Curated list of open source and low-cost wiki software (2020)

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Introduction about wiki software

I liked using Atlassian Confluence as wiki or knowledge management application. However, Atlassian had announced that the standalone server version would be gone in 2021 February. Also, there would be a price increase of all the existing data center version of Atlassian software.

So, let us look at other alternatives. In this article, I would briefly describe several open source and low-cost wiki and knowledge management software. We would have a summary …

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Curated list of open source and low-cost bug and issue tracking software (2020)

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Edit 1: There are changes for OTRS in 2021. On 1 Jan 2021, OTRS 6 community edition would not have new security updates. Also, the GitHub repository for OTRS 6 community is archived. So, there is no official support for OTRS 6 community edition any more.

There are two forks that I am aware at the moment: Znuny and Otobo.

Introduction about bug and issue tracking software

I had to admit I liked Atlassian Jira as …

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SSH public key authentication could bypass your security (PAM) policy

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Even after using Linux for years, you would always learn something new everyday. In this short article, I would talk about how SSH public key authentication could bypass security policy.

Let's start with pluggable authentication module (PAM). By using Linux PAM, the system could use modules to enhance the security of a system. For example, PAM could setup security policy that a password has to meet certain length and complexity. Another use case of the PAM …

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Brief overview of major Kubernetes distributions and cloud providers (1st Edition 2020)

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This is the first edition of the article about major Kubernetes distribution. Click here for the update second edition of the article.

I really feel Kubernetes is everywhere. It took over the place of OpenStack, Apache Mesos and Cloud Foundry. All major cloud providers are providing containers services, utilizing Kubernetes. Major Linux vendors are having container products based on Kubernetes. SUSE does not have Kubernetes offering but they acquired Rancher recently. VMware had acquired Pivotal and …

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Quick take about open source software license models and recent movement

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Introduction about open source

Open source software is everywhere. Linux, Git, LibreOffice and many others. Many companies adopted the open source software with their business model. But it did not work out very well for some companies. In this article, we would take a brief look on open source software and its recent movement.

I am not a lawyer and this article is not legal advice of any kind. Always check with lawyers if you have …

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