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Baird analyst defends Red Hat against claims that it violated open source principles

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Baird analyst Steve Ashley jumped to the defense of Raleigh open source giant Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) Friday via investor note.

A Wednesday Wall Street Journal article alleged that Red Hat was not supporting RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) customers using a rival version of OpenStack and violating open source principles.

"Red Hat Inc. has outrun dozens of companies over the past decade to become the dominant commercial provider of the open-source operating system known as Linux," the article reads, adding that some rivals, partners and customers fear that it's gone too far with OpenStack.

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FUDCon Beijing 2014 featuring Richard Stallman

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Red Hat

FUDCon is an opportunity for all who contribute to or use Fedora to meet, learn, plan, and hack. This FUDCon is being held from Friday 23th May – Sunday 25 May, 2014, and is being held in conjunction with the GNOME.Asia summit.

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Red Hat pushes out Icehouse-based beta of Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0

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Red Hat has made available a beta release for the next version of its OpenStack distribution, which is set to combine the Icehouse version of the OpenStack framework with its upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system.

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Xen Project Partnership Laid Groundwork for CentOS Variants

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Linux
Red Hat
Server

When the CentOS Project joined forces with Red Hat in January, project leaders promised to open up the distribution to more community contributions. Under the new community model, CentOS will continue to rebuild Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But SIGs, which include independent groups of open source projects, will be invited to build and maintain their own CentOS integrations on top of the core code, or to replace it altogether.

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Fedora 21 Gets Proposals For Review Board 2, Web Assets

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Developers have proposed adding even more features to Fedora 21, which is the next Fedora release shipping before the end of the year. There's already a lot of features under development and it's going to be a heavy release with nearly one year since Fedora 20, but even more work is on the way.

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Also: Five Things in Fedora This Week (2014-05-13)

Red Hat sees big potential in Indonesia

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US-based software company Red Hat Inc. will open an office in Jakarta as the open-source software provider sees a big market potential for its products.

Damien Wong, a senior director with Red Hat who is responsible for the Southeast Asian market, said that Red Hat was confident in setting up its business in Indonesia because the company saw huge opportunities for business development.

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Red Hat CTO: 5 Business Benefits of Open Source Software

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"Too many CIOs are still clueless about how often open source is being used in their own organizations," said a recent post that labeled open-source as both 'frightening and fantastic'. A survey of 820 CIOs reported that 62% of respondents think that more than half of purchased software will be open source in five years. If you are a CIO who is looking to migrate to open source, then keep reading. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and the first billion dollar open source software company. Red Hat uses a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux® and middleware technologies to customers.

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Trinity 1.4 Linux Fuzz Tester Released

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Dave Jones of Red Hat has announced the latest version of his Linux system call fuzz tester after several months of development.

The Trinity 1.4 fuzz tester release features more targeted fuzzing of VM-related syscalls, other improvements, and support for scaling to larger machines. Trinity should be able to run on systems with many CPU cores now.

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Red Hat ramps up OpenStack via collaborations with NetApp, eNovance

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Red Hat's other major announcement is with eNovance, an OpenStack vendor that builds private clouds for service providers (among others) and manages applications deployed on major public clouds. The companies are collaborating to add telecom and network functions virtualization (NFV) features to OpenStack -- something eNovance has specialized in. The idea is to make OpenStack more useful in carrier-grade applications and to create a set of network virtualization features that aren't dependent on a proprietary solution. (One possible analogy for the latter is how Asterisk provided a solid open source alternative to proprietary PBX systems.

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It’s Official. Fedora 21, Using GNOME 3.14 Will Run On Wayland As The Default Display Server

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GNOME

It’s official. Fedora 21, using GNOME 3.14 (scheduled for release on September 2014) will be the first Linux system to use the Wayland system compositor as default, instead of the good old X11 server. The Fedora developers have approved the change yesterday at their FESCo meeting.

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Last week, Ars reported on the story of Anonabox, an effort by a California developer to create an affordable privacy-protecting device based on the open source OpenWRT wireless router software and the Tor Project’s eponymous Internet traffic encryption and anonymization software. Anonabox was pulled from Kickstarter after accusations that the project misrepresented its product and failed to meet some basic security concerns—though its developers still plan to release their project for sale through their own website. But Anonabox’s brief campaign on Kickstarter has demonstrated demand for a simple, inexpensive way to hide Internet traffic from prying eyes. And there are a number of other projects attempting to do what Anonabox promised. On Kickstarter competitor Indiegogo there’s a project called Invizbox that looks almost identical to Anonabox—except for the approach its team is taking to building and marketing the device. Read more

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Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift

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Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

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