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Watch the recorded keynotes and technical sessions from OS Summit and ELC Europe.

Watch Keynote Videos from OS Summit and ELC Europe 2017 Including a Conversation with Linus Torvalds

If you weren’t able to attend Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) Europe last week, don’t worry! We’ve recorded keynote presentations from both events and all the technical sessions from ELC Europe to share with you here. Check out the on-stage conversation with Linus Torvalds...
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Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS

With a one-day delay, the sixth Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Linux 4.14 LTS kernel arrived for public testers, announced by Linus Torvalds himself. The delay happened because Linus Torvalds had some Internet problems, and this made the Linux kernel 4.14 RC6 milestone a bit bigger than...
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The 2017 Linux Kernel Report illustrates the kernel development process and highlights the work of some of the dedicated developers creating the largest collaborative project in the history of computing.

2017 Linux Kernel Report Highlights Developers’ Roles and Accelerating Pace of Change

Roughly 15,600 developers from more than 1,400 companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since 2005, when the adoption of Git made detailed tracking possible, according to the 2017 Linux Kernel Development Report released at the Linux Kernel Summit in Prague. This report — co-authored by...
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Top 5 Linux Pain Points in 2017

As I discussed in my 2016 Open Source Yearbook article on troubleshooting tips for the 5 most common Linux issues, Linux installs and operates as expected for most users, but some inevitably run into problems. How have things changed over the past year in this regard? Once again, I posted the...
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Linus Torvalds Says Targeted Fuzzing Is Improving Linux Security

Announcing the fifth release candidate for the Linux kernel version 4.14, Linus Torvalds has revealed that fuzzing is producing a steady stream of security fixes. Fuzzing involves stress testing a system by generating random code to induce errors, which in turn may help identify potential security...
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Why Linux Works

The Linux community works, it turns out, because the Linux community isn’t too concerned about work, per se. As much as Linux has come to dominate many areas of corporate computing – from HPC to mobile to cloud – the engineers who write the Linux kernel tend to focus on the code itself, rather than...
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What the Data Says About How Linux Kernel Developers Collaborate

Many people consider themselves a Linux kernel developer first, an employee second. Even when they enjoy their current job and like their employer, most of them tend to look at the employment relationship as something temporary, whereas their identity as a kernel developer is viewed as more...
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Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Expected to Arrive Early Next Month, RC4 Ready for Testing

A day later than expected, the fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series has been announced earlier today by Linus Torvalds, who gives us an insight into the development cycle. According to Linus Torvalds, things are starting calming down for the development...
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Linking Commits to Reviews

In a talk in the refereed track of the 2017 Linux Plumbers Conference, Alexandre Courouble presented the email2git tool that links kernel commits to their review discussion on the mailing lists. Email2git is a plugin for cregit, which implements token-level history for a Git repository; we covered...
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Linux 4.14 'Getting Very Core New Functionality' Says Linus Torvalds

Memory management wonks, this release is for you. And also you Hyper-V admins. Linus Torvalds has unsentimentally loosed release candidate one of Linux 4.14 a day before the 26th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, and told penguinistas to expect a few big changes this time around. “This has...
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