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Why Cloud Expertise Is Paramount in Today’s Tech Market

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:15
Title: Why Cloud Expertise Is Paramount in Today’s Tech Market4 OctLearn more

How to start Creating Kubernetes Clusters Like a Pro: kubeadm Phases — #HeptioProTip

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:40

kubeadm init is a simple and effective way to spin up a kubernetes cluster. In fact, many of the popular Kubernetes installers are switching to kubeadm.

However, If you’re interested in understanding what’s happening under the covers, then new kubeadm phase command comes into the scene.

Tools for Managing Open Source Programs: A Free Guide

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:30

Is your organization looking to build out an open source program? If so, you’re not alone, but not every organization has a holistic sense of the available tools that can help create a healthy program. A simple charter document and a few spreadsheets for tracking projects won’t cut it anymore in managing a truly robust open source program. That’s where the new Tools for Managing Open Source Programs guide comes in.

Secure Coding in Java: Bad Online Advice and Confusing APIs

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:00

For programmers and software developers, the Internet forums provide a great place to exchange knowledge and seek answers to concrete coding conundrums. Alas, they are not always the source of accurate information.

A group of Virginia Tech researchers has analyzed hundreds of posts on Stack Overflow, a popular developer forum/Q&A site, and found that many of the developers who offer answers do not appear to understand the security implications of coding options, showing a lack of cybersecurity training.

Getting Started with Helm on OpenShift

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:00

Helm needs little introduction as a popular way of defining, installing, and upgrading applications on Kubernetes. But did you know that it’s just as easy to install and use Helm on OpenShift as well?

How to ‘Git’ Your First Contribution to the Open Source Community

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:55
Title: How to ‘Git’ Your First Contribution to the Open Source Community4 OctLearn more

How OpenBSD and Linux Mitigate Security Bugs

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:45

At the upcoming Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, Giovanni Bechis will be delivering a talk focused on tools that help improve software security by blocking unwanted syscalls.  

Moby Summit Los Angeles Recap

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:40

Two weeks ago, member of the Docker team and Open Source community were in Los Angeles for a Moby Project Summit alongside Open Source Summit North America (previously known as LinuxCon).

How to Docker Compose a Developer Environment: An Open Source Example

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:30

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, you should strive to have a simple and repeatable way of setting up a dev environment for your project.

In this blog post we are going to go into details of an example from one of the open source projects at Akvo.

IMHO, having a painless way of setting up a dev environment is one of the key aspects to remove some of the friction for contributors to open source projects.

Why the CDC Wants in on Blockchain

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00

“Public health and blockchain really do belong together,” Nasr says. Success depends on the ability of peer organizations—the CDC, state and local health agencies, hospitals and clinics—to collaborate effectively and efficiently, and the “currency” for that collaboration is data, he says. “Moving that data from one peer to another in a secure manner, in a compliant manner, and in a transparent manner—as quickly as possible—is a key part of the business model.”

Learn How Stripe, Datadog, and MailChimp Monitor Production Deployments at Forge by Sentry

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:32
Title: Learn How Stripe, Datadog, and MailChimp Monitor Production Deployments at Forge by Sentry3 OctLearn more

Behind the Masq: Yet More DNS, and DHCP, Vulnerabilities

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:00

Our team has previously posted about DNS vulnerabilities and exploits. Lately, we’ve been busy reviewing the security of another DNS software package: Dnsmasq. We are writing this to disclose the issues we found and to publicize the patches in an effort to increase their uptake.

Secure Your Container Data With Ephemeral Docker Volumes

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:00
Title: Secure Your Container Data With Ephemeral Docker Volumes2 OctLearn more

Comcast: Open Source Program Success Depends on Business Strategy Alignment

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:07

Comcast’s involvement in open source was a gradual process that evolved over time. The company eventually created two open source program offices, one for the NBC business and another for the cable side of the business, which is the subject of this profile.

What You Missed at the Diversity Empowerment Summit

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:17
Title: What You Missed at the Diversity Empowerment Summit2 OctLearn more

How FinTech Company Europace Is Modeling Its Corporate Structure on Open Source Principles

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:30

Concepts such as decentralizing strategy, delegating direction, and fierce transparency in communication are part of the backbone of successful open source projects. In my presentation at Open Source Summit EU in Prague, I will explore how these concepts are not only applicable to volunteer-run organizations but can also help growing corporations avoid some of the coordination overhead that often comes with growing teams and organizations.

Understanding the Open Virtual Network

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:30

In January of 2015, the Open vSwitch (OVS) team announced they planned to start a new project within OVS called OVN (Open Virtual Network).  The timing could not have been better for me as I was looking around for a new project.  I dove in with a goal of figuring out whether OVN could be a promising next generation of Open vSwitch integration for OpenStack and have been contributing to it ever since.

What’s the Difference Between the 5 Hyperledger Blockchain Projects?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:45

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, which is focused on open source blockchain technology, divides its work into five sub projects.

​Serious Linux Kernel Security Bug Fixed

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 04:18

Linux server administrators will want to patch their systems as soon as possible.

Sometimes old fixed bugs come back to bite us. That's the case with CVE-2017-1000253, a Local Privilege Escalation Linux kernel bug. ... The problem is that the bug lived on in long-term support (LTS) versions of Linux, which are often used in server Linux distributions.

A 3-Step Process for Making More Transparent Decisions

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 03:30

Your work as an open leader will be more transparent when you apply this decision-making technique..

One of the most powerful ways to make your work as a leader more transparent is to take an existing process, open it up for feedback from your team, and then change the process to account for this feedback. The following exercise makes transparency more tangible, and it helps develop the "muscle memory" needed for continually evaluating and adjusting your work with transparency in mind.