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Want to Work for a Cloud Company? Here's the Cream of the Crop

What do Asana, Greenhouse Software, WalkMe, Chef Software, and Sprout Social have in common? They’ve been deemed the very best privately held “cloud” companies to work for, according to new rankings compiled by Glassdoor and venture capital firm Battery Ventures. For “The 50 Highest Rated Private...
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Let's Encrypt
“We want every server on the Internet to have a certificate,” said Josh Aas, speaking about the Let’s Encrypt project at LinuxCon North America.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open...
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Open Source Drone Controller has an FPGA-Enhanced Brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 OcPoc drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems, describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on...
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Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel at LinuxCon 2016
Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux and Git, and Dirk Hohndel, chief open source officer at VMware, at LinuxCon 2016.

Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the...
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Red Hat Updates its Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Red Hat updated its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads.Red Hat Virtualization 4 includes both a high-performing hypervisor (Red Hat Virtualization Host) and a web-based virtualization resource manager (Red Hat...
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DIGIT games
Speedy application deployment, rollbacks, and scaling are important to DIGIT Game Studios.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a...
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Outreachy
The Outreachy program offers a paid three-month internship for women and other underrepresented groups to work on a free and open source software project.

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the...
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NGINX’s Plan to Create a $1 Billion Business from its Open Source Software

NGINX Inc. has a set an ambitious goal for itself: To become a $1 billion company within the next eight to 10 years. It will not be an easy task, especially given that its biggest competitor may be its own well-engineered open source software. For NGINX, the key to success will be to successfully...
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Google Fuchsia Eyes Non-Linux Things

Google’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that the platforms vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes,...
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Open Source 25-Core Chip can be Stringed into a 200,000-Core Computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite. The developers of the chip at Princeton University have in mind a 200,000-core computer crammed with 8,000 64-bit Piton chips. It won't happen anytime soon, but that's one possible usage scenario for Piton. The...
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