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5 open source innovation predictions for the 2020s

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Open source played a significant role in software development over the past decade from containers to microservices, blockchain and serverless. Chris Ferris, chief technology officer of Open Technology at IBM, discusses some of the open source trends from the past decade and what to expect in 2020 and beyond. The concepts of containers and microservices were merely concepts before 2010, Ferris said. Then Docker launched in 2013, planting the early seeds of the container industry. At the same time, microservices -- and the technologies to make them possible -- were borne in open source through the Netflix OSS project.


Container adoption is on the rise: How can security keep up?

ZDNet

Adopting containers has become increasingly popular -- consider that, as of 2019, 33% of global developers indicated that their development organizations currently use containers, and another 25% said they want to do so over the next 12 months. These numbers are not surprising when we consider the value containers offer, such as scalability, agility, and cost reduction. The allure of containers, however, is largely to the benefit of the DevOps side of the house. Security pros are brought in later and left with the suboptimal task of applying existing tools and traditional security mindsets to secure containers -- and discovering that those are ill-equipped to the task. Simple steps can make the difference between losing your online accounts or maintaining what is now a precious commodity: Your privacy.


This 22-piece Pyrex set is ridiculously cheap right now for Black Friday 2020

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

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Kata Containers rewritten in Rust gets a major speed boost

ZDNet

Kata Containers united Intel Clear Containers with Hyper's runV. The goal was to unite virtual machines (VMs) security advantages with the speed and manageability of container technologies. Kata provides container isolation and security without the overhead of running them in a VM. Usually, containers are run in VMs for security, but that removes some of the advantages of using containers with their small resources footprint. Kata containers, however, can run on bare metal.


Berkeley Proposes Tax on Disposable Food Containers

U.S. News

As proposed, it would prohibit restaurants from using single-use dishes or containers when patrons eat in. All take-out containers would need to be approved by the city as meeting recyclable or compostable standards. The measure would impose a 25 cent charge on each cup or food container provided to customers, but compostable straws, napkins, utensils and coffee stirrers could be offered to customers for no charge.