libbyclark's picture

Anyone can learn Linux, given motivation and time to do so. But Thomas Hahn was born with albinism – a genetic disorder that's left him nearly blind – and despite his great desire to transfer his Windows programming skills to Linux, it's been nearly impossible to do on his own.

amcpherson's picture

Working with Jon Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman to produce the ‘Who Writes Linux’ report is one of the most important research projects we do, as it surfaces important data and trends that offer some insight into how the Linux kernel development process is going and informs collaborative development practices across the industry. As the world’s largest collaborative development project, Linux can teach us much.

jzemlin's picture

This past week the person who manages one of the world’s most important cryptography projects, Werner Koch, went from going broke to raising more than $100,000 for his project, GNU Privacy Guard. This is in addition to the $60,000 The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) dedicated to Werner last month.

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.

rcunningham's picture

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced awscli, a powerful command line interface which can be used to manage AWS services.

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.