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January 11, 2019
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Ockam provides easy to deploy identity, trust, and interoperability for IoT developers

Maybe you’re not going to buy a $7,000 smart toilet, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is on its way to your home and office. Silly gadgets aside, IoT device inventors face many programming challenges. It’s hard adding identity, trust, and interoperability to IoT hardware. The Ockam startup will change this for the better.

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January 10, 2019
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TriggerMesh brings AWS Lambda serverless computing to Kubernetes

Serverless computing‘s poster child software is Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Lambda. It only has one little problem: You can use it on AWS. If you’re wedded to AWS, that’s not a problem, but if you want to use it on another cloud platform or as part of a hybrid cloud, you’re out of luck. Until now.

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January 9, 2019
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Inside Ubuntu’s financials

Before being purchased by IBMRed Hat was a public company, so we know in great detail about its financial resultsUbuntu‘s parent company, Canonical, its main Linux rival, however, is a private company, so we know far less about how much money it makes and how it generates its revenue. But, as Canonical moves to an Initial Public Offering (IPO), if you look hard enough, you can find clues about Canonical’s financials.

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January 8, 2019
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Linux 5 is on the way

Linus Torvalds has announced Linux 5.0 is on its way. But don’t get too worked up about it. Torvalds isn’t.

In his Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) post, Torvalds wrote, “The numbering change is not indicative of anything special. If you want to have an official reason, it’s that I ran out of fingers and toes to count on, so 4.21 became 5.0.”

Surely, there’s more to it than that. Right? Nope.

Torvalds went on, “Go wild. Make up your own reason for why it’s 5.0.”

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