BeagleWire, GitHub DDoS Attack, Open Source Bonus Winners and More
News briefs for March 2, 2018.
A Crowd Supply campaign has launched for BeagleWire, the fully open ICE40 FPGA BeagleBone Cape: "unlike most FPGA dev boards, the BeagleWire's hardware, software, and FPGA toolchain are completely open source." The BeagleWire is available through April 12, 2018 and is $85.
Google announced the first round of 2018's Open Source Bonus winners yesterday: "Twice a year Googlers nominate open source contributors outside of the company for their contributions to open source projects, including those used by Google." See the full list here.
Ars Technica reports that attackers are using rTorrent to install currency-mining software on computers running UNIX-like systems. The attackers have generated nearly $4000 so far.
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was released yesterday. The update includes "security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS". See the release announcement for more info and links to downloads.