Saturday, 16 March 2013

UK Government suggesting the use of FLOSS for some projects.

Seen on Slashdot

UK Government appearing to suggest a preference for developers that they should use open source where feasible for future UK Government projects for "Digital by Default" deliveries to UK Government and citizens.

This _is_ a beta version, but it is interesting to see this.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Kali Linux - Debian derivative for penetration testing/security

New Debian-based security distribution.  The company behind BackTrack (Offensive Security) have just launched Kali Linux which will be tightly coupled to Debian and use Debian security updates, for example.

See also: and Raphael Hertzog's more informative post on Planet Debian.