This Week in Open Source News: Facebook Creates Networking Tech, Linux Foundation Board Expands, & More

By November 4, 2016Blog

This week in Linux and open source news, Facebook announces new networking hardware technology, The Linux Foundation’s board expands with three new additions, and more! Get up to speed on the latest headlines with this weekly digest:

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Facebook wants to change the data center hardware market and is one step closer after releasing its new voyager device. Learn more in Jonathan Vanian’s latest Fortune article.

1) Facebook announces creation of a new type of hardware to be used to send data “quickly across long distances and multiple data centers.”

Facebook Just Created Some Fancy New Networking Technology– Fortune

2) The Linux Foundation welcomes Erica Brescia (Bitnami,) Jeff Garzik (Bloq,) and Nithya A. Ruff (Western Digital) to board of directors

The Linux Foundation Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors– EconoTimes

3) Amazon Web Services “is becoming more open to private and hybrid cloud scenarios.”

 AWS Reveals On-Premises Linux Test Environment– Computer Business Review

4) Ubuntu Core 16 for IoT features Linux self-patching.

Ubuntu Core Snaps Door Shut on Linux’s New Dirty COWs– The Register

5) New Linux Foundation course on edX focuses on “three basic principles of DevOps.”

Linux Foundation Launches Online DevOps Course in Move to Increase Experience– RCR Wireless News