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Early Uses of Blockchain Will Barely Be Visible, Says Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf

The blockchain revolution is coming, but you might not see it. That’s the view of Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger  Project. Speaking at the TC Sessions: Blockchain event in Zug, Switzerland, Behlendorf explained that much of the innovation that the...
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How Open Source Can Transform the Way a Company's Developers Work Together

Open source has been a tech mainstay for decades in large part, as Tilde co-founder and JavaScript veteran Yehuda Katz has argued, because it "gives engineers the power to collaborate across ...companies without involving [business development]." "The benefits of this workaround are extraordinary...
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Anatomy of a Linux DNS Lookup – Part I

Since I work a lot with clustered VMs, I’ve ended up spending a lot of time trying to figure out how DNS lookups work. I applied ‘fixes’ to my problems from StackOverflow without really understanding why they work (or don’t work) for some time. Eventually I got fed up with this and decided to...
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6 RFCs for Understanding How the Internet Works

Reading the source is an important part of open source software. It means users have the ability to look at the code and see what it does. But "read the source" doesn't apply only to code. Understanding the standards the code implements can be just as important. These standards are codified in...
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OS guide
Building leadership in the community is key to establishing trust, enabling collaboration, and fostering the cultural understanding required to be effective in open source.

Free Open Source Guides Offer Practical Advice for Building Leadership

How important is leadership for evolving open source projects and communities? According to the most recent Open Source Guide for the Enterprise from The Linux Foundation and the TODO Group, building leadership in the community is key to establishing trust, enabling collaboration, and fostering the...
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Call For Code
The goal of Call For Code is to develop technology solutions that significantly improve disaster preparedness and benefit the initiative's charitable partners: the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross.

Join Forces Against Natural Disasters with the Call for Code

The Call for Code initiative aims to harness the collective power of the global open source developer community against the growing threat of natural disasters. According to IBM, “the goal is to develop technology solutions that significantly improve disaster preparedness, provide relief from...
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How the Kubernetes Release Process is Different From Other Open Source Projects

The Kubernetes 1.11 release became generally available on June 27, providing users of the container orchestration with multiple new features and continued performance improvements. While Kubernetes releases were originally all led by Google staffers, that has changed in the last two years, with a...
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The Field Guide to Aiding in Natural Disasters and Deploying Life-Saving Code

As an open-source and mobile developer, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some unique projects in places where both man-made and natural disasters have severely affected people and communities. During my time in Haiti working with organizations helping those impacted by the devastating 2010...
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Why You’re Choosing a Multi-Platform Approach, According to Our Research

Developers and operators are using a combination of PaaS, containers, and serverless to build new cloud-native applications as well as refactor existing applications. They are also focused on integrating these new technologies with existing environments, while also looking for flexibility to adapt...
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Containers Break the Shared Responsibility Model Between Cloud Providers and Ops

Last month, a critical vulnerability in the basic Linux network infrastructure was discovered by Felix Wilhelm from Google’s Security Team and disclosed by Red Hat product security. The attack exploits a problem in the processing of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) messages, which is the...
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