news, products

IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

A Curious Case of Internet of Things Last year millions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices were compromised and turned into zombies to launch massive DDoS attacks that brought down a huge chunk of the Internet. Those were  not isolated cases; every week there is a new breach, a new security failure that poses a… Continue reading IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

podcast, supply chain, syndicate

Podcast: Shane Coughlan of Openchain

https://youtu.be/jWccpP5844Q Shane Coughlan is the founder and manager of the Openchain Project, which "builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent." As any software asset management person can tell you, they get cross-eyed when it comes to open source license compliance. My opinion has always been that this… Continue reading Podcast: Shane Coughlan of Openchain

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TechRepublic: Open Source and Corporate Funding

I have more to say about this. See the original article on TechRepublic. Basic argument goes like this, "individual developers working in their mom's basement no longer drive open source development! Now it's all about the corporate $$$$." My initial thought is "duh". I've always felt that the narrative about a decentralized army creating amazing… Continue reading TechRepublic: Open Source and Corporate Funding

Events

EnterpriseIT Writeup on LA Symposium

If you've been watching this space, you know we've been gearing up for our LA symposium on September 14, co-located with the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit. Swapnil Bhartiya walks through the different talks and why you should go - as well as a good bit from me about OSEN and the event: “The secret… Continue reading EnterpriseIT Writeup on LA Symposium

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Is Open Source More Risky?

There's been a long-running debate over open source and security, and it goes something like this: Pro: Open source is awesome! Given enough eyes, all bugs are shallow. This is why open source software is inherently more secure. Con: Hackers can see the code! They'll look at the source code and find ways to exploit… Continue reading Is Open Source More Risky?

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Linux.com: 4 Quadrants of Open Source Entrepreneurship

In light of my Linux Foundation webinar, Building a Business on Open Source, (today, August 1, at 10am PDT/1pm EDT) as well as upcoming meetups and the OSEN Symposium co-located with Open Source Summit, I wrote a piece all about the 4 areas that define open source entrepreneurship: Automation, Collaboration, Community and Governance. Lots of companies,… Continue reading Linux.com: 4 Quadrants of Open Source Entrepreneurship