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Tracing Memory Leaks in the NFC Digital Protocol Stack

By Thierry Escande, Senior Software Engineer at Collabora. Kmemleak (Kernel Memory Leak Detector) allows you to track possible memory leaks inside the Linux kernel. Basically, it tracks dynamically allocated memory blocks in the kernel and reports those without any reference left and that are...
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Node.js 8 Moves into Long-Term Support and Node.js 9 Becomes the New Current Release Line

We are super excited to announce that later today Node.js 8 will be ready for production as it transfers into the de facto Long-Term Support release line opening it up to a larger user base that demands stability and security (Node.js 8.9.0 is the first official Node.js 8 release to hit LTS status...
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Should You Open Source Your Product? That’s the Wrong Question

I often get called in to help companies make decisions about their open source strategy. They want to release key parts of their software as open source, but they need some help figuring out the best way to make it happen. I always ask them the same question: Why? Why are you planning to open any...
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How to Manage Casual Contributors to Open Source Projects

Increasingly, people want to contribute to projects casually—when they want to, rather than adhering to a schedule. This is part of a broader trend of "episodic volunteering" noted by a wide range of volunteer organizations and governments. This has been attributed not only to changes in the...
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Top 5 Linux Pain Points in 2017

As I discussed in my 2016 Open Source Yearbook article on troubleshooting tips for the 5 most common Linux issues, Linux installs and operates as expected for most users, but some inevitably run into problems. How have things changed over the past year in this regard? Once again, I posted the...
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Canonical on Path to IPO as Ubuntu Unity Linux Desktop Gets Ditched

In October 2010, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu open-source operating system and CEO of Canonical, announced his grand plan to build a converged Linux desktop that would work on mobile devices, desktops and even TVs. He called the effort "Unity" and poured significant financial resources...
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How to Define a Metrics Strategy for Your Community

In my experience, metrics serve three main functions: to increase awareness, to lead change, and to motivate. Awareness helps you understand where you are in relation to specific policies and goals. For example, if you don't know how many project contributions were made by under-represented...
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Why Linux Works

The Linux community works, it turns out, because the Linux community isn’t too concerned about work, per se. As much as Linux has come to dominate many areas of corporate computing – from HPC to mobile to cloud – the engineers who write the Linux kernel tend to focus on the code itself, rather than...
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Chasing Grace: A New Documentary Series about Women in Tech

After hearing several women in tech, smart women with bright futures, talk about leaving their jobs, Jennifer Cloer, Founder/Lead Consultant, reTHINKitPR, decided to launch the “Chasing Grace Project,” a six-episode documentary series about women in tech. The trailer debuted at the recent Linux...
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Three Steps to Gaining Influence in an Open Source Project as a New Enterprise Contributor

First, let’s talk a little about why you want to gain influence in open source projects in the first place. There are three different tiers of value that individuals and organizations get from open source code. Take it and use it. (Great value.) It’s free, right? And there’s great value in that...
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