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Minijail
Minijail lets developers and admins safely run untrusted programs for debugging and security checks, said Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes at the Linux Security Summit.

Minijail: Google’s Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs

Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for...
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Santiago Rodriguez
The way we build our networks is transforming, said Ericsson's Santiago Rodriguez, in his Tuesday keynote at OpenDaylight Summit.

Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.     “Society...
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2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

For most of Ethernet's history, new standards progressively added more bandwidth, expanding the top end of speed. That progression is now changing, as the IEEE has now ratified the 802.3bz standard that defines 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet speeds. In 2014, multiple groups started efforts to create...
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Wyoming's Open Source Enterprise Code Library a Secret No More

NASCIO award-winning project speeds app development, slashes costs. As described in Wyoming’s NASCIO awards program entry submitted by Deputy State CIO Meredith Bickell, the project launched in 2013 and its main purpose is to serve as a repository of reusable code modules (or “lego blocks”) that...
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What’s the Difference Between Consumer and Industrial IoT?

The Internet of Things is invading everything from consumer to industrial products, but all platforms are not created equal. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest product-development buzzword, akin to other terms like “the cloud” or “smart cities.” These terms are typically very nebulous, but...
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Build And Run Your First Docker Windows Server Container

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016, and with it, Docker engine running containers natively on Windows. This blog post describes how to get setup to run Docker Windows Containers on Windows 10 or using a Windows Server 2016 VM. Check out the companionblog posts on...
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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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DevOps
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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