Restricting the privileges of Linux services and reducing the actor vector has always been challenging. You need to adapt your software or start looking for a sandbox program or a manager that handles this for you. And at this moment you should look at systemd. systemd is a suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system. It provides a system and service manager that runs as PID 1 and starts the rest of the system.
November is a busy month. But if you get the chance, there are three days that you should definitely spend in Berlin and more importantly at two very specific events: ConfigManagement Camp and DevOpsDays! ConfigManagement Camp is a conference for everyone interested in Open Source configuration management. 2016 is the first year that ConfigManagement Camp leaves Gent for a one day single track event in Berlin. And if you’re here for ConfigManagement Camp on the 15th of November, you should definitely stay for DevOps Days on the 16th and 17th of November.
It’s DevOps Days! On top of that, it’s ConfigManagementCamp in Berlin. We would like to take this occasion to celebrate these two conference that aim at the same thing Endocode does – to bring together development and operations. To welcome the swell of great people that this sweeps into our city, we are happy to announce the next meetup on the 14th of November. Our topic will be “Changes in the world of DevOps”.
Now that slowly everyone is getting back from their vacations, our calendars are filling up again. And here is another date you shouldn’t miss: The InSpec 1.0 release party at the next Chef Meetup Berlin at Endocode HQ on the 27th of September. Chef will officially launch InSpec 1.0 on the 26th of September, and this meetup will celebrate the release with some live demos and real-life implementation examples. InSpec is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human- and machine-readable language for specifying compliance, security and policy requirements.
If your plans for the weekend aren’t set yet, how about you join us and the free software community for the first FSFE Summit at the bcc in Berlin? The FSFE Summit is a joint event together with QtCon of the Qt community, KDE Akademy and the VideoLAN community. The Free Software Foundation Europe is working with policy makers and public bodies in Europe to enhance the rights of Free Software users and developers and to abolish barriers to Free Software.