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A New Linux Memory Controller Promises to Save Lots of RAM

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 07:04:29 PM

Roman Gushchin, a member of Facebook’s Linux kernel engineering team, has proposed a brand new slab memory controller for the Linux kernel. This new slab memory controller promises to provide a much-improved memory utilization between multiple memory cgroups, via sharing slab pages. (TNS)

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Streamlit launches open source machine learning application development framework

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 04:10:45 PM

Streamlit, a new machine learning startup from industry veterans, who worked at GoogleX and Zoox, launched today with a $6 million seed investment and a flexible new open source tool to make it easier for machine learning engineers to create custom applications to interact with the data in their models. (TechCrunch)

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What is YAML?

Monday 30th of September 2019 11:44:37 PM

Originally YAML stood for Yet Another Markup Language; it was renamed to read YAML Ain’t Markup Language to make it clear that unlike SGML and HTML that are languages for documents, it’s designed for data. Those are the same kinds of things you’d do with XML – but unlike XML or JSON, it’s designed to be a format that humans can read and write easily, which is why projects like Ansible picked it over other options. The YAML web site is easy to read – and it’s also valid YAML code.

(ITPro)

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Docker is in deep trouble

Monday 30th of September 2019 11:34:34 PM

Docker, the technology, is the poster child for containers. But it appears Docker, the business, is in trouble. In a leaked memo, Docker CEO Rob Bearden praised workers — despite the “uncertainty [which] brings with it significant challenges” and “persevering in spite of the lack of clarity we’ve had these past few weeks.” (ZDNet)

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Leave GNOME alone: This patent troll is asking for trouble

Monday 30th of September 2019 06:51:45 PM

Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPI) suing the GNOME Foundation for violating its “wireless image distribution system and method patent” (US Patent No. 9,936,086) doesn’t make much sense. But when has that ever stopped a patent troll? The GNOME application in question, Shotwell, is a personal photo manager. Its functionality, which has Rothschild all hot and bothered, is that — like all other end-user photo programs — it can import and organize pictures. For relief, Rothschild demands that either this functionality be removed or the company be awarded a “running royalty from the time of judgment going forward.” (Source: ZDNet)

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AWS Joins the .NET Foundation

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 08:14:21 PM

AWS is joining the .NET Foundation as a corporate sponsor. AWS has a long-standing commitment to .NET, with a decade of experience running Microsoft Windows and .NET on AWS. Joining the .NET Foundation is a natural step for us to further invest and participate in this community. (Source: Amazon)

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You can’t open-source license morality

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 08:13:07 PM

Chef developers recently pressured Chef Software into ending their contract with ICE. What started this was open-source developer Seth Vargo pulling his open-source project, Chef Sugar, from the Chef DevOps program. This has lead to people, such as Coraline Ada Ehmke, best known for her Contributor Covenant, which was adopted by Linux, to propose an open-source license that requires its users to act morally.  (Source: ZDNet)

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CNTT’s Initial NFVi Release Targets OpenStack

Monday 23rd of September 2019 10:57:38 PM

The Linux Foundation’s LF Networking group and industry trade association GSMA unveiled the first data release for their Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT). This initial tranche includes a common reference model and the first reference architecture. (SDX Central)

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Red Hat Creates CentOS Stream

Monday 23rd of September 2019 10:13:08 PM

Red Hat announced a new project called CentOS stream that will serve as an upstream project for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to establish a better relationship between RHEL, Fedora and CentOS. According to Red Hat CTO, “The CentOS Stream project sits between the Fedora Project and RHEL in the RHEL Development process, providing a “rolling preview” of future RHEL kernels and features. This enables developers to stay one or two steps ahead of what’s coming in RHEL, which was not previously possible with traditional CentOS releases.”

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Tencent Offers Open-Source System for IoT Innovation

Saturday 21st of September 2019 01:33:29 AM

Tencent announced that it is allowing developers to use an open-source operating system to create an internet-of-things (IoT) projects that will allow Tencent to improve the performance of its IoT solutions and strengthen its foothold in the sector. Called “TencentOS tiny,” the operating system is lighter, requires fewer resources, and uses less energy compared with other major systems, according to a Tencent release. The company also said it hopes TencentOS tiny will encourage developers to create IoT projects for smart cities, intelligent connected vehicles, and digital wearables — sectors that Tencent is aggressively targeting. (CX Tech)

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GitLab Adopted by KDE to Foster Open Source Contributions

Saturday 21st of September 2019 01:31:53 AM

Today GitLab, the DevOps platform delivered as a single application, announced that KDE, an international technology community that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing, is adopting GitLab for use by its developers to further enhance infrastructure accessibility and encourage contributions. (Street Insider)

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No, Kubernetes is Not the New OpenStack, Says Canonical

Saturday 21st of September 2019 01:30:13 AM

It’s easy to think of Kubernetes as the great disruptor of earlier generations of cloud-native platforms, such as OpenStack. But that view would be just as wrong as assuming that Kubernetes and containers have totally killed off old-school virtual machines. That’s what Stephan Fabel of Canonical had to say in an interview about the past, present and future of Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies within the enterprise. (Container Journal)

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Introducing Maesh: A Service Mesh for Kubernetes

Saturday 21st of September 2019 01:16:43 AM

Containous, a cloud infrastructure software provider, released Maesh, an open-source service mesh written in Golang and built on top of the cloud native edge router Traefik. Maesh promises to provide a lightweight service mesh solution that is easy to get started with and to roll out across a microservice application. (InfoQ)

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Kubernetes 1.16 Offers New Promise for IPv6 Cloud Native Deployments

Saturday 21st of September 2019 01:14:19 AM

Kubernetes 1.16 became generally available on Sept. 18 providing the third and final major update the popular cloud-native platform in 2019. Every new Kubernetes update has features that are in alpha, beta and those that have reached general availability. In the 1.16 update, for networking professionals there is one alpha feature that stands above all others : IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack. (Enterprise Networking)

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Huawei’s new Mate 30 phones to run on open-source version of Android: source

Friday 20th of September 2019 01:20:54 AM

Huawei’s new Mate 30 smartphone range will run on an open-source version of Google’s Android operating system, a source familiar with the matter said ahead of a major launch event in Germany on Thursday. (Yahoo! News)

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Linux-powered NVR can stream and analyze 12 HD cam feeds without a cloud connection

Friday 20th of September 2019 01:17:33 AM

A Mountain View-based startup called Camect has successfully launched an Apollo Lake-based, AI-enabled camera hub and network video recorder for analyzing surveillance feeds. After more than quintupling its $50K Indiegogo goal, the Camect is available for another 15 days in $279 early bird packages, down from the eventual $399 when it ships in January. (Linux Gizmos)

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Introducing Microsoft’s AirSim, an open-source simulator for autonomous vehicles built on Unreal Engine

Friday 20th of September 2019 01:13:44 AM

Microsoft AirSim is an open-source, cross-platform simulation platform for autonomous systems including autonomous cars, wheeled robotics, aerial drones, and even static IoT devices. It works as a plugin for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. There is also an experimental release for the Unity game engine. (Packtpub)

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Weaveworks Named a Top Kubernetes Contributor

Thursday 19th of September 2019 11:06:00 PM

Weaveworks was recently named as one of the top eight companies contributing to Kubernetes in the CNCF’s recent Kubernetes Project Journey Report. This is an outstanding achievement for us, given the relative size of Weaveworks as compared with the other companies on that list which include Redhat, Google, IBM, Microsoft and several others. (Weaveworks)

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Microsoft Gifts Semmle to GitHub, Plans $40B Stock Buyback

Thursday 19th of September 2019 10:55:52 PM

Microsoft bolstered its GitHub operations by acquiring software engineering analytics firm Semmle for an undisclosed amount. The move ties in a security component to the open source supply chain. Semmle’s semantic code analysis engine allows developers and security teams to discover and track potential vulnerabilities in their code. They can then tag those concerns to that code that is distributed into the open source community. (SDX Central)

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Linux 5.3 releases with support for AMD Navi GPUs

Thursday 19th of September 2019 01:37:07 AM

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 5.3 on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (lkml). This major release brings new support for AMD Navi GPUs, the umwait x86 instructions, and Intel speed select. Linux 5.3 also presents a new pidfd_open(2) system call and 16 millions new IPv4 addresses in the 0.0.0.0/8 range. There are also many new drivers and improvements in this release. (Packtpub)

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HONOR MagicBook 15 finally revealed with Linux as main operating system

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