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Facebook rebooting their open source contributions

The path to open source

Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects. Just scroll through their GitHub pages to browse the projects they're actively contributing to. Yes, they have six pages of projects on GitHub. » Read more

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LinuxCon North America 2014 comes to Chicago

sharing open ideas

More than 100 sessions ranging from simple tutorials and workshops to deep technical dives and everything in between.

More than 1000 attendees to collaborate with, an opportunity to network with thought leaders in the open source world, and a world class venue at an international city.

Welcome to LinuxCon 2014 North America, the largest conference featuring Linux, taking place in Chicago, August 20 - 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Chicago hotel. » Read more

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Lowering barriers to open source contributions with OpenShift Origin

Contribution is key

This past week, the OpenShift Origin repository on Github saw some major code merges from external contributors that added MSFT .Net functionality to the OpenShift Origin platform. Thousands of new lines of code were tested and merged successfully into the OpenShift Origin codebase, which was then instantly made available for anyone to download and deploy. » Read more

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Storing data in the cloud with GlusterFS and OpenStack Swift

Innovative ideas for cloud storage

Udo Seidel is no stranger to dealing with enormous file stores. Udo is Section Manager for Linux Strategy and Server Automation at Amadeus Data Processing GmbH and will be giving a talk with Vijay Bellur at DevNation in San Francisco, California later this month on developing applications with GlusterFS and OpenStack Swift. » Read more

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The business of guiding other businesses to open source

open source business

CEO Jeff Walpole of Phase2 helps persuade businesses to consider open source as a viable solution. Particularly, Drupal. Jeff says, "Phase2 invests an estimated $500,000 every year in time, code, and sponsorship to grow this remarkable open source project."

And, in return? Jeff and his team show others how to use Drupal. What sounds simple in this trade-off, in fact is not. Many don't understand open source, or they don't trust it. So, Phase2 makes a business out of being their guide through the murky waters of misperception and into the land of plenty (of open source). » Read more

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The open source culture of freedom and responsibility at Netflix

Open (source) innovation

His adventure started in college with Slackware, lead him to Sendmail, then eventually to Reddit, and now his career is streaming at Netflix. Jeremy Edberg is a Reliability Architect at Netflix and will be speaking at DevNation in April 2014 in San Francisco, California. » Read more

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Organizations with innovative IT departments value collaboration

Collaboration in business

In the open source community, we know the value of collaboration. It’s at the core of everything we do. Some of us are lucky to work for organizations that understand and embrace the power of collaboration. Yet, the silo mentality runs rampant in many organizations where collaboration and internal crowdsourcing is not valued. (Opensource.com readers who are pursuing open source projects on the side, but spend their days working at companies with silos are likely very familiar with this). » Read more

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You can't have DevOps without open source

a new dawn

You probably think I'm going to talk about all the reasons why you should use open source tooling as the foundation for an effective DevOps culture in your organization, but that's not what this is about. Not to marginalize the complexity of the challenges faced by the team I work with, but I have confidence that the engineers are going to figure the tooling part out. Believe it or not, the daunting part is wrapped in cultural change.

I have spent a significant amount of time reading about cultural change, what you need to have an effective DevOps community, how you build high functioning teams, and asking the question, "How do I DevOp?" The ideas I've read have given me a few new things to stick in my tool belt. However, nothing has resonated with me as much as this: » Read more

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Open source frameworks create 'super' web-based apps

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If you wanted to assemble the world’s finest fruit basket, you wouldn’t pick all your produce from the same orchard. You would gather the best from multiple sources: Washington apples, oranges from Florida, and pineapples from Hawaii.

Applying the same philosophy, many programmers and developers are now combining the best coding from multiple open source Web Application Frameworks (WAF) in order to create their own custom-made websites, content management systems (CMS), and other web-based apps and services. Call it cherry picking at its finest. » Read more

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Ten sessions you don't want to miss at OpenStack Summit

A cloud agenda

The OpenStack Summit is coming up in Atlanta, May 12-16, and after much anticipation the agenda for the conference finally became available last week. As we covered previously, the agenda was crowdsourced to the user and developer community who gave input that helped individual track leaders arrange their schedules. » Read more

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