How to use Yubikey or any GPG smartcard in Thunderbird 78

Thunderbird is the free and open source email client by Mozilla Foundation. I have been using it for some years now. Till now the Thunderbird users had to use an extension Enigmail to use GnuPG. Thunderbird 78 now uses a different implementation of OpenPGP called RNP. Since RNP library still…

Using Mailvelope with Yubikey in Linux

Mailvelope is an extension on web browsers to send end to end encrypted emails. This is a good option available to the users to send end to end encrypted without changing the email service they use. It is licensed under AGPL v3, making it Free and Open Source software. The…

PyLadies India embarked its journey

PyLadies India embarked its journey 20th June 2020 marked a new beginning for PyLadies in India. We had our first meetup. I started my journey with PyLadies in 2016 as an organizer of PyLadies Pune. It began with a personal itch of the lawyer who wanted to learn Python. I…

Software Licenses : Legalese to English

When I was doing a licensing survey in the Fedora ecosystem. I asked a few developers, "What is license according to them?" I got some interesting answers: "I do not care about the license; it bores me." - a super senior developer says this. (not a…

PyLadies India June meetup

We, PyLadies, have started our journey for quite a sometime now. Every year since 2016, we are growing in numbers and chapters. Currently, we have eight active chapters and counting. The COVID pandemic has somehow stopped our course of having physical meetups. But on a brighter note, the situation has…

Difference between chcon and semanage

SELinux Security Enhanced Linux, SELinux is the discretionary access control in the Linux distribution. This extra layer of security keeps the user's data safe in the system. SELinux context contains additional information, labels attached to each process, and files to determine the SELinux policy. The extra details about user, role,…

Gnome wins the battle against the patent troll

The Gnome Foundation settled the dispute with Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPIL), RPIL agrees not to sue Gnome further for any intellectual property infringement. RPIL also signed to an undertaking to that effect. In the last week of September 2019, Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPIL) filed a lawsuit against the Gnome Foundation.…