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Kristaps Dzonsons on pledge(2)

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 03:28:17 GMT

Kristaps Dzonsons, of mandoc and acme-client (and more) fame, has written a detailed article entitled "why pledge(2) …or, how I learned to love web application sandboxing".

The tl;dr section starts:

For practical web applications, pledge(2) presents the best compromise of development simplicity and security coverage. This alone gives BCHS applications even more of a boost beyond the many other advantages of programming on OpenBSD.

The article discusses the advantages of pledge(2) over other sandboxing systems.




OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:18:21 GMT

Today's big news comes from the OpenBSD Foundation, via director Ken Westerback. The official word from the foundation is:

The OpenBSD Foundation is excited to announce that it has received its largest ever donation. Smartisan (http://www.smartisan.com) has become our first Iridium level donor with a donation of CDN$280,000.00.

Smartisan has donated tickets sales from its new product launch events to the open source community since 2014. In 2016 alone, over 10,000 developers and tech-enthusiasts attended its events. This year Smartisan chose to donate the proceeds to the OpenBSD Foundation.

We thank Smartisan for its very generous support! This donation will no doubt fund many exciting projects in the next few years.

Here at Undeadly we join the Foundation in thanking the good people at Smartisan for their generous contribution.

And if you, dear reader want to make a similar contribution (all sizes acceptable), please head on over to the Foundation's Donations page.




Ted Unangst on notable recent changes in OpenBSD

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:30:27 GMT

Ted Unangst (tedu@) has written a flak entry entitled "openbsd changes of note".

It gives an overview (with relevant links) of recent significant changes in -current.

Update: there is now a second part.




l2k16 hackathon report: LibreSSL manuals now in mdoc(7)

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:26:39 GMT

The first report out of the just completed l2k16 (LibreSSL focused) hackathon comes from Ingo Schwarze, who writes:

Hackathons are great for starting or finishing tasks. This time, for me, finishing it was.
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