Red Hat’s CEO on How to Apologize When You Screw Up at Work
The number of corporate apologies has increased dramatically over the past decade. And for good reason: Failing to admit a mistake is one of the fastest ways a CEO can put themselves and their company’s reputation at risk. I’m not alone on this – 81 percent of Americans say a public apology from a CEO would be seen as a positive step during a crisis.
And yet, too many leaders still struggle to publicly acknowledge when they stumble. A 2013 study by Forum Corporation found that of the nearly 1,000 global leaders and employees surveyed, only 19% of employees said their bosses were willing to apologize for mistakes.
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- PHP version 7.1.0 is released!
Atomic Working Group update from this week's meeting
Two days back we had a very productive meeting in the Fedora Atomic Working Group. This post is a summary of the meeting. You can find all the open issues of the working group in this Pagure repo. There were 14 people present at the meeting, which happens on every Wednesday 5PM UTC at the #fedora-meeting-1 channel on Freenode IRC server.
- PHPUnit 5.7
- Puppet not coming back to EPEL EL-6
Phabricator Packages for EPEL, Fedora
Using Pagure and COPR, Tim Flink and I have settled on using common infrastructure to further the inclusion of Phabricator in to the Fedora repositories (and EPEL). I’m hoping this will bear fruit and get more people on board.
- Fedora 25 Now Generally Available
- Fedora 25 Screencast and Screenshots
November Bug Squash Month: GJS
Core Apps Hackfest afterthoughts
During last weekend, I was very happy to attend the Core Apps Hackfest in Berlin. This is effectively the first hackfest I’ve ever been! Thanks Carlos for organizing that, thanks Kinvolk folks for hosting the event, and Collabora for sponsoring the dinner.
This event was a great chance to meet the maintainers in person and talk directly to the designers about doubts we have. Since Carlos already wrote down the list of tasks we worked on, I’m not going to repeat it. So here, I’ll report what I was able to work on.
Contribute to Polari with this one simple trick!
I’ve been rather quiet recently working on new features for Builder. But we managed to just release Builder 3.22.3 which is full of bug fixes and a really new important feature. You can now meaningfully target flatpak when building your application. Matthew Leeds has done this outstanding work and it is really going to simplify how you contribute to GNOME applications going forward.
I’m really happy with the quality of this feature because it has shown me where our LibIDE design has done well, and where it has not. Of course, we will address that for 3.24 to help make some of the UI less confusing.
My Debian Activities in November 2016
This month I marked 377 packages for accept and rejected 36 packages. I also sent 13 emails to maintainers asking questions.
Debian LTS report for November 2016
Noevember 2016 was my third month as a Debian LTS team member. I was allocated 11 hours and had 1,75 hours left from October. This makes a total of 12,75 hours. In November I spent all 12,75 hours (and even a bit more) preparing security updates for spip, memcached and monit.
Free software activities in November 2016
Whilst anyone can inspect the source code of free software for malicious flaws, most software is distributed pre-compiled to end users.
The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort is to permit verification that no flaws have been introduced — either maliciously or accidentally — during this compilation process by promising identical results are always generated from a given source, thus allowing multiple third-parties to come to a consensus on whether a build was compromised.
Mark Shuttleworth just blogged about their stance against unofficial Ubuntu images. The assertion is that a cloud hoster is providing unofficial and modified Ubuntu images, and that these images are meaningfully different from upstream Ubuntu in terms of their functionality and security. Users are attempting to make use of these images, are finding that they don't work properly and are assuming that Ubuntu is a shoddy product. This is an entirely legitimate concern, and if Canonical are acting to reduce user confusion then they should be commended for that.
The appropriate means to handle this kind of issue is trademark law. If someone claims that something is Ubuntu when it isn't, that's probably an infringement of the trademark and it's entirely reasonable for the trademark owner to take action to protect the value associated with their trademark. But Canonical's IP policy goes much further than that - it can be interpreted as meaning that you can't distribute works based on Ubuntu without paying Canonical for the privilege, even if you call it something other than Ubuntu.
The fourth maintenance update to the Enlightenment DR 0.21 stable series of the lightweight, modern, and open-source window manager and desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions has been released on the last day of November 2016.
One of the world's best open-source and cross-platform DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, Ardour, has been updated to version 5.5 on the first day of December 2016, as announced by developer Paul Davis.
I like to follow along with my teacher in my linux class. I try out commands for myself and variations to see what works. When we were taught the touch command I immediately typed "touch dicks" I held my laughter for a moment before I couldn't anymore. I'm not the only one who has done this right?submitted by /u/Smump
Razer is now a member of the consortium responsible for Vulkan-based graphics
The Khronos Group made a brief announcement on Thursday, stating popular PC gaming peripheral maker Razer is now a Contributor Member. The Khronos Group is the non-profit consortium behind the new open-source Vulkan Application Programming Interface (API) that is becoming more commonly used in PC gaming. It’s an alternative to the long-used DirectX and OpenGL graphics APIs.
- Hardware maker 'Razer' has joined The Khronos Group to back open standards
Razer Joins The Khronos Group
Razer joining The Khronos Group looks to be a VR/AR play, but will hopefully help further push Vulkan and other Khronos standards to gamers. The brief announcement at Khronos.org reads in part, "...Razer co-founded OSVR, an open-source platform that integrates VR, AR and mixed reality hardware and software APIs that support a universal VR ecosystem."
- Federating Your Kubernetes Clusters -- The New Road to Hybrid Clouds
Oracle Might Be Canning Solaris
Oracle might be pulling the plug on the Solaris operating system, at least according to some new rumors.
Containers and Virtual Machines: A Dynamic Duo
It's easy to think of containers and VMs as a binary choice -- deciding whether to use a VM or a container (not both) for your use case. In his keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Brandon Philips, CTO at CoreOS, talked about a case study for using VMs and containers together to take advantage of the strengths of both.
- Keynote: VM Security and Container Workflows, A Case Study by Brandon Philips, CTO, CoreOS
The Year in NV Trends for 2016
Is it ever too early for a Year in Review column? Didn’t think so. For this attempt, let’s take a look at the exciting trends in network virtualization (NV), as a mixture of open and proprietary technologies battle to be the cloud networking foundation of the future.
On the competitive front, we took a detailed look at the market in our “Future of Network Virtualization and SDN Controllers Report,” released in September. The market continues to grow, with a dynamic mixture of NV incumbents and startups gaining market traction.
- Docker Deals with Canonical, Debuts Public Beta on AWS
- Canonical partners with Docker for cloud container management
- Canonical and Docker Partner to Distribute Docker Releases as Snaps on Ubuntu
Docker, Canonical Team on Enterprise Support
Docker and Canonical on Wednesday announced a commercial agreement to integrate support for Docker Engine. The partnership gives Canonical customers a single path for support of the Ubuntu operating system and CS Docker Engine in enterprise Docker operations. It provides a streamlined operations and support experience for joint customers by splitting the service obligations in four ways. First, Docker will publish and update stable snap installation packages on Ubuntu, which will enable direct access to the Docker build for all Ubuntu users.
- Linux Journal December 2016
Mirantis Offers Vendor-Agnostic Kubernetes, Docker Certification
Mirantis, focused on the OpenStack cloud computing platform and ecosystem, has expanded its OpenStack training efforts in big ways over the past couple of years. But cloud deployments are increasingly becoming integrated with container technologies, and now Mirantis is expanding its training scope in recognition of that fact.
So long story short, tonight I tried again for the 4th time to get a working Fedora install alongside my Win10. I'd sufficiently shrunk the Windows volumes/partitions. Ran teh installer and noted that it was weird how the Fedora installer did not ask me if I wanted to install it alongside Windows. Maybe its nothing.. I'll continue on. Custom install, made sure to select the mount points and partitions the first Fedora install used.
Well I reached teh with a working Fedora but no Windows option in grub. Spent a good 2 hours trying to fix that manually only to find out my EFI dir was gone somehow. Spent another hour trying to manually recreate my c:\boot\EFI and when I did.. I wound up 'clean'ing it from diskpart. Jesus H... wth man.
And to top it off this is my work laptop and it's 2:09am.
Tried gparted live, no deal. testdisk.. did not see any hdd's.
Downloading Parted Magic right now but I have a feeling that I'm screwed. Im looking for advice or maybe a pointer that I missed.
Thanks all!submitted by /u/invalidpath
GNOME Software 3.22.3 Lets Users Upgrade Two Fedora Linux Versions at a Time
A new maintenance version of the GNOME Software package manager has been released on the first day of December 2016, versioned 3.22.3, for the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment.
gtkmm 4 started
We (the gtkmm developers) have started work on an ABI-breaking gtkmm-4.0, as well as an ABI-breaking glibmm, target GTK+ 4, and letting us clean up some cruft that has gathered over the years. These install in parallel with the existing gtkmm-3.0 and glibmm-2.4 APIs/ABIs.
Gtkmm Begins Preparing For GTK4, Now Uses C++14
Gtkmm, the project providing the de facto C++ interface for GTK+, is preparing for the GTK+ 4.0 era.
Gtkmm 3.89.1 was released today as the first release based against the GTK+ 4.0 development code and can be installed in parallel with gtkmm-3.0. Aside from basing against GTK 4.0, gtkmm now uses C++14, has removed deprecated APIs, and other changes. Gtkmm using C++14 succeeds its C++11 usage.
- The new 'Master of Orion' has a major update inspired by the original MOO2 and a new DLC
- Drift Into Eternity, a single-player sci-fi survival experience is coming to Linux
- The Dwarves, the new fantasy RPG from KING Art is now available
Valve Releases SteamOS 2.98 to Fix a Regression with Some Intel Wi-Fi Adapters
On the last day of November 2016, Valve pushed the SteamOS brewmaster update 2.98 to the brewmaster_beta channel for public testing, addressing a regression with some Intel Wi-Fi adapters.
Steam's November 2016 Metrics Put Linux Gaming Marketshare At 0.88%
With the start of the new month comes updated statistics from Valve with their Steam Survey.
For November 2016, the Steam Survey shows Linux with a 0.88% marketshare, or a decrease of 0.01%. Ubuntu 16.10 gained ground while the other popular Linux distributions saw no change to slight drops. Steam meanwhile saw 95.4% of users on Windows and 3.59% on macOS.
Why I’m joining Mozilla’s Board, by Julie Hanna
Today, I’m joining Mozilla’s Board. What attracts me to Mozilla is its people, mission and values. I’ve long admired Mozilla’s noble mission to ensure the internet is free, open and accessible to all. That Mozilla has organized itself in a radically transparent, massively distributed and crucially equitable way is a living example of its values in action and a testament to the integrity with which Mozillians have pursued that mission. They walk the talk. Similarly, having had the privilege of knowing a number of the leaders at Mozilla, their sincerity, character and competence are self-evident.
- Security Patches for Firefox and Tor Address Key Security Vulnerability
Julie Hanna Joins the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors
Today, we are very pleased to announce the latest addition to the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors – Julie Hanna. Julie is the Executive Chairman for Kiva and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and we couldn’t be more excited to have her joining our Board.
State of Mozilla 2015 Annual Report
We just released our State of Mozilla annual report for 2015. This report highlights key activities for Mozilla in 2015 and includes detailed financial documents.