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Watch Camille Fournier, Donna Dillenberger, William 'whurley' Hurley Live at Open Source Leadership Summit Next Week

Thursday 9th of February 2017 04:13:43 PM
Title: Watch Camille Fournier, Donna Dillenberger, William 'whurley' Hurley Live at Open Source Leadership Summit Next Week9 FebLearn more

Open Networking Summit to Hold Private “Think Tank” Event for Industry Leaders

Thursday 9th of February 2017 04:00:57 PM
Title: Open Networking Summit to Hold Private “Think Tank” Event for Industry Leaders9 FebLearn more

Inside Real-Time Linux

Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:00:25 PM

Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in the mainline kernel itself. Yet, backers of the strongest alternative to the single-kernel RTL on Linux -- the dual-kernel Xenomai -- continue to claim a vast superiority in reduced latency.

Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?

Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:00:00 PM

Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren’t any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of  work to implement many desktop-centric features such as multi-window multi-tasking. It offers a very familiar interface inspired by Windows, so the learning curve is not that steep. If you have used Android before, you will find yourself at home.

The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Teams and Tools

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:44:39 PM
Title: The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Teams and Tools8 FebLearn more

Linux Security Fundamentals Part 3: Risk Assessment / Trade-offs and Business Considerations

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:00:01 PM
Title: Linux Security Fundamentals Part 3: Risk Assessment / Trade-offs and Business Considerations 8 FebLearn more

Understand Your Distributed Apps with the OpenTracing Standard

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 02:00:59 PM

Microservices and services-oriented architecture are here to stay, but this kind of distributed system destroys the traditional type of process monitoring. Nonetheless, companies still need to understand just what’s happening inside the flow of an application.

Speak at ApacheCon 2017: 4 Days Left to Submit a Talk

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:47:41 PM

ApacheCon gathers attendees from over 60 countries to learn about core open source technologies directly from the Apache developer and user communities.

Speak at The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit and Automotive Linux Summit in Japan

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 04:15:18 PM
Title: Speak at The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit and Automotive Linux Summit in Japan7 FebLearn more

5 Open Source Software Defined Networking Projects to Know

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 03:00:44 PM

Throughout 2016, Software Defined Networking (SDN) continued to rapidly evolve and gain maturity. We are now beyond the conceptual phase of open source networking, and the companies that were assessing the potential of these projects two years ago have begun enterprise deployments. As has been predicted for several years, SDN is beginning to redefine corporate networking.

How to Manage the Security Vulnerabilities of Your Open Source Product

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 02:30:26 PM

The security vulnerabilities that you need to consider when developing open source software can be overwhelming. Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) IDs, zero-day, and other vulnerabilities are seemingly announced every day. With this flood of information, how can you stay up to date?

Running Linux on Tiny Peripherals

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 02:00:14 PM
Title: Running Linux on Tiny Peripherals7 FebLearn more

RethinkDB’s Realtime Cloud Database Lands at The Linux Foundation

Monday 6th of February 2017 04:00:21 PM

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code to RethinkDB, relicensed the code under Apache, and contributed it to The Linux Foundation. 

From Yawn-Driven Deployment to DevOps Tipping Point

Monday 6th of February 2017 03:07:01 PM

GS Shop is one of the largest TV shopping networks in Asia, and one of the largest e-commerce sites in Korea with more than 1000 employees and 1.5 million users daily. Vivek Juneja of GS Shop's Container Platform Team, at MesosCon Asia 2016, shares how he and his team moved this behemoth to the new agile way of running the datacenter.

Share Apache Mesos Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and More at MesosCon Events in 2017

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:00:35 PM
Title: Share Apache Mesos Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and More at MesosCon Events in 20173 FebLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: OSS Leaders Oppose Immigration Ban, $800 Linux Laptop Announced & More

Friday 3rd of February 2017 05:00:09 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: OSS Leaders Oppose Immigration Ban, $800 Linux Laptop Announced & More3 FebLearn more

An Introduction to the Shorewall Firewall Tool

Friday 3rd of February 2017 03:00:19 PM
Title: An Introduction to the Shorewall Firewall Tool3 FebLearn more

Hitchhiker's Guide to Serverless JavaScript

Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:30:47 PM

Although Serverless has become a bit of a buzzword recently, Steven Faulkner, Director of Platform Engineering at Bustle, disagrees that it is just a fad. In his talk at Node.js Interactive, he points out that much of the faults that people find in Serverless -- that it doesn't scale, that it is not production ready, that it’s too slow and expensive -- are provenly false.

The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Strategy and Process

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:30:44 PM
Title: The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Strategy and Process2 FebLearn more

Automating Software Testing on Linux SBCs

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 02:30:59 PM

Demand is increasing for embedded software projects to support a variety of Linux hacker boards -- and that requires time consuming hardware testing to prove that your software works reliably. Fortunately, you can integrate test automation tools into your software development process to streamline the task, as explained by release engineer Paweł Wieczorek at last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

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Latvian Ventspils controls costs with open source

The administration of Ventspils, Latvia’s sixth largest city, is an avid user of free and open source software. The main benefits: cost and resource optimisation. Read more

Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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