Bill Weinberg | Senior Director and Analyst, Open Source Strategy | The Linux Foundation

Bill provides thought leadership and direction on open source technology and commerce - he helps work more closely with open source developers, communities and companies, building bridges to key OSS projects and consortia, working on OSS business and ecosystem development, speaking at conferences, and interfacing with media and industry analysts.

Recent Posts

Developers of the Xen Hypervisor recently revealed that a new critical vulnerability had surfaced in this key piece of system software. The first, Venom (CVE-2015-3456) became known in May 2015. Another, CVE-2015-5154 cropped up in July. And now, a new high profile vulnerability, CVE-2015-7835,

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Containerization is hot. This form of lightweight virtualization lets more applications run on a single server or cloud instance, and lets IT organizations create and deploy those applications faster and more reliably. Enterprise containerization meets several enterprise IT goals simultaneously:

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Much has been written regarding open source development models and community dynamics. Yet, equally important are the different types of open source business strategies, best practices, and processes that govern the use of code from open source projects and contributions to those projects

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Every time I turn around, a company or consortium announces another Internet of Things (IoT) platform. And, while only some of the touted IoT underpinnings are open source, there is a popular consensus that the Internet of Things will only rise if built upon pillars of open source software (OSS).

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Yesterday, stage fright became more than just a common phobia. It is now a very real security threat to most Android-based devices. Discovered by Joshua Drake at Zimperium zLabs, Stagefright vulnerabilities were uncovered in the Android-native media player allow attackers with access to an exposed

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The open source development model is based on interactions across communities and among community members – project developers, platform creators, and end users. These interdependent communities constitute a ‘triple fence’ that keeps projects free of malicious and exploitable code in different yet

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Just a day after the disclosure of the Logjam SSL exploit, yet another serious open source vulnerability has surfaced. Dubbed “NetUSB” for the driver in which it resides, this vulnerability affects Linux-based networking equipment, home routers in particular, that support “USB over IP” – remote

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Over the last decade, companies have increasingly leveraged open source software (OSS) solutions and participated in OSS communities to reduce costs, speed development, and drive innovation. The growth of projects has made open source more accessible to enterprises and OEMs, and multiplied its

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Across the IT landscape, open source software (OSS) is pervasive and ubiquitous. From the cloud and web to data centers; from the desktop to mobile devices; and across a range of embedded and IoT applications, OSS commands an ever-increasing, often dominant, share of the system software stack and

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