It's the Ecosystem, Stupid

I’ve been writing for a while on topics related to product and supply chain management in the context of open source communities, and I’ve noticed a few consistent themes in my articles and blog posts. Most notable is the call for companies to move from the “not invented here” syndrome to a more externally focused view. After all, if so much innovation is taking place in open source projects, why not take advantage of it to the fullest extent possible? You can see this theme manifested in the following ways:

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Smarter Window Snapping is Coming to GNOME Shell

GNOME 3.26 is shaping up to be one heck of a release, as a recent update from GNOME developer Georges Stavracas shows. Smart half-window tiling is headed to GNOME Shell and Mutter. The improved feature lets you tile windows to available width (not an arbitrary 50%) and, better still, lets you resize both windows at the same time just […]

This post, Smarter Window Snapping is Coming to GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ubuntu Reveal Results of GNOME Desktop Survey

ubuntu 17.10 developmentThe Ubuntu desktop team has finally revealed the results of the recent GNOME desktop user survey. But if you were hoping to find some definitive decisions taken as a result of the results you’re in for disappointment. Dash to Dock is Super Popular A massive 18,330 people took part in the survey. All 8 questions in […]

This post, Ubuntu Reveal Results of GNOME Desktop Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Test-Driven Security With Chef InSpec

Test-driven security is the implementation of tests into the development process, and Chef InSpec is one tool that will help you get started with this process. These security tests are intended to define the security features required for a system to be production ready.

In this post, we will walk through the process of using test-driven security, with proscriptive security tests, using Chef InSpec.

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RHSA-2017:1431-1: Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security and bug fix update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for qemu-kvm-rhev is now available for RHEV 3.X Hypervisor and Agents
for RHEL-7 and RHEV 4.X RHEV-H and Agents for RHEL-7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
CVE-2017-7718

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RHSA-2017:1430-1: Important: qemu-kvm security and bug fix update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
CVE-2017-7718, CVE-2017-7980

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