InformationWeek: Seeking Cost Efficiency in Public Cloud (Feb. 15th)

Users are urged to update to this maintenance release as soon as possible for better stability and reliability.

The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 7.4.4 as the fourth maintenance update to the latest LibreOffice 7.4 'Community' open-source, free, and cross-platform office suite.

Coming one month and three weeks after LibreOffice 7.4.3, the LibreOffice 7.4.4 point release brings even more bug fixes to make the LibreOffice 7.4 office suite series more stable and reliable for everyday use in offices or at home.

LibreOffice 7.4.4 includes a total of 114 fixes for bugs or other issues, which should improve document interoperability, as well as the core components of the LibreOffice office suite.

Open Source 2022 Wins And Losses
LinuxInsider, January 18th, 2023
In the face of economic headwinds and a worsening problem with code vulnerabilities, 2022 was still a successful year for open source and The Linux Foundation (LF).

Leadership and security in innovation chart the theme of the LF's year in review for open source. Contributors to LF's projects, and open source in general, comprise the largest distributed engineering workforce globally, according to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the LF.

The year in review boils down to one major factor: Did the LF's global impact on open source through innovation and better security move the needle? The 140-page report stockpiles facts and examples about the performance of open-source technology worldwide, along with countless examples of the vast organization's prominence.

The first post of this series on the software-related risks organizations are facing looked at vulnerabilities introduced in development. In this post we look at the risks of open source vulnerabilities.

Organizations are increasingly dependent on third-party software, including open source code, but current tools provide limited visibility and require a lot of manual work. To securely leverage third-party software at scale without losing speed to market for new software releases, organizations need a better set of tools to detect, prioritize and remediate risk automatically.

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