Dave and Gunnar talk about Google Spring Apocalypse, UK Digital Policy, Rasberry Pi, how the operating system is dead (again), Code for America, Blue Button, Stalkers, and Gunnar's own personal Grand Theft Auto.
Last week, Linus Torvalds wailed on a Red Hat developer over something called Secure Boot. He used bad words, and I'd describe the response across the community as equal parts confusion and hyperbole. This isn't surprising. Microsoft is involved. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to figure out exactly what the argument is about. The technical argument … Continue reading Why Secure Boot makes people freak out.
So we had a bunch of announcements this week. Here they all are, in one place. Hopefully, we don't announce anything on Friday. We announced our Platform-as-a-Service strategy and our plan for OpenShift, which is all part of our Open Cloud. I'd tell you if this was just some boring product announcement. It's not. When I was briefed on … Continue reading This Week in Red Hat
[This is a writeup I did as a companion to the History of Open Source in Government Timeline. Karl Fogel and I will be presenting more findings from the timeline at OSCON this year.] It is difficult to imagine the Federal government moving in one well-coordinated direction on any matter, and so it has been … Continue reading History of Open Source in Government
As of RHEL 6.2, there are 606 unique domains protected across 245 modules. # yum install setools-console ... # seinfo -adomain -x | tail -n +2 | wc -l 606 # ls -1 /etc/selinux/targeted/modules/active/modules | wc -l 245 [via Dan Walsh.]
Obviously it's not wrong to use opensource code, especially if you're complying with the license, but next time you hear VMware's marketing team claiming that KVM is an inferior hypervisor because it's based on Linux then you might want to remind them that esx wouldn't exist without it either. via Andrew Cathrow - Google+ - … Continue reading VMware and KVM
[Poh Liang Hock via Co.Design.]
But the best is getting people to believe what you want them to believe, and if people really fundamentally believe what you want them to believe, they will walk through walls. They will do anything. People certainly know what to think at Red Hat. We also believe in our open, transparent culture, and so everybody … Continue reading So now I have to walk through walls.