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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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What To Do When People Start Hacking Your Culture

I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be...
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CORD Partners with xRAN to Bring SDN to the RAN

The Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source project is partnering with the xRAN Foundation. The two groups plan to work on a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture. Apparently, the xRAN Foundation is a new standards group that was formed in...
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Memory Error Detection Using GCC

GCC has a rich set of features designed to help detect many kinds of programming errors. Of particular interest are those that corrupt the memory of a running program and, in some cases, makes it vulnerable to security threats. Since 2006, GCC has provided a solution to detect and prevent a subset...
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Understanding Cloud-Based Firewalls

There are cloud firewalls and there are cloud firewalls. While the underlying technology may be the same, there really are two types of products and use cases: One aims to protect the organization's network and users, while the other protects cloud infrastructure and servers. Let's contemplate the...
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Workstation Security Checklist
In this new blog series, we’ll lay out a set of baseline recommendations for Linux workstation security to help systems administrators avoid the most glaring security errors without too much inconvenience.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. DOWNLOAD NOW If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they...
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John Hawley
John “Warthog” Hawley, Intel’s evangelist for the MinnowBoard SBC, surveyed key open hardware trends at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers. At the Embedded Linux...
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The Logical Happens: Open-O Merges with ECOMP

We’ve noted in the past that two Linux Foundation open source projects seemed to be working on similar things: The Open-O project and open source ECOMP. Today, the Linux Foundation announced that the two groups are merging. The new name for the combined group is the Open Network Automation Platform...
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