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Through the Eyes of an Open Source Newbie

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Going to the Open Source Leadership Summit (OSLS) in Tahoe last week was an eye-opening experience for me. I am relatively new to the open source world and had a few unfortunate assumptions about open source software projects before I joined my new group. My new role at VMware is as a Senior Program Manager Read more...
Dirk Hohndel on what to expect from an open source project.

Project, Process, and Product(ion)

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By Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer at VMware This is a familiar topic; I’m reasonably certain I have talked about this for about twenty years in one form or another. I’m sure we all have, at some point, heard that catchy line “I use open source for this because it’s free” – which Read more...

What to Expect from an Open Source Project

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Wherever you go, companies talk about open source. Sometimes it seems it is everywhere. Everyone is doing it. Microsoft is a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation! So, open source has won and we all should just rely on upstream to give us the custom-built products that we need and otherwise go home, right? Well, Read more...
At Open Source Summit 2017, learn all about SCHED_DEADLINE from VMware open source expert Steven Rostedt.

When Likely is Likely to be Unlikely

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The Linux kernel, like all quality operating systems, strives to be the most efficient as possible. This is because the kernel is master of the machine, and all applications can be bogged down if the kernel is taking too much time to perform a system task. That could be a latency in scheduling between tasks, Read more...