Why You Should Use BSD Licensing for Your Next Open Source Project or Product, Update on FreeBSD Foundation Investment in Linuxulator, OPNsense 21.1.5 released, FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop, Running FreeBSD jails with containerd 1.5, Markdown, DocBook, and the quest for semantic documentation on NetBSD.org, and more.
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The term “open source” has its origins in the context of software development, designating a specific approach to developing computer programs. Nowadays, however, it stands for a broad set of values – open source means open exchange, transparency, collaborative participation and development for the benefit of the entire community.
Dr. Emmett Brown’s similar-sounding Flux Capacitor from the movie Back to the Future bridged the dimension of time, uniting past, present, and future for the McFlys. Similarly, the FreeBSDⓇ Linuxulator project also bridges dimensions – in our case, these are LinuxⓇ and FreeBSD.
This is mainly a security and reliablility update. There are several FreeBSD
security advisories and updates for third party tools such as curl.
- OPNsense to rebase on FreeBSD 13 *** ### FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop FreeBSD on the desktop is a whole stack - X11, Qt, KDE Frameworks, KDE Plasma and KDE Gear, and Wayland, and Poppler and GTK - o my! *** ### Running FreeBSD jails with containerd 1.5 containerd 1.5.0 was released today and now works on a new operating system: FreeBSD! This new release includes a series of patches (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) which allow containerd to build, enable the native and zfs snapshotters, and use a compatible runtime like runj. *** ### Markdown, DocBook, and the quest for semantic documentation on NetBSD.org Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of maintenance of the NetBSD website. It contains a boatload of documentation, much of which was originally written in the 2000s. It has some special requirements: it has to work in text-based web browsers like lynx, or maybe even without any working browser installed at all, or just ftp(1) for downloading plain text over HTTP. Naturally, the most important parts are static, suitable for serving from the standard NetBSD http server, which runs from inetd by default. ***
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- Alrekur - An Interesting FreeBSD Find They presented at the FreeBSD Vendor summit last year too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LUdZseNrpE
- Sven - feedback
- Robert - firewalling
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