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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:18:21 GMTToday'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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:30:27 GMT
It gives an overview (with relevant links) of recent significant changes in
Update: there is now a second part.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:26:39 GMTThe 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.Read more...