Special Halloween Edition of the Top 5! Every week, we tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com, this week October 27 - 31, 2014.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Ubuntu at 10 years, open source for patent-free cancer drugs, Berlin backsliding on open source, and more!
Everett Toews is a Developer Advocate at Rackspace, where he works every day to make OpenStack at large and the Rackspace Cloud specifically easier for both developers and operators to use. He is co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide from O'Reilly, which we profiled earlier this year.
Everett is also a core contributor to the Apache jclouds project, an open source tool designed to make it easier for developers to build applications which are able to reap the benefits of cloud computing while being agnostic to which cloud infrastructure project lies underneath.
In this interview, we caught up with Everett to learn more about the Apache jclouds project and get a sneak peak at his talk next week at OpenStack Summit.
Hospitals don't have to go broke to use software instead of paper. Just ask Luis Ibanez. This is a recap of his presentation on the subject at the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC this year.
Kyle Mestery is an open source cloud computing architect working on the Neutron project on OpenStack, where he serves as PTL (program team lead). Neutron is the networking component of OpenStack, which handles the complex task of connecting machines in a virtual environment. Here what he's working on now prior to his talk at the OpenStack Summit in Paris this year.
In this interview with Jeremy Hansen, software engineer and web developer at Red Hat, we explore his hobby for cosplay (short for costume play) and see the parallels to the open source way. Get some tips and tricks from the cosplay world.
Robert Lindh is keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to re-brand open source? He nominates a new name that he has seen used in FOSS communities as a suitable candidate: Community Software.
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Sage Weil, founder and chief architect of Ceph and a speaker at the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Paris.
I seized the chance to ask him a few questions about his talk and some of the things that matter most to him.
Notes from Women in Open Source and Technology panel at the All Things Open conference 2014, in Raleigh, NC, USA.
Dr. Nazir Peroz (Head of the ZiiK) on rebuilding tech in Afghanistan and a new IT center at the University of Herat.