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2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor

Fri, 2016-08-26 21:17
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor26 AugLearn more

Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News

Fri, 2016-08-26 16:00
Title: Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News26 AugLearn more

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

Fri, 2016-08-26 15:01
Title: KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE26 AugLearn more

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Fri, 2016-08-26 14:21

Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

Thu, 2016-08-25 14:34

The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open Certificate Authority” at LinuxCon North America.

Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

Wed, 2016-08-24 20:02

When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the hard disk was hard-coded into the source code. And, he expected only other students to be interested in studying it as a theory.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:00

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a cluster in less than 5 minutes using Apache Mesos.

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

Wed, 2016-08-24 15:16

In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

Live From LinuxCon: Red Hat and Microsoft Embrace On Stage

Tue, 2016-08-23 21:00

If any LinuxCon moment so far has underscored the evolution of Linux over 25 years, it was during the transition between keynotes this morning when Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst found himself on stage with Microsoft’s new vice president of open source, Wim Coekaerts.

The men laughed nervously at the irony of the moment and paused for a brief photo opp, arms around each other’s shoulders.

How IBM’s LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud

Tue, 2016-08-23 13:00

One year ago at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, IBM announced IBM LinuxONE, its enterprise-grade system specifically designed for Linux and open source workloads. Today in their keynote at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger will give us an update on how the technology has evolved since then and how IBM is involved now in the open source community.

Networking, Security & Storage with Docker & Containers: A Free eBook Covers the Essentials

Tue, 2016-08-23 12:34

With this week’s ContainerCon event underway in Toronto, new ways to manage and automate workloads are taking center stage. Container education is in the spotlight as well, and that’s where a new, free eBook from the editors at The New Stack comes in.

LinuxCon: Changing the World with Code

Mon, 2016-08-22 21:16

“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto.

Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, and special events will be held throughout the conference to celebrate -- including a black-tie gala on Wednesday night.

The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-2016

Mon, 2016-08-22 17:00
Title: The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-201622 AugLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: New Microsoft Scripting Language Opens Up, What Most Don't Get About OSS, & More

Fri, 2016-08-19 17:00
Title: This Week in Open Source News: New Microsoft Scripting Language Opens Up, What Most Don't Get About OSS, & More19 AugLearn more

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Ahmed Alkabary: A Recent Graduate and Aspiring SysAdmin

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:00
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Ahmed Alkabary: A Recent Graduate and Aspiring SysAdmin19 AugLearn more

Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command

Fri, 2016-08-19 15:00
Title: Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command19 AugLearn more

OPNFV’s Path to Network Transformation

Thu, 2016-08-18 17:00

The OPNFV project will turn two this October and, says OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey, like any two-year-old, it’s eagerly figuring out the world and how to interact with it -- “sometimes through the occasional skinned knee but also with the excitement of learning and accomplishing new things.”

Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Lenovo

Thu, 2016-08-18 16:53
Title: Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Lenovo 18 AugLearn more

From ownCloud to Nextcloud: A Proven Cloud Innovator Launches a Promising New Platform

Thu, 2016-08-18 16:00

The ever popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds went through a shakeup not long ago.

Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Next Week

Wed, 2016-08-17 18:20
Title: Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Next Week17 AugLearn more

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