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Open source sustainability: It’s complicated

Linux Foundation executive Chris Aniszczyk has been an outspoken opponent of open source “tip jars” that seek to sustain projects with donations. But many such developers don’t want a 9-to-5 corporate job, preferring the independence of contract work. Open source sustainability, in other words, is messy.

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New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Academics say they discovered 26 new vulnerabilities in the USB driver stack employed by operating systems such as Linux, macOs, Windows, and FreeBSD. All the bugs were discovered with a new tool they created, named USBFuzz. The tool is what security experts call a fuzzer.

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How to use tmux to create a multi-pane Linux terminal window

The tmux tool is one of a number of Linux terminal window splitters that allow you to run commands in adjacent (up/down, right/left or both) panes so that you can easily use the output in one pane to help with work you’re doing in another.

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Linux Getting Fixed Up For Handling Pointing Sticks On Some Touchpads

For Synaptics and Elan devices that offer a combination of a pointing stick and touchpad, the Linux kernel has been ignoring the input events from the pointing stick. But with Linux 5.8 that will change in properly handling the combo multi-touch devices via the hid-multitouch driver.

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EdgeX Foundry Hits 5 Million+ Container Downloads

EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation, has announced a major milestone of hitting 5 million container downloads and the availability of its “Geneva” release. EdgeX Foundry averages one million container downloads a month, with a total of 5 million reached last month, and rising.

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Oracle’s open-source alter ego behind some of its most popular products

Open-source innovation may not be the words evoked by a legacy technology company such as Oracle, a company turning 43 years old next month. But the fact is that — like many companies — Oracle’s paid products and services are actually loaded with ingredients from open-source communities, including Linux.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative drops $3.8M on 23 biomedical open-source projects

The philanthropic arm of the Zuckerberg fortune is infusing $3.8 million worth of grants into nearly two dozen open-source software projects in biomedical research. It’s the second such disbursement of funds, and a third will be open for applications next month. The grants range in size from $50,000 to $250,000.

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update now available with built-in Linux kernel and Cortana updates

Microsoft is releasing its Windows 10 May 2020 Update today, and its big features include the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 and Cortana updates. Microsoft released a final version of the update to testers last month, and everyone on Windows 10 can get access to the May 2020 Update through Windows Update today.

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8GB Raspberry Pi 4 Launched For $75 USD

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a new Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM. The Raspberry Pi 4 2GB variant has dropped from $45 to $35 and now for complementing the existing 1GB / 2GB / 4GB models is an 8GB model. The rest of the RPi4 specs remain the same.

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Red Hat Runtimes adds Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java stack

Red Hat’s Quarkus, a Kubernetes-native Java stack, is now supported on the Red Hat Runtimes platform for developing cloud-native applications. A build of Quarkus is now part of Red Hat Runtimes middleware and integrates with the Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes container platform for managing cloud deployments, Red Hat said.

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