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PPI
Powering Potential Inc. provides schools in Tanzania with solar-powered computers. (Image courtesy of PPI.)

Using Open Source to Empower Students in Tanzania

Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) aims to enhance education opportunities for students in Tanzania with the help of the Raspberry Pi and open source technology. “I believe technology is a vital part of the modern human experience. It enlightens. It ties us together. It broadens our horizons and...
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Alex Rukletsov
Alex Rukletsov of Mesosphere explains Mesos role quotas, which reserve resources for one or more frameworks in a cluster.

Using Mesos Quotas to Control Resource Allocation

Did you know that Apache Mesos supports quotas? It has since version 0.27. In an ideal world, we could fine-tune quotas to manage resources for maximum efficiency, reining in hogs and making sure that services get what they need without going overboard. In the real world, it's a little more...
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Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: 'The Sky Isn't Falling'

Yes, SHA-1 has been cracked, but that doesn't mean your code in Git repositories is in any real danger of being hacked. The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is "...
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EFF: Half of Web Traffic is Now Encrypted

Half of the web’s traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week. The rights organization noted the milestone was attributable to a number of efforts, including recent moves from major tech companies to implement HTTPS on their own properties. Over the years,...
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Tying Together the Many Open Source Projects in Networking

The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) is driven more by iterative code releases than by heavyweight up-front standardization efforts. There are a lot of pieces to the ongoing network transformation going up and down the stack. There's the shift away from proprietary...
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Container-Friendly Alpine Linux May Get Java Port

Alpine Linux, a security-focused lightweight distribution of the platform, may get its own Java port. Alpine is popular with the Docker container developers, so a Java port could pave the way to making Java containers very small. A proposal floated this week on an OpenJDK mailing list calls for...
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“I Am A Mainframer” Interview Series: IBM

In our second conversation of our “I Am A Mainframer” interview series, Jeffrey Frey talks with Emily K. Hugenbruch, OpenStack Cloud Enablement Engineer, z/VM and Software Engineer at IBM about the OpenStack Newton release and her overall career experience as a woman working in the mainframe space...
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Takeaways from the Open Source Leadership Summit: Mainstream Open Source, Security, Policy, and Business Models

By Melissa Smolensky The 2017 Open Source Leadership Summit, put on by the Linux Foundation, brought together leaders from the open source community in Lake Tahoe last week to discuss timely open source topics. The topics that came up most throughout the conference included: open source becoming...
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Kids on Computers
For success in open source, find your community and connect with them on a regular basis, says Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers.

Engineer Finds Passion and Community With Kids On Computers

If you love technology, you can find a space for yourself and connect with others around mutual interests, according to Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers (KoC), a nonprofit that sets up computer labs using donated hardware and open source software in areas where kids have no other access...
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OpenStack Sets its Sights on the Next Generation of Private Clouds

Today, the OpenStack Foundation is launching the latest version of its platform that allows enterprises to run an AWS-like cloud computing platform in their data centers. Ocata, as the 15th release of OpenStack is called, arrives after only a four-month release cycle, which is a bit faster than its...
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