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Akademy 2015 Keynote: Matthias Kirschner

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Together with some friends we visited the LinuxTag in Stuttgart and afterwards founded a local Free Software user group. We helped each other to install Free Software on our computers, configuring them to be routers, mail/print or file servers. I enjoyed learning with others, exchanging ideas, trying to fix problems. I subscribed to many mailing lists, and was eager to participate in Free Software events.

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IBM Chasing $20B Linux Server Market With Power Systems

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"The real focus is the roughly $20 billion Linux server market, which is where we're focused for growth, and we're a small part of that today on Power," Balog said. "So I view it as $20 billion of upside for me to go after and all of that is competitive against x86."

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How to get systems administrators and developers to agree with Docker

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The use of Docker as an application container management system has become standard practice for developers and systems engineers in the space of just two years. Some like to say that haven’t seen such a technological advance since OpenSSH. Docker is now a major player and is widely used in cloud systems architectures. But more than just that: Docker knows how to win developers over.

Let's take a look at an overview of what we’ve done with Docker, as well as an assessment of the future and of the competition that is appearing on the horizon.

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A developer replete with Drupal vim and vigor

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Drupal

Web architect Cleaver Barnes makes websites do interesting and useful things, which is to say he focuses on the code more than the visuals. His first major use of open source was Linux in the mid-'90s. It allowed him to do things that weren't possible in Windows at the time. Since then he has worked building web apps with Java J2EE and other technologies.

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Two teen programmers talk about why they love Linux, love Google and don't hate Windows 10

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Linux
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But the open source operating system Linux, with its kumbaya open-source development cycle - where anyone can use it for free, make changes and submit those changes to the group to be included in the main project - has also always attracted teens.

Business Insider recently interviewed two teens who were doing such cool work on the open source operating system that they came to the attention of the Linux Foundation, who told us about them.

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Open source licensing at GitHub

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OSS

Open source licensing is important to GitHub in two ways: First, as the host of the world's largest collection of code, we have a unique opportunity—and arguably an obligation based on that opportunity—to do what we can to support the open source community, and that obviously includes open source licensing. Second, as a company built on open source, it's important that the open source code we depend on and the code we contribute to the open source community are both properly licensed so that others can use it. After all, that's the point of open source.

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Red Hat ‘plays well with others’

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While Red Hat, Inc. has its own public Cloud strategy, it also plays well with others, according to Jason Nash, director of Next Gen Architectures at Sirius Computer Systems, Inc.

“Red Hat says: ‘Run this on whatever you want to run it on,'” Nash told theCUBE at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Mass.

“People like that level of choice,” added Nash. “Red Hat has an advantage because a lot of times they’ll make it easy before the community makes it easy, and it’s what a lot of customers want.”

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Docker reveals its secret to success

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OSS

The architectural change in Cloud computing sparked by Docker is a rare occurrence. And a few key practices made Docker, Inc. successful enough to bring about this critical change. First, Docker realized the importance of agility in infrastructure and capitalized on this.

Businesses like Amazon proved that using an agile application is critical to business survival. “If you’re not trying to learn how to take advantage of agile infrastructure, of agile applications, you’re going to be left behind,” Scott Johnston, SVP of Product at Docker, told theCube at DockerCon 2015.

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How To Get Started In Open Source

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Gaining entry to the open-source community can seem daunting to customers unfamiliar with the territory. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said that might be because they don’t understand that it isn’t just one large community, but several different ones.

“There are thousands of open-source communities, and the each have their own culture. They each have their own norms, ways of working, you know, personalities. And breaking in isn’t easy,” Whitehurst said.

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Why we changed our software from proprietary to open source

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Why would a software company choose to change its product from proprietary to open source? It turns out there are many good reasons, says Dan Mihai Dumitriu, CEO and CTO of networking software company Midokura. In this interview with The Enterprisers Project, Dumitriu explains the benefits.

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