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Sarah Novotny
Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy, Google Cloud Platform Joins The Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Google Becomes a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation

Demonstrating its commitment to open source software, we are thrilled to announce that Google is now a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation. Google has been an active and committed contributor to the open source community for many years, releasing and contributing to more than 10,000 open source...
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Introducing container-diff, a Tool for Quickly Comparing Container Images

The Google Container Tools team originally built container-diff, a new project to help uncover differences between container images, to aid our own development with containers. We think it can be useful for anyone building containerized software, so we’re excited to release it as open source to the...
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Tenets of SRE

While the nuances of workflows, priorities, and day-to-day operations vary from SRE team to SRE team, all share a set of basic responsibilities for the service(s) they support, and adhere to the same core tenets. In general, an SRE team is responsible for the availability, latency, performance,...
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If Machine Learning Is the Question, Open Source Is the Answer

In the early days of Linux, for example, the director of IBM’s Linux Technology Center told me that for open source to be successful, you had to have a sufficient body of developers with aptitude and interest in a given area. Every developer needs an operating system, for example, so there tends to...
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Google’s OSS-Fuzz has found numerous security vulnerabilities in several critical open source projects.

Google’s OSS-Fuzz Tool Helps Secure Open Source Projects

At the end of last year, Google announced OSS-Fuzz, an open source threat detection tool focused on making open source applications and platforms more secure and stable. The tool itself is open and available on GitHub, and there are now solid numbers showing that this security tool has made a...
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Facets: An Open Source Visualization Tool for Machine Learning Training Data

Getting the best results out of a machine learning (ML) model requires that you truly understand your data. However, ML datasets can contain hundreds of millions of data points, each consisting of hundreds (or even thousands) of features, making it nearly impossible to understand an entire dataset...
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How Google Turned Open Source Into A Key Differentiator For Its Cloud Platform

Open source software has come of its age. Today it’s impossible to think of a platform company that doesn’t have an open source strategy. Even Microsoft – a company that once compared open source to cancer – has embraced it fully. Of course, we have companies like CloudBees, Red Hat and Docker that...
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‘Open Source Development at Google Is Both Very Diverse and Distributed’

Everyone knows that Google is a leader in the open source world. But what is it that makes it a distinct player in the fast-growing developer community? Will Norris, the engineering manager at Google’s Open Source Programs Office, reveals some secrets in an exclusive talk with Jagmeet Singhof OSFY...
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Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing

Quantum computers have long held the promise of performing certain calculations that are impossible—or at least, entirely impractical—for even the most powerful conventional computers to perform. Now, researchers at a Google laboratory in Goleta, Calif., may finally be on the cusp of proving it,...
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Google recently launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. We look at some of the highlights.

Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep

Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched...
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