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open source software for the office
Office software suites offer a host of tools to help you get things done: email, a word processor, notepads, spreadsheets, as well as, presentation, finance, and publisher applications. Which office suite was your first? Do you love or hate the one you're using now? From your experierce, how would... Read more
44 comments Posted 14 Nov 2013 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
SELinux policy guide
We are celebrating the SELinux 10th year anversary this year. Hard to believe it. SELinux was first introduced in Fedora Core 3 and later in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. For those who have never used SELinux, or would like an explanation...
27 comments Posted 13 Nov 2013 by Daniel J Walsh (Red Hat) Feed
free and open source opportunities for women
The Linux Foundation became a sponsor for the FOSS Outreach Program for Women earlier this year, choosing seven interns to hack on the Linux kernel from June through September. And, the results are in: the intern group ranked among the largest contributors to Linux kernel 3.12.
5 comments Posted 11 Nov 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source in the cloud
I recently covered the release of Dropbox platform and my thoughts on the impending cloud storage lock-in. I was also fortunate enough to run across what the guys over at NimbusBase are doing over the weekend. They seem to be the answer to the open API for mobile and web applications, providing a... Read more
18 comments Posted 7 Nov 2013 by Adam Clater (Red Hat) Feed
Docker teams up with the Fedora Project
Docker (previously dotCloud) made a big splash this year when they open-sourced their software for creating "lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers" that powers their Platform-As-A-Service offering. Developers are excited because Docker offers an easier to use alternative to Chef and... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Nov 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source communities
Whether in the US or abroad, most everyone is familiar with American Idol. While not an open source project or community, American Idol is a good example of the power of participation, and how understanding this power and providing value can be profitable. American Idol has perfected the art of... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Nov 2013 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
open innovation
The United States energy grid is composed of many moving and non-moving cyber security assets that all have to, to some degree, speak the same language. The language of machine-to-machine communications has become big business lately, however devices that control how the power gets from the plant... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2013 by Rob Wilmoth (Red Hat) Feed
business as usual is a dead end
It might seem strange coming from the founder of OpenLogic, a company focused on helping others succeed with open source, but the fact is that closed source is better than open source in certain situations.
4 comments Posted 31 Oct 2013 by OpenLogic Feed
security vulnerabilities
With all the benefits of open source, improper management of its use may result in substantial legal, business, and technical risks. Most research and design managers know that they have to manage open source licenses, but not many are monitoring for security vulnerabilities and other bugs in open... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Rami Sass Feed
fixing bugs in open source projects
I recently announced a call to action for GNOME 3.10 Test Day for Fedora 20 on Facebook and I got a response that caused me to think about how everyone from the general public to developers submit and fix bugs for an open source project. This was the interaction:
9 comments Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Alexander Todorov (Red Hat) Feed

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