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516 Google open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2006.

Android 13 Sources Released To AOSP
Android 13 Sources Released To AOSP

Google announced today that the Android 13 sources have been published to the Android Open-Source Project as part of officially releasing this newest version of Android.

15 August 2022 - Android 13 AOSP - 4 Comments
GlobalFoundries Partners With Google's Open-Source Silicon Effort To Provide 180nm Tech
GlobalFoundries Partners With Google's Open-Source Silicon Effort To Provide 180nm Tech

Over the past two years Google has been spearheading an effort to make silicon design more open-source and allowing more projects to get started in chip fabrication. That got started with a partnership with SkyWater Technology and Google covering the costs for open-source projects to see their initial chips fabricated on a 130nm process. Google's Open-Source Silicon Design Initiative recently announced SkyWater 90nm manufacturing will get underway for future manufacturing runs. Today the news out of Google's open-source group is that GlobalFoundries has joined this initiative and is providing 180nm manufacturing access.

3 August 2022 - GlobalFoundries GF180MCU - 22 Comments
Another Longtime Intel Linux Engineer Joins Google
Another Longtime Intel Linux Engineer Joins Google

Ben Widawsky who had been at Intel for the past seventeen years, most of which were spent improving their open-source Linux graphics driver as well as other Linux kernel contributions, has joined Google.

18 July 2022 - Intel To Google - 3 Comments
Google Launches New Silicon Design Portal For Open-Source Projects
Google Launches New Silicon Design Portal For Open-Source Projects

Google has been helping small open-source projects get started in chip fabrication with Google covering the costs and partnering with SkyWater Technology using their open-source process design kit (PDK). While the chip manufacturing is done on a 130nm process (SKY130), this effort has proven to be a big success for open-source hardware projects with limited funding and Google today announced a new silicon design portal.

1 June 2022 - Open Silicon - 2 Comments
Google Makes Public Their Open-Source PSP Security Protocol
Google Makes Public Their Open-Source PSP Security Protocol

Hearing "open-source", "PSP", and "security" all together got me excited with my initial reaction thinking it was about AMD's Platform Security Processor (PSP) albeit that's not the case here. Google's PSP announced today is the "PSP Security Protocol" and is designed for dealing with cryptographic hardware offloading at data center scale and used by Google already in production.

19 May 2022 - PSP Security - 16 Comments
Google Hangouts Meet Speakermic Getting A Linux Driver To Address Mute Button Quirk
Google Hangouts Meet Speakermic Getting A Linux Driver To Address Mute Button Quirk

The Google Hangouts Meet Speakermic is a device manufactured by ASUS that allows for 360 degree sound input/output designed for Google Hangout usage and allows daisy-chaining up to five of these speakermics together for use in large conference rooms. A Linux driver is on the way for the device just to address a mute button issue.

1 May 2022 - Google Hangouts Meet Speakermic - 10 Comments
Google Makes Some Major Changes To Summer of Code 2022 - No Longer Limited To Students

Over the past nearly two decades Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has been known as an initiative for getting students involved with open-source software development over the course of a summer while receiving a stipend/grant from Google. Beginning next year, GSoC will no longer be limited to students but open to all adults. Additionally, other changes are also coming.

10 November 2021 - GSoC 2022 - 15 Comments
Google Continues Work On User-Managed Concurrency Groups For Linux

Earlier this year was news that Google is finally working to open-source their Fibers user-space scheduling framework. For the better part of the past decade they have been developing this user-space scheduling framework and finally now are working on offering public, open-source code intended for upstream around their work.

24 October 2021 - UMCG - 6 Comments
Google Developing "SiliFuzz" For Fuzzing CPUs To Uncover Electrical Defects

With OSS-Fuzz for continuous fuzzing of open-source projects and along with working on the various sanitizers for compilers, Google has been doing a lot for proactively uncovering software defects in key open-source projects. Now though a group of their engineers have been working on SiliFuzz for software aiming to discover new CPU defects.

19 October 2021 - SiliFuzz - 17 Comments
Google Finally Shifting To "Upstream First" Linux Kernel Approach For Android Features
Google Finally Shifting To "Upstream First" Linux Kernel Approach For Android Features

Google's Android had been notorious for all of its downstream patches carried by the mobile operating system as well as various vendor/device kernel trees while in recent years more of that code has been upstreamed. Google has also been shifting to the Android Generic Kernel Image (GKI) as the basis for all their product kernels to further reduce the fragmentation. Looking ahead, Google is now talking of an "upstream first" approach for pushing new kernel features.

22 September 2021 - Upstream First - 47 Comments

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