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The Increasing Problem Of FOSS Mailing List Flooding Attacks

This is a guest post by Tom Li, a Phoronix reader wishing to share his views on the increasing problems of free/open-source software public mailing lists being flooded with spam and other garbage. There are some extreme situations where there can be "flooding attacks" of list subscribers receiving thousands of mailing list messages per day from attackers. Tom is hoping the open-source community can come up with better solutions to fend off this problem.

10 May 2015 - Flooding Attacks - 18 Comments
The State Of The Lima/Tamil Driver Code

For those wondering about the state of the Lima and Tamil graphics drivers for providing open-source, accelerated support to ARM Mali graphics processors, Luc Verhaegen has written a new blog post after being silent for a while.

23 April 2015 - Lima Driver - 33 Comments
Git 2.4.0-rc0 Does A Ton Of Polishing

An early preview release of Git 2.4 is now available but it doesn't add too many features as this cycle has organically found itself doing a ton of polishing and bug fixing.

26 March 2015 - Git 2.4 - 1 Comment
Plymouth Graphical Boot System Sees Rare Update

Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday.

18 March 2015 - Plymouth 0.9.2 - 3 Comments
Gitorious Gets Acquired By GitLab

Gitorious, a once formidable competitor to GitHub in the early days of the Git revision control system for hosting open-source projects, has been acquired by GitLab.

3 March 2015 - Gitorious - 7 Comments
Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement.

27 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 46 Comments
Reiser4 Updated For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel.

15 February 2015 - Reiser4 Linux 3.18 - 3 Comments
An Update On OpenShot! OpenShot 2.0 Hopefully Out In Next Year

Yesterday I wrote about it being a long time since the last update on OpenShot, a popular non-linear open-source video editing application that hasn't seen a major release in years, while today (coincidentally?) there's some big improvements to share.

13 February 2015 - OpenShot Video Editor - 14 Comments

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