GRUB 2.06 Release Candidate Available For Testing — Among the changes coming with GRUB 2.06 are expanded Btrfs RAID support, LUKS2 encrypted disk support, the BootHole patches and other security work,
- Progress Report Asahi Linux — To adapt the Apple world into a devicetree world, we are developing m1n1.
- Current status of the Corellium team’s effort — Wifi now works on Linux on the M1.