• The Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) has had a number of controversies during heated debates over the development of the Kernel. Most recently, Lennart Poettering, the creator of systemd, wrote an article where he accused Linus Torvalds of encouraging personal attacks on him. The resolution code was written by Greg Kroah-Hartman and was signed off […]

  • Ubuntu has officially made the switch to systemd, as a replacement for upstart, the distribution’s own init program. The change is being incorporated into the latest beta version and won’t be added to long-term-support until sometime next year. The decision was reluctantly made by Canonical after Debian, the popular Linux distro on which Ubuntu is […]

  • Many people have already commented on the benefits and problems of Bitcoin as a currency, but perhaps the most valuable aspect has been explored only minimally. The blockchain is at the core of Bitcoin and serves as a distributed ledger of all transactions that can validate the authenticity of each individual Bitcoin without relying on […]

  • GitLab specializes in revision control systems and offers revision control SaaS as well as a Community Edition of their software which is open source and can be run on private servers. The ability to run the software on private servers makes it much easier for a company to configure their network and other tools to […]

  • Steam now has more than 1,000 games that are available for Linux (1,002 to be exact). This is a major development considering there were less than 500 games for Linux a year ago; this trend demonstrates the rapid expansion of gaming on Linux which is bringing growing monetary investments and expanding the user base for […]

  • The Linux Foundation and Dice surveyed more than 1,000 hiring managers and Linux Professionals in December 2014 to gain perspective on the current job landscape for people working in Linux. The information they discovered paints a very bright picture for the future of Linux professionals and highlights how proper training and certification can help individuals […]

  • Chillhub: a new, open source smart fridge was revealed at CES back in January by GE. The fridge is a part of firstbuild: a collaborative project with the open source, crowd development, car company Local Motors. It is run by a Raspberry Pi running Linux and it features internal USB hubs that allow anyone to […]

  • H.R. 9 (The Innovation Act) is an attempt by the US Congress to fix some of the issues that remain in the US Patent Law. This bill seeks to address many of the problems associated with how our judicial system handles patent law. For starters, one area the judicial system has failed to adequately handle […]

  • SUSE has decided to follow Red Hat into Ceph: an object data storage platform. Ceph was originally developed by the company InkScape, but the company was purchased by Red Hat in 2014, and its primary features are cache tiering, copy-on-write cloning, thin provisioning, and erasure coding.  This development appeals primarily to people looking to build […]

  • The biggest benefit of open source can also be its greatest challenge. While the ability to modify, reuse, and redistribute software freely helps open source innovate at an extreme pace, it also puts the responsibility of it’s improvement in the hands of the users. This means that users of open source have a responsibility to […]