Links 18-04-17



  • MacOS Monitoring the Open Source Way – interesting read about how Dropbox security team monitor the employee laptops to catch malware, using osquery for snapshots, Santa for real-time process events, and OpenBSM/Audit for real-time syscall monitoring.

  • Rspamd – has been started to handle mail flows that has grown over the last decade by more than ten times. From the very beginning of the project, Rspamd was oriented on highly loaded mail systems with development focus on performance and scan speed. Rspamd is written in plain C language and it uses a number of techniques to run fast especially on the modern hardware. On the other hand, it is possible to run Rspamd even on an embedded device with a very constrained environment.

  • Zulip – is a powerful, open source group chat application that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations. Zulip is used by open source projects, Fortune 500 companies, large standards bodies, and others who need a real-time chat system that allows users to easily process hundreds or thousands of messages a day. With over 300 contributors merging over 500 commits a month, Zulip is also the largest and fastest growing open source group chat project.


  • Leonard Lin on Uses This – A collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done.

  • Find the Linux distribution that’s best for you – The landscape of Linux is vast and varied. And, if you’re considering migrating to the open source platform or just thinking about trying a new distribution, you’ll find a world of possibilities. If you’re brand new to Linux, check out this list of distributions that work right out of the box.

  • Awesome macOS open source applications – This list contains both native and cross-platform apps. The main goal of this repository is to find open source and free apps and start contributing. Check it out.

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