Risky Business #499 — Is PGP actually busted and Signal pwnt? Noooope
While the gang decompresses from their journey to the Mountains of CPAC Madness, Will catches up with Amber on her refreshingly opposite experiences: attending Bernie’s campaign kickoff rally in Brooklyn and her recent trip to Cuba. They also discuss the ongoing Democratic bungle of the Ilhan Omar non-controversy.
The Changelog #337: Homebrew! Part Deux starring Mike McQuaid | News and podcasts for developers | Changelog
We’re talking with Mike McQuaid about Homebew 2.0.0, supporting Linux and Windows 10, the backstory and details surrounding the security issue they had in 2018, their new governance model, Mike’s new role, the core team meeting in-person at FOSDEM this year, and what’s coming next for Homebrew.
A Canary in the Coal Mine of Capital
Not everyone plays digital games, but with the rise of casual, mobile-based gaming, we all know someone who does. With global sales revenues that far exceed global Hollywood’s annual box office, the digital games industry is a leading and fast growing sector of digital capitalism, and the logics and mechanics of digital games are spreading through the wider economy at a breakneck pace, with the insurance industry and ride share apps looking toward “gamification” and other forms of psychological nudging to influence the behavior of workers and consumers alike.
In this session of The Capitalism Workshop, Daniel Joseph focuses on two sides of digital games: the commodification of play through new commodity forms bolstered by digital platforms, and the production of games, which is tied up with highly exploitative labour practices, neoliberal development models, and cultural imperialism.
The contradictions and conflicts arising from the intertwining of digital games and capitalism have led over the past year to a massive, and long-overdue, explosion of class consciousness in the games industry. Game Workers Unite has subsequently emerged as an international labour organization dedicated to unionizing workers in an indust…
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This week, the Wrong Boys talk to Leigh Phillips, environmentalist author, about his book Austerity Ecology & The Collapse Porn Addicts. They talk about nuclear energy, Naomi Klein, socialism, and Leigh’s elevator pitch for world peace.
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You could reasonably call cloud services the crowning achievement in the world of Free and Open Source software. Linux and Free and Open Source software killed proprietary UNIXes in bare metal data centers and went on to dominate cloud services to such a point that it has even caused Microsoft to completely change their stance and embrace Linux and Free and Open Source software or risk the future of Azure and arguably the future of their company.
Yet in many ways, this dominance has also bred complacence in the community. On top of all of those Linux instances are many proprietary services, abstraction layers and APIs that make cloud services easy to use for developers, but also turn them into the largest-scale proprietary operating system on the planet, where the network is the computer. Left unchecked, this proprietary operating system has the potential to undo the achievements Open Source software has made in the past two decades.
The FOSS community has seen this "network is the computer" pattern before with Sun Microsystems and Solaris—a proprietary UNIX operating system that administrators ultimately loaded up with GNU software and free software services before deploying to the data center. Instead of Linux images running your dynamic Rails application or Docker container you ran CGIs in Apache and portable Java apps in Tomcat. Instead of disposable instances you had hot-swappable CPUs and RAM. Instead of S3 you had NFS. Expert users would use well-documented but proprietary CLI tools and libraries to interact with the OS and manage their free software processes. Yet in the end, administrators were subject to the roadmaps, whims, pricing structures, expensive hardware, and overall vendor lock-in from Sun. For all of Sun’s talented engineers and sophisticated hardware and software, the freedom and values from Linux and Free and Open Source software combined with low-price commodity hardware ultimately dominated the server room.
This keynote is part history lesson and part rallying cry. Proprietary OSes and services aren’t dead, they just morphed into the cloud. By remembering why Linux was important in the age of Solaris, we can apply those lessons to cloud services before their proprietary APIs and vendor lock-in risk undoing the freedom, open standards, and overall progress our community has made over the last 20 years.
Jon Callas has been at the forefront of computer security issues for a long time, most recently as the head of Apple’s team of internal hackers that try to break into the company’s own products. But just a couple of months ago, he made a change, and left Apple to work on tech policy at the ACLU. This week, he joins us on the podcast to discuss the new job, computer security policy, and the latest phase of the crypto-wars.
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systemd is, to put it mildly, controversial. As a FreeBSD developer I decided I wanted to know why.
I delved into the history of bootstrap systems, and even the history of UNIX and other contemporary operating systems, to try and work out why something like systemd was seem as necessary, if not desirable. I also tried to work out why so many people found it so upsetting, annoying, or otherwise rage-inducing.
Join me on a journey through the bootstrap process, the history of init, the reasons why change can be scary, and the discovery of a part of your OS you may not even know existed.
linux.conf.au is a conference about the Linux operating system, and all aspects of the thriving ecosystem of Free and Open Source Software that has grown up around it. Run since 1999, in a different Australian or New Zealand city each year, by a team of local volunteers, LCA invites more than 500 people to learn from the people who shape the future of Open Source. For more information on the conference see https://linux.conf.au/
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