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Unsafe at Any Clock Speed: Linux Kernel Security Needs a Rethink

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total...
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IoT boards
Intel's IoT-oriented Intel Joule module runs on the latest, 14nm “Broxton-M” Atom SoCs and is supported by the Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux.

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based...
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Stephen O'Grady
Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use, said Stephen O’Grady at ApacheCon North America in May.

Open Source Projects Must Work Together to Survive

Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use. That message was at the heart of the cautionary tale told by Stephen O’Grady in his keynote at this year’s ApacheCon North America in May. O’Grady,...
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Swapnil Bhartiya looks at some of the advantages of using Fedora 24 as a DevOps tool.

Fedora 24 -- The Best Distro for DevOps?

“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” Winston Churchill. If you have been to any DevOps-focused conferences -- whether it’s OpenStack Summit or DockerCon -- you will see a sea of MacBooks. Thanks to its UNIX base, availability of Terminal app and Homebrew, Apple hardware is extremely...
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Use Models to Measure Cloud Performance

With good modeling, you can have a clear view of what is going on with your cloud deployment even though you don’t have control of the underlying systems. When I was young, I made three plastic models. One was of a car—a '57 Chevy.  Another was of a plane—a Spitfire. And a third was of the Darth...
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Strategies for Running Stateful Applications in Kubernetes: Volumes

One of the key challenges in running containerized workloads is dealing with persistence. Unlike virtual machines that offer durable and persistent storage, containers come with ephemeral storage. Right from its inception, Dockerencouraged the design of stateless services. Persistence and...
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GitHub Open-Sources Internal Load-Balancing Software

GitHub will release as open source the GitHub Load Balancer (GLB), its internally developed load balancer. GLB was originally built to accommodate GitHub’s need to serve billions of HTTP, Git, and SSH connections daily. Now the company will release components of GLB via open source, and it will...
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Blockchain Just Made Some New Friends in Congress

Meet the Blockchain Caucus. Boy, has blockchain become respectable. It wasn’t long ago that the face of the technology, which powers the crypto-currency bitcoin, was libertarians and drug dealers. Today, it’s the banking industry and members of Congress. On Monday, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Co) and Rep...
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Rich Bowen OpenStack
Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in his talk at LinuxCon North America.

Exactly What Is OpenStack? Red Hat's Rich Bowen Explains

You've probably heard of OpenStack. It's in the tech news a lot, and it's an important open source project. But what exactly is it, and what is it for? Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in...
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ONOS Hummingbird SDN Release Touts Core Control Function Improvements

ON.Lab’s ONOS Project noted its eighth SDN platform release expands southbound and northbound protocol, legacy device support. The telecommunications market’s choice of software-defined networking platforms continues to blossom, with the Open Networking Laboratory’s Open Network Operating System...
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