Your GoodTech press review for Tuesday May 21, 2024

Your GoodTech press review for Tuesday May 21, 2024
Your GoodTech press review for Tuesday May 21, 2024

What were the articles that caught the attention of the editorial staff last (long) weekend in the areas of open Source, AI and Linux? Summary and links to allow you to read these articles in full. This is our #GoodTech press review to start the week.

MacGénération: Winamp goes open Source… before it dies?

Llama Group announces that the Source code of the Winamp music player will be “open to developers around the world” on September 24. “This is an invitation to global collaboration,” explains the company formerly known as Radionomy, developers “will be able to bring their expertise, ideas and passion to evolve this iconic software. » It is also, and perhaps above all, the kiss of death.

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Journal du Net: Open Source, mentoring to make room for occasional contributions

The governance of development projects must take into account occasional contributions. A mentoring approach allows you to distance yourself from simple problem solving. (…) There are different levels of contribution and some people who do not wish to contribute full time, nevertheless wish to develop or enrich a functionality because they are among its users. They must be able to benefit from support in their specific path… In the same way that we must be able to support people who want to do it full time.

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CIO: 10 things to watch out for with open Source generative AI

Open Source generative AI models can be freely downloaded, used at scale without API call costs, and run securely behind enterprise firewalls. But don’t let your guard down. Because risks are indeed present.

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MacGénération: Apple abandons its free development program for students

Apple has closed its “iOS Developer University Program”, the development program reserved for schools and universities that provide programming courses on the iPhone. Launched in 2008, a few weeks after the more general programs, it had the particularity of being completely free. The Cupertino company now offers an exemption system for educational establishments.

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Datanews: Eset: ‘Linux also has botnets’

After fifteen years, the Ebury botnet is still in the news with more than 400,000 Linux servers infected. However, the group often goes unnoticed, according to security firm Eset. (…) After this first report, a new version of the malware was released, which was distributed at a rapid pace. ‘While at the time we had an overview of the botnet of some 40,000 servers, there are now more than 400,000,’ explains Mr. Léveillé. They were all attacked after stealing credentials, but also by breaking into hosting providers. This is how a whole series of servers can suddenly become infected, usually without the provider’s customers noticing.

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FR Android: Good news for Linux users: ARM PCs will be compatible

Linux users have had a hard time adapting to the arrival of Apple Silicon, but switching PCs to ARM architecture shouldn’t be a problem thanks to native support for Linux distributions on the Snapdragon Qualcomm.

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