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THE TOP 5 LINUX AND OPEN-SOURCE STORIES OF 2018
Last year was among the best of times for Linux and open-source. It was also the worst of years. The top five Linux and open-source stories tell it all. First, last January there were a lot of exhausted and angry Linux kernel developers. That's because a fundamental chip design mistake led to Linux and all Intel-based operating systems having to deal with the Spectre and Meltdown major security problems. Intel's refusal to let developers work openly with each other led to massive delays in fixing the problems. As Greg Kroah-Hartman, the stable Linux kernel maintainer, explained, "When we get a kernel security bug, it goes to the Linux kernel security team, we drag in the right people, we work with the distributions getting everyone on the same page and push out patches." Not this time. "Intel siloed SUSE, they siloed Red Hat, they siloed Canonical. They never told Oracle, and they wouldn't let us talk to each other. STEVEN J. VAUGHAN-NICHOLS READ MORE