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  • Major update to Nagios in Fedora Rawhide and EPEL-7 [moving to 4.2.4]
  • Major update to Fedora/EPEL moving to nrpe-3.0.1
  • openQA and Autocloud result submission to ResultsDB

    One of the big topics at Devconf and around the RH offices was the ongoing effort to modernize both Fedora and RHEL’s overall build processes to be more flexible and involve a lot more testing (or, as some people may have put it, “CI CI CI”). A lot of folks wearing a lot of hats are involved in different bits of this effort, but one thing that seems to stay constant is that ResultsDB will play a significant role.

    ResultsDB started life as the result storage engine for AutoQA, and the concept and name was preserved as AutoQA was replaced by Taskotron. Its current version, however, is designed to be a scalable, capable and generic store for test results from any test system, not just Taskotron. Up until last week, though, we’d never quite got around to hooking up any other systems to it to demonstrate this.

  • Ambassadors LATAM: Year in Review

    Throughout 2016, the Fedora community in Latin America was active promoting Fedora in local events and showing the Fedora Project objectives and foundations to possible new contributors and helping them find their way into different subprojects, as part of the global Fedora community. We had a presence in all relevant events in Latin America with talks, workshops and stands promoting ours four foundations to the world.

  • The Fedora Diversity FAD

    DevConf.cz featured many great talks and a fantastic hallway track. It also hosted the Fedora Activity Day for the Fedora Diversity team. The FAD spanned three days of working on ways we can learn more about our community, encourage greater diversity and more. This team has a high level of overlap with Marketing, CommOps, and the Magazine so we didn’t restrict ourselves to thinking about just diversity issues. More will be forthcoming as the team does its final outbound reporting, but I wanted to share some of my observations as a someone privileged to get to work with this amazing group of people.

Red Hat appoints Chew Kai Peng as country manager of Malaysia

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WORLD'S leading open source solutions provider Red Hat Inc has appointed Chew Kai Peng (pic above) as the country manager of Malaysia.

As Red Hat's country manager of Malaysia, Chew will lead the direction of the team in Malaysia, helping to establish strong ties with enterprise customers and partners in the country, and expand awareness of open source solutions in the country as organizations embrace modern technologies to meet the expectations of an increasingly digital society.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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  • Waterford boost as Red Hat announces 60 jobs in €12.7m investment

    Open source specialist Red Hat is pumping €12.7m into its Waterford offices, aiming to offer 60 new roles over the next three years.

    Red Hat’s global hub for research and development in Waterford is due an upgrade, after multimillion-euro plans emerged from the US company.

  • Discovering Open Source at Red Hat

    For example, Fedora is an upstream project for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. OpenStack is an upstream project for RDO. Did you know that Red Hat is the second biggest contributor to Docker and Kubernetes? Both are upstream projects for products offered to Red Hat customers. When Red Hat acquires a company, they open source the source code. Right now I'm working with two different teams in Red Hat to see how we can best help them open source their products and create communities around them. They are facing all the same questions about open sourcing that any product would. What license should they use? How do they replace non open source dependencies? Should they open all the existing known bug reports? What if they contain proprietary customer data? Lots of fun questions.

  • Red Hat's cloud application platforms boost growth

    Harvey said these emerging technologies enable customers to be agile and to change their business models to digitally transform globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although traditional portfolios like Linux are growing faster than other operating system environments, it is the next generation technology like cloud application platforms that are driving the demand, he adds.

    "The industry is telling us that Linux is growing by 11 - 12% year on year while the Red Hat Linux market is growing at about 18 - 19% globally. The growth spurt has allowed the company to invest in Africa……opening offices in SA and looking at entering other markets.

  • Two Stocks Attracting Analyst Attention: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • The J P Morgan Chase & Co Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
  • The Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Rating Lowered to Hold at Vetr Inc.
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  • Why I Run Fedora Linux On My Main Production System

    With the Linux benchmarks at Phoronix there is a wide-range of Linux distributions (as well as BSDs, macOS, and the occasional Solaris and Windows) tested, but the operating system I end up running on my most-important production system is still Fedora Workstation. Recently I was interviewed by Fedora Magazine about my thoughts on the Red Hat backed distribution and more.

    [...]

    For Phoronix readers, here were some extra questions from the interview that didn't make the final cut on Fedora Magazine...

New CloudLinux 7 Kernel Released to Beta with Fix for "Kernel Panic" Issue, More

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CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is announcing the availability of an updated kernel version in the Beta repositories of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based CloudLinux 7 operating system.

The kernel packages of CloudLinux 7 have been updated to version 3.10.0-427.36.1.lve1.4.37, and they are now available for installation directly from the updates-testing repository. Since kernel version 3.10.0-427.36.1.lve1.4.35, CloudLinux's team managed to backport a fix for a known "Kernel panic" issue.

The new updated CloudLinux 7 kernel build also attempts to implement the ability to ignore root-owned links when checking symlink ownership. Therefore, it is recommended that you update your systems to kernel version 3.10.0-427.36.1.lve1.4.37 as soon as possible.

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Updated Fedora 25 ISOs Ship with Linux Kernel 4.9.6, Latest Security Patches

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Founder of the Fedora Unity Project and Fedora Ambassador Ben Williams is proud to announce the availability of another set of updated Fedora 25 Linux ISO images for all the official spins.

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Michael Larabel: How Do You Fedora?

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Michael Larabel is an entrepreneur, software engineer and technology analyst. Larabel founded Phoronix Media in 2004. Phoronix is the leading destination for Linux hardware reviews and enthusiast-oriented Linux news. Michael also develops an automated open source benchmarking suite named the Phoronix Test Suite. The results from the suite are published on OpenBenchmarking.org.

Michael was also the lead developer involved in a startup that was building a home monitoring and communication device to help those with neurodegenerative conditions and the elderly. That startup stalled due to burdensome regulations in the US around commercial health related devices. The device leveraged Linux and Larabel hopes to bring the project back to life one day. “I hope one day to find the time to clean-up and improve the code as it could be an interesting open-source project.”

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    After sitting through an endless flood of headless-chicken messages on multiple media about SHA-1 being fatally broken, I thought I'd do a quick writeup about what this actually means.
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  • Linus Torvalds on "SHA1 collisions found"
  • More from Torvalds on SHA1 collisions
    I thought I'd write an update on git and SHA1, since the SHA1 collision attack was so prominently in the news. Quick overview first, with more in-depth explanation below: (1) First off - the sky isn't falling. There's a big difference between using a cryptographic hash for things like security signing, and using one for generating a "content identifier" for a content-addressable system like git. (2) Secondly, the nature of this particular SHA1 attack means that it's actually pretty easy to mitigate against, and there's already been two sets of patches posted for that mitigation. (3) And finally, there's actually a reasonably straightforward transition to some other hash that won't break the world - or even old git repositories.
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    The Federal Communications Commission plans to halt implementation of a privacy rule that requires ISPs to protect the security of its customers' personal information. The data security rule is part of a broader privacy rulemaking implemented under former Chairman Tom Wheeler but opposed by the FCC's new Republican majority. The privacy order's data security obligations are scheduled to take effect on March 2, but Chairman Ajit Pai wants to prevent that from happening. The data security rule requires ISPs and phone companies to take "reasonable" steps to protect customers' information—such as Social Security numbers, financial and health information, and Web browsing data—from theft and data breaches. "Chairman Pai is seeking to act on a request to stay this rule before it takes effect on March 2," an FCC spokesperson said in a statement to Ars.
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GNOME News

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Linux and Graphics

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