Nextcloud 14 at the Nextcloud Conference 2018

Nextcloud 14 has been announced and brings many features for professional use in a commercial environment. Here are my favourites from the keynote.

Steam Play, Valve Proton and Wine - running Windows titles on Linux

Valve has published new beta version of its desktop client for Linux. The most notable improvement is the support of Proton, a Wine distribution with some patches on top. This allows to launch a number of Windows exclusive games to launch under Linux.

The Commons Clause and Redis

Redis has added the Commons Clause to some of its enterprise modules, which were licensed solely under the terms of the AGPL license. The Commons Clause is added on top of the current license and takes away the right to make any money from the software it covers, including consulting and hosting.


DNS is used to resolve the name of a website to its IP-address, which can then be used to retrieve the actual content from the server. Plain DNS queries are unencrypted and can be read as well as modified by any party between you and your DNS server. DNS over HTTPS is using TLS to achieve confidentiality and integrity. The technique behind traditional DNS and DNS over HTTPS is explaind by Mozilla in an article.

Android 9 "Pie" has been released

Google published the latest version of it's mobile operating system. Android 9 Pie has been pushed to the AOSP repository and has already started rolling out to the first phones.