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Role of a Linux Kernel Maintainer

At LinuxCon Japan a few weeks ago I gave a talk entitled, "Linux Kernel Maintainers, What they do and how you can help them." The video of the talk is now online here if you want to see what I said, and the full slides, and text of what I said can be found in the presentation's repository. If you have ever wondered why a maintainer of an open source project could be a bit grumpy about anything you have sent them, I strongly suggest you go read the notes I wrote for that talk, or the slides, which includes all speaker notes. Also, if you ever want to know what to do, in order to get your patches accepted, please go read the slides, I'm not going to repeat the information here. Well, with one exception. But first, it seems that this talk has kicked off a bunch of discussion. First off was Jake Edge's excellent summary of the talk on lwn.net, which kicked off a bunch of comments by people who didn't seem to have read the slides, or seen the talk, but it sparked a bunch of interest anyway, as everyone likes watching when people argue. Then Jon Corbet weighed in on the topic of mocking which...

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Brazilian Government Consultant Increases Knowledge with Linux Training Opportunities

Peter Senna Tschudin is both an authoritative teacher and an eager student. Working as a consultant implementing and developing free software for the Brazilian government, he’s required to have a vast knowledge of the technical intricacies of the Linux OS, including Kernel internals. Linux Foundation training has become Tschudin’s go-to resource for satisfying his insatiable desire to dive deep into the technology, which ultimately adds value to his clients. That’s why he’s a frequent training participant, an avid conference-goer, and an all-around fan of the Linux Foundation.

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Linux Scholarship Submissions Open, Expanded Enterprise Linux Training Available

Today we are launching the 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program. This is the second year we’ll award scholarships to attend Linux Foundation Linux training courses in what is now becoming an annual program.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Stories this Week

Microsoft, Red Hat, HP and Oracle all had big cloud announcements this week that highlight the growing trend toward enterprise cloud computing. Companies are shopping for hybrid clouds of public and private platforms and don't want to be caged into services from one specific vendor, creating a good market for open source cloud solutions.

Open Cloud RoundupMicrosoft to Run Linux on Azure, PCWorld
Microsoft’s latest moves to provide support for Linux on Azure has created an open platform for cloud development.

Red Hat Intros CloudForms Hybrid Management Platform, ZDNet
This new open platform for creating hybrid public and private clouds supports tools and applications from many different vendors.

HP Aims for Cloud Convergence, ServerWatch
HP, which has built its own cloud on OpenStack, is moving to a hybrid cloud service approach with CloudSystem. It joined Oracle this week in announcing a comprehensive cloud strategy.

Intel Says Open Source Fundamental to its Cloud Growth, TechEye
Intel's data center gorup manager Boyd Davis says Intel is committed to give all of its customers an open source solution to the cloud.

Four Advantages of Using PostgreSQL in the Cloud, IT Business Edge
A guide for enterprise users trying to select a cloud database. The open source Postgres database could be a good option.

 

OpenRelief Launches Open Source Disaster Relief Drone

We’ll never forget last year’s LinuxCon Japan conference, which took place shortly after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March. As the country still reeled from the disaster, LinuxCon presenters discussed how open source software could contribute to disaster relief.

One year later, a team of developers has returned to LinuxCon in Yokohama this week to announce OpenRelief, a new project aimed at building a low-cost, remote-controlled robotic plane to report damage in hard-to-reach, disaster stricken areas.

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