Entries by Jason Perlow

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NFTs should be green, too

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are an invention unique in human history whose role is fast extending beyond the speculative trends around collectibles to use cases that have a positive social impact.  Through NFTs, a broad range of physical and virtual assets can be authenticated, providing transparency on ownership and underlying attributes of tokenized assets while preserving […]

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Academy Software Foundation: Digital Transformation of the Entertainment Industry is Driven by Open Technology and a Visionary, Inclusive Community

In a new case study released by Linux Foundation Research, in collaboration with the Academy Software Foundation, entitled Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value, we learn a compelling story of how open technology and the people who create visual effects (VFX) for motion pictures transformed a highly competitive industry. […]

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A Summary of Census II: Open Source Software Application Libraries the World Depends On

Introduction It has been estimated that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) constitutes 70-90% of any given piece of modern software solutions. FOSS is an increasingly vital resource in nearly all industries, public and private sectors, among tech and non-tech companies alike. Therefore, ensuring the health and security of FOSS is critical to the future […]

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Leveraging the Open Source Program Office: New Research Unpacks the Evolution of the OSPO (and a Whole Lot More)

OSS is a growing phenomenon, and every journey to open source best practices is unique. At the same time, there’s a whole lot of room to grow some more. Many organizations use Open Source Program Offices to align their open source efforts under a management system and policies designed to create a positive experience for […]

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Linux Foundation interview with NASA Astronaut Christina Koch

Jason Perlow, Editorial Director at the Linux Foundation, had a chance to speak with NASA astronaut Christina Koch. This year, she completed a record-breaking 328 days at the International Space Station for the longest single spaceflight by a woman and participated in the first all-female spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Christina gave a […]

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The Security of the Open Source Software Digital Supply Chain: Lessons Learned and Tools for Remediation

Introduction It has been estimated that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) constitutes 70-90% of any given piece of modern software solutions. FOSS is an increasingly vital resource in nearly all industries, in the public and private sectors, among tech and non-tech companies alike. Therefore, ensuring the health and security of FOSS is critical to […]