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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, 09 November 2015 08:37

Linux security: circling the wagons

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.

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Thursday, 05 April 2012 12:08

Kernel report: it's all good

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.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:38

LTS kernel for embedded vendors

The yearly, or thereabouts, kernel development report put out by the Linux Foundation has a couple of bits of interesting information.

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Thursday, 12 January 2012 10:08

Journald: just a reinvention of the wheel?

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.

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Thursday, 15 September 2011 08:52

Perens tries to bridge gap on copyright

Copyright assignment is a topic that has received a fair bit of publicity ever since the head of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, started pushing the idea of developers surrendering their rights to his company when they contributed code.

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Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:37

Canonical must change copyright policy

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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