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OSCON 2014

1 hour 3 min ago

Our own Jason Hibbets and Jen Wike are live blogging from OSCON 2014!


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Docker security with SELinux

6 hours 3 min ago

This article is based on a talk I gave at DockerCon this year. It will discuss Docker container security, where we are currently, and where we are headed.


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OpenStack product management: wisdom or folly?

8 hours 3 min ago

Two recent, excellent, blog posts have touched on a topic I've been wrestling with since May's OpenStack Summit: What is the role of the Product Management function, if any, in the OpenStack development process?


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Milind Bhandarkar talks big data and open source software

10 hours 3 min ago

Big data. It's one of the most pervasive buzzwords in today's technology world. But it's impossible to deny how deeply data touches all aspects of not just our lives but also business and industry. The amount of data collected about everything is staggering—a typical transatlantic flight generates 30 terabytes of data about the engines alone!


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The value of open source is the open development process

Monday 21st of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

Scott Wilson agrees that open source matters because of open code, but just as important is the process in which the code is made. Open development of code is in the social nature of many programmers, hackers, documentors, and project managers. So, what is it about open development?


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A new OpenStack book, advice for contributing, and more

Monday 21st of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

OpenStack around the web

There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:


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What is open gaming? A new resource

Monday 21st of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Today, Opensource.com unlocks an important achievement: the publication of "What is Open Gaming?", a new resource page.


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18 interviews with speakers of upcoming OSCON 2014

Friday 18th of July 2014 01:30:00 PM

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention—or OSCON, as it's popularly known—is one of the world's premier open source events. For more than a decade, open-minded developers, innovators, and business people have gathered for this weeklong event, which explores cutting edge developments in the open source ecosystem. The event will be held from July 20 - July 24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

And, Opensource.com will be there! We'll cover the keynote sessions, talk with industry thought leaders, and be tweeting about our adventures @opensourceway.


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Google's new container project, open source at LinkedIn, Raspberry Pi B+, more

Friday 18th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 12 - 18, 2014

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at how LinkedIn uses open source, Google's new container project Kubernetes, Raspberry Pi B+, more!


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In the future, the web must be open

Friday 18th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

On stage at this year's Great Wide Open conference, Steven Klabnik made a sobering proclamation.

"We have completely failed non-programmers and their ability to use computers," he said.

Klabnik works for marketplace payment company Balanced, where he is—and how awesome is this?—Philosopher in Residence. His job, he says, "is to pay attention to where things are going and also think about where we should be going."


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The state of accessibility in Linux and open source software

Thursday 17th of July 2014 10:00:00 AM

Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and current board member of the Autism Society of the Heartland & ASAN's Kansas City chapter. In August, Spencer will be giving a talk, Universal Tux: Accessibility For Our Future Selves, at LinuxCon in Chicago. He also gave a talk, Maximizing Accessibility: Engaging People with Disabilities In The Linux Community, at LinuxCon North America 2013.


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The challenges of Open edX's large and complex codebase

Thursday 17th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

One of the fundamental tenets of the open source movement is the freely available access of knowledge. There has been a growing scene of educators, institutions, and organizations that see open access to knowledge as not being limited to that of source code. For several groups and universities this has been a focal point for the future of worldwide education.


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On a mission to digitize and share the world’s visual history

Thursday 17th of July 2014 08:00:00 AM

Thomas Smith will be speaking at OSCON 2014 about Project Gado.


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On a mission to digitize and share the world’s visual history

Thursday 17th of July 2014 08:00:00 AM

Thomas Smith will be speaking at OSCON 2014 about Project Gado.


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Getting kids interested in programming, robotics, and engineering

Thursday 17th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

It's easy to get kids interested in technology when the technology is fun! And the options out there for fun outlets for kids to learn is growing every day. From building robots to programming games to building your own electronics, the line between play and learning is steadily blurring, and what's more, many of these platforms are built on open source.


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Jérôme Petazzoni on the breathtaking growth of Docker

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

For those of us veterans in the open source software (OSS) community, certain technologies come along in our lifetime that revolutionise how we consume and manage our technology utilisation. During the early 2000s the concept of high availiability (HA) and clustering allowed Linux to really stack up in the datacentre.


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DefCore brings a definition to OpenStack

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. To ensure compatibility between products sharing the same name, it's important that users can expect a core set of features to be consistent across different distributions. This is especially true with large projects like OpenStack which are made up of many interlocking components.


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Can the FOSS community save 197 endangered Indian languages?

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

On Jan 21, 2008, Marie Smith Jones died. Her death was not just a loss of one human being, she was the last speaker of the Eyak language.


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CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python.


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CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python.


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