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Open Source Summit: Day 1 in 5 minutes

5 hours 26 min ago

As you can see in the video below, the first day of the Open Source Summit was quite educational. My day was filled with clouds, containers, community building, flavors of Linux, and Linus Torvalds.

Here are the links that go with the video above:


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Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise

13 hours 54 min ago

Companies of varying sizes across many industries are implementing innersource programs to drive greater levels of development collaboration and reuse. They ultimately seek to increase innovation; reduce time to market; grow, retain, and attract talent; and of course, delight their customers.

In this article, I'll introduce innersource and some of its key facets and examine some of the problems that it can help solve. I'll also discuss some components of an innersource program, including metrics.


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How a town uses an open source tool for collaboration and managing large files

13 hours 55 min ago

Like many organizations, governments and townships are confronting challenges that involve collaboration and sharing of large files. In today's age of widespread cloud adoption, public institutions may be tempted to view public cloud storage as a simple, low-cost solution to managing data; however, significant concerns persist around security, data protection liability, control, and platform/vendor lock-in.


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A quick tour of MySQL 8.0 roles

13 hours 56 min ago

This year at the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Dublin, I'll be discussing a new feature introduced in MySQL 8.0: roles. This is a new security and administrative feature that allows database administrators to simplify user management and increases the security of multi-user environments.


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The eye-opening power of cultural difference

13 hours 56 min ago

Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to stay.


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We're giving away a Linux-ready laptop from ZaReason

Monday 18th of September 2017 07:05:00 AM

For the first time ever, Opensource.com is partnering with ZaReason to give away an UltraLap 5330 laptop with Linux pre-installed!

Since 2007, ZaReason has assembled, shipped, and supported hardware specifically designed for Linux, and the UltraLap 5330 is no exception—the 3.6-lb laptop ships with the Linux distribution of your choice and boasts the following hardware specs:


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3 text editor alternatives to Emacs and Vim

Monday 18th of September 2017 07:03:00 AM

Before you start reaching for those implements of mayhem, Emacs and Vim fans, understand that this article isn't about putting the boot to your favorite editor. I'm a professed Emacs guy, but one who also likes Vim. A lot.

That said, I realize that Emacs and Vim aren't for everyone. It might be that the silliness of the so-called Editor war has turned some people off. Or maybe they just want an editor that is less demanding and has a more modern sheen.


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7 tips for Linux cluster admins to help keep auditors happy

Monday 18th of September 2017 07:00:00 AM

The beauty of building extra-large Linux clusters is it's easy. Hadoop, OpenStack, hypervisor, and high-performance computing (HPC) installers enable you to build on commodity hardware and deal with node failure reasonably simply. Learning and managing Linux administration on a small scale involves basic day-to-day tasks; however, when planning and scaling production to several thousand node clusters, it can take over your life, including your weekends and holidays.


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Ansible announces AWX, 13-year-old keynotes on AI for brain wave analysis, and more news

Saturday 16th of September 2017 07:00:00 AM

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at how a 13-year-old is changing the world with open source, a guide to removing old Linux kernels, and more.

Open source news roundup for September 3-16, 2017


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Top 5: Coaching football with AI, a guide to logging in Python, and more

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:05:00 AM

In this week's top 5, we take a look at an AI project used to call football plays, logging in Python, and more.


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Coaching football with AI

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:03:00 AM

I recently decided to revisit Football-o-Genetics, an application I developed in 2013 that attempts to "evolve" near-optimal football offensive play calling strategies.


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How an open source tool is helping hurricane victims

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:02:00 AM

After Hurricane Harvey recently ripped through the Houston area, causing catastrophic flooding and devastation, the Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network (SFA) responded quickly by leveraging open source technology to reach out to patients and victims of the crisis in areas of Texas that are virtually inaccessible.


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Generative art: How to hack a painting

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:04:00 AM

The world is fundamentally generative, as it is created by physical, biological, and chemical processes. But it isn't comprised of clean mathematical lines; rather, it is a struggle between mathematical patterns and entropy. Generative art reflects both aspects of reality, offering a unique perspective on the world.


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An introduction to DocBook, a flexible markup language worth learning

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:02:00 AM

Computers were first invented to do math, and they do it really well. But it didn't take long for users to repurpose their futuristic calculators into fancy, dynamic typewriters. Now human-readable text drives computing, so it's important to choose the right format for the text you write.


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Growing your team's open culture, one buddy at a time

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:01:00 AM

We've all been there. You're starting a new job, and you don't even know where the bathroom is, much less all the tools and processes necessary to get that job done. Onboarding in an open organization can be even trickier because of its unstructured environment and open culture. It may be up to you to define your role, and priorities can change quickly. Finding an "onboarding buddy" (or "onboarding peer") can make the transition into your job much less painful.


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A guide to logging in Python

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:02:00 AM

There is little worse as a developer than trying to figure out why an application is not working if you don't know what is going on inside it. Sometimes you can't even tell whether the system is working as designed at all.

When applications are running in production, they become black boxes that need to be traced and monitored. One of the simplest, yet most important ways to do so is by logging. Logging allows us—at the time we develop our software—to instruct the program to emit information while the system is running that will be useful for us and our sysadmins.


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How to become a data scientist

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:01:00 AM

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an evolutionary biologist. To make a long story short, I had a change of heart and dropped out of my PhD program to pursue a career in computer science. I'm now a senior software engineer at Red Hat, where I work on a variety of machine learning and data science projects (you can read more about my journey on my blog).


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Essential open source software for running your small business

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:00:00 AM

You've decided to follow your passion and start your own business. Great! As you've probably figured out, there's a lot more to running a business than passion and doing the work that you love.

Aside from the tools of whatever trade you're plying, you'll also need other tools to keep your business humming along. Let's look at some open source software that can help you do just that.


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5 great new OpenStack tips and guides

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:00:00 AM

Keeping up with new technology can be a challenge. There may be no place where this is truer than in the world of enterprise cloud software. It seems every day that passes introduces a new tool or application that could soon be a part of your organization's technology stack.


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An introduction to representation learning

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:02:00 AM

Although many companies today possess massive amounts of data, the vast majority of that data is often unstructured and unlabeled. In fact, the amount of data that is appropriately labeled for a specific business need is typically quite small (possibly even zero), and acquiring new labels is usually a slow, expensive endeavor. As a result, algorithms that can extract features from unlabeled data to improve the performance of data-limited tasks are quite valuable.


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