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The Critical Role of Systems Thinking in Software Development

Software applications exist to serve practical human needs, but they inevitably accumulate undefined and defective behaviors as well. Because software flaws are often left undiscovered until some specific failure forces them to the surface, every software project ships with some degree of...
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Git 2.10 Version Control System Is a Massive Release with over 150 Changes

A new major release of the popular Git open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system has been announced. ...Git 2.10 includes hundreds of changes, ranging from improvements to basic commands and the implementation of new options, to fixes for some of the most annoying bugs...
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Open source
Open source is a development model; it is not, nor has it ever been, a business model.

What Are Open Source Products?

A lot has been written recently about open source products and services, namely the former doesn’t really exist and the latter is the exclusive way forward. As a self-proclaimed open source product expert, I have opinions and would like to share them. Firstly, the blending of enterprise software...
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Gene Kim (far right; pictured with John Willis and Patrick Debois) talks about why so many people are passionate about DevOps.

What is DevOps? Gene Kim Explains

Gene Kim is an author of the popular DevOps Novel, The Phoenix Project, and the upcoming DevOps Handbook, currently scheduled for release in October. He was formerly the founder and CTO of Tripwire, but these days you can find him writing books, organizing the DevOps Enterprise Summit, and working...
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Report: DOD Must Embrace Open-Source Software

The Defense Department increasingly relies on software for everything from weapons systems to accounting, but it is failing to capitalize on the power of open-source software, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security. In "Open Source Software and the Department of Defense...
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How Google Does Open Source

TORONTO — Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and...
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Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All

Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself?  Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago. But it is now on the table...
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Best Practices for Using Open Source in Your DevOps Toolchain

Last week, we hosted another episode of our Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) video podcast, featuring expert panelists discussing the benefits of using open source tools and how DevOps can mitigate risks in quality and security when incorporating open source into your application code, environments...
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Linux Rules the World. Where to Next?

On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development. At LinuxCon, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director, said "Linux has gone far beyond what anyone could have expected" and that it's been the "most successful...
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Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, speaking at LinuxCon North America in Toronto.

Linux at 25: Changing the World with Code

“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto. Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with a reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary...
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