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Google, Facebook and Uber Join the OpenChain Project, ownCloud’s 2nd-Gen End-to-End Encryption for ownCloud Enterprise Now Available, Tuxedo Computers Announces Infinity Book Pro 13 Coming Soon, Five openSUSE Tumbleweed Snapshots and PHP 7.3 Released

News briefs for December 6, 2018.

Facebook, Google and Uber have joined the OpenChain
Project as platinum members. OpenChain is
hosted by The Linux Foundation and is the “only standard for open source compliance in the supp…

UK Parliament Releases Facebook Document on the Handling of User Data, Australia Set to Give Law Enforcement Power to Access Encrypted Messages, Microsoft Open-Sourced Windows UI/UX Frameworks, Iridium Browser New Release and CrossOver 18.1 Now Available

News briefs for December 5, 2018.

The UK Parliament released a 250-page previously sealed Facebook document that reveals how the
company handled crucial decisions regarding user data. The
Verge reports that “In emails relea…

Epic Games Launching New Game Store, Microsoft Building a Chromium Browser, CentOS Releases CentOS Linux 7 (1810) on the x86_64 Architecture, Creative Commons Announces Changes to Certificate Program and New Version of the Commercial Zentyal Server

News briefs for December 4, 2018.

Epic Games today officially announced its own game store alternative to Steam. According to Phoronix, the
Epic Games Store will be limited to Microsoft and macOS initially, but will be suppo…

NVIDIA Open-Sourcing PhysX, miniNodes Launching a Raspberry Pi 3 CoM Carrier Board, Linux Mint 19.1 Beta Now Available, Linux Kernel 4.20-rc5 Released and New F-Bomb Fixing Patch for Kernel

News briefs for December 3, 2018.

NVIDIA is open-sourcing its PhysX physics simulation engine. According to Phoronix, NVIDIA says “”We’re doing
this because physics simulation—long key to immersive games and entertainment—t…

KDE and Necuno Solutions Partner on the Open-Source Necuno Mobile, Fedora 27 Reaches End of Life, Artifact for Linux Now Available, Linux Goes to Mars and BlackArch Linux New Release

News briefs for November 30, 2018.

KDE and Necuno Solutions are partnering to offer Plasma Mobile on
the Necuno Mobile, which is a device Necuno describes as “a truly
open source hardware platform”. From the KDE
blog post: …

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Call for Testing, openSUSE T-Shirt and Poster Design Contest, RISC-V Foundation Joins The Linux Foundation, Location Tracking in Android Violates GDPR and FSF Announces 18 GNU Releases

News briefs for November 29, 2018.

UBports
announces a call for testing for Ubuntu Touch OTA-6. They are asking the community for
feedback and have prepared a GitHub
project for OTA-6 quality assurance. See the UBports
blog…

RHEL for ARM Now Supported on AWS, Malicious Code Discovered in JavaScript Library to Steal Cryptocurrency, Red Hat Purchases NooBaa, Users Reporting EXT4 Filesystem Corruption Issues with Linux 4.19 and Rust’s 2018 Survey

News briefs for November 28, 2018.

AWS announced Amazon EC2 A1 instances this week, the first AWS instances based on Arm
architecture. And, yesterday Red Hat announced
that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM AMIs are now avai…

Tor’s Strength in Numbers Campaign, New ask.krita.org Site, Kodi Announces Limited-Edition Raspberry Pi Case, IPFire 2.21 Core Update 125 Released, and Chrome and Firefox Developers Plan to End Support for FTP

News briefs for November 27, 2018.

Tor announces its Strength in
Numbers campaign: “Stand up for the universal
human rights to privacy and freedom and help keep Tor robust and secure.”
For #GivingTuesday, another donor will…

The Linux Foundation Is Having a Cyber Monday Sale on Certification Bundles, Vulkan 1.1.94 Released, Creative Commons 2019 Global Summit Registration Now Open, Ohio Businesses Can Use Bitcoin to Pay Taxes and Linux Kernel 4.20-rc4 Is Out

News briefs for November 26, 2018.

The Linux Foundation is having a Cyber Monday sale on certification and
training bundles. From now through December 3, best-selling certification and prep
course bundles are $179, and the p…

UserLAnd Now Available on F-Droid, New Darktrace Cybersecurity Company, France Is Dumping Google, KDE Bug Day Focusing on Okular November 27th and SuperTux Alpha Release

News briefs for November 21, 2018.

UserLAnd is now
available on F-Droid. With UserLAnd, you can run full Linux
distributions or specific apps on top of Android, and you can install and
uninstall it like a regular app—you don…