News Category: Open Source Practices

The Top 5 Linux and Open-Source Stories of 2018

Last year was among the best of times for Linux and open-source. It was also the worst of years. The top five Linux and open-source stories tell it all. SPECTRE/MELTDOWN First, last January there were a lot of exhausted and angry Linux kernel developers. That's because a fundamental chip design...
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Tech Ethics New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Build Software You Will Regret

At The New Stack, we talk a lot about avoiding technical debt, but what about the ethical debt? Let’s begin by attempting to define just what ethical technical delivery even is. Black Pepper Software’s Sam Warner at the Good Tech Conf — a conference which focused on technology for social good —...
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Open Source Compliance
This fully updated ebook provides detailed information on issues related to the licensing, development, and reuse of open source software.

New Ebook Offers Comprehensive Guide to Open Source Compliance

The Linux Foundation has released the second edition of Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, which offers organizations a practical guide to using open source code and participating in open source communities while complying with both the spirit and the letter of open source...
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Open Source's Evolution in Cloud-Native DevOps

Open source tools continue to serve as the underlying cornerstone of cloud native DevOps patterns and practices — while they also continue to change and evolve. Cloud native’s origins, of course, trace back to when Amazon and then Microsoft began to offer so-called cloud platforms, allowing...
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The Case for Data-Driven Open Source Development

The lack of standardized metrics, datasets, methodologies and tools for extracting insights from Open Source projects is real. Open Source Metrics That Actually Matter Let’s take a look at the first part of the problem: the metrics. OSS Project stakeholders simply don’t have the data to make...
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Living Open Source in Zambia

In a previous article I've announced my sponsorship project, where I offered to help a motivated young Linux Professional getting certified. I found an ideal candidate, and he has taken the RHCSA exam, and now we're ready to take the next step. Santos Chibenga from Zambia is so engaged in the local...
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Nithya Ruff
Nithya Ruff talks with Swapnil Bhartiya about Comcast’s contributions to open source and more.

Nithya Ruff on Open Source Contributions Beyond Code

Sometimes when we think about open source, we focus on the code and forget that there are other equally important ways to contribute. Nithya Ruff, Senior Director, Open Source Practice at Comcast, knows that contributions can come in many forms. “Contribution can come in the form of code or in the...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Contributing to Open Source Projects

The practice of building and maintaining open source software works because people from all over the world, of all abilities and backgrounds, form communities to support the projects they care about. It’s not difficult to support the open source projects you use every day, and the efforts you make...
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Kubernetes
The Non-Code Contributor’s Guide aims to make it easy for anyone to contribute to the Kubernetes project in a way that makes sense for them.

Introducing the Non-Code Contributor’s Guide

It was May 2018 in Copenhagen, and the Kubernetes community was enjoying the contributor summit at KubeCon/CloudNativeCon, complete with the first run of the New Contributor Workshop. As a time of tremendous collaboration between contributors, the topics covered ranged from signing the CLA to deep...
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Uber Joins the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member

“Uber has been influential in the open source community for years, and we’re very excited to welcome them as a Gold member at the Linux Foundation,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation. “Uber truly understands the power of open source and community collaboration, and I am...
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