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This is the official blog of The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration. We write about industry trends, best practices in open source, and Linux Foundation initiatives. Our goal is to make users of open source successful in their organization and their career through education, collaboration and networking.

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KubeCon
Lots of exciting announcements at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen. Sean Michael Kerner's reporting this week will keep you in the know.

This Week in Open Source News: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Facebook to Open Source AI tools & More

This week in open source and Linux news, an update on all the happenings this week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, Facebook announces plan to...
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Open Mainframe Project
To learn more about open source and mainframe, join us May 15 at 1:00 pm ET for a webinar led by Open Mainframe Project members Steven Dickens of IBM, Len Santalucia of Vicom Infinity, and Mike Riggs of The Supreme Court of Virginia.

How Open Source Is Powering the Modern Mainframe

When I mention the word “mainframe” to someone, the natural response is colored by a view of an architecture of days gone by -- perhaps even invoking...
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Mark Hinkle
Node.js Foundation Executive Director Mark Hinkle shares his insights into what's coming up for the platform this year.

This Week in Open Source News: What's Ahead for Node.js, Chrome OS Terminal App Feat. Linux Support & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, Mark Hinkle of Node.js Foundation shares what he's excited for in regards to the platform this year and...
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open source jobs
Interest in hiring open source professionals is on the rise. Take the new open source jobs survey from Dice and The Linux Foundation to make your voice heard.

Take the Open Source Job Survey from Dice and The Linux Foundation

Interest in hiring open source professionals is on the rise, with more companies than ever looking for full-time hires with open source skills and...
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bug bounty
Hyperledger now has a public bug tracker and a bounty program.

This Week in Open Source News: Hyperledger Bug Bounty Program, The Linux Foundation's Networking Harmonization Initiative & More

This week in Linux and open source news, Arpit Joshipura sheds light on the networking harmonization initiative, Hyperledger opens the doors of its...
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mesh
Shifting to microservices does not by itself eliminate complexity, says Andrew Jenkins of Aspen Mesh.

Making the Most Out of Microservices with Service Mesh

In this article, we talk with Andrew Jenkins, Lead Architect at Aspen Mesh, about moving from monolithic apps to microservices and cut through some...
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Feral Interactive aims to improve its Linux game performance with a new open source tool.

This Week in Open Source News: OpenContrail Moves to The Linux Foundation, Enhanced Performance For Linux Games & More

This week in Linux and open source news, OpenContrail SDN becomes Tungsten Fabric, a new open source tool aims to improve the Linux gaming experience...
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Jack Wallen has reviewed many different Linux distributions over the years in order to make your life easier. Check out his picks for a distro to suit your needs.

Best Linux Distributions: Find One That's Right for You

The landscape of Linux is vast and varied.  And, if you’re considering migrating to the open source platform or just thinking about trying a new...
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ONS NA 2018
Sean Buckly of FierceTelecom surveys the dominant themes at ONS North America 2018 last week.

This Week in Open Source News: Dominating Themes at ONS, OpenContrail Evolves into Tungsten Fabric & More

This week in Linux and open source news, Juniper Network's OpenContrail is rebranded as a Linux Foundation project, the FierceTelecom Senior Editor...
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Linux kernel
The Linux Foundation will provide Linux maintainers with a free digital token to help improve the security of their PGP keys. Learn more.

Nitrokey Digital Tokens for Linux Kernel Developers

The Linux Foundation IT team has been working to improve the code integrity of git repositories hosted at kernel.org by promoting the use of PGP-...
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