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Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

10 hours 21 min ago

Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT.

Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

11 hours 20 min ago

If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."

5 Common Failures Of Package Installation

11 hours 50 min ago
Title: 5 Common Failures Of Package Installation26 OctLearn more

5 More Reasons to Love Kubernetes

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 02:00:07 PM
Title: 5 More Reasons to Love Kubernetes25 OctLearn more

How Bad Is Dirty COW?

Monday 24th of October 2016 05:03:46 PM
Title: How Bad Is Dirty COW?24 OctLearn more

Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes

Monday 24th of October 2016 03:00:52 PM
Title: Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes24 OctLearn more

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

Monday 24th of October 2016 02:06:21 PM

Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on a nice evening at the Ethereum.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

Friday 21st of October 2016 02:38:13 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More21 OctLearn more

An Introduction to MySQL

Friday 21st of October 2016 01:00:08 PM
Title: An Introduction to MySQL21 OctLearn more

Google’s Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Thursday 20th of October 2016 05:25:17 PM

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open Source Programs Office will tell you, Google also contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:00:50 PM

Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain.

Docker: Making the Internet Programmable

Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:00:57 PM
Title: Docker: Making the Internet Programmable20 OctLearn more

Technology Changes Us, Changes Society, and Changes Governments

Thursday 20th of October 2016 12:00:32 PM

We shape our technology. Our technology shapes us. It's not a one-way trip, but a continual feedback loop. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, in her inspirational LinuxCon North America keynote, claims that the greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies.

Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 07:14:04 PM
Title: Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation19 OctLearn more

Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners: Part 2

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:00:01 PM
Title: Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners: Part 219 OctLearn more

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Karthikeyan Ramaswamy

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 02:00:57 PM
Title: Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Karthikeyan Ramaswamy19 OctLearn more

A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 01:03:57 PM

Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing countries.

Understanding and Securing Linux Namespaces

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 02:30:27 PM

Richard Guy Briggs, a kernel security engineer and Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, talked about the current state of Kernel Audit and Linux Namespaces at the Linux Security Summit. He also shared problems plaguing containers and what might be done to address them soon.

His insights are borne of deep experience. Briggs was an early adopter of Linux back in 1992, and has written UNIX and Linux device drivers for telecom, video and network applications and embedded devices.

How Building Strong Open Source Teams Is Like Raising Chickens

Monday 17th of October 2016 03:00:37 PM

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, in her LinuxCon North America keynote, tells an open source story that isn't about software. It's a story about chickens.

OpenStack Summit, Barcelona: Your Guide to the Event

Monday 17th of October 2016 02:00:58 PM

The OpenStack Summit event in Barcelona is only days away, and you can still register. According to the OpenStack Foundation, approximately 6,000 attendees from 50+ countries are expected to attend the conference, taking place Oct. 25 – 28 in Barcelona.

More in Tux Machines

TheSSS 20.0 Server-Oriented Linux Distro Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.17, PHP 5.6

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, October 26, 2016, about the release and immediate availability of version 20.0 of his server-oriented TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) GNU/Linux distribution. Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Daily Build ISO Images Are Now Available for Download

Now that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system is officially open for development, the first daily build ISO images have published in the usual places for early adopters and public testers. Read more

Today in Techrights

OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.