The GroundWork Open Source firm has upgraded its network monitoring suite to version 6.0. Next to an Enterprise subscription edition it also provides, as before, its free Community edition.more »
Virtualization provider VMware has purchased open source firm SpringSource for $420 million.more »
Building a Munin Plugin Creating a custom Munin pluginJul 01, 2009
Munin collects information and plots parameters of your choice automatically and with minimal configuration. But if you can't find a plugin that captures the data you want to graph, you might have to roll your own.more »
The new NConf release, despite being a minor one, provides many clear improvements.more »
The 4th Open Source Monitoring Conference 2009 on Nagios has released its Call for Papers.more »
Nagios Enterprises founder and Nagios maintainer Ethan Galstad has admitted to development bottlenecks in his project and recognizes that Nagios developers want a stronger participation in the Icinga fork project. Nevertheless, he's disappointed that Icinga didn't engage with him before they struck off on their own.more »
Open source project Nagios is being forked into the Icinga project. The Netways firm, which specializes in open source IT management services and particularly the monitoring solution Nagios, will be managing the fork.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin's Daily Grind: UptimedApr 01, 2009
Who has the longest uptime? Linux systems used to win hands down when it comes to maximum uptime without rebooting. Today, uptime statistics help admins with monitoring tasks and discovering tricky bugs.more »
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.