A Successful Linux/Open-Source Business Model
Open Studios is built on Linux and open source. Other media facilities will be built using Linux and open source. Think about it; the world is ready and waiting. The explosion is coming. Can you hear it? There will be an Open Video Studios. There will be an Open Observatory Studios. There will be an Open You-Name-It Studios. That's what Linus Torvalds started, and with the Internet in front of us, Hollywood and the publishers will have to move over. Each facility is a focal point for expanded use in meeting the needs of the local community. Each community will be able to cost-effectively build networks around the facility because of the capabilities that Linux and open source provide.
Creative Commons has a web site, and you are encouraged to visit it soon. Some of our country's most esteemed legal counsel have joined together to provide a "new and different" kind of copyright. This we call the Public Domain. You and I have been given access to the legal services that might otherwise prevent the movement of creating a Commons for the People and to make possible the ability of individuals to follow an alternative professional track to what the big business folks offer. The University of North Carolina's Ibiblio.org project makes it possible for you and I to build a repository for Public Domain works that will dwarf the copyright folks clean out of sight. These are two of the most critical considerations, along with the Internet, that make it possible for the world community, within a brief moment in time, to change the way our world works--in favor of the individual and democracy. Walmart has driven small entrepreneurs out of business wherever they have established themselves. But, that doesn't mean their model will work on-line. They, like their counterparts in Hollywood, will have to earn their market share. And on-line, we are all on the same web page, so-to-speak. What that means is you and I can compete with the big guys. And with the Public Domain on our side, guess who's going to win this one!
The Internet has brought us the Digital Age, or something like that. What we see is a bright future for the Public Domain, now that the Copyright folks have decided to die with the past. Hail to the Public Domain and the designer merchandise era. This sounds a lot like the copyright party line, doesn't it? Wonder why?
Tom Poe is one of the cofounders of Open Studios. You can visit the Studio for Recording web site.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide