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Best practices to build bridges between tech teams

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Interviews

Robyn Bergeron makes life awesome for people participating in the Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana communities. Passionate about improving ease of development and deployment of infrastructure and applications, she tirelessly advocates for end-users of open source projects, which why her current title is Operations Advocate at Elastic.

She has been a sysadmin, program manager, and business analyst, and has an ongoing role as mother of two stellar kids. Her most recent gig was as the Fedora Project Leader at Red Hat, where she herded cats through several releases of the Linux distribution.

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Startup Offers Fully Supported Linux Laptops for Lease

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Linux is widely used in the majority of the world’s most critical infrastructure, especially in the military and banking andfinance sectors. Ninety-eight percent of the world’s supercomputers run Linux and open source software so the value and performance is irrefutable. So our thinking was centered around bringing the same functionality, serviceability, affordability, reliability, security, agility and flexibility to businesses across the globe so that they, too, can benefit from Linux without the traditional barriers to entry. Luckily innovation in the cloud helps us see this reality come true.

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Linux servers up as thin clients decline

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In particular, Linux has seen solid growth with a 15.9 per cent year-on-year increase in shipments in Q1 2015.

Eckhardt Fischer, research analyst of European infrastructure at IDC, said: "Linux continues to make positive strides in Western Europe, and its reported 15.9 per cent year-on-year growth in Q1 2015 can be attributed to higher levels of attraction seen by this OS in cloud, HPC, and Big Data scenarios."

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Linux Kernel 3.18.16 LTS Arrives with Tons of x86 and ARM Improvements

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After having released a buggy Linux kernel 3.18.15 LTS version, Sasha Levin announced on June 15 the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.18.16 LTS (Long Term Support).

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Also: Real-Time Linux Kernel 4.0.5 Out Now with PlayStation 3 Compilation Fix

New Features To Look Out For With The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Linux 4.1-rc8

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So I'm on vacation, but time doesn't stop for that, and it's Sunday,
so time for a hopefully final rc.

It turns out it's just as well that I wanted to drag the release out
by a week so that I don't have the merge window while on vacation - we
still have some fixes in md. As Neil Brown put it "Hasn't been a good
cycle for md has it :-(".

The fixes are pretty small, and hopefully we're all good now. But
another week of testing certainly won't hurt, so rc8 is perfectly
appropriate.

There's also various other things going on, including continuing MIPS
fixes as well, along with small ARM, s390 and x86 updates.

But the bulk is (as usual) drivers, and no, that's not from the md
camp (those fixes are very small). Mostly ethernet, slave-dma, and
spund. But some drm fixes and random other noise too.

There's some generic networking fixes as well, and random small stuff.
The shortlog is appended as usual, for people who want to get an
overview of the details.

Anyway, it's not like there is a *ton* of fixes, and most of them are
very small, so I don't think this is particularly worrisome. It's just
that rc8 works out not just because of my timing, but due to
continuing small details cropping up.

Let's make next week really calm, shall we? Because I will very
actively try to avoid having to read email.

Linus

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Also: Linux Kernel 4.1 to Be Released on June 28, Final RC Available for Testing

Linux 4.1-rc8 Marks The Final Test Before The Linux 4.1 Kernel Debut

Cinnamon 2.6 Released : Here’s What’s New

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Cinnamon 2.6, the latest version of cinnamon desktop environment has been released and announced few week ago by linux Mint Developer (Clement Lefebvre) via Linux Mint Segfault blog and it will become as main desktop for upcomming Linux mint 17.2 rafaela will be released end of June, 2015.

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Linux Humor on the Command-line

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The desktop is full of eye candy. It enhances the visual experience and, in some cases, can also increase functionality of software. But it also makes software fun. Working on the command-line does not have to be always serious. If you want some fun on the command-line, there are lots of commands to raise a smile.

Linux is a fun operating system. Linux offers a vast collection of small open source utilities that perform functions ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. It is the quality and selection of these tools that help Linux stand out. Check out these 7 small utilities.

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Manjaro 0.8.13 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Newest KDE 5 Packages and It's Crazy Fast

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Linux

Manjaro 0.8.13 is the latest version of the famous operating system based on Arch Linux. The developers have managed to release yet another stable version and to improve further the overall experience.

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SELF Saturday: Linux Under a ‘Carolina Blue’ Sky

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Next up for me was David Nalley’s talk, “The Tragedy of Open Source,” which was a little on the disturbing side. Remember Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability that had everyone worried last year? Nally started his talk by pointing out that when news of the vulnerability broke, there was exactly one person, and one person only, maintaining the OpenSSL code. Remember Shellshock, last year’s bash vulnerability? Want to guess how many folks were maintaining the bash shell when that broke out? If you guess “one,” you are correct. Do you see a trend developing here?

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The simple guide to bitcoins using Electrum

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HowTos

Bitcoin is the most established digital currency available today. It provides a safe, anonymous way to send and receive a virtual currency everybody trusts. However, managing bitcoins is not quite as simple as managing a bank account. In this article I will explain how to manage your bitcoins using Electrum. Please note that in this article I will provide working knowledge of how to use Electrum, without entering the mysterious land of cryptography and technical details of Bitcoin.

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OSS Leftovers

  • QMO: Firefox 59 Beta 10 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – February 16nd – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox 59 Beta 10. Thank you Mohammed Adam, Abhishek Haridass,  Fahima Zulfath A. and  Surentharan.R.A. from  India QA Community team for helping us make Mozilla a better place.
  • Bugzilla Triage Helper
    There are an awful lot of bugs filed against Firefox and all it's components in the course of a release. Keeping on top of that is hard and some teams have adopted some policies to help with that (for example see: design-decision-needed). Having a consistent approach to bugs across the organisation makes it a little easier for everyone to get a feel for what's going.
  • Alfresco Founder: Commercial Open Source is more than Old Stuff for Free
    February sees Open Source turn 20 years old. Or the OSI definition at least. According to the OSI, the term was coined in Palo Alto by nanotechnologist Christine Peterson during a meeting on February 3rd, 1998 shortly after the announcement of the release of Netscape’s source code.
  • EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa
    By identifying global trends and local needs, EOH is able to proactively source and secure capabilities that will assist with the adoption of the digital revolution. LSD’s offerings across Linux, automation, devops and containers is a great technology fit for EOH to lead open source in the market.
  • Choosing a tool to track and mitigate open source security vulnerabilities
    Continuously tracking your application’s dependencies for vulnerabilities and efficiently addressing them is no simple feat. In addition, this is a problem shared by all, and is not an area most companies would consider their core competency. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for the right set of tools to help tackle this concern.
  • Open source software: to be celebrated or cursed?
    The use of Open Source Software (OSS) has become widespread. The latest statistics show that 78% of companies run OSS, and a number of mainstream software and hardware products are based on the OSS model – for example Android, Skype [sic], Firefox, Amazon Kindle, Tivo and BT Home Hub.
  • Marshall Students Use Open Source Data to Help Stop Sex Trafficking Cases
    The work involved sex trafficking cases in Latin America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Select students in Marshall’s Open Source Intelligence Exchange program worked to provide open source intelligence collection and analysis for law enforcement and other clients. Open source refers to data collection from publicly available sources.
  • Stanford scholar celebrates Western culture’s open-access tradition
    The move toward “open access” to research and scholarship, far from being a modern digital-age creation, has roots in the West that date back to medieval times, writes a Stanford education scholar. John Willinsky’s new book explains how learning has long benefited from efforts to increase its circulation.

Events: OpenStack Summit Vancouver, IBM Index, Eclipse CheConf 2018

  • OpenStack Summit Vancouver '18: Vote for Speakers
    The next OpenStack Summit takes place again in Vancouver (BC, Canada), May 21-25, 2018. The "Vote for Presentations" period started. All proposals are up for community votes. The deadline for your vote is will end February 25 at 11:59pm PST (February 26th at 8:59am CET)
  • IBM Index: A Community Event for Open Source Developers
    The first-ever INDEX community event, happening now in San Francisco, is an open developer conference featuring sessions on topics including artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, cloud native, containers, APIs, languages, and more.
  • Eclipse CheConf 2018 – Join the live stream February 21st at 10 am EST
    2017 was a fantastic year for the Che project, with more contributors, more commits, and more usage – this solidified Che’s position as the leading developer workspace server and browser IDE. Eclipse Che users logged over 7 million hours of public Che usage (plus more in private installs). We’ll discuss the growing cloud development market, Che’s position in it, and the exciting changes we’re planning for 2018.

Kernel News and Linux Foundation

  • Linux Kernel Module Growth
    The Linux kernel grows at an amazing pace, each kernel release adds more functionality, more drivers and hence more kernel modules. I recently wondered what the trend was for kernel module growth per release, so I performed module builds on kernels v2.6.24 through to v4.16-rc2 for x86-64 to get a better idea of growth rates...
  • A Linux Kernel Driver Is Being Worked On For Valve's Steam Controller
    Right now to make most use of the Steam Controller on Linux you need to be using the Steam client while there have been independent user-space programs like SC-Controller to enable Steam Controller functionality without the Steam client running. A new and independent effort is a Linux kernel driver for the Steam Controller. Through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been developing a kernel driver for the Valve Steam Controller. This driver supports both USB cable and USB wireless adapters for the Steam Controller. This driver is being developed as a proper HID kernel driver so it should work with all existing Linux programs and doesn't require the use of the proprietary Steam client.
  • AT&T Puts Smart City IoT 'Edge' Computing On Direct Dial
  • Linux Foundation, AT&T Launch Akraino

Red Hat News and New Fedora 27 Live ISOs