Linux creator Linus Torvalds has poured cold water on claims by the British tech news site The Register that the release of the 5.13 kernel was in any way unusual.
The technical advisory board of the Linux Foundation has asked the University of Minnesota to improve the quality of patches it submits to the kernel project and also follow a "best practices" document to be created by the board.
Students and the staff member at the University of Minnesota who were involved in submitting known buggy patches to the Linux kernel project have released a statement which they claim details the full history behind their actions which were geared towards writing a research paper.
A group from the University of Minnesota has come in for a tongue-lashing from the normally mild-mannered Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, the maintainer of the stable kernel.
The Linux Foundation and Google will jointly fund two developers who work on the Linux kernel to concentrate on security for the project, the Foundation says.
The 5.8 release of the Linux kernel, which was released during the pandemic, was its biggest ever, with 1991 individuals contributing – an odd coincidence, given that 1991 was the year when the kernel was first released.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds says it won't be necessary for him to name a successor to take over from him as head of the Linux kernel project because "it will be fairly clear who it is".
A study of the Linux kernel, right from its first commit on 17 September 1991 to 2 August this year, shows that it has had more than 20,000 contributors in those 29 years.
When American tech journalists see the words "vulnerability" and "Huawei" in close proximity these days, they tend to get over-excited and, as a result, produce copy that goes quite wonky.
Data61, the digital arm of Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has announced the creation of the seL4 Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at accelerating the development of the seL4 microkernel and related technologies.
When people come to the point where they consider the use of the word "bull***t" as abuse, things have indeed come to a pretty pass. The British tech website, The Register, apparently considers that Linux creator Linus Torvalds must only use honorifics and sees his use of this word as good reason to write 600 words in the hope of clicks.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has offered his take on a code of conduct in the wake of his stepping down from leadership of the kernel project, pointing out that he has never been a "people person, not even as a child".
A group that supplies a hardening patch for the Linux kernel has sued a well-known free and open-source practitioner for claiming that the patches in question violate the licence under which the kernel is distributed.
The Debian GNU/Linux project has advised users of its stable release Jessie to update their systems as soon as possible to fix several bugs in the kernel.
Over the 25 years of its existence, the Linux kernel has grown from 10,000 lines of code to more than 21 million, according to a report released by the Linux Foundation.
A vulnerability in the transmission control protocol used by the Linux kernel, discovered by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, affects most Android phones in use, the security firm Lookout says.
A patch to fix a weakness in the transmission control protocol used in the Linux kernel since 2012, which could lead to remote hijacking of Internet connections, is available in the public stable queue tree and is likely to be included in the next stable release.
While Linux users do not consider Windows to be an adequate operating system for their needs, there is no doubt that many of them would like to use hardware like that in the Surface line to run Linux.
Only one major GNU/Linux distribution — Debian — has so far issued a patch to fix a bug in the kernel dating back to late 2012 which has been widely reported with a measure of hype.
A little more than two weeks ago, Intel employee and Linux kernel developer Sarah Sharp announced that she would not be working on the kernel any more.
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