There is a great article over at linuxinsider.com that describes the history and strange path from idea to what has become one of the most widely used Linux Distrobutions, Ubuntu. No path is ever straight or error free but this article really points out a problem a lot of Open Source projects face in the balancing act between innovation and a drive to attract users. All in all it's a good read but to hear all of our comments check out this weeks podcast. As always we do like to have an opinion on such things.
Check out this article that tries to put some context to the discussion about what went wrong with between OpenStack and Microsoft. Assuming that the facts are correct the story explains a lot. According to this Microsoft let Citrix work on it's contribution to OpenStack. When Citrix needed to re-task those developers the work on OpenStack stopped. Instead of Microsoft stepping back in and picking it up they just let it stall. Microsoft has committed to upping it's efforts and get things back on track. We can only wait and see but this is pretty much par for the course where there interaction with open source is concerned.
SUSE announced that they are making big changes with this SP. In the past they have only done minor changes and updates. This time the changes are a little bigger than normal. They are updating the Kernel to version 3 and adding BRTFS. This is a big change in the way they are doing business. For all the details check out this article.
Just as they announced this Linux Torvalds took a few shots at them about their, in his opinion, over bearing security. We have to agree that some areas like requireing root to change the timezone. If you want to see some more of his comments check out htis link.
I was reading through some of my RSS feed today and saw this little post on unixmen.com that I thought I would share. While most linux admins may be familiar with these commands, I like to post little findings like this just in case one of these may come in handy for someone.
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