​The Delicate Art of Product Management with Open Source

​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)

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

Open Source in Business 2020: Virtual: Live Panel: Open Source in Business: The Delicate Art of Open Source Product Management

Open Source in Business 2020: Virtual: Live Panel: Open Source in Business: The Delicate Art of Open Source Product Management

This presentation is a 16 slide introduction to what must be thought about when building a production cloud. Proper image management is critical engineering task.

Testing The Latest Container Tools on RHEL8

Testing The Latest Container Tools on RHEL8

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

How to Install Docker-CE on RHEL 8

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

A First Look at The Podman 2.0 API

A First Look at The Podman 2.0 API

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

A Comparison of Linux Container Images

A Comparison of Linux Container Images

  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

Security Symposium 2020: Virtual: Live Panel: Containers and Kubernetes Security

Security Symposium 2020: Virtual: Live Panel: Containers and Kubernetes Security

This presentation is a 16 slide introduction to what must be thought about when building a production cloud. Proper image management is critical engineering task.

Security Symposium 2020: Virtual: The Security Implications of Running Software in Containers

Security Symposium 2020: Virtual: The Security Implications of Running Software in Containers

This presentation is a 16 slide introduction to what must be thought about when building a production cloud. Proper image management is critical engineering task.

A Hacker’s Guide to Moving Linux Services into Containers

Background For years, I floundered around with moving my own blog, ticket system and wiki into containers. Literally, ticket #627: Migrate Crunchtools to Containers has been open in Request Tracker since March 11th, 2017. It’s embarrassing to admit given how deeply I have been involved with containers at Red Hat. Since the early days of