From what I learned talking with Jeremy Sands last Tuesday, everything about the SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) will be marinated in southern culture. So much so that if this were twenty years ago, I’d be expecting to see geeks with cigarette packs rolled-up in the sleeves of their T shirts. But these days people don’t smoke much anymore, not even in North Carolina, a state built by tobacco money.
Jan-Simon Möller is a consultant and trainer for the Linux Foundation's training program and holds an electrical engineering degree. But he started out as a home Linux user tinkering with different distributions before moving on to systems administration.
He now teaches a range of Linux Foundation courses, from writing Linux kernel drivers, to embedded Linux development, and system administration. His expertise lies in embedded Linux, Realtime Linux, SELinux, power management, and integration of new compilers.
Here Möller tells us more about how he learned Linux, his career path, the projects he's currently involved in, and his ham radio hobby.
I manage the community leadership portion of the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat. Our team works to help ensure the success of the community upstream projects, which are so important to Red Hat. This includes Fedora, CentOS, RDO, oVirt, Project Atomic, and many others. You can read about what we're working on and find events where our team and other Red Hat employees are presenting at community.redhat.com or follow us on Twitter at @redhatopen.
A short while ago I was reviewing one of my Twitter lists and I happened upon a tweet that led me to NethServer, an open source project that featured a product the likes of which I had been looking for in recent months.
We believe the Cubic SoC board has a lot more performance and capability than other similar products out there (e.g., Arduino or Raspberry Pi) and -- using the Cyclone FPGA's pin migration capability -- adding additional hardware resources by building the same board with a larger capacity FPGA is possible. All that processing power does, however, come at a price premium, probably retailing for sub-$200, which we believe is still very accessible for many hobbyists and commercial product developers.
A recent Red Hat survey on mobile trends revealed that 70 percent of organizations plan to embrace the Internet of Things in the next 5 years. So where is Red Hat on the IoT stage?
To further understand Red Hat's IoT strategy, I reached out to the company's Senior Director of Product Marketing, Mark Coggin.
I'm Lee Schlesinger, currently managing editor for the Spiceworks Community. Spiceworks provides a free downloadable help desk and network inventory application, and hosts a community for IT pros to discuss both work and off-topic issues. Though we have a pretty popular Linux group in the community, many of the community members, who we call SpiceHeads, work in Microsoft-centric shops.