The free community Vyatta Core software(VC) is an award-winning open source network operating system providing advanced IPv4 and IPv6 routing, stateful firewalling, IPSec and SSL OpenVPN, and more. When you add Vyatta to a standard x86 hardware system, you can create an enterprise grade network appliance that easily scales from DSL to 10Gbps. Vyatta is also optimized to run in VMware, Citrix XenServer, Xen, KVM, and Hyper V, providing networking and security services to virtual machines and cloud computing environments. Vyatta has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times, has a community of hundreds of thousands of registered users and counts dozens of fortune 500 businesses among its commercial customers.
via Welcome to Vyatta.org | Vyatta.org Community.
On this site, you’ll find all the downloads, tools, documentation, and community resources to help you get up and running with your own Vyatta-based system. Ask questions in the Forums. Propose new features and vote on existing proposals. Participate and have fun. We have been working together with our community for over five years to continue to enhance the world’s leading software-based network OS.
Rather than staying limited to a small team perhaps even a single developer, fostering an open source community will open the doors to potentially unlimited contributions from other developers, especially ones who happen to use your software; this type of feedback is thus a great indicator of major pain points your users have with your product. Even among your users who aren’t programmers, the GitHub issues system is an incredibly useful tool for tracking bug reports and feature requests.
via Why Your Startup Should Be Open Source – by Peer.fm formerly Napster.fm | citizentekk.
Still not sure where to start? Take a look at the Active Defense Harbinger Distribution (ADHD) project, which is part of the Samurai family of Linux-based LiveCD distributions. ADHD provides a bootable ISO that contains the two previously mentioned tools and many others that are specifically focused on providing early warning detection of attacker activity. Some of those are more geared toward alerting, because, technically, no computers should be communicating with the honeypot so all traffic has the potential to be considered malicious.
via Tech Insight: Time To Set Up That Honeypot — Dark Reading.
Chronos has a number of advantages over regular cron. It allows you to schedule your jobs using ISO8601 repeating interval notation, which enables more flexibility in job scheduling. Chronos also supports the definition of jobs triggered by the completion of other jobs, and it also supports arbitrarily long dependency chains.
via Introducing Chronos: A Replacement for Cron – Airbnb Engineering.
In a complex processing pipeline every step increases the chance of failure. Until December last year, we were relying on a single instance with cron to kick off our hourly, daily and weekly ETL jobs. Cron is a really great tool but we wanted a system that allowed retries, was lightweight and provided an easy-to-use interface giving analysts quick insights into which jobs failed and which ones succeeded.
In an effort to make the code useful to as many people as possible, we’ve split it into several packages:
- The main package (probably the thing you’re looking for) is the publishing system, known as ebpub.
- Second, the packages ebdata and ebgeo contain Python modules for processing data and making maps.
- Third, the packages ebinternal and everyblock round out the code that powers EveryBlock.com. They’re internal tools and are likely not of general use, but we’re including them to be complete.
- Finally, ebblog and ebwiki are our blog and wiki software, respectively. Because, dammit, the world needs another Django-powered blogging tool.
via ebcode – Source code of EveryBlock.com – Google Project Hosting.
This might make for an interesting read through.
Run a local news website for your community, or use it to create news widgets and feeds for integration with your existing website.
OpenBlock is an open source project, supported by the Knight Foundation.
via OpenBlock | OpenBlock home.
Found this handy link in response to Everyblock shutting its doors today.
The WebRTC initiative is a project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera. This page is maintained by the Google Chrome team.
And the latest current events surrounding WebRTC is this:
From: Hello Firefox, this is Chrome calling!
For the first time, Chrome and Firefox can “talk” to each other via WebRTC. WebRTC is a new set of technologies that brings clear crisp voice, sharp high-definition (HD) video and low-delay communication to the web browser.
DOSBox emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, joystick, modem, etc., necessary for running many old MS-DOS games that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD. However, it is not restricted to running only games. In theory, any MS-DOS or PC-DOS (referred to commonly as “DOS”) application should run in DOSBox, but the emphasis has been on getting DOS games to run smoothly, which means that communication, networking and printer support are still in early development.
Not sure if I’ll ever need to use this but it’s nice to know it exists. I read that they even ported this onto an Android platform. I encountered DOSBox from this slashdot article. Someone is running Windows 3.1 on their Android tablet so they can run a 1996 version of Photoshop.
Linus Torvalds and others in the past have characterized FUSE file-systems as being for toys and misguided people, but FUSE has been used before for bringing Sun/Oracle’s ZFS to Linux, various other creative file-system implementations, and now exFAT. ExFAT support for Linux has been talked about going back to early 2009 but the support has been crap on Linux.
via [Phoronix] An Open-Source exFAT Implementation Reaches v1.0.
I always find filesystem debates fascinating.
Ryan and others argue, because the Obama tech team built on top of open source code — code that has been shared publicly and can be “forked,” essentially edited, by anyone. “The things we built off of open source should go back to the public,” says Manik Rathee, who worked as a user experience engineer with OFA. The team relied on open source frameworks like Rails, Flask, Jekyll and Django. “We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what we did in one year if we hadn’t been working off open source projects,” says Rathee.
via As Obama heads back to office, a battle rages over the tech that got him reelected | The Verge.
I think this is all kind of silly. The code is probably not that novel. I’d be more interested in simply learning more how they did it and I might be interested in their development process more than the actual code itself. Although this team seemed to have done a good job, it was Obama who won the election — not the programmers or the program. I find it funny that the non techie politicians want to keep all of this proprietary like the code itself has some sort of value. I’m sure in 4 years this program will be so obsolete no one would think of using it.