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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is rotting away as an advocate against software patents; Patents on algorithms are still being granted (even when courts repeatedly reject these) and Red Hat’s Chief Patent Counsel remains Manny Schecter, one of the loudest proponents of such patents (citing the likes of Adam Mossoff this week, in effect Koch operatives); this is a very big problem because Free software projects come under a barrage of lawsuits, using patents like those IBM lobbies ferociously to legitimise
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It was widely expected that Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst would be Ginni Rometty's successor. Instead, the job is going to Arvind Krishna -- and that's probably a good thing.
Contributing to open source as a hobby is a great way to dip your toes in the water on a new technology—and maybe even advance your career in the process. IBM software engineer Tara Gu found both of those things to be true when she started contributing to the Kubernetes container engine project in 2018.
Packages such as systemd (“packages” would be an understatement — that’s like calling Linux a “package”) present a new kind of threat, which some in the community have dubbed “Open Source Proprietary Software” (or “OSPS” for short); we need prominent groups and projects to highlight the nature of this threat, which serves to promote monopolies (open gateway into complexity, aided by silence and complicity)
The year is still ending and the perfect time to reflect and look back at some Magazine articles continues. This time, let’s see if the editors chose some interesting ones from 2019. Yes, they did! Red Hat, IBM, and Fedora IBM acquired Red Hat in July 2019, and this article discusses how nothing changes for […]
It's well-known that women are under-represented in computer science and technology. A new initiative led by the NC Department of Public Instruction, Duke University, and IBM is working to reverse that trend by using an open source approach to bringing more computer science instruction into NC public schools.
IBM has long cross-licensed with Microsoft. This means they won’t sue one another over patents. Good for them, eh? Shared monopoly. No wonder Red Hat nowadays promotes Microsoft things almost every day. Now that IBM owns Red Hat (and all of its patents) IBM won’t care about Microsoft’s ongoing — even in 2019 — blackmail of OEMs that ship GNU/Linux.
Together, they'll support Unified Patents' Open Source Zone. This move will deter patent trolls from suing for fear they'll find their patents annulled.
The Open Invention Network (OIN), in collaboration with Fraunh?fer, is promoting software patents and all sorts of other nonsense as part of ‘open’ standards in a new paper sponsored by the EU and edited by the former EPO Chief Economist Nikolaus Thumm (not Battistelli's choice); this is another reminder of the fact that OIN misrepresents Free/Open Source software (FOSS) developers and their interests
Chipzilla, Mozilla, Fastly, and IBM's red-hatted stepchild plot browser-breakout. On Tuesday Fastly, Intel, Mozilla, and Red Hat teamed up to form the Bytecode Alliance, an industry group intent on making WebAssembly work more consistently and securely outside of web browsers.
One of the organizations keeping this technology with the times is IBM, with its IBM Z family of mainframe computers. Some of these mainframes—like the 31-bit s390 and, later, the 64-bit s390x architecture—were originally designed and built in the 1960s, and they have continued to evolve and modernize. With Linux, mainframes can run modern languages, toolings and CI/CD pipelines. If it runs on Linux, it can run on Z.
Just because IBM owns Red Hat doesn't mean it's not working with other Linux powers such as Ubuntu Linux.
Typical and lousy corporate screed, along with corporate media, incites the public against Stallman (based on deliberate misrepresentation), potentially forcing him into temporary ‘homelessness’ (the above is a new Web page from Stallman) while corporations that incorporate GNU into their products rake in billions of dollars each month
Lack of devotion to Linux, the very thing that the LF is named after, is putting the project at peril; Linux is meanwhile, under the auspices of the LF and Microsoft GitHub, becoming IBM? systemd?
Richard Stallman (RMS) is down but not out; if we pick up the pieces and chronicle the media campaign that led to his resignation we find a leaker to the media who chose a dishonest site funded by a close friend of Bill Gates
Last week, I introduced you to the origins of the?mainframe's origins from a community perspective.?Let's continue our journey, picking up at the end of 1999, which is when IBM got onboard with Linux on the mainframe (IBM Z).
According to the Linux on z?Systems Wikipedia page:
IBM continues to push its quantum computing efforts forward and today announced that it will soon make a 53-qubit quantum computer available to clients of its IBM Q Network. The new system, which is scheduled to go online in the middle of next month, will be the largest universal quantum computer available for external use yet.
Despite my 15 years of experience in the Linux infrastructure space, if you had asked me a year ago what a mainframe was, I'd be hard-pressed to give a satisfying technical answer. I was surprised to learn that the entire time I'd been toiling away on x86 machines in various systems administration roles, Linux was running on the s390x architecture for mainframes. In fact, 2019 marks 20 years of IBM's involvement in Linux on the mainframe, with purely community efforts predating that by a year.
RISC-V now has formidable competition from an architecture with a long track record in servers and supercomputers.
The Web site OpenSource.com is over two decades old; in its current form it's about a decade old and it contains plenty of good articles, but will IBM think so too and, if so, will investment in the site carry on?
News briefs for August 2, 2019.
Managed services and software optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Linux aimed at helping enterprises move to the cloud.
Spreads the Openshift love around for Cloud Paks. There are many reasons for IBM’s recent purchase of Red Hat, but one of them became apparent today - the Big Blue has announced that it has packed more than 100 products across its software portfolio into containers, designed for Red Hat’s OpenShift.…
IBM has a long history of working with the open source community. Way back in 1999, IBM announced a $1billion investment in Linux. IBM is also credited for creating one of the most innovative advertisements about Linux. But IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat raised some serious and genuine questions around IBM’s commitment to Open Source and the future of Red Hat at the big blue.
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), Red Hat CTO Wright dishes on open-source and the future of Red Hat products and technologies with IBM.
On this episode of This Week in Linux, AMD releases BIOS fix for the Linux booting issue, IBM closes on the landmark acquisition of Red Hat,
and Ubuntu announces that Ubuntu LTS users will be getting the latest nvidia drivers much more easily.......................
Debian 10, Linux Kernel 5.2, Pi 4 more Flaws, AMD News, System 76 Thelio and AMD, Nvidia Responds, Ubuntu Snaps, Red Hat & IBM Merge, Valve Rolls Out Steam Labs, Valve Early Access Dota Underlords
At OSCON, IBM unveiled a new open source platform that promises to make Kubernetes easier to manage for DevOps teams.
Video: Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. With IBM beside it, don't bet against it.
News briefs for July 17, 2019.
News briefs for July 16, 2019.
IBM's acquisition of Red Hat is a big deal -- a $34 billion big deal -- and many Linux professionals are wondering how it's going to change Red Hat's role in the Linux world.
Mike Rapoport from IBM launched a bid to implement address space isolation in the Linux
kernel. Address space isolation emanates from the idea of virtual memory—where the
system maps all its hardware devices' memory addresses into a clean virtual space...
$34B deal is now done and with it comes renewed questions about how IBM will influence and control Red Hat's enterprise software portfolio.
The deal is done. Here's where the open-source powers see their path moving forward.
News briefs for July 9, 2019.
Today marks a new day in the 26-year history of Red Hat. IBM has finalized its acquisition of Red Hat, which will operate as a distinct unit within IBM.
What does this mean for Red Hat’s participation in the Fedora Project?
Only the Chinese now to sign off $34.5bn slurp. With the EU tipped to approve IBM's $34bn slurp of Red Hat next week, the open-source software house started Q1 of fiscal '20 with double-digit hikes in sales and profit, though its top line fell short of analyst estimates.…
With the months ticking down to IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, the Linux and cloud power, business continues to perform at a high level.
The continuous delivery software that's been doing the heavy lifting on IBM's global Kubernetes platform is now open source.
News briefs for June 4, 2019.
News briefs for May 23, 2019.
NASA has deployed three free-flying “Astrobee” robots on the ISS for house-keeping tasks. The bots run Ubuntu/ROS and Android 7.1 on Snapdragon-based Inforce modules and a Wandboard and feature 3x payload bays, 6x cameras, and a touchscreen. We haven’t heard a news from the IBM Watson connected CIMON social robot since it debuted with a […]
At Red Hat Summit, ITPro Today sat down with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst and talked about life after the IBM merger, hybrid cloud and the competition.
Video: Sometime in the next few months, IBM's acquisition of Red Hat will go through. Here's what will happen to Red Hat afterwards.
News briefs for May 16, 2019.
The latest and greatest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux ships with new features that will make routine administration tasks easier for DevOps teams, while clearing a path for hybrid cloud deployments.
News briefs for May 9, 2019.
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