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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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Confused Deputies Strike Back

A few weeks back Kubernetes had its first really severe security issue, CVE-2018-1002105. For some background on this, and how it was discovered, I recommend Darren Shepherd’s blog post, he discovered it via some side effects and initially it did not appear to be a security issue just an error...
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Assessing Progress in Automation Technologies

To assess the state of adoption of machine learning (ML) and AI, we recently conducted a survey that garnered more than 11,000 respondents. As I pointed out in previous posts, we learned many companies are still in the early stages of deploying machine learning: Companies cite “lack of data” and “...
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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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EU Offers Bug Bounties For 14 Open Source Projects

As the bug bounty programs begin to roll out in January, security experts worry that the programs miss the mark on truly securing open source projects. The European Commission in January is funding 14 bug bounty programs in hopes of sniffing out vulnerabilities in the free open source projects...
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8 Tips to Help Non-Techies Move to Linux

While bringing them to the Linux side of the computing world, I learned a few things about helping non-techies move to Linux. If someone asks you to help them make the jump to Linux, these eight tips can help you. 1. Be honest about Linux. Linux is great. It's not perfect, though. It can be...
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A Tour of elementary OS, Perhaps the Linux World’s Best Hope for the Mainstream

elementary OS began life over a decade ago as a set of icons. (Yes, seriously.) If ever there was a group of developers who started at the bottom and worked their way up to the top, it's Daniel Foré and the rest of today's elementary OS team. From a set of icons designed to improve the look of...
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The Linux Kernel Ends 2018 With Almost 75k Commits This Year

As of this New Year's Eve afternoon, the Linux kernel saw 74,974 commits this year that added 3,385,121 lines of code and removed 2,512,040 lines. For as impressive as seeing almost 75k commits in a single year to an open-source project, it's not actually a record high. Last year in fact saw 80,725...
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Nokia Presents OPNFV Gambia Plugfest and ONAP Dublin Developer Forum

The new year will see more than 200 engineers from all over the world gather at our Paris-Saclay site for a Nokia hosted open source event – the jointly held OPNFV Gambia release Plugfest and ONAP Dublin release Developer Forum. As a founder and active participant in both projects, Nokia is...
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Hybrid DevOps

DevOps is a framework that allows development, quality assurance, and operations to meet the needs of the business to align with customer demand.  It contains capabilities related to: Integrating development and operations teams to facilitate communication, collaboration, and integration to manage...
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