Amdocs, AT&T, B.Yond, Baidu, Huawei, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, Tencent, Univa, and ZTE come together to speed adoption of deep learning, artificial intelligence, and machine learning

LOS ANGELES (Open Networking Summit), March 26, 2018The Linux Foundation today launched the LF Deep Learning Foundation, an umbrella organization that will support and sustain open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning while striving to make these critical new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere.

Founding members of LF Deep Learning include Amdocs, AT&T, B.Yond, Baidu, Huawei, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, Tencent, Univa, and ZTE. With LF Deep Learning, members are working to create a neutral space where makers and sustainers of tools and infrastructure can interact and harmonize their efforts and accelerate the broad adoption of deep learning technologies.

“We are excited to offer a deep learning foundation that can drive long-term strategy and support for a host of projects in the AI, machine learning, and deep learning ecosystems,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “With LF Deep Learning, we are launching the Acumos AI Project, a comprehensive platform for AI model discovery, development and sharing. In addition, we are pleased to announce that Baidu and Tencent each intend to contribute projects to LF Deep Learning. LF Deep Learning enables the open source community to support entire ecosystems of projects in these spaces, and we invite the open source community to join us in this effort.”

As part of the LF Deep Learning launch, The Linux Foundation today announced the Acumos AI Project, a platform for the development, discovery, and sharing of AI models and AI workflows. Initial code for the Acumos AI Project has been contributed by AT&T and Tech Mahindra.

The project strives to make the power of AI accessible to all by making it easy to create, share, discover, and apply machine learning, deep learning, and analytics models. The Linux Foundation will host the Acumos AI platform and the Acumos Marketplace moving forward with the goal of nurturing an active, large ecosystem around the project to sustain it over the long term. Code is available for download as of today.

In addition to the Acumos AI Project, LF Deep Learning anticipates future project contributions from Baidu and Tencent, among others. Baidu’s EDL project enhances Kubernetes with the feature of elastic scheduling and uses PaddlePaddle’s fault-tolerable feature to significantly improve the overall utilization of Kubernetes clusters. Tencent’s Angel project, a high-performance distributed machine-learning platform jointly developed by Tencent and Peking University, is tuned for big data/models. It is capable of supporting over a billion parameters.

Industry Support for LF Deep Learning

Amdocs, AT&T, B.Yond, Baidu, Huawei, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, Tencent, Univa, and ZTE are founding members of the new foundation.

“Amdocs is proud to be a founding member of Linux Foundation’s Deep Learning and the Acumos project as they signify a new AI frontier bringing intelligence and automation to the communications and media industry. AI is already transforming business models and delivering contextual customer engagements, creating new opportunities for service providers, content developers and other industry players to build the enterprise applications that will run our increasingly digital society. Amdocs has been investing in AI for years, with a particular focus in delivering personalized digital engagements, and by providing core systems of engagement that impact billions of consumers worldwide. As a result, we are well positioned to contribute valuable insights to this project–both from the traditional customer experience and network perspective, as well as from the entertainment and media perspective, enabled by our media division which works with over one thousand content creators and distributors world-wide. What makes Acumos so exciting is that the industry leaders will be bringing innovative data-driven insights and technology from global sources to empower experiences with cutting-edge AI-enabled capabilities.”

— Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of Amdocs Technology

“AT&T is honored to be a founding member of the LF Deep Learning Foundation. This organization will encourage collaboration and harmonization, paving the way for accelerated innovation and increased adoption of these new technologies.”

— Mazin Gilbert, vice president of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs

“At B.Yond, we believe artificial intelligence (AI) is a central enabler of The Infinite Network and is required to deliver the low-touch network management needed to support emerging applications. We are excited to join the LF Deep Learning Foundation project and help drive innovation with the Acumos AI Project.”  

— Paul-Andre Raymond, senior vice president, Technology, B.Yond

“Huawei is very pleased to be one of the initial Premier members of the LF Deep Learning Foundation. Deep Learning is key to enhance consumer experience and to help our customers implement digital transformation. Huawei continues to increase our open source investments and collaborate with the open source community to advance the application and the development of Deep Learning.”

— Xiao Ran, vice president of strategy and industry development, Huawei

“Baidu is very excited to join LFDL as a founding member to help the global collaboration in AI area. And we will contribute the EDL project to LF Deep Learning, which provides elastic job scheduling and fault tolerable features for Deep Learning.”

— Zhongyi Tan, open source architect, Baidu

“Nokia considers AI as a game-changer for our customers. We are already seeing breakthrough results from AI/ML in our networks and service offerings. Nokia is looking forward to supporting Acumos and influencing the platform’s evolving architecture.”

— Henri Tervonen, CTO, Mobile Networks, Nokia

“At Tech Mahindra, our people have been deeply invested in contribution to open source and building AI software. We are elated to be the founding member of LF Deep Learning and have taken a lead in contributing initial code to the Acumos AI Project. With the launch of Acumos, the vision to make AI accessible to a wider community of users across diverse industries and hence making it easy to implement AI applications are now a reality. The potent force of AI, data and cloud that the Acumos platform inherently acts upon will help realize the transformation journey that Tech Mahindra and its clients have embarked on.”

— Manish Vyas, president, communications business & chief executive, network services, Tech Mahindra

“We are excited to join as a founding member of LF Deep Learning and we look forward to helping drive collaboration and development in the broader AI, machine learning, and deep learning space. To further enable these efforts, we intend to contribute the Angel project to LF Deep Learning. The Angel project, jointly developed by Tencent and Peking University, is a high-performance distributed machine-learning platform. Tuned for big data/models, the Angel project is capable of supporting over a billion parameters.”

— Yongsheng Liu, general manager of AI Department, Tencent

“The LF Deep Learning Foundation comes at an integral moment when many of Univa’s customers, who manage workloads on many of the largest machine learning clusters in the world, are developing their strategies for deep learning. We’re excited to see these companies benefit from the technology, collaboration and support from this open source community, whether they are validating new pilot projects or applying deep learning in production across their organization.”

— Gary Tyreman, president & CEO, Univa Corporation

“As the world’s leading communications solutions provider, on the basis of the uSmartInsight platform, we provide a full range of big data, AI, potent algorithm, and end-to-end solutions to help telecom operators construct an intelligent network in the future.”

— Wei Meng, open source planning director, ZTE

The Linux Foundation expects LF Deep Learning to bring in a wide variety of projects, including tool kits, inferencing engines, and infrastructure deployment projects that leverage modern cloud native technologies to make deep learning accessible, scalable, and affordable to all. To get involved with LF Deep Learning, please visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/deeplearning

About The Linux Foundation

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  • Collaboration will see TM Forum and The Linux Foundation work together to create an open source marketplace

OPEN NETWORKING SUMMIT, LOS ANGELES, USA — 26 March, 2018: TM Forum today announced its partnership with The Linux Foundation to accelerate communications service providers’ (CSPs) adoption of new technology in open source projects and facilitate the emergence of an industry marketplace of compatible open source and commercial applications.

The partnership sees TM Forum, the industry association driving digital business transformation of the communications industry, and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, working together to realize the commercial deployment of open source software within industry standard architectures.

CSPs increasingly want to use open source software to support their operations and need to integrate it into their existing IT environments.  The collaboration will enable open source projects to be implemented according to platform-agnostic industry standards, thereby accelerating time to market and reducing the need for expensive customization.  This will be achieved through the adoption of TM Forum’s Open APIs within open source projects, providing standardized interworking with other systems.  As part of TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture, these APIs will speed up the deployment of open source software both within CSPs and also across broader ecosystems, supporting greater agility for a CSP’s existing operations as well as enabling new business models with ecosystem partners.

TM Forum’s suite of over 50 REST-based Open APIs are used by more than 4,000 software developers in over 700 companies worldwide.  These APIs have previously been contributed to a number of external projects (including the extension by MEF of four TM Forum Open APIs in its multi-operator LSO Sonata software development kit), but this agreement with The Linux Foundation takes the collaborative scope much further.  As part of the partnership agreement, TM Forum has introduced licensing of its Open APIs under Apache 2.0 License terms and conditions, allowing the APIs to be shared across the entire Linux Foundation community for use in any of its open source projects.

One specific example is the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project. In September 2017, TM Forum’s ONAP User Group was created to coordinate TM Forum’s ongoing work on its Open APIs and Open Digital Architecture with the activities and requirements of the ONAP community.

“Together with TM Forum, we can shift the global industry one step closer to harmonization of open source and open standards,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation. “Our joint efforts will help accelerate deployment and adoption for end users.  We look forward to this continued and intensified collaboration and how it will advance future networks.”

“Open Source and open standards – including TM Forum’s Open APIs and Open Digital Architecture – have a pivotal role to play in transforming the agility of our industry, ensuring it is fit for the next decade,” said Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum. “We’re delighted to be working with The Linux Foundation to bring together our joint expertise, and look forward to partnering with a range of open source projects over the coming months.”

Applications of TM Forum’s Open APIs and Open Digital Architecture will be demonstrated to more than 3,000 global telco IT leaders at the Forum’s annual Digital Transformation World conference in Nice, 14-16 May 2018, by more than 100 TM Forum member companies participating in collaborative proof of concept ‘Catalyst’ projects.

To learn more about TM Forum’s commitment to Open APIs, follow this link: https://www.tmforum.org/open-apis/.

To learn more about TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World, follow this link: https://dtw.tmforum.org/

To learn more about The Linux Foundation’s Open Networking Summit, follow this link:

https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-networking-summit-north-america-2018/

 

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

About TM Forum

TM Forum is an association of over 850 member companies that generate a combined US$2 trillion in revenue and serve five billion customers across 180 countries. We drive collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers. We support our members, as they navigate their unique digital transformation journeys, by providing practical and proven assets and tools to accelerate execution, and by creating digital and physical platforms that facilitate collaborative problem solving and innovation. Learn more at www.tmforum.org.

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Open source audio firmware and SDK from Intel Corporation enable developers with tools to adapt operating systems for audio devices

PORTLAND, Ore. (Embedded Linux Conference), March 14, 2018 – The Linux Foundation announced today that Sound Open Firmware (SOF) has become a Linux Foundation project. With significant engineering and code contributions from Intel® Corporation, SOF includes a digital signal processing (DSP) firmware and an SDK that together provide infrastructure and development tools for developers working on audio or signal processing. Intel and Google support SOF and invite others to join them in advancing the project.

While many audio drivers ship with open source components, firmware has remained closed and shipped as binary modules. As a result, firmware issues have often been difficult to address. With SOF, developers and users may be able to debug and resolve issues more quickly and optimize footprint and performance by adding only the functionality needed for their products. It will also offer developers the ability to improve security by independently assessing code quality. The project is the first fully open source BSD/MIT-licensed audio firmware. The SOF firmware and drivers are platform- and architecture-agnostic.

“We’re pleased to welcome Sound Open Firmware to The Linux Foundation and to support the SOF community in its growth,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “By giving developers access to the hardware interface to the operating system, SOF will help them add more value and customization to their products.”

The SOF open source SDK comes with five components: the firmware source code, firmware tools to convert firmware into appropriate formats and debug, a tool chain for firmware image creation, an emulator to trace and debug drivers and firmware, and ASoC Linux kernel drivers that are required to register the DSP and firmware. These tools include scripts to help developers evaluate tradeoffs between memory, audio quality, and processor load. SOF will provide code signature tools for production devices. The project also has GNU Debugger integration, a feature contributed by Google.

“The SOF project provides firmware source code, tools, and debug capabilities for developers to innovate and enhance production devices for all Linux based operating systems.” said Imad Sousou, vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center, at Intel® Corporation. “Intel is proud to provide a fully customizable open source code base firmware for all Intel hardware platforms.”

“We are excited to support this project and work with Intel to bring other new, open source technologies to the industry,” said Puneet Kumar, engineering director of Chrome OS, Google. “We look forward to seeing Sound Open Firmware accelerate the development of new features and simplify system integration of the DSP hardware and software.”

SOF currently supports the Cadence Tensilica Xtensa instruction set architecture on various Intel platform-based devices that have audio DSP. SOF can also be ported to other platform architectures.

To learn more, visit www.sofproject.org.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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ACRN™ is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor with significant code contributions from Intel® Corporation

PORTLAND, Ore. (Embedded Linux Conference), March 13, 2018 – The Linux Foundation today announced a new embedded reference hypervisor project called ACRN™ (pronounced “acorn”). With engineering and code contributions from Intel® Corporation, the hypervisor was built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind, and optimized to streamline embedded development. This project will provide a framework for industry leaders to build an open source embedded hypervisor specifically for the Internet of Things (IoT).

ACRN is comprised of two main components: the hypervisor and its device model, complete with rich I/O mediators. Intel’s experience and leadership in virtualization technology was key to the initial development of this hypervisor solution.

“With project ACRN, embedded developers have a new, immediately available hypervisor option,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “ACRN’s optimization for resource-constrained devices and focus on isolating safety-critical workloads and giving them priority make the project applicable across many IoT use cases. We’re pleased to welcome project ACRN and invite embedded developers to get involved in the new community.”

Developers benefit from ACRN’s small, real-time footprint, which is flexible enough to accommodate different uses and provides consideration for safety-critical workloads. Consolidating a diverse set of IoT workloads with mixed-criticality on to a single platform helps reduce both development and deployment costs allowing for a more streamlined system architecture. An example of this is the electronic control unit (ECU) consolidation in automotive applications. While open source hypervisor options are available today, none share ACRN’s vision of an open source hypervisor solution optimized for embedded and IoT products.

“ACRN will have a Linux-based service OS and the ability to simultaneously run multiple types of guest operating systems providing a powerful solution for workload consolidation,” said Imad Sousou, corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center, at Intel® Corporation. “This new project delivers a flexible, lightweight hypervisor, designed to take real-time and safety-critical concerns into consideration and drive meaningful innovation for the IoT space.”

ACRN will incorporate input from the open source, embedded and IoT developer communities and encourages collaboration and code contributions to the project. Early ACRN project members include ADLINK®, Aptiv®, Intel® Corporation, LGE® and Neusoft® Corporation. To learn more about the project, visit https://www.projectacrn.org.

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“The lack of open source virtualization solutions for embedded, real-time, and safety-critical systems has been greatly hindering consolidation and to some extent the most interesting forms of fog computing,” commented Angelo Corsaro, chief technology officer of ADLINK Technology Inc. “The release of ACRN as a Linux Foundation project by Intel will be a game changer as it brings the agility and manageability of virtualized environments into embedded and real-time systems. This will be a key enabler toward making the Industrial Internet of Things happen for real.”

“This approach from Intel fits very well within our product roadmap and is a welcomed approach that will meet our customers’ desire to have more open source reference solutions,” said Lee Bauer, vice president, Mobility Architecture Group of Aptiv. “Aptiv is excited to be a part of this new project, ACRN, and with it usher in a new era of flexibility and scalability for our mobility IoT product solutions.”

“Because ACRN will allow for faster feasibility checking of ECU consolidation, it will benefit our growing vehicle components business,” said Seongpyo Hong, vice president of LG Electronics. “As a result, we will be able to respond more quickly to OEMs’ customized requirements and will continue to play a key role in contributing to the ACRN project.”

“As Intel’s strategic partner, Neusoft is pleased to join Intel in project ACRN,” said Meng Lingjun, vice president of Neusoft Corporation and the general manager of Neusoft Automotive. “ACRN has landed in China’s automotive electronics industry with practical implementation. I believe ACRN can meet the development requirements of IoT technology. We’re pleased to work with open source communities and introduce ACRN into the ecosystem.”

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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New multi-platform benchmark helps organizations evaluate messaging and queuing solutions

SAN JOSE, CA. March 6, 2018.  Building on its launch less than six months ago, today the OpenMessaging initiative announced the first open standard, multi-platform performance benchmark for messaging solutions. This extensible benchmark, created through a collaborative effort including Streamlio, Alibaba and the OpenMessaging community, meets the demand for tools to help organizations evaluate the performance of messaging and queuing solutions and demonstrates the continued progress of OpenMessaging in empowering developers and users developing modern data applications.

OpenMessaging is a collaborative Linux Foundation effort supported by numerous companies including Alibaba, DiDi, Streamlio and Yahoo! who are invested in cloud, big data, and standard APIs. Its mission to create a globally adopted, vendor-neutral, and open standard for distributed messaging that can be deployed in cloud, on-premise, and hybrid use cases.

Messaging solutions are now a critical component of modern software infrastructure due to the ongoing explosive growth in data sources, data volume, and demands for access to data. This growth has made performance of messaging and queuing solutions critically important. However, to date there have been no multi-platform tools based on open standards to aid organizations in assessing and comparing performance of messaging and queuing solutions.

To fill this gap, OpenMessaging members Streamlio and Alibaba together with the OpenMessaging community have taken the lead to create a benchmark and supporting tools designed to make it simple to evaluate the performance of messaging and queuing solutions. The benchmark, provided as a kit that can be run, modified, and extended by users, consists of a set of tests that exercise messaging throughput, latency, and scalability in a number of scenarios based on real-world demands. As part of the OpenMessaging project, this benchmark will continue to be enhanced and extended by the OpenMessaging community.

“Performance and scalabilty are crucial criteria when choosing a messaging solution, but to date customers have been poorly served when it comes to tools for evaluating their options,” said Matteo Merli, co-founder of Streamlio, a founding member of OpenMessaging. “This benchmark, contributed to OpenMessaging by Streamlio and the OpenMessaging community, provides customers with the tools they need to evaluate and choose the right solution to meet their performance and scalability demands both now and in the future.”

“With the variety of messaging solutions available, including open source solutions such as Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, and Apache RocketMQ, the lack of an industry-wide standard for messaging makes evaluating solutions difficult,” said Von Gosling, Alibaba Senior Architect, Apache RocketMQ Co-Creator and PMC member. “To address that, Alibaba and other leading organizations launched the OpenMessaging project within the Linux Standards Foundation, working together to develop a vendor-neutral messaging API and standard. Together we have designed an OpenMessaging benchmark to compare different messaging systems in many dimensions including common messaging use cases and transactional scenarios. We hope to see more and more messaging vendors join this open effort and make contributions to it to make it the standard for how messaging performance is measured and compared.”

“As more companies and developers move towards data-driven applications, challenges including interoperability issues between platforms and a lack of standard tools for evaluating performance across systems have complicated their efforts,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Vice President, Developer Relations at the Linux Foundation. “The addition of this performance benchmark is another great example of how OpenMessaging is providing users the standards-based tools and solutions they need to confidently select and deploy messaging solutions.”

To learn more about OpenMessaging and to join the OpenMessaging community, visit http://openmessaging.cloud/.

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SAN FRANCISCO – February 28, 2018 – Today The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, welcomes Oath as a Gold member of the foundation. Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. Oath reaches over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands including Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and more.

Oath and its brands have contributed significantly to open source over the years, from Yahoo’s 2006 releasing of Hadoop as open source to Oath’s open sourcing of big data processing and serving engine Vespa not long ago. Oath recently discussed the company’s open source goals with The Linux Foundation, which include contributing to technology stacks that are important across the industry, making it easy for the company’s engineers to participate in open source communities, and giving back to the open source community by sharing code and practices.

Oath’s Gold membership of The Linux Foundation will provide opportunities to become even more active in the open source community, and to take advantage of The Linux Foundation’s experience and expertise to learn how to most effectively contribute to and utilize open source technology.

“As a global digital media and technology company, Oath is well placed not only to contribute to and support the open source community directly, but also to help bring more individuals from around the world into open source,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “Gold membership in The Linux Foundation demonstrates a real commitment by Oath to open source. We very much look forward to collaborating with them on many projects and initiatives in the year ahead.”

“At Oath, we value working openly and collaboratively with the technical community. The Linux Foundation shares our passion and is an outstanding partner in helping to facilitate this ongoing pursuit. As we build on our rich foundation of technical innovation from Yahoo and AOL and break new ground with Verizon, we are more committed than ever to making technology better for all,” said Atte Lahtiranta, chief technology officer at Oath.

More than 900 organizations are members of The Linux Foundation and the open source projects it hosts. Accenture, Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, Blackrock, Citrix, Dell EMC, Doky, Facebook, Hart, Panasonic, Renesas, SUSE, Toshiba, and Toyota are also Gold members.

To learn more about Linux Foundation membership or to join the organization, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/membership/. To learn more about Oath, visit www.oath.com.

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About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

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About Oath

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media. For more on Oath, visit www.oath.com.

New event to help financial IT executives learn about open source best practices and technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the launch of a new event, Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain, Kubernetes & Quantum on Wall Street (OFTF), taking place October 10-11, 2018 in New York City.

OFTF will bring CIOs and senior technologists from financial services firms together with open source community maintainers and strategists to learn about building internal open source programs and get an in depth look at how to use the most disruptive open source technologies of the moment to drive efficiency and flexibility; enable new products, services and capabilities; strengthen license compliance; and attract and maintain top talent.

“We’ve created this event in part because we’re seeing strong interest from the financial services industry in contributing to projects like Hyperledger, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenMAMA and others,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. “We want others to understand how they can be involved in open source as they evolve their own solutions. Open FinTech Forum will provide an opportunity for financial services firms to continue to learn the best ways to consume, and contribute to, open source technologies.”

The two day forum will feature technical tracks on:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain/Distributed Ledger
  • Kubernetes, Containers & Cloud Native Apps
  • Networking
  • Quantum Computing

There will also be an in depth tutorial on building internal open source programs.

The Linux Foundation in accepting proposals for sessions through July 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT.

Registration is now open, and options include one day passes for tutorials on October 10th or keynotes and technical tracks on October 11, as well as a combo pass for both days. As with all Linux Foundation events, diversity and needs-based scholarships are available.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the media who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Invitation-only summit will gather open source leaders from across Linux Foundation projects and member organizations to collaborate, learn and share best practices

SAN FRANCISCO, February 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the schedule of sessions and speakers for Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place March 6-8 in Sonoma, CA.

The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit is the premier forum where open source leaders from The Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation member organizations convene to drive digital transformation and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. An intimate, by invitation only event, Open Source Leadership Summit fosters innovation, growth and partnerships among the leading projects and corporations working in open technology development. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment.

The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here, and includes tracks and sessions on Business Leadership & Change Management; Automating Compliance; Best Practices in Open Source Development; Growing & Sustaining Project Communities; Certifying Open Source Projects; Open Source Future Trends; and Open Source Program Office Best Practices and Case Studies.

Open Source Leadership Summit also includes a variety of onsite activities in addition to educational sessions, including a winery tour and tasting, a hike, a walking tour of downtown Napa, nightly networking happy hours and a reception at Jacuzzi Vineyards.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Premier open networking event featuring expert keynotes from one of the “fathers of the internet“ Vint Cerf, Alibaba, AT&T, Uber and more

SAN FRANCISCO, February 1, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit North America, taking place March 26-29 in Los Angeles. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Integrate. Automate. Accelerate.’

Open Networking Summit (ONS) is the industry’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking, including software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), orchestration and the automation of cloud, network and IoT services.

ONS also includes the invitation-only Open Networking Innovation Forum (ONIF), a think tank gathering leaders from across the networking ecosystem to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing open networking acceleration and the open source business model. Other activities at ONS include a Solutions Showcase, vendor booths, evening social events and more.

Keynote speakers and panelists include:

  • Yiqun Cai, Vice President, Alibaba Group
  • Wendy Cartee, Senior Director of Cloud-Native Applications Marketing, VMware
  • Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Justin Dustzadeh, Head of Global Network & Software Platform, Uber
  • Andre Fuetsch, President AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T
  • Ron Haberman, Vice President, Emerging Products, Nokia Software
  • Mats Karlsson, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Ericsson
  • Nick McKeown, Chief Scientist, Chairman & Co-Founder of Barefoot Networks, and Professor at Stanford University
  • Bob Monkman, Director, Software Strategy and Ecosystem Programs, Network Infrastructure, Arm
  • Guru Parulkar, Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation and Stanford Platform Lab at Stanford University

Additional keynotes as well as the full schedule of sessions will be announced next week.

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Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Networking Summit 2017 Event Recap (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-networking-summit-north-america)

About The Linux Foundation

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SAN FRANCISCO – January 31, 2018 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 30 Silver members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

“As we start a new year, it is wonderful to welcome so many new Silver members to The Linux Foundation,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “These organizations, which represent a huge swath of industries from around the globe, are contributing significantly to the growing open source community. We are proud to have their support across so many Linux Foundation projects.”

In addition to joining the Foundation, many of these new members have joined Linux Foundation projects like Automotive Grade Linux, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, EdgeX Foundry, Hyperledger, LF Networking and more. For a full list of members, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/members/corporate.

December’s new members:

  • 8base is an extensible platform that powers the rapid development of robust software applications using Blockchain and other next generation modern technologies.
  • ADVA Optical Networking is responsible for architecting some of the world’s most advanced networks.
  • Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified healthcare benefits companies.
  • aicas GmbH provides Java technology and analysis tools for realtime and embedded systems.
  • Alcide delivers a network security platform designed for any combination of container, VM and bare metal data centers operated by multiple orchestration systems.
  • Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs) develops transformative life-changing innovations that are globally adoptable, scalable, and move communities towards a more connected tomorrow.
  • Codeship is a fast and secure hosted Continuous Integration service that scales with user needs.
  • Couchbase is a NoSQL database that provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data which is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases.
  • Easy Visible Supply Chain Management provides supply chain management and factoring services through the use of innovative blockchain based solutions to control risks in traditional supply chains.
  • Elementrem is a blockchain network for smart contracts and cryptocurrency.
  • Eli Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.
  • EMQ Enterprise provides a scalable, enterprise grade, extensible open-source MQTT broker for IoT, M2M, smart hardware, mobile messaging and HTML5 web messaging applications.
  • Green Hills Software is an independent embedded software provider.
  • Instana is the application performance management solution for modern dynamic applications, using automation and AI to manage their service quality.
  • Jetstack helps enterprises in their path to modern cloud-native infrastructure.
  • MetaX is dedicated to building blockchain-based protocols and decentralized applications for the digital advertising industry.
  • Moxa is a leading provider of industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions to help customers enable the connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
  • Netgate offers a wide range of virtual and physical security gateway solutions.
  • Pensa collapses the cost of IT for the DevOps era.
  • Pravici offers a full suite of expert consulting and CRM edge products.
  • ReactiveOps helps companies gain greater control over their ops environments, allowing for faster time to market, lowered risk, reduced costs and increased profitability.
  • SanCloud provides innovative custom designs of hardware/software solutions for the automotive industry.
  • Sandvine helps organizations run world-class networks with active network intelligence, machine learning analytics and closed-loop automation.
  • Serro provides comprehensive network infrastructure solutions for turnkey IT networks.
  • Sixgill, an IoT platform company, builds the universal data service and smart process automation software allowing any organization to effectively govern its IoE assets.
  • SK Telecom is a South Korean wireless telecommunications operator.
  • Sofioni Networks is an SDN product company that is building best in class hybrid Software Defined Networking solutions. Sofioni Networks brings high performance options to its customers by enhancing and integrating leading open source SDN control and data-path solutions.
  • Thales eSecurity is a leader in advanced data security solutions and services, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored.
  • Zenlayer envisions a world where connections between cloud, business and people embody the principles of Zen – simple and effortless.
  • Ziggurat Technology (Xi’an Zhigui Internet Technology) is a creative services technology startup company.

With the support of its members, The Linux Foundation hosts open source projects across technologies including networking, security, cloud, blockchain, and more. This collaborative development model is helping technology advance at a rapid pace in a way that benefits individuals and organizations around the world.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.