Binary compatibility is one of those important tech concepts that hides in the background – but that is a critical element in making things work. For Linux developers, in particular, binary compatibility is a major question given the number of different Linux distributions out there.
In this article, we take a closer look at what binary compatibility is, including the different contexts of binary compatibility. We also take a close look at what binary compatibility means for Linux distributions in particular.
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Reliable, efficient IT depends on repeatable processes that run like clockwork – it doesn’t make sense to change practices all the time, but key policies still need to be refreshed every now and again to keep up with changes in the technology – and the cybersecurity landscape.
Kernel patching is one of these processes – and often organizations will decide not to mess with a patching policy that looks like it works. Worse, sometimes kernel patching is seen as an arcane sysadmin job – never given much thought by anyone outside of the Linux geeks in the company.
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Perceptions around the inherent security of open-source code and open-source software vary – but these perceptions matter.
On the one hand, some view open-source code as less secure. After all, there are fewer commercial incentives to secure open-source code, compared to code written by a for-profit vendor with a reputation on the line.
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