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Putting Ops Back in DevOps

What Agile means to your typical operations staff member is, “More junk coming faster that I will get blamed for when it breaks.” There always is tension between development and operations when something goes south. Developers are sure the code worked on their machine; therefore, if it does not...
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Secure the Internet: Core Infrastructure Initiative's Aim

VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure. In the aftermath of the Heartbleed vulnerability's emergence in 2014, the Linux Foundation created the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII)to help prevent that...
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Why Linux is Poised to Lead the Tech Boom in Africa

Certain emerging markets are advancing so quickly that they aren’t just speeding through the technology phases of developed countries. They’re skipping stages entirely — a phenomenon economists call “leapfrogging.” The most visible signs of leapfrogging are in consumer technologies, including the...
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Keep It Small: A Closer Look at Docker Image Sizing

A recent blog post, 10 things to avoid in docker containers, describes ten scenarios you should avoid when dealing with docker containers. However, recommendation #3 – Don’t create large images and the sentence “Don’t install unnecessary packages or run “updates” (yum update) that download files to...
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Want to Work for a Cloud Company? Here's the Cream of the Crop

What do Asana, Greenhouse Software, WalkMe, Chef Software, and Sprout Social have in common? They’ve been deemed the very best privately held “cloud” companies to work for, according to new rankings compiled by Glassdoor and venture capital firm Battery Ventures. For “The 50 Highest Rated Private...
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Let's Encrypt
“We want every server on the Internet to have a certificate,” said Josh Aas, speaking about the Let’s Encrypt project at LinuxCon North America.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open...
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Open Source Drone Controller has an FPGA-Enhanced Brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 OcPoc drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems, describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on...
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Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel at LinuxCon 2016
Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux and Git, and Dirk Hohndel, chief open source officer at VMware, at LinuxCon 2016.

Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the...
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LinuxCon: Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands

Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the CNCF details what his organization is now doing.   Read more at Datamation.
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Red Hat Updates its Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Red Hat updated its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads.Red Hat Virtualization 4 includes both a high-performing hypervisor (Red Hat Virtualization Host) and a web-based virtualization resource manager (Red Hat...
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