The technical advisory board of the Linux Foundation has asked the University of Minnesota to improve the quality of patches it submits to the kernel project and also follow a "best practices" document to be created by the board.
Students and the staff member at the University of Minnesota who were involved in submitting known buggy patches to the Linux kernel project have released a statement which they claim details the full history behind their actions which were geared towards writing a research paper.
A study of the Linux kernel, right from its first commit on 17 September 1991 to 2 August this year, shows that it has had more than 20,000 contributors in those 29 years.
The foundation that looks after LibreOffice, a free open-source software suite that is based on the code from the former Star Office, is being forced to look at a commercial edition because developers from companies who are working on it are not being paid by those companies, a senior developer says.
The extent of growth of the use of Linux is mirrored in the latest State of Linux report which says that the operating system runs 90% of public cloud workloads, 99% of supercomputers, and has 62% of the embedded market.
People who belong to the free and open source software community have one trait in common: they are extremely sensitive to criticism of any kind of the software that belongs to this genre.
Linux developers and management people have little in common. Yet the latter would find plenty of which to approve in the latest kernel report - it is a dream come true as far as work practices go.
The yearly, or thereabouts, kernel development report put out by the Linux Foundation has a couple of bits of interesting information.
Two months back, Red Hat developers Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers proposed a fundamental change to the structure of Linux in the shape of the Journal daemon, meant to replace the venerable syslog.
The next chapter in the three-cornered public stoush between the GNOME Desktop Project, the KDE Project and Canonical, the maker of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has just been kicked off by GNOME Foundation board member Dave Neary.
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