Displaying items by tag: Linus Torvalds

The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 13 January 2020 09:49

ZFS? Simple, don't use it, says Linus Torvalds

The merging of the ZFS filesystem into the Linux kernel codebase in the near future appears to be unlikely, after Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he would not merge the filesystem until he was assured that the owner, Oracle, would not sue.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 09 January 2020 09:39

Debian revisits systemd vote, relaxes things a bit

More than five years after the Debian GNU/Linux project voted to make systemd the default init system for its distribution, it has now decided, again by a vote, to also care about alternatives to the default init system.

Published in Open Source

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