The Southern California Linux Expo has a tradition of trying something new every year. Usually it works well, occasionally not.
As part of its services to its exhibitors, SCALE provides IP address space as a VLAN to each booth. That's not new. What IS new for SCALE 8X is the fact that SCALE will be providing both IPV4 and IPV6 addresses to each booth.
Zenoss Core is open source monitoring software that can monitor all types of IT infrastructure.This is our fourth year demo'ing Zenoss Core at SCALE, one of our favorite open source events. After all these years we have met lots of cool people and see a lot of familiar faces.
While DOHCS will not be at SCALE this year, we are excited to report that there will still be medical open-source content available. Clear Health has recently announced that they will be at the Westin offering hands on training on Saturday February 20th. A description of their community event is listed bellow. Registration for their event is available online.
SCALE had the pleasure of chatting with long time Postgres contributor and current CEO of PostgreSQL Experts Inc., Josh Berkus. We discussed Josh's upcoming UpSCALE talk, How to Destroy Your Community. Josh offered some insight into why he believes companies often end up killing off their communities as well as ways to avoid tihs.
Q: What do you think motivates a company to want to destroy a community? Is it about money, control or a bit of both?