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Open Source Summit livestream
The Linux Foundation is pleased to offer free live video streaming of all keynote sessions at Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2017.

Watch Keila Banks, Mitchell Hashimoto, and Jan Kizska Live at Open Source Summit Europe

Join 2000 technologists and community members next week as they convene at Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe in Prague. If you can’t be there in person, you can still take part, as The Linux Foundation is pleased to offer free live video streaming of all keynote...
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Linux Kernel Long Term Support Extended to 6 Years for Project Treble

Yesterday at Linaro Connect, Project Treble’s lead engineer Iliyan Malchev announced that Greg Kroah-Hartman, the current maintainer of the LTS kernels for the Linux Foundation, has agreed to extend the support period for LTS kernels from 2 years to 6 years. And this isn’t some far of in the future...
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ZeroPhone
The ZeroPhone was announced in January as a DIY Hackaday project, based on open source hardware including the Raspberry Pi Zero. Image courtesy: Hackaday.io

Librem 5 Leads New Wave of Open Source Mobile Linux Contenders

Just when it seemed that the dream for an open source Linux phone had run its course, several new hardware and software projects have emerged, and some older projects have sought new life as aftermarket replacements. The biggest news in recent weeks was the endorsement by the KDE project and GNOME...
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Identifying Secure Firmware Update Mechanisms and Open Source Options for Embedded Linux devices

Today, a new class of field software updates is arising that has been fueled by security concerns but also allows engineers to add new features and fix bugs. With regards to embedded devices, the firmware update mechanism must be not only secure, but also reliable in that it either succeeds in the...
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Billions of Devices Imperiled by New Clickless Bluetooth Attack

Over the past decade, Bluetooth has become almost the default way for billions of devices to exchange data over short distances, allowing PCs and tablets to transfer audio to speakers and phones to zap pictures to nearby computers. Now, researchers have devised an attack that uses the wireless...
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Android Oreo
Google has announced new requirements in Android 8.0 (Oreo) to build on Linux kernels no older than kernel 4.4. (Image source: Android.com)

Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly...
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How Open Source is Transforming the Automotive Industry

One key benefit of open source is its ability to enable rapid innovation. Collaborating on non-competitive pieces of technology frees up resources, enabling companies to focus more on developing new products and services. We are seeing this play out now in the automotive industry as automakers are...
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Android Oreo: Google Adds in More Linux Kernel Security Features

Google has outlined four key kernel hardening features its engineers have backported from upstream Linux to Android kernels on devices that ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. They will benefit "all Android kernels supported in devices that first ship with this release", according to Sami Tolvanen, a...
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ELC Europe
Check out the co-located events and other highlights of upcoming Embedded Linux Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in October.

Real-Time Linux Summit, KVM Forum, Fossology, and More Happening Along With ELC Europe in Prague

The Embedded Linux Conference Europe is just around the corner. This year’s event -- which is co-located with Open Source Summit Europe -- will take place Oct. 23-26 in Prague, Czech Republic. In addition to the previously announced session highlights, there are several other co-located events to...
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Embedded Linux survey
Embedded survey indicates that open source operating systems like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to dominate while proprietary platforms are declining.

Linux and Open Source on the Move in Embedded, Says Survey

AspenCore has released the results of an embedded technology survey of its EETimes and Embedded readers. The survey indicates that open source operating systems like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to dominate, while Microsoft Embedded and other proprietary platforms are declining. Dozens of market...
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