Month: December 2014

Get a college minor in open source

In this lightning talk presentation, Remy tells us about the first academic minor in open source software at Rochester Institute of Technology that has both a technical and non-technical track. The courses in this minor all use open source software in some way, shape, or form. Source: Tech

Red Hat Gets Buy Rating As It Ascends In The Cloud

1 provider of Linux-based open-source operating-system software as it moves deeper into fast-growing areas such as the cloud. So concludes Brian White, an analyst for Cantor Fitzgerald, who initiated coverage on the enterprise software company on Tuesday with a buy rating and a price target of 81. Red Hat stock inched up a fraction, near…

Four Flaws Expose Critical Network Time-Keeping Servers to Attack

Flaws in a popular program implementing the Network Time Protocol, the software used to synchronize servers across the Internet, has administrators scrambling. Four security vulnerabilities in a popular program for synchronizing time on Internet-connected computers could be used to compromise tens of thousands – and possibly millions – of servers, according to security experts. Source:…