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  • My experience with Flock 2017

    After attending Flock 2016, I got another chance to be part of Flock conference. This year, it took place in beautiful city Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA from 29th August to 1st September. Schedule of this 4 day conference was designed differently compared to last year. Both workshops and talks were running in parallel for the first three 3 days followed by a wrap-up session on last day.

  • Flock 2017

    wo weeks ago I got to travel to Cape Cod (or as I came to call it, Cape Code), Massachusetts, USA for Flock, the annual Fedora contributor conference. I arrived on Monday, August 28 after flying in from Denver, CO where I had been eclipse-viewing (well that happened in Wyoming) and summitting 6[0-5] fourteeners[6].

    Tuesday began with a keynote from Matthew Miller, where he presented metrics on the various versions of Fedora in the wild, and talked about where Fedora is heading. After that we had a long session where the presenters each got to give a short pitch for their talks. After that was lunch, and one thing I enjoyed about the schedule this year was the choice to make lunch be two hours each day. That gave us plenty of time for "hallway" type discussions throughout the week. After lunch I went to see Mike Bonet present about Factory 2.0 and the various items that team has been working on in Fedora. Several of their objectives have been related to Bodhi so this was a good session for me to attend. After that I held my "Bodhi hack sesh" session which I thought went pretty well. I think we had about 12 people attend, and I was able to help people get started on a variety of patches for Bodhi. Lastly I attended the dinner and game night, which was a lot of fun.

  • Jonathan Dieter: Flock 2017

Red Hat and Fedora: DHS Projects, Financial News, and Fedora's Boltron Preview

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Surge in hybrid cloud adoption helps Red Hat expand footprint in Asia

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Red Hat has expanded its cloud and service provider footprint in Asia.

The company has certified a number of new cloud and managed services providers in India, Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore.

Some of the newest Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers include Diadem Technologies in India, IndonesianCloud in Indonesia, Mitsubishi Research Institute in Japan, India’s Prodevans Technologies and Singapore’s STT Connect.

Cloud provider models are becoming increasingly complex, expanding beyond multi-tenant public clouds to include private cloud build-outs, Linux container-based infrastructure, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions.

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Red Hat: Partnership, Shares, and Nominations Open for 2018 Red Hat Innovation Awards

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Red Hat: Matt Micene, AnsibleFest, and Financial News

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  • The Role of Culture in Defining DevOps

    A big part of adopting DevOps involves changing an organization’s culture. At Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Matt Micene will host a birds of a feather session discussing how and why culture change occurs and why collaboration is the cornerstone of successfully implementing new practices.

    Micene, a Senior Evangelist at Red Hat, has more than 15 years of experience in information technology, ranging from architecture and system design to data center design. He has a deep understanding of key technologies, such as containers, cloud computing, and virtualization. In this interview, Micene describes some of the challenges of DevOps adoption and the need for culture change.

  • Ansible DevOps program gets upgraded

    When Red Hat bought the DevOps program Ansible, the company did so because it thought Ansible's automation capabilities, together with Red Hat's cloud and managing portfolio, would make a powerful one-two punch. It was right. Now, with several new Ansible innovations, the pair is helping enterprise customers harness the power of automation organization-wide -- from IT operations to development to network administration.

  • Red Hat Extends Ansible Automation Framework to Networking

    At the AnsibleFest 2017 conference, Red Hat for the first time is adding the ability to automate network management to its open source IT automation framework in addition to updating Ansible Tower, the version of the Ansible Engine framework that is designed to allow IT organizations to automate IT functions at enterprise scale.

    Justin Nemmers, general manager of Ansible, says that Ansible Engine, also known as Ansible Core, can now be employed to automate the management of Arista, Cisco and Juniper networking software as well as instances of Open vSwitch and VyOS.

    “This is the first time we’re moving into network automation,” says Nemmers.

    That’s critical, says Nemmers, because many IT organizations are finding themselves trying to manage islands of server, storage and networking automation. Ansible is now providing an opportunity to unify the management of IT infrastructure.

  • Shares Seesawing on Volume: Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Are the Technicals Adding up?
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) vs. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MDRX): Is One a Better Investment Than the Other?
  • A Side-by-side Analysis of Intuit Inc. (INTU) and Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Valuation in the Spotlight

Red Hat and Fedora: AnsibleFest, DHS, New Systemd Book, KubeVirt, Outreachy 2017, and Qubes OS

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  • Red Hat speed fiends celebrate automation

    While tech luminaries fret about the world-killing potential of self-directed computers amid galas and globetrotting, the industry's worker bees see automation as salvation from soul-killing drudgery.

    So it was at AnsibleFest in San Francisco on Thursday, which proved to be more sysadmin speed evangelism than freewheeling festival – the substructure of the Marriott Marquis hotel, while spacious, fell short of a rave.

    Ansible refers to an instantaneous communications device imagined by author Ursula Le Guin and to, among other things, open source IT automation software acquired by Red Hat in 2015.

  • DHS S&T awards $8.6 Million for five mobile application security R&D projects

    Red Hat, Inc., of Raleigh, North Carolina and Kryptowire, LLC of Fairfax, Virginia jointly were awarded $1,902,750 to integrate security throughout the entire mobile app development lifecycle.

  • Red Hat-Kryptowire Team to Support DHS’ Mobile App Security Project; Paul Smith Comments

    Both companies aim to create a framework for security and privacy compliance automation in the mobile app life cycle as part of the Mobile Application Security project managed by DHS’ science and technology directorate, Red Hat said Wednesday.

    “Mobile devices — including smartphones and tablets — are used across government agencies, but these devices and the mobile apps that run on them require a unique approach to security,” said Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector business.

  • New story: Savaged by Systemd

    Yesterday, I put a short story up as an ebook. This was a wild experiment that I wrote on a whim.

  • Chad Perrin (Loveland, CO)’s review of Savaged by Systemd: an Erotic Unix Encounter
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  • That thing that makes KubeVirt a little different - or the Kubernetes virtualization API.

    And to close the loop: The API is pretty independent of the runtime, and this tells me that in the end it is not that important how the VMs are run - with a runtime in a pod or via a CRI based runtime. The important bit is, that with KubeVirt the user is given the full controll over his VMs.

    Side note - Instead of a dedicated API, there is also the option to extend the pod specification using annotations to cover the virtualization specific properties. The issue is, that this does not scale, and will bloat the pod specification.

    Thus, the next time you are encountering this topic, you might want to think of KubeVirt as the Kubernetes virtualization API.

  • Outreachy 2017: Mentors and ideas needed

    The Fedora Project is participating in the upcoming round of Outreachy as a mentoring organization and is looking for project ideas and mentors. Outreachy provides three-month internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns could be university students, technical school graduates, people switching careers, or people coming back to tech after starting a family or another long absence. Interns work remotely with mentors on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.

  • Qubes OS part 2

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Fedora: Fedora 26, Kernels, Fedora Project Outage

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  • Fedora 26 to Get Bluetooth Support for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Linux Kernel 4.13

    Principal IoT architect at Red Hat Peter Robinson recently revealed some of the highlights that the Fedora 26 Linux operating system brought for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs).

    The developer works on Raspberry Pi support for Fedora Linux in his spare time, and, for the Fedora 26 cycle, he managed to add a bunch of goodies that would most certainly please all those who want to run Fedora on their tiny Raspberry Pi SBCs. In fact, support for Raspberry Pi landed since last year's Fedora 25 release.

  • Kernels need updates, no really

    Google has been announcing new details about its next Android release, Oreo. One of the items that came out is a new requirement for a minimum kernel version. SoC manufacturers must now use a kernel that is greater than 4.4, one of the long term stable (LTS) kernels maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Android has long prided itself on differentiation and given device makers a lot of latitude. This has not infrequently led to fragmentation and difficulties with device upgrades. Google has started to work towards fixing this with efforts like project treble.

  • A modest proposal
  • Fedora Project Outage RCA :: DNS Outage 2017-09-06

    The problem was due to a misconfigured record in the registrar's data about DNS. The previous week, multiple records had been added by the registrar to the DNS data in the .org.

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PC-MOS/386 was first announced by The Software Link in 1986 and was released in early 1987. It was capable of working on any x86 computer (though the Intel 80386 was its target market). However, some later chips became incompatible because they didn't have the necessary memory management unit. It had a dedicated following but also contained a couple of design flaws that made it slow and/or expensive to run. Add to that the fact it had a Y2K bug that manifested on 31 July 2012, after which any files created wouldn't work, and it's not surprising that it didn't become the gold standard. The last copyright date listed is 1992, although some users have claimed to be using it far longer. Read more