241: Linux Action News
19 May 2022
Why Google's new open-source security effort might fall a bit short, the Arch snag this week, a big win for Right to Repair, and why you might soon have a new favorite filesystem.
- New from Google Cloud: Assured Open Source Software service — Assured OSS enables enterprise and public sector users of open source software to easily incorporate the same OSS packages that Google uses into their own developer workflows.
- OSS-Fuzz — continuous fuzzing for open source software.
- Google will start distributing a security-vetted collection of open-source software libraries
- Shared success in building a safer open source community
- White House joins OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation in securing open-source software
- Software Freedom Conservancy right-to-repair lawsuit against California TV manufacturer Vizio, Inc. remanded to California State Court - Software Freedom Conservancy — “The ruling is a watershed moment in the history of copyleft licensing. This ruling shows that the GPL agreements function both as copyright licenses and as contractual agreements” says Karen M. Sandler, executive director of Software Freedom Conservancy.
- Arch Linux Temporarily Steps Back From WirePlumber After Snafu — With the recent attempt to switch to WirePlumber, that modern session manager was unconditionally taking over audio responsibilities even if the user had configured their system to use PulseAudio or ALSA directly.
- Arch Linux News — Undone replacement of pipewire-media-session with wireplumber.
- Bringing bcachefs to the mainline — Bcachefs is a longstanding out-of-tree filesystem that grew out of the bcache caching layer that has been in the kernel for nearly ten years. Based on a session led by Kent Overstreet at the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit (LSFMM), though, it would seem that bcachefs is likely to be heading upstream soon. He intends to start the process toward mainline inclusion over the next six months or so.
- bcachefs Principles of Operation