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Google thinks the public sector can do better than Microsoft’s ‘security failures’

Google is pouncing on Microsoft’s weathered enterprise security reputation by pitching its services to government institutions. Pointing to a recent report from the US Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) that found that Microsoft’s security woes are the result of the company “deprioritizing” enterprise security, Google says it can help.

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Linux distros ban ‘tainted’ AI-generated code — NetBSD and Gentoo lead the charge on forbidding AI-written code

Coming out of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community this week, we have a Gentoo Wiki post and an update to NetBSD’s commit guidelines that forbid or heavily restrict the usage of AI-generated code within these open-source Linux distributions. Considering how controversial AI is and how often it can turn around solutions that don’t quite work correctly (especially for programming tasks), there are plenty of practical reasons for applying these new policies.

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Linux Foundation Announces the Launch of the High Performance Software Foundation

Today, the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is excited to announce the launch of the High Performance Software Foundation (HPSF). Through a series of technical projects, HPSF aims to build, promote, and advance a portable core software stack for high performance computing (HPC) by increasing adoption, lowering barriers to contribution, and supporting development efforts.

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