Why we changed our software from proprietary to open source

By Minda Zetlin Last year, the networking software company Midokura made a strategic decision to open source its network virtualization platform, MidoNet, to address the fragmentation in the networking industry. In this interview, Midokura CEO and CTO Dan Mihai Dumitriu explains the company’s decision to give away fours years of engineering to the open source community, how it changed the way its engineers worked, and the lessons learned along the way.

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Whats your preferred text editor?

The text editor is a workhorse for many people working in tech. A few of the most popular options out there today are tried-and-true text editors like vi, Emacs, and gedit. And, a new text editor on the scene that’s picking up traction is Atom. All four are open source, so you can get involved in the project and help improve it!

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LliureX 15.05 Screencast and Screenshots

LliureX 15.05 has been released. LliureX is a project of the Council of Culture, Education and Sport at the Municipality of Valencia, Spain. The LliureX distribution is an Edubuntu-based live and installation DVD with support for the Valencian and Spanish languages. It is intended as an operating system for educational institutions in the Valencia region. LliureX uses exclusively free software and is distributed free of charge.

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One Port to Rule Them All!

I was chatting with Fred Richards on IRC the other day (flrichar onfreenode) about sneaking around hotel firewalls. Occasionally, hotels willblock things like the SSH port, hoping people don’t abuse their network.Although I can respect their rationale, blocking an SSH port for a Linux useris like taking a mouse away from a Windows user!

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