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Open source vulnerabilities are set to increase in 2017, says Black Duck Software.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

This week in open source news, a study from Black Duck suggests the potential for open source malware is set to skyrocket in 2017, longtime...
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Open Compliance
The latest article in this series covers four common open source license compliance failures and how to avoid them.

4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong...
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LinuxCon China
LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen will be co-located June 19-20, 2017 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. Speaking proposals are being accepted through March 18. Submit your proposal now!

The Linux Foundation Brings 3 New Open Source Events to China

LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen will be held in China this year for the first time, The Linux Foundation announced this week. After the success...
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Linux can take some credit in Windows upping its gaming game.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchain's Importance Surges in 2017 & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially...
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JanusGraph
The Linux Foundation welcomes JanusGraph.

The Linux Foundation Welcomes JanusGraph

We’re pleased to kick off 2017 by announcing that JanusGraph, a scalable graph database project, is joining The Linux Foundation. The project is...
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Intro to DevOps
Join us on January 31, 2017 for the next webinar in our "Introduction to DevOps" series with John Willis.

How to Make the Most of the Free Intro to DevOps Course on edX

John Willis -- a leader in the DevOps movement -- is hosting a series of webinars to accompany the free Introduction to DevOps: Transforming and...
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Open-O webinar
Learn more about OPEN-O and rapidly evolving open orchestration landscape in the upcoming webinar on January 17, 2017 10:00a – 11:00a PST.

Why Open Source is Rising Up the Networking Stack in 2017

With 2016 behind us, we can reflect on a landmark year where open source migrated up the stack. As a result a new breed of open service orchestration...
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OpenStack Administration
This final tutorial in our series from The Linux Foundation’s Essentials of OpenStack Administration course covers how to install and configure DevStack.

Essentials of OpenStack Administration Part 6: Installing DevStack (Lab)

Start exploring Essentials of OpenStack Administration by downloading the free sample chapter today. DOWNLOAD NOW DevStack is a GitHub-based...
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Linus Torvalds
Dirk Hohndel interviews Linus Torvalds at ELC 2016.

Linus Torvalds, Guy Hoffman, and Imad Sousou to Speak at Embedded Linux Conference Next Month

Linux creator Linus Torvalds will speak at Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit again this year, along with renowned robotics expert Guy...
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OpenStack Administration
This final tutorial in our series from The Linux Foundation’s Essentials of OpenStack Administration course covers how to install and configure DevStack.

Essentials of OpenStack Administration Part 5: OpenStack Releases and Use Cases

Start exploring Essentials of OpenStack Administration by downloading the free sample chapter today. DOWNLOAD NOW OpenStack has come a long way since...
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