• The data science industry is growing quickly as more companies rely on the use of large amounts of data. Data science is all about extracting knowledge from data and is changing how companies approach business intelligence. At the center of the expansion of data science hiring is the programming language R. Started in 1993 in […]

  • On a morning with a less than excitable crowd (social events at these conferences can get a little wild), Linux Conf AU ran a 3-speaker keynote series to bring in people working for major companies in the open source landscape. Facebook, Google, and Red Hat are all represented in this keynote packed full of great […]

  • The last decade of technological progression has witnessed major friction between the interests of organizations of centralized power and distributed networks of individuals. We are currently witnessing a dramatic transformation of social organization towards a new model that requires transparency, participation, and non-hierarchical collaboration. Eben Moglen delivers this keynote address at Linux Conf AU in […]

  • Mass adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has been severely hampered as a result of the industry’s focus on building separate, walled gardens. This is part of an effort to “own the home” where companies want to be the providers of the entire IoT ecosystem, rather than build products that work universally, across ecosystems. […]

  • Docker presents some unique options for a developer looking to build an apps in virtually any language or environment. This talk briefly explains the basics of what a developer needs to do in order to launch their own development environment contained in Docker containers. In this talk, Sven Dowideit explains the mechanics behind deploying a […]

  • There is a wide variety of cloud technologies for IT experts to choose from these days, especially in the open source arena. The Linux Foundation released their 2015 guide to the open cloud on January 20th which servers as a primer to help any organization consider a migration to the cloud. This guide expands and […]

  • Drones and UAVs have been receiving major interest in the last year from the open source community. A multitude of companies are now offering drone products based on open source solutions, a trend the Linux Foundation has recently caught on to with the launch of Dronecode. ArduPilot is one of the most successful open source […]

  • Digital rights champion, Cory Doctrow, has rejoined the EFF as part of an effort to eliminate the use of digital rights management (DRM) in modern technology. DRM locks down digital goods in an effort to stop digital piracy, but the increased security also results in lower quality products for consumers and slower innovation. Corynne McSherry, […]

  • There were quite a few major legal developments centered around open source in 2014, this post highlights the major events. Some major events include GPLv2 being tested in court, The EU Commission revising its policy to be more friendly towards open source, the founding of the core infrastructure initiative, and a handful of suits centered […]

  • The Chromebook Pixel is a relatively powerful laptop that is perfectly capable of running a normal Linux distribution with a little tweaking. Power users have a couple of options for doing so, the first involves installing a custom BIOS that allows the laptop to boot a normal OS. Most This is the most technical method […]