I can't help but have some biases from my perspective, but I do my best not to be a pitch man, but rather to think about this broader community, and I think Cloudera recognises that that's in Cloudera's interest that we have a vibrant diverse community of vendors.There is, of course, also the ODP's interest in Ambari – an open source management platform which is also a direct competitor to Cloudera's proprietary offering in Cloudera Manager, which Cutting unsurprisingly reckons is considerably more advanced .It isn't their data, it's rather something that helps them manage their data and manage their services, their open-source software stack.Hadoops like yellow elephantsThough invented by Cutting, one of Cloudera's largest rivals, Hortonworks, claims to contribute more to Apache Hadoop than its competitors and sells itself on this front.If you look at it ecosystem-wide, you know, Hortonworks and Cloudera are the largest contributors and you can find different metrics to make each shine depending on whether you look at lines of code, or numbers of bugs fixed, or whether you look a twenty projects wide, or three projects wide, and which twenty and which three, you can cook the books one way or another.Our open source strategy has not changed much, not many of these things I'm talking about have changed since 2009 since when we set on this path, and that was several years before Hortonworks was founded, he said.
Firefox creator wants to save open source by starting fund to help community prevent security threatsFirefox maker Mozilla has launched a fund to try and make sure open source software projects stay secure.UnsolvedMozilla s Chris Riley penned a blog post this week to announce the fund, where he explained how adequate support for securing open source software is still a problem unsolved, and that the SOS Fund can be the beginning of a change.Firstly, Mozilla will contract with and pay professional security firms to audit other projects code.These initial results confirm our investment hypothesis, and we re excited to learn more as we open for applications, he said.Flaws such as Heartbleed and Shellshock have not only put users at risk but confirm naysayer opinions that open source software cannot be successful or safe.Last October, executive director of the Linux Foundation Jim Zemlin said that there needs to be more security education in the open source software community.
By Doug Balog, IBMIn recent years the information technology industry has seen the emergence of a number of ecosystems that incorporate customers, vendors, partners and even competitors.At its Silicon Valley summit in April, the OpenPOWER Foundation, which was formed two years ago to inspire collaborative innovation on the POWER chip, announced more than 50 new infrastructure and software innovations to help companies better solve grand challenges around big data.The barriers between formerly distinct industries are collapsing, as companies in one sector apply their expertise to others, producing new hybrids and erasing traditional industry classifications in the process.Collaborations are increasing the Speed of InnovationIn the age of ever more specialized products and services, companies — big and small — are increasingly charged with speeding time-to-market.Collaborations make us more responsiveAnother factor driving the move to collaborate is that customers no longer see themselves as merely end users — they are a vital part of our innovation ecosystem from start to finish.This may involve joint training among cooperating partners, or increased partnerships with universities to ensure a steady pipeline of talent, able to innovate and leverage the latest technologies.
OPNFV Project is driving uptake of NFV, but a lack of skills and manager commitment causes concernThe Open Platform for Network Function Virtualisation OPNFV Project is helping to drive the uptake of network-functions virtualisation NFV within the telecom industry, a new survey has found.HPE for example is backing the concept, which is similar in nature to software-defined networking SDN .The survey about the OPNFV Project was designed to gauge market perceptions of telecommunications network operators.Other key findings include the fact that 99 percent of respondents believe that OPNFV is relevant to upstream open source projects, with 85 percent of respondents ranking OpenStack as the most important upstream project to OPNFV s success, followed by OpenvSwitch 49 percent , KVM 42 percent and OpenDaylight 37 percent .Skills ShortageBut there remains some challenges, not least of which is a skills shortage, and lack of upper management support.Do you know all about the Internet of Things?
It must be better to run the containers in large clusters and hybrid environments with both cloud and dedicated servers with a new version of Kubernetes. It allows the container platform Docker becomes even more attractive. Kubernetes is a tool for handling containers on clusters consisting of multiple servers. It began to develop on Google, but now managed as a project of the Linux Foundation. Kubernetes work with multiple platforms container, but in practice the most talked about in conjunction with popular Docker. But most interesting is perhaps what role Kubernetes could fill up for Google's cloud platform.
14 Jul 2016 at 03:56, Richard ChirgwinAT says it's just about ready to release its virtualisation automation software, amounting to more than eight million lines of code: its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy platform – ECOMP – will soon land at the Linux Foundation.The company says the platform is the basis for its target to virtualise 75 per cent of its network by 2020, something chief strategy officer John Donovan says is necessary to respond to huge and unpredictable traffic growth.The promise to set ECOMP free was first made in March, with AT saying the release would include software defined networking SDN , WAN optimisation tools, virtual machine management and cloud service management.An as-yet-unnamed third party has been engaged to provide support for the platform, and Donovan reckons other carriers have responded positively to ECOMP.ECOMP's role is virtual network function VNF automation, and it sits in the same space as existing management and orchestration MANO efforts like ETSI's Open Source MANO and the yet-to-go-live Open Orchestrator project.
Secure business push as Big Blue offers businesses a cloud testing service for secure blockchain networksIBM has announced a cloud service geared towards organisations wishing to test and run their blockchain projects in secure production environments.Big Blue of course joined forces with the Linux Foundation in December in a new Blockchain consortium to help develop an enterprise grade ledger framework.IBM first touted the arrival of a new system that allows blockchain networks to operate securely back in April, in an effort to promote the use of blockchain technology.IBM says that its blockchain testing service, which is now in limited beta, will be best suited to those organisations that have to deal with private data and who operate in strictly regulated industries financial organisations, healthcare etc .IBM pointed to a company called Everledger, which tracks and protects diamonds and other valuables via the blockchain.
OpenStack earns CII best practices badge for security, quality, and stabilityIn what seems to be another win for OpenStack s fight to gain wider enterprise credibility, the open source cloud platform has been awarded a Best Practices Badge from the Core Infrastructure Initiative CII .The CII is run by the Linux Foundation, and was established to support open source projects deemed critical to the internet.The Best Practices Badge acknowledges OpenStack s security, quality and stability. OpenStack is rapidly becoming the cornerstone of public and private cloud deployments across the internet, said Nicko van Someren, CTO of The Linux Foundation.As more businesses and critical infrastructure rely on open source, it becomes increasingly important that projects like OpenStack take a security-first approach to its development process.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed How Blockchain is going to change your life IBTimes UKBank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore IDA are using a blockchain prototype to streamline the paper-heavy world of global trade.The consortium used the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Project blockchain fabric, supported by IBM Research and IBM Global Business Services.The application mirrors a paper-intensive Letter of Credit LC transaction by sharing information between exporters, importers and their respective banks on a private distributed ledger.This then enables them to execute a trade deal automatically through a series of digital smart contracts, said a statement.The proof of concept shows potential to streamline the manual processing of import/export documentation, improve security by reducing errors, increase convenience for all parties through mobile interaction and make companies' working capital more predictable.
The Linux Foundation has added the Platform for Network Data Analytics – aka PNDA – to its stable of officially supported projects.PNDA aggregates data from multiple sources on a network, be they-real time performance indicators or static sources like logs, then works with Apache Spark to do the usual Big Data thing of finding useful patterns.The tool's all about making it easy to gather, consume and crunch diverse data sources, rather than having to do custom integrations.Cisco's tossed code enabling end-to-end platform provisioning and management, application packaging, and deployment.into the project, which debuted today, the same day as the Foundation's embrace.Today, PNDA is seen as a handy way to monitor OpenStack implementations.
Trillions of dollars in global trade is done on an antiquated documentary basis Reuters Last week the two big blockchain consortia, R3 and the Hyperledger Project, seemed to be racing each other to release proofs of concepts for doing essentially the same thing.The Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger Project proof of concept comprised HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, with added support from IBM.Regarding any duplication with R3, Vivek Ramachandran, global head of product for HSBC's trade finance business, made a sanguine appeal for collaboration between technology builders, as well as the rest of the industry.Asked if he thought there was anything significantly different between R3 Corda's trade finance proof of concept and the HSBC/Bank of America Merrill Lynch project other than the number of banks talking part , Ramachandran said: "If I'm honest, I haven't gone into the technical details of the R3 project.We were quite far along, which is why we decided to go ahead and finish the work we were doing.
It s a conundrum that the Linux Foundation wants to help alleviate with the introduction of a new online Linux skills training program.The online course, called Linux Security Fundamentals LFS216 , is an attempt to help individuals evaluate their own organizations security readiness. Of course, security is not an entry-level topic; it s more important for folks who ve already started their career, Clyde Seepersad, general manager, training and certification at the Linux Foundation, toldeWEEK.The LFS216 course covers threats and risk assessment, auditing and detection, application security, kernel vulnerabilities, local system security, network security, denial-of-service attacks as well as firewalling and packet filtering.In contrast, LFS416 is a four-day instructor-led course that an individual has to attend in person or watch via webcam at specific times.The logistical and personnel costs of the instructor-led course $2,500 put it at a much higher price point, compared with $199 for the online class, Seepersad said.
The vast majority of contributions come from paid developersThe Linux kernel was born on August 25, 1991. Credit: The Linux FoundationThe Linux kernel is improving faster than ever, gaining 7.8 patches per hour and 4,600 lines of new code every day.Entitled Linux kernel development -- how fast it is going, who is doing it, what they are doing, and who is sponsoring it, the report is the seventh the nonprofit has published on the topic in roughly as many years.This year s paper covers work completed through Linux kernel 4.7, with an emphasis on releases 3.19 to 4.7.The last report was released March 2015 and focused on versions 3.11 to 3.18.
The Linux operating system kernel is 25 years old this month.It was August 25, 1991 when Linus Torvalds posted his famous message announcing the project, claiming that Linux was "just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu."But now, Linux is far bigger and more professional than Torvalds could have imagined.Linux powers huge portions of the Internet's infrastructure, corporate data centers, websites, stock exchanges, the world's most widely used smartphone operating system, and nearly all of the world's fastest supercomputers.The successes easily outweigh Linux's failure to unseat Microsoft and Apple on PCs, but Linux has still managed to get on tens of millions of desktops and laptops and even runs on Windows.As its importance has grown, development of Linux has steadily shifted from unpaid volunteers to professional developers.
Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system.I m doing a free operating system just a hobby, won t be big and professional like gnu for 386 486 AT clones.I d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat same physical layout of the file-system due to practical reasons among other things , he wrote in the comp.os.minix message board.And the rest, as they say, is history.What s particularly interesting about Torvalds note is that it was followed not by snark or derision but with general interest.While we can chalk that up to Torvalds actually having a product ready to show potential users, we are also reminded that the internet in 1991 was a far different place than it is today.
Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it s changed.The first time I met Jim Zemlin in person was 10 years ago, when he spoke in front of a small audience at the LinuxWorld Canada event in April 2006.At the time, Zemlin was the executive director of the Free Standards Group FSG , a predecessor organization to the Linux Foundation, which Zemlin now runs.Somewhat coincidentally, the big 20th anniversary celebration gala for Linux was also held in Canada, with the LinuxCon 2010 event hosted in Victoria, B.C.He has never delivered a direct stand-alone keynote, but rather has been part of Q sessions, often with Zemlin moderating.At the LinuxCon 2016 event, Torvalds is scheduled to speak on Aug. 24, along with his longtime friend Dirk Hohndel, who recently left Intel to become the chief open-source officer at VMware.
See larger image Credit: InfoWorld A momentous milestoneAug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more.See larger image Credit: The Linux FoundationIt all began when 20-year-old Linus Torvalds, pictured here in a photo from the early 1990s, was a computer science student at the University of Helsinki in Finland.Having begun his tech adventures at the age of 11 on a Commodore VIC-20, he became interested in the Minix operating system while at the university.It wasn't until March 1994 that Linux 1.0 appeared, comprising 176,250 lines of code.
What's the weather in hell today?Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxConOn August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the comp.os.minix newsgroup:Hello everybody out there using minix -I'm doing a free operating system just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu for 386 486 AT clones.I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat same physical layout of the file-system due to practical reasons among other things .
Credit: Larry Ewing and Garrett LeSage via Wikimedia CommonsFive years after a security breach forced the Linux Foundation to take kernel.org offline and to rebuild several of its servers, police have arrested a suspect in the case.Donald Ryan Austin, a 27-year-old computer programmer from El Portal, Florida, was arrested during a traffic stop on Aug. 28 based on a sealed indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California in June.Austin is charged with intentionally damaging four protected servers operated by the Linux Foundation and one of its members in 2011.More specifically, the programmer is accused to have installed rootkit and trojan software on the servers in order to steal the credentials of authorized users connecting to them via SSH Secure Shell .Austin allegedly accessed the servers using the credentials of a system administrator from the Linux Kernel Organization, a public benefit corporation in charge of distributing the Linux kernel and other open source software.
Austin allegedly stole the credentials of a Linux system administrator and used them to infect servers with the Phalanx malwareWe have noticed you are using an ad blockerTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Police officers in the US have arrested a man from Florida for allegedly hacking the Linux Kernel Organisation's kernel.org website and the servers of the Linux Foundation.The US Department of Justice DOJ issued an announcement of the arrest of computer programmer Donald Ryan Austin of El Portal, Florida.