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This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation/OPNFV’s very own Heather Kirksey is recognized for her leadership as a finalist in Light Reading’s WiC awards, Ubuntu’s uncertainty grows, and more. Read on to say current in developing OSS stories!

1) The Linux Foundation/OPNFV’s Heather Kirksey is a finalist in Light Reading’s Women in Comms Leading Lights awards!

WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists– Light Reading

2) Ubuntu’s week of surprising revelations and major shifts continues.

Ubuntu Linux Uncertainty Continues as Canonical CEO Walks Away– betanews

3) Keith Townsend makes a case for why you should follow Linux Foundation Projects PNDA, DPDK, and Open vSwitch.

3 Linux Foundation Networking Projects Your Business Needs to Know– TechRepublic

4) Carol Wilson continues a knowledge share from last week’s Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA

5 More Key Takeaways From ONS– Light Reading

5) A new project will allow users to run Android apps on top of current Linux Distros.

Running Android Apps On Any Linux Distro Run PC/Laptop is Now Possible With Anbox– TechWorm

Open source development is accelerating networking technology in areas including software-defined networking, open standards, and orchestration. Projects such as OPNFV, OpenDaylight, and recently open sourced ECOMP with many others hosted by The Linux Foundation, are helping drive open source networking innovation.

To help you learn more and give you a sneak peek of Open Networking Summit in April, Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation, will hold a free webinar next week exploring the following topics:

  • How has networking evolved and where is it heading?

  • A sneak peek at the future architecture of enterprises and service providers

  • Why automation at the network and orchestration layers have simplified adjacent markets and industries

“We are entering phase three of open source software-defined networking which is about production-ready solutions deployed at scale,” said Joshipura. “In this webinar, you’ll learn how various open source components come together to create an end-to-end solution.”

This webinar will discuss open source innovations and technologies that enable end-to-end solutions for enterprises, carriers, and cloud. It will also describe open standards and open architectures in adjacent markets such as containers, cloud native, and IoT.

Join SDxCentral and The Linux Foundation for “Open Source Networking & Orchestration: From POC to Production” on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:00am Pacific. Register now >>

The Linux Foundation today released its third annual “Guide to the Open Cloud” report on current trends and open source projects in cloud computing.

The report aggregates and analyzes industry research to provide insights on how trends in containers, microservices, and more shape cloud computing today. It also defines the open source cloud and cloud native computing and discusses why the open cloud is important to just about every industry.

“From banking and finance to automotive and healthcare, companies are facing the reality that they’re now in the technology business. In this new reality, cloud strategies can make or break an organization’s market success. And successful cloud strategies are built on Linux and open source software,” according to the report.

A list of 75 projects at the end of the report serves as a directory for IT managers and practitioners looking to build, manage, and monitor their cloud resources. These are the projects to know about, try out, and contribute to in order to ensure your business stays competitive in the cloud.

The projects are organized into key categories of cloud infrastructure including IaaS, PaaS, virtualization, containers, cloud operating systems, DevOps, configuration management, logging and monitoring, software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage, and networking for containers.

New this year is the addition of a section on container management and automation tools, which is a hot area for development as companies race to fill the growing need to manage highly distributed, cloud-native applications. Traditional DevOps CI/CD tools have also been collected in a separate category, though functionality can overlap.

These additions reflect a movement toward the use of public cloud services and microservices architectures which is changing the nature of open source cloud computing.

“A whole new class of open source cloud computing projects has now begun to leverage the elasticity of the public cloud and enable applications designed and built to run on it,” according to the report.

To learn more about current trends in cloud computing and to see a full list of the most useful, influential, and promising open source cloud projects, download the report now.

This week in open source and Linux news, IBM’s CEO explains the importance of blockchain at SWIFT’s Sibos conference, and more! Get up to speed with this handy, weekly digest: 

1) IBM CEO says blockchain initiatives, like The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, play a “key role” in the company’s revenue.

IBM’s Ginni Rometty Tells Bankers Not To Rest On Their Digital Laurels– Forbes

2) “The problem with open source standards aren’t that they’re boring; it’s that they’re largely the same as the proprietary standards that preceded them.” writes Matt Asay.

Open source is Not to Blame For a Lack of Industry Standards– TechRepublic

3) The Linux Foundation’s new OpenStack MOOC is offered for free via edX.

The Linux Foundation and edX Roll Out a Free OpenStack Course– OStatic

4) “The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project claims its third platform release targets accelerating development of NFV apps and services.”

OPNFV Colorado Platform Bolsters Open Source NFV Efforts– RCRWireless

5) Linux Foundation sysadmin weighs in on why the system needs a “total rethink.”

Unsafe at Any Clock Speed: Linux Kernel Security Needs a Rethink

1) After six years, Sony has agreed to pay for its 2010 firmware update, which removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3.

Sony Agrees to Pay Millions to Gamers to Settle PS3 Linux Debacle– Ars Technica

2) Belink, BitSE, INVeSHARE, MonetaGo, Moscow Exchange, Norbloc, & Onchain join the Hyperledger Project

The Hyperledger Blockchain Project Sees Seven New Members– Crypto Coin News

3) New project announcmeents at OPNFV Summit in Berlin this week. 

OPNFV Project Scales up Network Functions Virtualization Ecosystem– ComputerWeekly.com

4) The way software companies are built is changing to match the software itself. 

The Next Wave in Software is Open Adoption Software– TechCrunch

5) In the course of one year, Microsoft has seen customers use Linux in a third of its Azure machines, up from a fourth.

Microsoft: Nearly One in Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux– ZDNet