The latest from the Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin said 64 million lines of code have been added to projects hosted by his organization since they became collaborative projects. New initiatives include Kinetic Open Storage and the IO Visor Project.

IBM makes mainframe news

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Angel Diaz, vice president of Cloud Technology and Architecture at IBM, took the stage to announce LinuxOne Systems, IBM’s new Linux mainframes which only run the open source OS, as well as the formation of an Open Mainframe Project under the auspices of the Linux Foundation.

Intel intros the ‘open’ data centre

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Mauri Whalen of Intel’s keynote focused on how the chipmaker’s technology would power a more “open” data centre. Intel also discussed how it is collaborating with CoreOS to produce an application container runtime that supports hardware enhanced virtualization.

The case for NTP

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Addressing some of the big concerns that have emerged in open source since the discovery of HeartBleed last year, Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, discussed the ongoing importance of the network time protocol (NTP)

Drive (innovation), she said

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Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar, suggested open source should not only be a way to improve efficiency in IT operations but spur collaboration to solve critical problems, including climate change.

The details about Docker

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Senior vice-president of engineering at Docker, Marianna Tessel, demoed Docker Content Trust, a configurable feature in the recent Docker 1.8 release which can limit malicious code injection, among other benefits.

They could hardly contain themselves

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With containers becoming a hot topic, not only in open source but elsewhere, it was inevitable that Docker, Red Hat and others would be brought together for a panel discussion about it.

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Steve Wyatt, who leads emerging technologies at Red Hat, discussed Kubernetes, a relatively new Apache Licensed project originating from Google that provides a framework for building clustered applications that run in Docker containers.


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