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Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources

Newcomers to free and open source software (FOSS) might be bewildered by the variety of licenses that dictate how users can use community offerings. For example, the Open Source Initiative lists nine "popular licenses" and Wikipedia lists dozens more coming in a variety of flavors for different...
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Backup and storage
Safe and reliable backups are a must for all system administrators. Here are some guidelines to consider for your own peace of mind.

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace...
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Kubernetes
The Kubernetes family tree shows how Borg has inspired current datacenter systems and the underlying technologies used in container runtimes today.

How Google's Borg Inspired the Modern Datacenter

In part one of this series, What Is Kubernetes?, and in part two, Why Choose Kubernetes to Manage Containerized Applications?, we learned what Kubernetes does, its architecture, and how it compares to similar container orchestrators. Now we'll learn how Kubernetes was descended from the secret...
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other solutions
Kubernetes is a mature and feature-rich solution for managing containerized applications, but it's not the only one; here are four others that you might be familiar with.

Why Choose Kubernetes to Manage Containerized Applications?

We're learning about Kubernetes in this series, and why it is a good choice for managing your containerized applications. In part 1, we talked about what Kubernetes does, and its architecture. Now we'll compare Kubernetes to competing container managers. One Key Piece of the Puzzle As we discussed...
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Kubernetes users
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes at a rapid pace.

What Is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin,...
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Workstation Security Checklist
In this series, we’ll lay out a set of baseline recommendations for Linux workstation security. This article covers some considerations you should weigh when choosing a distribution.

How to Choose the Best Linux Distro for SysAdmin Workstation Security

Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. DOWNLOAD NOW If you’re a systems administrator choosing a Linux distribution for your workstation, chances are you’ll stick with a fairly widely used distro such as Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, or one of their close spin-...
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Open source compliance
Incremental compliance is the idea that you need to ensure compliance of whatever source code changes took place between the initial compliant baseline and the current version.

How to Maintain Open Source Compliance After Code Changes

The previous article in this series covered how to establish a baseline for open source software compliance by finding exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. But how do you make sure that future revisions of the same product (or other products...
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Open source development revolution
In the past, software products were largely developed in-house. Now we are repeatedly downloading code from the Internet to evaluate, prototype, and integrate. We only code the parts that are truly unique to our application.

6 Operational Challenges to Using Open Source Software

In today's rapidly evolving markets, companies that consistently innovate, most quickly and at the least cost, will win. And, as you’ve seen in our ongoing series, using Open Source Software (OSS) enables rapid, low-cost innovation. But it can also introduce operational challenges and legal risks...
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open source compliance
A successful open source compliance program involves establishing a clean compliance baseline for your product or software portfolio.

Establishing a Clean Software Baseline for Open Source License Compliance

One of a company’s first challenges when starting an open source compliance program is to find exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. This initial auditing process is often described as establishing a clean compliance baseline for your...
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Open source compliance
The open source license compliance ebook from The Linux Foundation shares some of the best ways to communicate open source compliance policies both internally and externally.

How to Raise Awareness of Your Company’s Open Source License Compliance

Communication is one of the seven essential elements to ensure the success of open source license compliance activities. And it’s not enough to communicate compliance policies and processes with executive leadership, managers, engineers, and other employees. Companies must also develop external...
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