Longtime Linux kernel developer Sarah Sharp last week published a blog post detailing her reasons for quitting the Linux kernel community. Sharp maintained the USB 3.0 host controller driver until January, when she decided to leave rather than continue to “contribute to a community where I was technically respected, but I could not ask for personal respect,” she wrote.
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The Linux Foundation’s recently published security checklist may draw more attention to best practices for protecting Linux workstations, even if IT pros do not embrace all of its recommendations. Konstantin Ryabitsev, the foundation’s director of collaborative IT services, developed the list for the use of LF remote sysadmins, to harden their laptops against attacks.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative last week announced a program that will offer badges to open software developers who follow best practice software development and security procedures. The CII project enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and software developers to collaborate on the identification and funding of critical open source projects in need of assistance.
A full release of Bitcoin XT just became available, heaping fuel on the fire spreading throughout the community. One site went so far as to ban XT-related posts, resulting in allegations that a small cabal had taken control and was suppressing discussion and dissent. The cause of all the furor is a dispute over how to ensure that the Bitcoin system’s capacity keeps up with its rapid growth.
The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon gathering in Seattle. The project will create a set of tools and resources to drive further collaboration and improvements.
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Last week saw the halfway point for 2015, yay! This seems like a good time to update you on WordCamp happenings in the first half of this year. There have been 39 WordCamps in 2015 so far, with events organized in 17 different countries and on 5 continents. More than 14,000 people have registered for […]
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Docker and CoreOS on Monday announced the formation of a coalition of 21 industry leaders to create the Open Container Project, a nonprofit organization seeking minimal common standards for software containers for cloud storage. The two companies made the announcement on the opening day of Dockercon, a two-day conference covering all aspects of the Docker ecosystem.
The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced that it was more than doubling the number of scholarships to be awarded this year for Linux training. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development. Its announcement opened the door for the submission of applications for the 2015 Linux Training Scholarship Program.
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And we’ve all waited long enough for Mageia 5 RC: go grab it! While you wait for the download to complete, all restless and eager that you are to try this new release, let’s talk a bit about this release … Continue reading →
On Saturday 21st and Sonday 22nd of March, Mageia will be present at the Chemnitz Linux Days 2015 (Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, CLT 2015). As longstanding exhibitors we are glad to participate once again to one of the biggest free software community … Continue reading →
Some 60 Linux kernel developers last week adopted a small “patch,” called the “Code of Conflict,” that attempts to set guidelines for discourse in the kernel community and outlines a path for mediation if someone feels abused or threatened. Linux creator Linus Torvalds’ call for improved internal developer relations could be little more than wishful thinking, though.
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March, the association for the development of free information technology of Lyon (France) organises a two-days event called Free Software Days (actually, it’s “Les Journées du Logiciel Libre”, in French), also known as … Continue reading →
One of the advantages of open source software is the diversity that leads to innovative approaches to improve the computing environment. But can the diversity go too far? Is it a defining characteristic that kills programming creativity? LinuxInsider spoke with a panel of open source developers about the creative versus destructive nature of the seemingly fractured world of open source.