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ELC: An Introduction to the Video4Linux Framework
During this year’s Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose I will be presenting An Introduction to the Video4Linux Framework. As a long-term kernel contributor (since 2003), author of over 2000 kernel patches and co-maintainer of the video4linux kernel subsystem I have been working on improving that subsystem so it can handle the highly complex video […]
The Three Mega Trends in Cloud and IoT
A consequence of the Moore Nielsen prediction is the phenomenon known as Data Gravity: big data is hard to move around, much easier for the smaller applications to come to it. Consider this: it took mankind over 2000 years to produce 2 Exabytes (2×1018 bytes) of data until 2012; now we produce this much in […]
Sourcefire Open Source Community Webinar
First off, we’d like to thank everyone for their continued use of our projects and products here at Sourcefire, now a part of Cisco. We love making great software, and we love for you to use it and contribute back. It’s been a great transition so far into the Cisco community, and recently, we held […]
Open Source is just the other side, the wild side!
March is a rather event-laden month for Open Source and Open Standards in networking: the 89th IETF, EclipseCon 2014, RSA 2014, the Open Networking Summit, the IEEE International Conference on Cloud (where I’ll be talking about the role of Open Source as we morph the Cloud down to Fog computing) and my favorite, the one […]
Open Source Community Meeting at RSA next week!
After a lot of hard work by our teams, and with RSA just a few days away, we are proud to announce that along with Cisco and Sourcefire’s corporate teams being present at RSA, and for the first time at RSA we will also be holding an Open Source Community Meeting for Sourcefire’s Open Source […]
Open Daylight Shines in Impressive Debut
First Open Daylight Summit took place exactly one year since we’ve started the project, to the day! Ah, those memories of having to stay quietly patient, from our first meeting, February 4th, 2013, and longer… in hindsight, talking about it after the code actually started to flow was more appropriate, the 2013 Spring Equinox, as it should. The Open […]
OpenDaylight Unleashes Hydrogen to the Masses
The OpenDaylight Project today announced that its first open source software release Hydrogen is now available for download. As the first simultaneous code release cross-community it has contributions across fifty organizations and includes over one million lines of code. Yes. ODL > 1MLOC. For those of you interested that’s approximately two hundred and thirty man-years of […]
Back to the Future: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
As information consumers that depend so much on the Network or Cloud, we sometimes indulge in thinking what will happen when we really begin to feel the effects of Moore’s Law and Nielsen’s Law combined, at the edges: the amount of data and our ability to consume it (let alone stream it to the edge), is simply […]
Snort 220.127.116.11 from Sourcefire, now a part of Cisco
Yesterday, the Snort team here at Sourcefire conducted its first major release of Snort now that we are part of the Cisco family, Snort 18.104.22.168. You can read more about this release over on the Snort.org Blog. In this version we released a lot of new features. Features that have been requested by our community, and […]