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FSFE Summit
The FSFE Summit in September will focus on ways to encourage further adoption of Free Software in homes, companies, and public institutions.

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit. This 2016 event, besides being long overdue, also marks 15 years since the creation of the FSFE. Throughout its history, the FSFE has had its fair share of...
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Platform9 & ZeroStack Make OpenStack a Little More VMware-Friendly

Platform9 and ZeroStack are adding VMware high availability to their prefab cloud offerings, part of the ongoing effort to make OpenStack better accepted by enterprises. OpenStack is a platform, an archipelago of open source projects that help you run a cloud. But some assembly is required. Both...
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Putting Ops Back in DevOps

What Agile means to your typical operations staff member is, “More junk coming faster that I will get blamed for when it breaks.” There always is tension between development and operations when something goes south. Developers are sure the code worked on their machine; therefore, if it does not...
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5 Cool Unikernels Projects

Unikernels are poised to become the next big thing in microservices after Docker containers. Here’s a look at some of the cool things you can do with unikernels. First, though, here’s a quick primer on what unikernels are, for the uninitiated. Unikernels are similar to containers in that they let...
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Secure the Internet: Core Infrastructure Initiative's Aim

VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure. In the aftermath of the Heartbleed vulnerability's emergence in 2014, the Linux Foundation created the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII)to help prevent that...
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Linux Took Over the Web. Now, It’s Taking Over the World

ON AUGUST 25, 1991, a Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced a new project. “I’m doing a (free) operating system,” he wrote on an Internet messaging system, insisting this would just be a hobby. But it became something bigger. Much bigger. Today, that open source operating...
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Why Linux is Poised to Lead the Tech Boom in Africa

Certain emerging markets are advancing so quickly that they aren’t just speeding through the technology phases of developed countries. They’re skipping stages entirely — a phenomenon economists call “leapfrogging.” The most visible signs of leapfrogging are in consumer technologies, including the...
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Keep It Small: A Closer Look at Docker Image Sizing

A recent blog post, 10 things to avoid in docker containers, describes ten scenarios you should avoid when dealing with docker containers. However, recommendation #3 – Don’t create large images and the sentence “Don’t install unnecessary packages or run “updates” (yum update) that download files to...
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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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