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Kristaps Dzonsons on pledge(2)
Contributed by rueda on Sat Nov 26 03:28:17 2016 (GMT)
from the the joy of pledge(2) dept.

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.

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OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Nov 23 19:18:21 2016 (GMT)
from the puff to the iridium, baby dept.

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 ( 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.

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Ted Unangst on notable recent changes in OpenBSD
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Nov 24 00:30:27 2016 (GMT)
from the new-and-shiny dept.

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.

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l2k16 hackathon report: LibreSSL manuals now in mdoc(7)
Contributed by pitrh on Mon Nov 14 17:26:39 2016 (GMT)
from the all the crypted pages dept.

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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b2k16 hackathon report: Daniel Jakots on forward strides in python ports
Contributed by pitrh on Sat Nov 12 14:49:30 2016 (GMT)
from the puff and py slithering forward dept.

The next b2k16 hackathon report comes from Daniel Jakots, who writes:

This was my second hackathon (after p2k16). I was looking forward to it as I had a really great time in Nantes.

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OpenBSD funding request from interesting requester - InfoWorld Magazine
Contributed by pitrh on Sat Nov 12 11:17:22 2016 (GMT)
from the puffy goes mainstream dept.

New contributor doctrit writes,

An interesting news article title caught my attention and I was pleasantly surprised to find OpenBSD having a prominent place within the article's content. 8^)

- 4 open source initiatives that need your help

We (editors@) of course agree with the article author that our favorite operating system is worth supporting for all the goodness the project consistently produces.

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b2k16 hackathon report: Jeremy Evans on ports cleaning, progress on postgres, nginx, ruby and more
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Nov 8 23:27:19 2016 (GMT)
from the port me up before you go dept.

Your next b2k16 report comes form Jeremy Evans, who writes:

I started off b2k16 by channeling tedu@, and removing a lot of ports, including lang/ruby/2.0, lang/io, convertors/ruby-json, databases/dbic++, databases/ruby-swift, databases/ruby-jdbc-*, x11/ruby-profiligacy, and mail/ruby-mailfactory.

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b2k16 hackathon report: Landry Breuil on various ports progress
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Nov 8 21:07:11 2016 (GMT)
from the port the goulasch, puffy dept.

Our next b2k16 report comes from Landry Breuil, who writes:

6 years after my last visit to Budapest.. it's been a while, but the basics of a port hackathon there didn't change:

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b2k16 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on GNOME's path forward, various ports progress
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Nov 8 23:32:24 2016 (GMT)
from the first-frog-flying-from-france dept.

The first report from the b2k16 hackathon comes from Antoine Jacoutot, who writes:

I was so happy to go back to Budapest for a hackathon. I've been there more times than I can count and it's an awesome city made even more awesome thanks to our host robert@ !

I arrived late the eve of the event along with other flying frogs (espie@, landry@, danj@). We were immediately brought to a Pub to drink an unreasonnable amount of Dreher... fuel up for next day!

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