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Researchers Reveal SDN Security Vulnerability, Propose Solution

Three Italian researchers have published a paper highlighting a security vulnerability in software-defined networking (SDN) that isn't intrinsic to legacy networks. It's not a showstopper, though, and they propose a solution to protect against it. "It" is a new attack they call Know Your Enemy (KYE...
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Greg Burns
Greg Burns says IoTivity and AllJoyn have a lot in common. Similarities include standardized wire protocols, schema definitions, and data models, as well as an IP multicast based proximal discovery scheme that lets devices find and communicate each other without requiring a cloud service.

How IoTivity and AllJoyn Could Combine

At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec by inviting to the stage Greg Burns, the chief...
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NV Gains Momentum for a Secure DMZ

NV technologies make it possible to employ virtual firewalls that can be attached to specific applications and segregate them based on risk. This is the concept of building a secure DMZ in the data center. The end result is that the virtual firewall is not only capable of examining every packet...
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Report: DOD Must Embrace Open-Source Software

The Defense Department increasingly relies on software for everything from weapons systems to accounting, but it is failing to capitalize on the power of open-source software, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security. In "Open Source Software and the Department of Defense...
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How Google Does Open Source

TORONTO — Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and...
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Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All

Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself?  Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago. But it is now on the table...
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How to Install and Configure Graphics Drivers in Linux

The hunt for gaming performance on Linux is a constant and ever-changing challenge. The market for discrete graphics cards has become dominated by the two graphics giants: Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). This has meant the decision boils down to one simple question: Which company's...
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More Companies Taking the Agile, DevOps Route

As Agile software development and DevOps adoption in the enterprise continues to grow, more vendors are jumping into the ring with new platforms. There has been a flurry of activity in the Agile and DevOpsworld of late, with vendors providing new software, services and support for developers....
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Cloud Chronicles

How open-source software and cloud computing have set up the IT industry for a once-in-a-generation battle. AS BOSSES go, Linus Torvalds and Andy Jassy couldn’t be more different. Mr Torvalds works, often in his bathrobe, out of his home in Portland, Oregon. He leads an army of volunteer developers...
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FSFE Summit
The FSFE Summit in September will focus on ways to encourage further adoption of Free Software in homes, companies, and public institutions.

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit. This 2016 event, besides being long overdue, also marks 15 years since the creation of the FSFE. Throughout its history, the FSFE has had its fair share of...
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