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OpenEBS and CloudByte Talk About Containerized Storage

I had the privilege of speaking to Uma Mukkara, COO and co-founder of Cloudbyte, and Kiran Mova, Cloudbyte's VP of Engineering and self-professed open source hacker. Cloudbyte was in the news yesterday as they announced that Evan Powell, former CEO of Nexenta, has taken the reins as Cloudbyte CEO. They also announced the release of… Continue reading OpenEBS and CloudByte Talk About Containerized Storage

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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

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Welcome Richard Morrell to OSEN

I'm pleased as punch to announce that Richard Morrell will also be contributing to the Open Source Entrepreneur Network. Richard has been around Open Source since the term was coined and has worked with the likes of Red Hat, Linuxcare, VA Linux and Zimbra since the late 1990s. Founder of the SmoothWall Linux firewall in… Continue reading Welcome Richard Morrell to OSEN

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Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

From the World Bank Data Blog: in a stunning report from the OpenDRI, an initiative sponsored by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), researchers looked into whether it was possible to quantify the benefit of contributing to and participating in open source communities and found the conservative estimate to be on the order of… Continue reading Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

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Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”

From EnterpriseTech: I came across a link today to a news commentary which asserts that open source software is "a supply chain rife with security vulnerabilities and clogged with outdated versions of widely used software components." I'm often reluctant to give these types of stories too much air time, because they're often rife with FUD,… Continue reading Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”