ANSSI, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France, has released the sources of CLIP OS, that aims to build a hardened, multi-level operating system, based on the Linux kernel and a lot of free and open source software. We are happy to hear that it is based on Gentoo Hardened!
Gentoo congratulates our GSoC participants (Sep 7, 2018)
Gentoo would like to congratulate Gibix and JSteward for finishing and passing Google’s Summer of Code for the 2018 calendar year. Gibix contributed by enhancing Rust (programming language) support within Gentoo. JSteward contributed by making a full Gentoo GNU/Linux distribution, managed by Portage, run on devices which use the original Android-customized kernel.
The final reports of their projects can be reviewed on their personal blogs:
Congratulations: Hanno Böck and co-authors win Pwnie! (Aug 12, 2018)
The award is for their work on the Return Of Bleichenbacher’s Oracle Threat or ROBOT vulnerability, which at the time of discovery affected such illustrious sites as Facebook and Paypal. Technical details can be found in the full paper published at the Cryptology ePrint Archive.
Gentoo booth at the FrOSCon, St. Augustin, Germany (Aug 12, 2018)
As last year, there will be a Gentoo booth again at the upcoming FrOSCon “Free and Open Source Conference” in St. Augustin near Bonn! Visitors can meet Gentoo developers to ask any question, get Gentoo swag, and prepare, configure, and compile their own Gentoo buttons.
The conference is 25th and 26th of August 2018, and there is no entry fee. See you there!
Github Gentoo organization hacked - resolved (Jun 28, 2018)
2018-07-04 14:00 UTC
We believe this incident is now resolved. Please see the incident report for details about the incident, its impact, and resolution.
2018-06-29 15:15 UTC
The community raised questions about the provenance of Gentoo packages. Gentoo development is performed on
hardware run by the Gentoo Infrastructure team (not
github). The Gentoo hardware was unaffected by this incident.
Users using the default Gentoo mirroring infrastructure should not be affected.
If you are still concerned about provenance or are unsure what solution you are using, please consult https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Portage/Repository_Verification. This will instruct you on how to verify your repository.
2018-06-29 06:45 UTC
gentoo GitHub organization remains temporarily locked down by GitHub
support, pending fixes to pull-request content.
For ongoing status, please see the Gentoo infra-status incident page.
For later followup, please see the Gentoo Wiki page for GitHub 2018-06-28. An incident post-mortem will follow on the wiki.
Gentoo accepted into Google Summer of Code 2018 (Feb 19, 2018)
Students who want to spend their summer having fun and writing code can do so now for Gentoo. Gentoo has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code.
The GSoC is an excellent opportunity for gaining real-world experience in software design and making one’s self known in the broader open source community. It also looks great on a resume.
Initial project ideas can be found here, although new projects ideas are welcome. For new projects time is of the essence: there is typically some idea-polishing which must occur before the March 27th deadline. Because of this it is strongly recommended that students refine new project ideas with a mentor before proposing the idea formally.
GSoC students are encouraged to begin discussing ideas in the #gentoo-soc IRC channel on the Freenode network.
FOSDEM is near (Jan 30, 2018)
Two more non-Gentoo related talks will be given by current Gentoo developers:
- Andreas K. Huettel (dilfridge ) – Perl in the Physics Lab
- Andrew Savchenko (bircoph ) – The Invisible Internet Project
If you attend don’t miss out on your opportunity to build the Gentoo web-of-trust by bringing a valid governmental ID, a printed key fingerprint, and various UIDs you want certified. See you at FOSDEM!
FOSDEM 2018 (Jan 3, 2018)
Our developers will be ready to candidly greet all open source enthusiasts at the Gentoo stand in building K. Visit this year’s wiki page to see which developer will be running the stand during the different visitation time slots. So far seven developers have specified their attendance, with most-likely more on the way!
Unlike past years, Gentoo will not be hosting a keysigning party, however participants are encouraged to exchange and verify OpenPGP key data to continue building the Gentoo Web of Trust. See the wiki article for more details.
Hardened Linux kernel sources removal (Aug 19, 2017)
As you may know the core of sys-kernel/hardened-sources has been the grsecurity patches. Recently the grsecurity developers have decided to limit access to these patches. As a result, the Gentoo Hardened team is unable to ensure a regular patching schedule and therefore the security of the users of these kernel sources. Thus, we will be masking hardened-sources on the 27th of August and will proceed to remove them from the main ebuild repository by the end of September. We recommend to use sys-kernel/gentoo-sources instead. Userspace hardening and support for SELinux will of course remain in the Gentoo ebuild repository. Please see the full news item for additional information and links.
Gentoo booth at the FrOSCon, St. Augustin, Germany (Aug 18, 2017)
Upcoming weekend, 19-20th August 2017, there will be a Gentoo booth again at the FrOSCon “Free and Open Source Conference” 12, in St. Augustin near Bonn! Visitors can see Gentoo live in action, get Gentoo swag, and prepare, configure, and compile their own Gentoo buttons. See you there!
Five Gentoo developers scheduled for talks at FOSDEM (Feb 2, 2017)
As FOSDEM 2017 approaches we are happy to announce there are a total of five Gentoo developers scheduled to give talks!
Developers and their talks include:
- Vladimir Smirnov (civil ) – Graphite@Scale or How to store millions metrics per second
- Andrew Savchenko (bircoph ) – Quantum computing and post-quantum cryptography
- Rafael Martins (rafaelmartins ) – Improving your virtualization development workflow with Lago
- Hanno Böck (hanno ) – Is the Linux Desktop less secure than Windows 10?
- Jason A. Donenfeld (zx2c4 ) – WireGuard: Next Generation Secure Kernel Network Tunnel
Only a few hours remain until the event kicks off. See you at FOSDEM!
Gentoo at FOSDEM 2017 (Jan 15, 2017)
In Memory of Jonathan “avenj” Portnoy (Aug 23, 2016)
The Gentoo project mourns the loss of Jonathan Portnoy, better known amongst us as Jon, or avenj.
Jon was an active member of the International Gentoo community, almost since its founding in 1999. He was still active until his last day.
His passing has struck us deeply and with disbelief. We all remember him as a vivid and enjoyable person, easy to reach out to and energetic in all his endeavors.
On behalf of the entire Gentoo Community, all over the world, we would like to convey our deepest sympathy for his family and friends. As per his wishes, the Gentoo Foundation has made a donation in his memory to the Perl Foundation.
Please join the community in remembering Jon on our forums.
Events: FrOSCon 11 (Aug 18, 2016)
This weekend, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg will host the Free and Open Source Software Conference, better known as FrOSCon. Gentoo will be present there on 20 and 21 August with a chance for you to meet devs and other users, grab merchandise, and compile your own Gentoo button badges.
See you there!
New Gentoo LiveDVD "Choice Edition" (May 27, 2016)
GSoC 2016: Five projects accepted (Apr 28, 2016)
We are excited to announce that 5 students have been selected to participate with Gentoo during the Google Summer of Code 2016!
You can follow our students’ progress on the gentoo-soc mailing list and
chat with us regarding our GSoC projects via IRC in
#gentoo-soc on freenode.
Congratulations to all the students. We look forward to their contributions!
Events: Gentoo Miniconf 2016 (Apr 28, 2016)
Gentoo Miniconf 2016 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic during the weekend of 8 and 9 October 2016. Like last time, is hosted together with the LinuxDays by the Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University.
Want to participate? The call for papers is open until 1 August 2016.
Gentoo accepted to GSoC 2016 (Feb 29, 2016)
Students are encouraged to start working now on their project proposals. You can peruse the list of ideas or come up with your own. In any case, it is highly recommended you talk to a mentor sooner rather than later. The official application period for student proposals starts on March 14th.
January Events: Gentoo at SCALE14x and FOSDEM 2016 (Jan 3, 2016)
The new year kicks off with two large events with Gentoo participation: The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE14x and FOSDEM 2016, both featuring a Gentoo booth.
Gentoo Package Repository now using Git (Aug 12, 2015)
Good things come to those who wait: The main Gentoo package repository (also known as the Portage tree or by its historic name gentoo-x86) is now based on Git.
Git changes & impact to Overlays hostnames (Apr 25, 2015)
Changes to the Gentoo Git hosting setup may require URL changes in your checkouts:
Repositories are now only available via
git.gentoo.org for authenticated users and
anongit.gentoo.org for read-only traffic.
Thank you for participating in Gentoo’s 2015 April Fools’ joke!
Now that April 1 has passed, we shed a tear as we say goodbye CGA Web™ but also to our website. Our previous website, that is, that has been with us for more than a decade.