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7 Open Source DevOps Products and Their Channel Impact

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We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the DevOps mode of software development is fast becoming one of the new big forces in the channel. Here's a look at some of the key projects and products in the open source DevOps space, and an explanation of how each one will change the way organizations create and VARs integrate software.

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MIPS VM tech lets routers stay open despite new FCC rules

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The open source prpl Foundation, which was established in 2014 by MIPS IP vendor Imagination Technologies and other companies, has proposed a way for router companies to let their U.S. customers upload Linux distributions such as OpenWrt without running afoul of a new FCC ruling that went into effect June 2. The virtualization security solution, called prplSecurity, is built around the open source L4Re hypervisor, optimized to run on Imagination’s MIPS Warrior-P processors. PrplSecurity, which will be formally announced June 9, separates and secures WiFi functions from general router functions with the help of secure OpenWrt, WiFi, and third-party VMs...

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Why Amazon Lambda could be the worst thing to happen to open source

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In a quest for productivity, developers may opt for APIs over source code. The convenience of the cloud could trump the freedom of choice that comes with open source.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Seven free and open source Microsoft Excel alternatives business-users should consider in 2016

    Spreadsheets are a staple for small businesses, data analysts and marketers among others, with most opting for the convenience and familiar interface of Microsoft Excel. But there are many options out there from Google, Apache, Libre and more offering free and open source alternatives.

  • How to avoid Brandy McBrandface issues when running projects openly

    One of the most common questions I get from people interested in taking a more open, collaborative approach to building their brand and culture is "Where should we start?"

    In our work at New Kind, we often help technology companies open up their brand and culture by including employees, customers, and community members on the journey (In fact, our company purpose reads "We bring people together to share in the adventure of creating the future").

  • Elephant in the room: Doug Cutting on Hadoop and core enterprise tech going open source
  • HPE Discovers Docker, Expands Helion and OneView Platforms

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today kicked off its Discover conference with new infrastructure offerings including an updated Helion cloud stack , OneView management platform and Docker integration.

  • Typepad Down for 5h 45min is Unacceptable; That it took 5h 40min for first acknowledgement of a problem is Unprofessional - use Wordpress instead if you start a blog

    I have to write about the Typepad total failure. Typepad runs THIS blog. I have used this blog for over 11 years and I have a paid premium account on Typepad. This blog has had over 6 million lifetime visits (thank you to all who have visited us) and my readers have left over 50,000 comments (thank you to all who contribute thoughts to the blog). While I have a formal website - www.tomiahonen.com and plenty of social media sites from Twitter to Linked In (I even have a rarely-used Facebook account) this blog is my digital home. And its always been on Typepad. Typepad is not by any means a perfect tech company, but all tech companies have their stumbles from time to time. What makes Typepad particularly relevant to this blog - the Communities Dominate blog - is that Typepad serves social media experts and providers. They are a business serving BLOGGERS. They power social media. So they are at the heart of the social media world, and they have to know its rules, and behave by it.

  • Open source and open data's role in Nepal earthquake relief

    A devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, killing more than 9,000 people, injuring thousands more, and leaving an additional 3 million homeless.

    Immediately after the earthquake, the government, local and international security forces, and international aid agencies all jumped in to try to help. However, there was a lack of coordination between these groups.

  • Michigan Tech and America Makes Release Free Open Source 3D Printing Software

    Ever since it was established in 2012, America Makes, or the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has stated that their goal was to work with the business and higher education community to develop next-level 3D printing technology. As the United States’ official 3D printing and additive manufacturing accelerator they have brought together more than 160 businesses and colleges and enabled them to collaboratively develop improvements to 3D printing technology, software, materials and processes. They have produced groundbreaking technology that has led to more metal 3D printing in aerospace applications, medical applications, electronics 3D printing and even support structure optimization algorithms. Each year membership in the organization grows, and new and more exciting developments that benefit all of the United States are made.

Linux and FOSS Events

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  • X.Org Is Looking For A Host For XDC 2017
  • Students showcase open source creations at Imagine RIT

    The ninth annual Imagine RIT, the Rochester Institute of Technology's annual innovation and creativity festival, was held on campus May 7. Each year, about 30,000 people arrive on campus to view student, faculty, and staff demonstrations. Visitors experience everything RIT has to offer through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus.

  • Gathering insights from data: An overview of the Elastic stack

    The Elastic stack is a versatile collection of open source software tools that make gathering insights from data easier. Formerly referred to as the ELK stack (in reference to Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), the growing list of tools that integrate with the platform (such as Beats) have outgrown the acronym but provide ever-growing capability for users and developers alike.

    At the upcoming Southeast Linuxfest 2016, I'll be covering some of the steps to get started using each of these parts of the stack. In this article, we'll look at each in turn to summarize the capabilities, requirements, and interesting use cases that apply to each.

Splice Machine

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Spark Summit: IBM and Others

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Programming: Go, Bugs and LLVM

  • 3 ways to copy files in Go
    This article will show you how to copy a file in the Go programming language. Although there are more than three ways to copy a file in Go, this article will present the three most common ways: using the io.Copy() function call from the Go library; reading the input file all at once and writing it to another file; and copying the file in small chunks using a buffer.
  • The life cycle of a software bug
    During the process of testing, bugs are reported to the development team. Quality assurance testers describe the bug in as much detail as possible, reporting on their system state, the processes they were undertaking, and how the bug manifested itself. Despite this, some bugs are never confirmed; they may be reported in testing but can never be reproduced in a controlled environment. In such cases they may not be resolved but are instead closed. It can be difficult to confirm a computer bug due to the wide array of platforms in use and the many different types of user behavior. Some bugs only occur intermittently or under very specific situations, and others may occur seemingly at random. Many people use and interact with open source software, and many bugs and issues may be non-repeatable or may not be adequately described. Still, because every user and developer also plays the role of quality assurance tester, at least in part, there is a good chance that bugs will be revealed.
  • LLVM's OpenMP Offloads Liboffload Into Oblivion
    The liboffload library has been dropped from LLVM's OpenMP repository. Liboffload is/was the Intel runtime library for offloading and geared for supporting the Xeon Phi co-processors. But liboffload within LLVM hasn't been receiving updates, it wasn't properly integrated within the LLVM build system, and unfortunately Xeon Phi co-processors appear to be discontinued. The liboffload library has also confused some with LLVM's libomptarget library for OpenMP support that is in much better shape.

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Free Software: Kiwi TCMS 4.2, PeerTube in the News

  • Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 4.2
    We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS and tcms-api version 4.2! This is a security, bug-fix and enhancement update which upgrades to the latest Django version under Python 3.6. We've pushed new kiwitcms/kiwi:latest docker image to Docker Hub and updated the demo instance at https://demo.kiwitcms.org! This version also includes GDPR related changes which affect our project. Read below for the details.
  • PeerTube: An Open Source YouTube Alternative To Beat Censorship
    When it’s about watching videos online, YouTube is the first thing that comes to our minds. But the popular video sharing platform is often subjected to censorship in many countries. There are many countries including China and North Korea that ban YouTube from time to time. Leave the others, recently, even YouTube ended up blocking many legitimate Channels as a collateral damage of its copyright crackdown. Ultimately, the content creators are the ones who get affected due to all of this blocking.
  • PeerTube: A ‘Censorship’ Resistent YouTube Alternative

    YouTube is a great video platform that has a lot to offer to both consumers and creators. At least, those who play by the rules. For creators, there is a major drawback though, one that put a spotlight on the alternative 'free-libre' software PeerTube this week.

OpenBSD chief de Raadt says no easy fix for new Intel CPU bug

Recompiling is unlikely to be a catch-all solution for a recently unveiled Intel CPU vulnerability known as TLBleed, the details of which were leaked on Friday, the head of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt says. The details of TLBleed, which gets its name from the fact that the flaw targets the translation lookaside buffer, a CPU cache, were leaked to the British tech site, The Register; the side-channel vulnerability can be theoretically exploited to extract encryption keys and private information from programs. Read more