linux.conf.au 2014, or My Annual Journey To Awesome

Earlier this month, I got on a flight to Perth, WA to make my annual trek to linux.conf.au, the largest open-source conference in the Southern Hemisphere and one of my favorite conferences on the circuit. LCA is an excellent, volunteer-run, hugely insightful conference and well worth the 26-hour …

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Enter the cuttlefish!

Today, the developers released Ceph 0.61, codenamed cuttlefish. There are some interesting features in this new release, take a look.

One thing that will undoubtedly make Ceph a lot more palatable to RHEL/CentOS users is the availability of Ceph in EPEL. This was originally announced in late March …

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Thoughts on "ecosystems"

Over the past couple of years, it seems that the term ecosystem is being broadly applied to what we previously called a community. I don't like that, and here's why.

The origin of the term ecosystem, when applied to the environment in which a software project is being developed, used …

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