Lately, I have worked for Red Hat, the largest open source software company in the world. Through a variety of roles in my career, I have played key roles in building, maintaining, marketing, and selling open source software products and services.
In years past I was a social media start-up veteran, e-commerce old timer, and weathered government research technologist. This has led to experience in a variety of companies and organizations ranging from a seven person start-up to a 8,000 person technology company. This has culminated in a unique perspective on open source software development, delivery, and maintenance.
Before You Get Mad About The CentOS Stream Change, Think About…
Update January 3rd, 2022: Please see: The State of Enterprise Linux in 2022 Change is hard. Explaining that change in a way that makes sense is hard. Not getting frustrated when someone is explaining change to you, or while explaining it is hard. We are all human, so please be patient. But, before you
The Delicate Art of Product Management with Open Source
Is open source a development model which emphasizes collaboration, the decentralized nature in which code is written, and the licenses under which that code is released? Or, is open source a business model focused on monetization through support, services, software-as-a-service, paid features, or even inexpensive marketing or advertising? I’d argue it’s neither! Instead of thinking
Analysis of Competition is for Losers (Peter Thiel)
I don’t always agree with Peter Thiel. In fact, I often disagree with him but I do find that his thoughts and ideas provoke me to think deeply. Disagreements force me to chip away at what I believe and forge it into something ever more crisp and clean. This blog entry is a short analysis
Alternate Titles #1: Testing The Latest Container Tools (Podman, Buildah, Skopeo, CRIU, Udica) on RHEL8 #2: Testing The Latest Podman on RHEL8 #3: Testing The Latest Container Tools on CentOS Stream 8 Background If you want to test the latest version of the Container Tools module on RHEL8, you’re in the right place. I’m going
Background If you’ve searched google to figure out how to install Docker-CE on RHEL 8, you may have been led to this very popular article: LinuxConfig.org: How to Install Docker on RHEL 8. If you’d read closely, you might have read a false statement which says, “What version to install? Well, Red Hat seems to
Most days, I don’t have any good ideas. I only have bad ideas. But, I’ve become pretty good at stack ranking my bad ideas into good, better, and best. In this article, I’m going to run through a bunch of the best bad ideas that I had using the new Podman 2.0 REST API. I’ve
Updated 06/02/2020 Understanding Container Images To fully understand how to compare container base images, we must understand the bits inside of them. There are two major parts of an operating system – the kernel and the user space. The kernel is a special program executed directly on the hardware or virtual machine – it