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Open-ish: Knative Steering Committee Brings Open Foundation Role into Question

It was a surprising email to see from Donna Malayeri, on behalf of Google which you can read here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/knative-dev/YmL2vgMC4rc The core of the story comes from a long-asked question about Knative, a Kubernetes-based platform which allows the running of serverless workloads.  The question is “whether Knative would be donated to a foundation, such as CNCF” to which the succinct reply is …

Fixing Ubuntu Vivid Vervet apt error for CDROM source: sed one-liner goodness

While I tend towards mainly Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) as my core Linux derivative, it is time to move on to the 15.x stream and embrace the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) for the next bunch of work I’ll be doing. A common practice is that I run the installation and then do an apt-get update to make sure I’ve …

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Fire Photon Torpedoes! Getting Started with VMware Photon Linux

A new brand of containerization just launched with the release of Photon from VMware.  This new, open source linux derivative, is similar to the concept of CoreOS in being able to provide a thin linux base to provide a fast path to hosting containers. Both Docker and Rocket are supported in the base build, and thanks to a number of …