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The Central Security Project: Vulnerability Reporting for Open Source Java

When a security researcher finds a security bug, what do they do? Unfortunately, the answer sometimes is they search for the appropriate people to notify and, when they can’t be found, end up posting the vulnerability to public email lists, the GitHub project, or even Twitter. This is the problem...
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Chasing Linux Kernel Archives

Kernel development is truly impossible to keep track of. The main mailing list alone is vast beyond belief. Then there are all the side lists and IRC channels, not to mention all the corporate mailing lists dedicated to kernel development that never see the light of day. In some ways, kernel...
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Linux Foundation Announces CommunityBridge Platform for Open Source Developers

At the Open Source Leadership Summit, the Linux Foundation announced the formation of CommunityBridge, which is a new platform created for open source developers. In making the announcement, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said on stage at the conference that the Linux...
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JS Foundation and Node.js Foundation Join Forces

People like to make fun of JavaScript. "It's not a real language! Who, in their right mind, would use it on a server?" The replies are: It's a real language and JavaScript is one of the most popular languages of all. For years, the enterprise server side had been divided into two camps: JS...
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Shuah Khan Becomes the Third Linux Foundation Fellow

Programmers love to write code. But what about debugging it, writing test suites, and tracking down security bugs? Not so much. To help address these problems in Linux, Shuah Khan, a noted Linux kernel developer, is becoming -- after Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman -- the Linux Foundation's...
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Let your Engineers Choose the License: A Guide

Each open source project and community is unique and there are social aspects to these communities that may have preferences towards various licensing philosophies (e.g., copyleft or permissive). Engineers working in those communities understand all these issues and are best equipped to choose the...
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Ditching Out-of-Date Documentation Infrastructure

Long ago, the Linux kernel started using 00-Index files to list the contents of each documentation directory. This was intended to explain what each of those files documented. Henrik Austad recently pointed out that those files have been out of date for a very long time and were probably not used...
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Kubernetes Day India

Kubernetes Day is a single day, single track event that brings together local and international experts to engage developers interested in Kubernetes and related cloud native technologies. Run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which hosts Kubernetes, the event is targeted at regions with...
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DevOps Demands NetOps

Building applications that run on your own servers and networks used to mean some very firm demarcations between what was considered a developer task and what was left up to the network team. The move to cloud platforms and cloud abstractions (even on your own hardware) has changed where those...
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Open Source Summit Japan

Open Source Summit Japan is the leading conference in Japan connecting the open source ecosystem under one roof, providing a forum for technologists and open source industry leaders to collaborate and share information, learn about the latest in open source technologies and find out how to gain a...
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