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The Linux Foundation and edX have partnered up again to offer a free OpenStack training course.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Offering Free OpenStack Training, GitHub Wants More Business Users, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, a new OpenStack course from The Linux Foundation and edX is offered, GitHub's CEO sets user goals, and more! Keep on top of the latest Linux and OSS headlines with this weekly digest! 1) The Linux Foundation and edX offering a free OpenStack course. Learn...
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Why China Is the Next Proving Ground for Open Source Software

Western entrepreneurs still haven't figured out China. For most, the problem is getting China to pay for software. The harder problem, however, is building software that can handle China's tremendous scale. There are scattered examples of success, though. One is Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), which I ...
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This Week in Open Source News: GitHub Speaks to Tech Industry Shifts, Hyperledger's Growth Shows Growing Importance of Blockchain, & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, GitHub CEO shares thoughts on tech industry's heavyweights shifting to Linux, National Law Review spotlights Hyperledger, and more! Read on to get caught up on this week's top Linux and open source headlines. github-1.png GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath...
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LiFT scholarship winner Kurt Kremitzki visited a Mayan community in the Yucatan this spring to help design irrigation systems.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Kurt Kremitzki: Solving Food Scarcity With Linux and Open Source

Kurt Kremitzki, who is in his final year of studying biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M, visited a Mayan community in the Yucatan this spring to help design irrigation systems. He was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT)...
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Confronting Jargon

Throughout my software engineering career, I’ve struggled with and against jargon. Intellectually, I understand jargon as a set of specialized terms meant to facilitate smooth and precise communication, particularly in a professional context. It binds groups together: it’s the secret handshake, the...
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How Google Created a New Kind of Open Source Program Office

In my previous article, What is an open source program office? And why do you need one?, I introduced the idea of an open source program office (OSPO) and discussed what they do, why a company would want to create one, and how to optimize them. In that article I focused on technology vendors and...
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Which Countries Have Open-Source Laws on the Books?

...It’s become increasingly common over the past decade or so to see laws being passed to either mandate the use of open-source software or, at the very least, encourage people in government who make procurement decisions to do so. Here’s a map of the status of open-source laws around the world,...
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More Companies Taking the Agile, DevOps Route

As Agile software development and DevOps adoption in the enterprise continues to grow, more vendors are jumping into the ring with new platforms. There has been a flurry of activity in the Agile and DevOpsworld of late, with vendors providing new software, services and support for developers....
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Cloud Chronicles

How open-source software and cloud computing have set up the IT industry for a once-in-a-generation battle. AS BOSSES go, Linus Torvalds and Andy Jassy couldn’t be more different. Mr Torvalds works, often in his bathrobe, out of his home in Portland, Oregon. He leads an army of volunteer developers...
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Best Practices for Using Open Source in Your DevOps Toolchain

Last week, we hosted another episode of our Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) video podcast, featuring expert panelists discussing the benefits of using open source tools and how DevOps can mitigate risks in quality and security when incorporating open source into your application code, environments...
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