Christine Hall


Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001 she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and began covering IT full time in 2002, focusing on Linux and open source software. Since 2010 she's published and edited the website FOSS Force. Follow her on Twitter: @BrideOfLinux.

New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program
With over 17,000 participants, Github's Developer Program is set to grow even larger with its new entry policy.
Containerize Legacy Apps with Docker MTA
Docker introduces a new program for containerizing legacy applications.
Docker Brings Open Collaboration With Moby Project
Docker wants to help systems developers do a little thinking outside the box — er, container.
Canonical Gets Serious About Doing Enterprise Right
It's been a wild and crazy couple of weeks on the Isle of Man. As the dust settles, the brouhaha can probably best be summed up with words that ended a classic rock album: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
Canonical's Dropping of Unity Is Only the Iceberg's Tip
When the different news stories coming out of the Isle of Man are pieced together, it appears that something major is afoot at Canonical.
Microsoft Ditches CodePlex for GitHub
Redmond's dropping of its own CodePlex in favor of GitHub illustrates the effect that open source is having on the software company.
Google Opens Up on Open Source
Google's new website might well become "Open Source 101" for DevOps considering moving into open source.
Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon
Germain automaker Daimler indicates that it's betting much of its future on Linux by investing in two Linux projects.
Canonical Offers Extended Security for Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) will extend security updates beyond the releases end-of-life in April.
Security Expert Bruce Schneier on Regulating IoT
The sorry state of IoT security needs regulating, not only because it's disruptive to the Internet, but because it poses a threat to public safety.
Proposed Bill Would Let You 'Hack Back'
A congressman for Georgia has proposed legislation that would give victims of attacks rights to identify hackers and disrupt attacks.
Red Hat Developing User Session Recording for the Enterprise
It's not ready yet, but an out-of-the-box open source and enterprise ready solution for user session recording is in the works.
Docker Ups Its Game With 'Enterprise Edition'

Docker wants to make the use of its product easier for the enterprise. To that end, the company announced Thursday the release of Docker Enterprise Edition, or Docker EE. This isn't to be confused with the company's previous professional product, Docker Datacenter, which doesn't completely go away with the new release, but which is included as a module, The free and open source version of Docker has been rebranded as Docker Community Edition, or Docker CE.

EMC's Joshua Bernstein on When to Deploy Open Source
Cost might be the last thing to consider when deciding on whether to adopt an open or closed source solution.
OpenStack Ocata Improves Container Support
The combination of OpenStack and Kubernetes is becoming an essential standard for private and hybrid cloud deployments.
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