Expectations are high in the days leading up to the International Supercomputing Conference 500. Many fans are sure they have a winner with Summit.
Eric S. Raymond took the time at SELF to talk with ITPro Today about the need to "clean" legacy code, along with tips on how to help others maintain your code long after you're gone.
Beginning last Friday, when rumors began to circulate that Microsoft might be preparing to purchase GitHub, competitor GitLab experienced something of a Slashdot Effect, as many Microsoft-wary open source developers started a GitHub mass exodus of sorts.
The problem with Microsoft is the history it shares with Linux and open source. While it's true that today's Microsoft "is not your father’s Microsoft," and that under CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft has developed plenty of open source cred, there are many open source advocates who still remember the days when Microsoft was decrying open source as a "cancer" and "communist" and don't trust the company's motives. They remember when open source absolutely couldn't get traction because of the Kool Aid Microsoft was selling.
If you work with containers you're going to be hearing a lot about Kata Containers soon, if you haven't already. Why? Because the developers of this open source project are busy developing a technology that promises to take much of the worry out of containers for uses where security is a top priority.
The truth is probably not as bleak as the picture the report paints. Black Duck makes its living by auditing code being used by enterprise customers, and has a reputation for being a little alarmist when it comes to the security of open source software.
Facebook today made two announcements about the software it uses to run its network. The first is that it's releasing Katran, the load balancer that keeps the social site from crashing and burning, as open source. In addition, it's offering details on the inner workings of the Zero Touch Provisioning tool it uses to help engineers automate much of the work required to build its backbone networks.
Although VMware has been releasing VIO since 2015, having two versions of the offering is relatively new, with the first release of Carrier and Data Center editions taking place last September. The Carrier version is designed to address specific requirements by telecoms deploying NFV-based network services, especially as they prepare for the 5G world.
Like ARM processors, the U540 sips power, and they already seem capable of doing the type of heavy lifting required of servers. Sherwani told us it would be years before that's possible, but this year two Linux distributions, Debian and Red Hat's Fedora, have been ported to run on the architecture.
Whether it's autonomous cars, connected factories, or shipboard data centers, Mesosphere seeks to make multi-cloud hybrid connectivity easy.
Noting that the issue seems to have died down in recent years, and mindful of Shakespeare's observation on roses, names and smells, I wondered if anyone really cares anymore what Linux is called. So, I put the issue to a number of movers and shakers in Linux and open-source circles by asking the simple question, "Is it GNU/Linux or just plain Linux?"
The results are in from the latest IoT Developer Survey and again this year, Linux is by far the most used operating system for Internet of Things devices. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Linux rules the roost in all areas of computing, so why should IoT be any different?
Developer focused cloud company DigitalOcean is bringing Kubernetes to its platform and upping its CNCF membership from silver to gold. If you're keeping a scorecard, you can add another company to your list of tech firms that have jumped on the Kubernetes bandwagon. DigitalOcean, which has built a niche for itself as a cloud provider for developers, announced today that users will soon be able to spin-up Kubernetes on its cloud.
Working with its hardware partners, Red Hat launches a line of non-appliances to bring plug-and-play to its open source storage solutions.
Container-centered startup Heptio has announced the alpha launch of an open source Kubernetes load balancing system that's legacy friendly.
On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source. This should be good news for developers seeking a solution that not only scales in a big way, but which is also tightly integrated with Amazon Web Services.
The word "tiny" pretty much explains why Microsoft has decided to turn to Linux instead of Windows for this project. The OS is designed to run on a new class of microcontroller chip (MCU) with limited resources, and Windows can't shrink down enough to fit. Not a surprise to anyone who's tried to shoehorn Windows onto a Raspberry Pi.
RHEL's latest helps Red Hat support its cloud aspirations while keeping its feet firmly planted in Linux and open source.
"It's not that Juniper didn't care, it's not that Juniper didn't want to grow the community, it's that the number of people inside the business who had experience building, running, operating open source projects was pretty minimal."
SiFive works to monetize open source CPU architecture by helping customers design and bring to market their own custom chips.