Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Software Freedom Conservancy donations are being matched again!

Donations to Software Freedom Conservancy, the charity that acts as the legal home for QEMU and many other popular open source projects that don't run their own foundations or charities, are being matched again this year. That means your donation is doubled thanks to a group of donors who have pledged to match donations.

Software Freedom Conservancy helps projects with the details of running an open source project (legal advice, handling expenses, organizing conferences, etc) as well as taking a leading position on open source licensing and enforcement. Their work is not-for-profit and in the interest of the entire open source community.

If you want more projects like QEMU, Git, Samba, Inkscape, and Selenium to succeed as healthy open source communities, then donating to Software Freedom Conservancy is a good way to help.

Find out about becoming a Supporter here.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

QEMU Advent Calendar 2018 is coming!

QEMU Advent Calendar is running again this year. Each day from December 1st through 24th a surprise QEMU disk image will be released for your entertainment.

Check out the website on December 1st for the first disk image:

https://www.qemu-advent-calendar.org/2018/

Thomas Huth is organizing QEMU Advent Calendar 2018 with the help of others from the QEMU community. If you want to contribute a disk image, take a look at the call for images email.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Video and slides available for "Security in QEMU"

I gave a talk about security in QEMU at KVM Forum 2018. It covers the architecture of QEMU and focusses on the attack surfaces that are exposed to guests. I hope it will be useful to anyone auditing or writing device emulation code. It also describes the key design principles for isolating the QEMU process and limiting the damage that can be done if a guest escapes.

The video of the talk is now available:

The slides are available here (PDF).