IT - FOSS

Open-source technology is everywhere, but unless you're in the tech industry, you may not necessarily know the details about it.

"Here are 10 important things you need to know if you're considering moving to an open-source solution or if you're curious about what open-source technology is.

1. You're probably already using it Are you using the Firefox browser? If so, you are already using open-source software.

In fact, a lot of people use open source without knowing it..."


7 Enlightening Talks From All Things Open 2020
opensouce.com, January 4th, 2021
There are more than 250 videos available to watch from the All Things Open conference; here are some ideas on where to begin.

"All Things Open, a technology conference held in October every year, is always a wonderful learning experience. For 2020, the conference shifted to an online format, which had its ups and downs. The chance encounters with acquaintances in the hallways and having lunch with friends were noticeably absent, but the learning experience was as good as always. Honestly, in some ways, it was better because everyone got a front-row seat, and there were no standing-room-only talks..."

When that pesky command is just at the tip of your tongue, a handy cheat sheet will save the day. This list of cheat sheets covers everything from programming languages to collaboration tools

"Sometimes you need the short version. You know what you want to do and you just can't recall exactly how to do it. That's when cheat sheets come in handy. In this article, I suggest a cheat sheet to get you going with MariaDB and MySQL. This cheat sheet is great for the occassional database user. Next, I have listed two Raspberry Pi cheat sheets.

The first gets you started with this single-board computer. Once you're comfortable with the basics, turn it into a home lab and begin working with Kubernetes container management. Be sure to grab the next cheat sheet at the same time, because it covers the kubectl tool. Next, there is a great cheat sheet for Emacs, and another for the C programming language. Finally, the list concludes with two very practical cheat sheets: Collaboration tools and open source alternatives..."


Open Source: 5 Surprising Advantages For Enterprises
The Enterprisers Project, January 6th, 2021
Here's how some organizations leverage open source in unexpected ways to manage today's thorny business challenges - ranging from talent retention to resilience

"Today's business leaders face enormous pressure from markets, competition, and the current pandemic, which is radically changing the way we do business and engage with customers. Organizations need to adapt, imagine new revenue models, innovate as never before, and attract a new generation of talent to fuel this evolution and help the business stay relevant.

In the last few decades, organizations large and small have started leveraging the benefits of open source at unprecedented levels. Because open source software development enables people from multiple locations, cultures, backgrounds, organizations, even motivations to work together on common projects, organizations are doing surprising things with it. Let's explore a few..."


Some of the open source tools highlighted in our top five list have been around for decades; others are relatively new. Each has proven to be highly useful and valuable

"Cybersecurity tools encompass an incredible range of applications and OS environments that individual cybersecurity professionals may need for their roles.

These tools aren't the same as enterprise-wide solutions, like SIEM products, where a single product is used throughout the organization at all times.

A cybersecurity tool is used by a single person, typically in conjunction with many other tools, to find vulnerabilities in the organization's systems, networks and applications. Without these tools, many vulnerabilities would go undetected, and more cyber attacks from security threats would succeed..."

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