Articles by Zack Brown

linux

Good Lockdown vs. Bad

There’s an ongoing series of skirmishes between corporations who want to sellproducts that users don’t fully control and the kernel developers who wantusers to be the highest authority. Sometimes these skirmishes manifest inthe form of security patches…

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Extending Landlocked Processes

Mickaël Salaün posted a patch to improve communication between landlocked processes. Landlock is a security module that creates an isolated “sandbox”where a process is prevented from interacting with the rest of the system,even if that process itself i…

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A Git Origin Story

A look at Linux kernel developers’ variousrevision control solutions through the years, Linus Torvalds’ decision to useBitKeeper and the controversy that followed, and how Git came to be created.