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Open source licensing at GitHub

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Open source licensing is important to GitHub in two ways: First, as the host of the world's largest collection of code, we have a unique opportunity—and arguably an obligation based on that opportunity—to do what we can to support the open source community, and that obviously includes open source licensing. Second, as a company built on open source, it's important that the open source code we depend on and the code we contribute to the open source community are both properly licensed so that others can use it. After all, that's the point of open source.

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Red Hat ‘plays well with others’

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While Red Hat, Inc. has its own public Cloud strategy, it also plays well with others, according to Jason Nash, director of Next Gen Architectures at Sirius Computer Systems, Inc.

“Red Hat says: ‘Run this on whatever you want to run it on,'” Nash told theCUBE at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Mass.

“People like that level of choice,” added Nash. “Red Hat has an advantage because a lot of times they’ll make it easy before the community makes it easy, and it’s what a lot of customers want.”

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Docker reveals its secret to success

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The architectural change in Cloud computing sparked by Docker is a rare occurrence. And a few key practices made Docker, Inc. successful enough to bring about this critical change. First, Docker realized the importance of agility in infrastructure and capitalized on this.

Businesses like Amazon proved that using an agile application is critical to business survival. “If you’re not trying to learn how to take advantage of agile infrastructure, of agile applications, you’re going to be left behind,” Scott Johnston, SVP of Product at Docker, told theCube at DockerCon 2015.

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How To Get Started In Open Source

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Gaining entry to the open-source community can seem daunting to customers unfamiliar with the territory. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said that might be because they don’t understand that it isn’t just one large community, but several different ones.

“There are thousands of open-source communities, and the each have their own culture. They each have their own norms, ways of working, you know, personalities. And breaking in isn’t easy,” Whitehurst said.

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Why we changed our software from proprietary to open source

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Why would a software company choose to change its product from proprietary to open source? It turns out there are many good reasons, says Dan Mihai Dumitriu, CEO and CTO of networking software company Midokura. In this interview with The Enterprisers Project, Dumitriu explains the benefits.

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The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

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I’m the current Debian Project Leader—which is a very impressive title that boils down to being a figurehead for the Debian project.

I first started getting involved with Debian in 2003, and have wended my way through various roles in the project, from designing t-shirts to being the Release Manager for the last three releases, Lenny, Squeeze and Wheezy.

In my day job, I’m the engineering manager for Collabora, an open source software consultancy which is fairly similar—basically making sure that all the engineers are happy and helping unblock any problems that come along.

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Ground zero for an open-source revolution

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For a relatively small company, Red Hat, inc. has become a major player in open source technology.

“It is definitely more than a Linux company,” said theCUBE cohost Dave Vellante, summarizing day one of Red Hat Summit 2015. “This conference is ground zero for an open-source revolution.”

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Also: Red Hat Summit kicks off with PaaS focus

Exclusive interview with Hans de Raad

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In my daily life (both personal and professional) I use open source for just about anything, from LibreOffice to Drupal, Kolab, Piwik, Apache, KDE, etc.

Being part of the communities of these projects for me is a very special extra dimension that creates a lot of extra motivation and satisfaction.

For me, open source isn’t so much of a choice it is simply the standard.

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Q&A: Zipcar founder Robin Chase on open source and the collaboration economy

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Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur known for founding the transportation related companies such as Zipcar, Buzzcar and Veniam. She wears many hats and is an inspiration to women all around the globe. She is also a strong supporter of Open Source and Open Collaborative technologies. She recently authored a book called Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Chase will be delivering a keynote at the upcoming LinuxCon event.

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Learn OpenStack with Linux Foundation Instructor Tim Serewicz

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When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad." Serewicz has since made a full-time career out of teaching admins the latest technologies in the ever-evolving and growing Linux ecosystem. He has taught at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat and now teaches OpenStack and Linux performance and tuning courses for Linux Foundation Training.

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