systemd, the (init?) system that everyone loves to hate, needs no introduction. It’s pretty ubiquitous today — to the point where you can find it, for example, in Yocto. When it comes to its use in embedded systems, the (vocal) community response is either that it’s too bloated, or that it’s probably a fringe case… Continue Reading Systemd in Embedded Systems: Don’t Listen to the Hatemob
Well, it’s happened before, so it was bound to happen again: a remote code execution bug was found in APT. And it’s particularly interesting in the context of an age-old debate that has been dragging on in Debian-related circles about the use of HTTPS – a question that has been asked often enough that the… Continue Reading Lessons From the apt Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Like most people on the Interwebs, I was unable to peacefully drink my morning coffee due to the news that Red Hat is going to be bought by none other than IBM. Am I worried?
It turns out that the rumours about impending doom are false. I have left my bunker today and it appears that the sky has not yet fallen, and that the world as we know it still exists. And yet, the unthinkable has happened: Linus Torvalds apologized for his behaviour, and has even decided to take… Continue Reading What the Linux CoC tells us about FOSS in 2018
The Debian project just turned 25, which calls for celebration. Unfortunately, I’m on a pretty restrictive diet at the moment, which means that beer is out of the question. So I settled for the second-best solution: I took Debian 3.0, the first Debian version I used, out for a drive.