VMware is a Linux Foundation Gold Member, stepping up its commitment to open source development and community.

Stepping It Up

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The Linux Foundation is an organization that I have been deeply involved in for many years. I was a founder and Board member of the Free Standards Group (FSG) when we merged it and Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) to create The Linux Foundation in 2007. (For open source history buffs, technically The Linux Foundation 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...
Here are the top open source at VMworld sessions to attend in Las Vegas and Barcelona in 2017,

Contributing Isn’t Just About the Code

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By John Hawley, Open Source Hardware & Software Developer Over the years, I’ve grown to know a lot of different people in the open source world, they are all fighting the good fight for various reasons, in different places.  They all bring together unique skill sets, personalities, experiences and as a result we have the open source world Read more...