A leadership change at FFmpeg

By corbet FFmpeg leader Michael Niedermayer has announced his departure from the project. “I hope my resignation will make it easier for the teams to find back
together and avoid a more complete split which would otherwise be
the result sooner or later as the trees diverge and merging all
improvements becomes too difficult for me to do.

From: LWN


Dawn of the data center operating system

By Sudip Chakrabarti and Peter Levine As data centers transform, the core insight behind virtualization — that of carving up a large, expensive server into several virtual machines — is being turned on its head. Instead of divvying the resources of individual servers, large numbers of servers are aggregated into a single warehouse-scale (though still virtual!) “computer” to run highly distributed applications.

From: LXer