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Security fundamentals
This excerpt from the Security Fundamentals training course covers nmap -- another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network and services.

Linux Security Fundamentals Part 6: Introduction to nmap

Start exploring Linux Security Fundamentals by downloading the free sample chapter today. DOWNLOAD NOW In last week’s tutorial, we tried out tcpdump...
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OSLS 2017
"83 percent of women surveyed said they would definitely or probably recommend a tech career for their daughters," reports Darryl Taft in his article covering the "Diversity in OSS" talk at Open Source Leadership Summit. But there are still mountains to climb to achieve true diversity in the industry.

This Week in Open Source News: Diversity Talk at OSLS Reveals Minority Challenges in Tech, ONAP Project Announced & More

This week in open source and Linux news, a talk on diversity in tech sparked a pithy article for The New Stack via Darryl Taft, The Linux Foundation...
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speed development
Open Source Software has proven instrumental in speeding software development cycles.

Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage

There are many compelling reasons to use Open Source Software (OSS), all of which add up to a competitive advantage for the organization. Using OSS...
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MesosCon CFP
The MesosCon program committee is now seeking proposals from speakers with fresh ideas, enlightening case studies, best practices, or deep technical knowledge to share with the Apache Mesos community. Submit your proposal now!

5 Videos to Get You Pumped to Speak at MesosCon 2017

Last year, experts from Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot, and many other companies shared how they use Apache Mesos at MesosCon events in North...
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Compliance streamlined
Creating a streamlined program can help companies overcome challenges in establishing their open source compliance program.

Basic Rules to Streamline Open Source Compliance For Software Development

The following is adapted from The Linux Foundation’s e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Companies will almost...
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Mender team
Mender is an open source project to make it easier to deploy over-the-air (OTA) software updates for connected Linux devices (Internet of Things). Pictured here are CTO Eystein Stenberg, CEO Thomas Ryd, and Ralph Nguyen, head of community development at Mender.io.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Mender.io

IoT is largely transitioning from hype to implementation with the growth of smart and connected devices spanning across all industries including...
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Security fundamentals
This excerpt from the Security Fundamentals training course covers nmap -- another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network and services.

Linux Security Fundamentals Part 5: Introduction to tcpdump and wireshark

Start exploring Linux Security Fundamentals by downloading the free sample chapter today. DOWNLOAD NOW In this exercise, we learn about two of the...
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Jim Zemlin
Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin described how the role of the foundation is to create sustainable commercial ecosystems around open source projects in his talk at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017.

How The Linux Foundation is Advancing Next-Gen Internet Infrastructure

The breadth of the The Linux Foundation (affectionately known as The LF) is often overlooked due to its eponymous name. However, what may not be...
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Linus Torvalds
News from this week's Open Source Leadership Summit included the publication of a new Linux Foundation ebook, Renesas joining CIP project, and more!

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Training Provides Crucial Team Education, Open Source Leadership Summit News & More

This week in Linux and open source news, John Shewchuk explains why training programs like that of The Linux Foundation are key to educating...
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OSLS 2017
Walmart engineers Andrew Mitry and Megan Rossetti discussed the company’s approach to creating an open source culture at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017.

5 Tips on Enterprise Open Source Success From Capital One, Google, and Walmart

Some of the world’s largest and most successful companies gathered this week at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe to share best practices...
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