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Stephen Walli
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"Diversity has a new full-time ally. Marina Zhurakhinskaya recently won an O'Reilly award for her work in diversity for free and open source software (FOSS), and she just successfully created a new position for diversity at Red Hat. "
Diversity has a new full-time ally. Marina Zhurakhinskaya recently won an O'Reilly award for her work in diversity for free and open source software (FOSS), and she just successfully created a new position for diversity at Red Hat.
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Open Source Software and Products in Four Rules (and 10 Pictures). https://opensource.com/business/15/8/open-source-products-four-rules 
Stephen R. Walli shares everything he's learned in over 20 years of open source project support, foundation participation, and product engineering in four rules, 10 slides, and approximately 1,600 words.
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My view on the Open Container Project at the Linux Foundation, and what it means: http://opensource.com/business/15/6/announcing-open-container-project 
Yesterday saw the announcement of the Open Container Project in San Francisco, a Linux Foundation project that will hold the specification and basic run-time software for using software containers.
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Thinking about how Openstack differs from other large open source projects: http://stephesblog.blogs.com/my_weblog/2015/03/why-openstack-is-different-from-other-open-source-projects.html
The Openstack project feels different from other open source projects to me. Let me try to explain. Henrik Ingo did an excellent analysis of open source project size versus governance structure a few years ago. Essentially, the nine largest most...
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Excellent news! When was the last code review?
 
I am so glad I resisted pressure from Intel engineers to let /dev/random rely only on the RDRAND instruction.   To quote from the article below:

"By this year, the Sigint Enabling Project had found ways inside some of the encryption chips that scramble information for businesses and governments, either by working with chipmakers to insert back doors...."

Relying solely on the hardware random number generator which is using an implementation sealed inside a chip which is impossible to audit is a BAD idea.
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Seemingly benign “Jekyll” app passes Apple review, then becomes “evil” http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/seemingly-benign-jekyll-app-passes-apple-review-then-becomes-evil/ …
App that sneaks into App store can be used to steal data, take stealth photos.
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Seems to be implying that Apple's "digital signature" is flawed but I'm going to have to spend more time figuring out how.
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Wow! Our man @the_spinmd has a photo in the Nat Geo daily dozen! Vote here:  http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-08-25/ (And congratulations.)
Every day, our editors select their 12 favorite photos recently uploaded to Your Shot. See their choices, then check out submissions from the rest of the community.
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So I've avoided the drone world until now. But this one just caught my imagination. I like the idea of a 100m perimeter with streaming video. 
It’s small, smart and streams HD footage to your phone, that’s just the beginning of Micro Drone 3.0 | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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What does an adult look like in an open source community? http://opensource.com/life/15/4/what-does-an-adult-look-like-in-an-open-source-community (My latest blog post on @opensourceway)
We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red Hat founder Bob Young once said that a community is nothing more than a group of people with something in common, and he's right. There's nothing special about the community aspect of an open source project. We are a social species.
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I have joined Corbis Images as Director, Platform Engineering. It's all good.
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+John McMullen Thank you!  The wedding was a great day.  I like him (as much as that's relevant to Amanda) and all is well.  cheers, s.
p.s. Do I have current email for you?
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Bruce Schneier: How to remain secure against NSA surveillance http://gu.com/p/3tgza/tw (Nice analysis as always.)
The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe
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This tiny $15 lens turns your cell phone into a microscope : http://www.geekwire.com/2013/micro-phone-lens/ … (Very cool.)
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  • University of Toronto
    Comp Sci, 1982 - 1984
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  • Hewlett-Packard
    Business Strategy, 2014 - present
  • Corbis
    Director, Platform Engineering, 2013 - 2014
  • Outercurve Foundation
    Technical Director, 2010 - 2013
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