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TriggerMesh Aims to Orchestrate Serverless Computing on Kubernetes

TriggerMesh has raised $3 million in additional funding to advance the integration of Kubernetes clusters with serverless computing frameworks. In addition, the company announced it has made available open source integrations between its namesake orchestration for serverless computing frameworks and IBM MQ event sources, VMware vSphere event sources and the Microsoft Azure Event Hub channel controller.

The TriggerMesh platform provides access to a cloud bus to facilitate application flow orchestration and the consumption of events emanating from any data center application or cloud source. It is designed to trigger serverless functions using a declarative application programming interface (APIs) and a set of tools for defining event flows and functions.

[Source: Container Journal]

Octarine Adds 2 Open Source Projects to Secure Kubernetes

Octarine announced today it has launched two open source projects intended to enhance Kubernetes security. The first project is kube-scan, a workload and assessment tool that scans Kubernetes configurations and settings to identify and rank potential vulnerabilities in applications in minutes. The second project is a Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS), a framework for rating security risks involving misconfigurations.

Julian Sobrier, head of product for Octarine, said the projects are extensions of the namesake cybersecurity framework the company created based on a service mesh for Kubernetes clusters. The Octarine service mesh not only segments network and application traffic all the way up through Layer 7 running on Kubernetes clusters, but it also acts as an inspection engine that employs machine learning algorithms to identify anomalous traffic, Sobrier says.

[Source: Container Journal]

Intel and Softbank Beware. Open Source Is Coming to the Chip Business

After revolutionizing software, the open-source movement is threatening to do same to the chip industry. Big technology companies have begun dabbling with RISC-V, which replaces proprietary know-how in a key part of the chip design process with a free standard that anyone can use. While it’s early days, this could create a new crop of processors that compete with Intel Corp. products and whittle away at the licensing business of Arm Holdings Plc.

In December, about 2,000 people packed into a Silicon Valley conference to learn about RISC-V, a new set of instructions that control how software communicates with semiconductors.

[Source: Bloomberg]

Red Hat Extends Runtimes Middleware Portfolio

Red Hat has made available the latest instance of Red Hat Runtimes, a suite of lightweight open source components and frameworks that makes it easier to discover the middleware most appropriate for building a specific type of application.

James Falkner, product marketing director for Runtimes at Red Hat, said as organizations embrace cloud-native application architectures based on microservices it’s become increasingly challenging to determine what middleware to deploy optimally and where. Red Hat Runtimes not only makes it easier to navigate all those options, Falkner said, but all the components and frameworks are certified to be pre-integrated.

[Source: DevOps.com]

Wine 5.0 Officially Released with Multi-Monitor and Vulkan 1.1 Support, More

Big news today for Linux gamers and ex-Windows users as the final release of the Wine 5.0 software is now officially available for download with numerous new features and improvements.

After being in development for more than one year, Wine 5.0 is finally here with a lot of enhancements, starting with support for multi-monitor configurations, the reimplementation of the XAudio2 low-level audio API, Vulkan 1.1.126 support, as well as built-in modules in PE (Portable Executable) format. “This release is dedicated to the memory of Józef Kucia, who passed away in August 2019 at the young age of 30. Józef was a major contributor to Wine’s Direct3D implementation, and the lead developer of the vkd3d project. His skills and his kindness are sorely missed by all of us,” reads today’s announcement.

[Source: Softpedia]

Setting up passwordless Linux logins using public/private keys

Setting up an account on a Linux system that allows you to log in or run commands remotely without a password isn’t all that hard, but there are some tedious details that you need to get right if you want it to work. In this post, we’re going to run through the process and then show a script that can help manage the details.

Once set up, passwordless access is especially useful if you want to run ssh commands within a script, especially one that you might want to schedule to run automatically.

[Source: NetworkWorld]

9 favorite open source tools for Node.js developers

Node.js is a cross-platform, open source runtime environment for executing JavaScript code outside of the browser. It is also a preferred runtime environment built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime and is mainly used for building fast, scalable, and efficient network applications.

For 49% of all developers, Node.js is at the top of the pyramid when it comes to front-end and back-end development. Take a look at this list of 9 of the best open source tools for simplifying Node.js development.

[Source: Opensource.com]

Nextcloud Hub takes on Google Docs and Office 365

For years, Nextcloud has set the standard for run-your-own Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) private clouds. Now with the open-source Nextcloud Hub, it’s taking on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) office programs such as Google Docs and Office 365.

Nextcloud has long offered Collabora Online Office, a SaaS version of the open-source LibreOffice office suite to its customers. Hub, though, is a new product. It combines Nextcloud’s outstanding cloud file system, Nextcloud Files, with Ascensio System’s ONLYOFFICE. Together they are a complete productivity office suite with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software document management, project management, customer relationship management (CRM), calendar, and mail.

[Source: ZDNet]

MNT Reform, an Open Source Laptop, Expected to Hit Crowd Supply in February

MNT Reform is a laptop that aims to utilize all opensource materials, everything from firmware, hardware and software. This device is expected to hit Crowdsupply in February and aims to offer a very modular design, having easily replaceable parts which are a combination of both standard components and 3D printed parts.
Modern Hardware, But All Open Source!

The MNT Reform laptop is expected to come with 4 GB of DDR3 memory, an NVMe slot for SSD, a port for Gigabit Ethernet. This offers decent expandability, all featured in a fully anodized CNC-milled aluminum case.

[Source: wccftech.com]

New Linux System Call Proposed To Let User-Space Pin Themselves To Specific CPU Cores

A “pin_on_cpu” system call has been proposed for the Linux kernel as a new means of letting user-space threads pin themselves to specific CPU cores. User-space processes requesting to be run on specific CPU cores can already e done by the likes of Linux’s sched_setaffinity to get/set the CPU affinity mask while pin_on_cpu would be a new and simpler way. The current calls also run into issues around CPU hot-plugging, as explained further in the RFC mailing list post.

Setting the CPU core to run on with the proposed pin_on_cpu system call would still require that the specific CPU be part of the allowed CPU mask.

[Source: Phoronix]