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4 Ways to Open Up your Project's Infrastructure

Open source isn't just about opening up your code—it's also about building a supporting infrastructure that invites people to contribute. In order to create a vibrant, growing, and exciting project, the community needs to be able to participate in the governance, the documentation, the code, and...
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Best Open Source Management Tools

Open source software provides an attractive alternative to more costly commercial products, but can open source products deliver enterprise-grade results? To answer this question we tested four open source products: OpenNMS, Pandora FMS, NetXMS and Zabbix. All four products were surprisingly good....
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Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth RC of Linux Kernel 4.9, Only Two More to Go

That's right, the sixth RC of Linux kernel 4.9 is now ready for public testing, and, according to Linus Torvalds, it's a fairly normal patch and things have stayed pretty calm since last week's RC4 milestone. As for the changes, Linux kernel 4.9 RC6 ships with RDMA updates, GPU fixes, minor build...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.9 RC5, Things Look Fairly Normal Now

Today, November 13, 2016, Linus Torvalds announced the release and general availability of the fifth RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming and highly anticipated Linux 4.9 kernel series. Linux kernel 4.9 could be the next LTS (Long Term Support) branch, and it promises to be the greatest...
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Black Duck Lays 2017 Open Source Security Predictions

The software industry accepted that it could still provide commercially supported services to open source software (and therefore monetize it) and so the golden age of open source arrived somewhere around the start of the new millennium. So was it all happily ever after at that point? Ah hem, well...
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Open Source Software & Security Are Key To 5G

 Open source software and security will be fundamental elements of 5G, according to top executives at the 2016 CTIA Super Mobility conference here. During yesterday’s opening keynote session, CTIA chairman and AT&T mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie highlighted the role of open source...
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Open source is a development model; it is not, nor has it ever been, a business model.

What Are Open Source Products?

A lot has been written recently about open source products and services, namely the former doesn’t really exist and the latter is the exclusive way forward. As a self-proclaimed open source product expert, I have opinions and would like to share them. Firstly, the blending of enterprise software...
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Creator Linus Torvalds and his fellow Linux kernel developers (pictured here at the Linux Kernel Summit in 2015) have blazed the trail for other open source projects, which are now defining the future of whole new technology ecosystems.

Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from...
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Report: DOD Must Embrace Open-Source Software

The Defense Department increasingly relies on software for everything from weapons systems to accounting, but it is failing to capitalize on the power of open-source software, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security. In "Open Source Software and the Department of Defense...
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How Google Does Open Source

TORONTO — Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and...
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