jzemlin's picture

A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?” This isn’t a simple question, as every project is really different. But certainly there are some common characteristics: a vibrant and open community and ecosystem of contributors, an innovative goal or technology and investments from a diverse set of stakeholders are just a few.

jennifercloer's picture

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America this year hosted the developers and maintainers building the software that is running our lives. It also hosted the DevOps professionals and SysAdmins supporting the systems that keep those lives humming along. These events have become the one place where leaders from a variety of projects in the software community can come together. The result is new technologies that will fuel the future.

Corbet's picture

Every year, the Linux Kernel Summit brings together about 100 core kernel developers and subsystem maintainers to discuss issues of importance to the development community as a whole.  The 2014 Summit, held August 18-20 in Chicago (just before LinuxCon North America) covered a wide range of topics and made a number of decisions.  But there is one outcome from this event that merits especially wide attention: the development community is getting better at what it does.

emsearcy's picture

You have likely heard by now about the "Heartbleed" SSL vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160). Put simply from the perspective of a user of the Internet, this vulnerability means that for the last two years, any secure "your-browser-shows-a-lock" site you went to might have not really been secure, and an attacker could have been intercepting your passwords or sensitive data just like they can on "regular" non-SSL sites.

mricon's picture

Welcome to the second installment of the "PGP Web of Trust" series. In this part we'll explore "Trusted Introducers" and "Meta-Introducers" in cryptography; how PGP implements "Meta-Introducers"; how PGP trust-signatures work in practice; and what keyservers are and how to use one to keep track of people's public keys.

mdolan's picture

Blog post by Mike Dolan, director of members services, The Linux Foundation

There are many open source software projects out there today and any list of open source licenses alone shows you how much project diversity is out there. Just take a look at Github, Apache, Eclipse or The Linux Foundation and you’ll find thousands of developers collaborating on the software that literally runs the world.

rstreif's picture

With an average number of 315 weddings per day, Las Vegas definitely takes a top spot on the list of locations for forging bonds. Ever since Ford CEO Alan Mulally's keynote at CES 2010 the automotive industry has come back to Sin City in early January for dates with consumer technologies. CES 2014 was no different except maybe that this time cars have taken center stage at the annual event. One could claim that the two industries have finally exchanged rings.

gregkh's picture

Now that linux.conf.au is over, there has been a bunch of information running around about the status of kdbus and the integration of it with systemd. So, here’s a short summary of what’s going on at the moment.