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+ - Marten Mickos' Plan for OpenStack? Total Victory->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Marten Mickos is not yet officially part of HP and it's OpenStack cloud (yet) but he will be soon. On Sept 11 Mickos' company Eucalyptus announced that it was being acquired by HP, though the deal has not yet officially closed. That's not stopping Mickos from making bold predictions about OpenStack — an effort that he has been a competitor against for most of the last four years. Speaking at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event Mickos laid out his plan

"For the last one and a half decades, I have been trying to reach full victory for open source," Mickos said.

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+ - Should Docker Move to a Non-Profit Foundation?->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Docker has become the new hotness in virtualization technology — but it is still a project that is led by the backing of a single vendor — Docker Inc. Is that a problem? Should there be an open-source Foundation to manage the governance and operation of the Docker project? In a video interview — Docker founder and Benevolent Dictator for Life Solomon Hykes says — No."
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+ - Millions of IPv4 Addresses Reclaimed - IPv4 is not dead ! (yet).->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Back in 2011, IANA said it had allocated its last /8 block of freely available IPv4 address space. As it turns out, here we are in 2014 and IANA has now reclaimed several million IPv4 addresses that it is now giving to regional internet registries. While that means that unallocated IPv4 space is still available, don't get your hopes up that it's limitless, ARIN only has just over one million IPv4 addresses left for the Americas."
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+ - Google Introduce HTML 5.1 Tag to Chrome->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Forget about HTML5, that's already passe — Google is already moving on to HTML5.1 support for the upcoming Chrome 38 release. Currently only a beta, one of the biggest things that web developers will notice is the use of the new "picture" tag which is a container for multiple image sizes/formats. Bottom line is it's a new way to think about the "IMG" tag that has existed since the first HTML spec."
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+ - Brian Stevens Resigns as Red Hat CTO to pursue New Opportunity->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Since November of 2001, Brian Stevens has been the CTO of Red Hat but as of August 28 that's no longer the case. Under Stevens' tenure, Red Hat transformed its business, adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux, acquiring JBoss, Qumranet, Gluster and Ceph as well as joining (and now leading) the OpenStack Foundation. So why did he leave? No official word, but apparently it is to purse a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up."
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+ - IBM Gearing up Mega Power 8 Servers for October Launch->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Now that IBM has sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo, it's full steam ahead for IBM's Power business. While Intel is ramping up its next generation of server silicon for a September launch, IBM has its next lineup of Power 8 servers set to be announced in October.

There is a larger than 4U, 2 socket system coming out," Doug Balong ,General Manager of Power Systems within IBM's System and Technology Group said.

Can IBM Power 8 actually take on x86? Or has that ship already sailed?"
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+ - Linus Torvalds Want to Dominate the Desktop->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Linux is everywhere or is it? At the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next. Torvalds didn't hesitate with his reply.

"I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

Torvalds doesn't see the desktop as being a kernel problem at this point either, but rather one about infrastructure. While not ready to declare a 'Year of the Linux Desktop' he does expect that to happen — one day."
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+ - Hiding a WiFi Pineapple in a Carbon Monoxide detector->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Hiding penetration tools is a tough challenge for any security researchers. At the Defcon conference this past weekend, Hak5's Darren Kitchen showed off a case for his WiFi Pineapple pentesting device that looked a whole lot like a Carbon Monoxide detector

"Who will be the asshat that unplugs a CO2 monitor at a client site?" Kitchen said /blockquote?

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+ - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Nearly 4 years after RHEL 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 finally hit general availability today. A lot has happened in the last four years and one of the biggest new innovations in RHEL 7 is a technology that didn't exist when development first began. Docker containers are now a fully supported part of RHEL 7.

"RHEL has had to become a lot more flexible because of things like containers and Docker," Denise Dumas, senior director of Platform Engineering at Red Hat said.-

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+ - Docker 1.0 Released->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Docker 1.0 is now officially available, for the first time providing users of the open-source container virtualization technology with a stable release suitable for product deployment. As a stable release Docker will now be commercially supported with training, architectural review and other services. -

"We have a huge backlog of people that are interested in running Docker, so we're set up to deliver services ourselves and in conjunction with network integrators," Docker CEO Ben Golub said.

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+ - Matthew Miller Named New Fedora Linux Project Leader->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Barely a week after Robyn Bergeron announced her intention to step down, Red Hat today announced that Matthew Miller is now the new Fedora Project Leader. Miller is the guy that came up with the whole Fedora.next proposal which is now reshaping Red Hat's community Linux project. Miller has a clear view of how his leadership will work in the cat-herding world of open source.

As the FPL, you've got the responsibility, but no actual authority to tell anyone to do things," Miller said. "So you have to find people that have an interest and are aligned with the direction you want to go."

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+ - Robyn Bergeron Stepping Down as Fedora Project Leader->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat's Fedora Linux Project Leader Robyn Bergeron announced that she is leaving her role. Bergeron became Fedora Project Leader in February of 2012 and has presided over one of the busiest periods for Fedora ever. Fedora is now moving to a new model for Fedora 21 with separate desktop, cloud and server products.

"The community has now gotten to the point where it's not a one-size-fits-all product anymore," Bergeron said.

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+ - Red Hat Acquires Inktank for $175 Million (Mark Shuttleworth backed!) ->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat today announced an all cash deal worth $175 million to acquire Inktank, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ceph open-source distributed filesystem. As part of the deal, Inktank is now set to open-source its proprietary Calamari monitoring system for Ceph. The deal could prove to be a real boon for Inktank's investors which include Dreamhost and Red Hat's Linux rival, Mark Shuttleworth. The fate of Gluster however is not a concern as Red Hat sees Ceph and Gluster as being complementary storage filesystem technologies."
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+ - Heartbleed Pricetag to top $500 Million?-> 2

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "The Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability has dominated IT security headlines for two weeks now as the true impact the flaw and its reach is being felt. But what will all of this cost? One figure that has been suggested is $500 million, using the 2001 W.32 Nimda worm as a precedent. Is that number too low — or is it too high?"
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+ - OpenStack Icehouse Debuts with Database-as-a-Service in the Open-Source Cloud->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "The OpenStack Foundation is set to officially release its Icehouse release on April 17, providing a long list of new features including: live compute node updates, object storage replication improvements and federated cloud identity options. In terms of new projects, only one new effort is being directly integrated with Icehouse and that's the Trove Database-as-a-Service project that originally was known as Project Red Dwarf.

"Pretty much every application today has a database," Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, told eWEEK. "Creating a standard way to provision and manage the lifecycle of those databases is a really useful and important feature to have in OpenStack."

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