Topic: kernel

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran

While engineers are likely to implement hardware-based solutions for handling network load balance, Facebook’s scale of operation far outweighed the practicality of hardware load balancing, instead requiring the development of a lightweight software solution. The current result of Facebook’s efforts is its latest open-source release, scalable network load balancer Katran. The company’s software load balancing … continue reading

Linux 4.10 arrives

With more than 13,000 commits, the release  of Linux 4.10 was not as small at Linus Torvalds was expecting. Nonetheless, it arrived over the weekend, bringing with it significant changes, such as the introduction of support for virtual GPUs. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. This will … continue reading

Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.9 is ‘the biggest release’

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.9, a bulky release that contains a larger number of commits than usual, two-thirds of its code consisting of drivers. Currently, Linux 4.9 code in the Git repository contains 56,233 files made up of 22,345,566 lines of code, according to gitstats by Michael Larabel, an engineer and writer … continue reading

Twitter partners with Branch, Microsoft Edge and Chakra updates, and Apple’s unencrypted kernel—SD Times news digest: June 23, 2016

Branch is teaming up with Twitter’s Fabric Partner to extend the benefits of deep linking. Branch’s deep linking and attribution toolkit will now be available on Fabric, and will be accessible to developers for free. In addition, Branch’s technology will be integrated into Fabric’s already-existing kits, starting with its apps analytics tool Answers. “The Branch … continue reading

Microsoft’s pull request to Node.js with ChakraCore, Microsoft Philanthropies, and OpenStack adoption—SD Times digest: Jan. 20, 2016

Microsoft has submitted a pull request to the Node.js mainline in order to enable it to work with Microsoft’s recently open-sourced ChakraCore. According to Microsoft, the open-sourcing of ChakraCore helps the technology better align with Node.js release schedules. The pull request would allow Node.js to use the ChakraCore JavaScript engine, and to enable Node.js developers … continue reading

VMware, SFC trade barbs over GPL code infringement lawsuit

A war of words has ensued since Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig and the Software Freedom Conservancy filed a lawsuit against VMware over GPLv2 compliance in the company’s ESXi line of enterprise hypervisor operating system products. Expanding upon its initial statement challenging the validity of the lawsuit, VMware has issued a lengthy public statement. In … continue reading

Linux kernel developer and Software Freedom Conservancy sue VMware over GPL violation

VMware has come under fire for an alleged violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). It has been accused of misusing GPL-licensed Linux kernel contributions in its ESXi line of products without releasing the source code, as required by the license. Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig, along with the nonprofit advocacy organization Software Freedom … continue reading

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