Linux Foundation Newsletter: November 2022
The Linux Foundation | 30 November 2022
This month, we've got great news to share across the Linux Foundation. Here’s a roundup of must-read updates, including the release of Sylva, LF Europe’s first project, a new report from LF Research, community updates, Cyber Monday deals from LF Training & Certification, and so much more. We've also got a preview of what’s coming up in December!
- Telco cloud project Sylva launches under LF Europe at ONE Summit
- Expanding industry evolution at ONE Summit
- LF Member Summit: Coming together as a community
- New LF Research report serves as a guide to releasing internal code
- LFX: Understanding project health
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- LF Project news and updates
- Upcoming events
- Follow us
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Telco cloud project Sylva launches under LF Europe at ONE Summit
Less than two months into its launch, on the stage of ONE Summit in Seattle, LF Europe announced its first hosted project, Sylva, which brings together leading telcos and vendors (Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Nokia, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, and Vodafone) to accelerate cloudification of the network within EU privacy and security guidelines.
Sylva is designed to create a new, open source production-grade telco cloud stack within Europe. Sylva’s common cloud software framework and adjacent reference implementation will reduce fragmentation of the cloud infrastructure layer for telecommunication and edge services and build on top of existing open source projects to provide implementations and extensions.
Specific goals of the Sylva project include:
- Release a cloud software framework to prioritize requirements, develop solutions to be integrated within existing open source components, and produce production-grade solutions to be leveraged within commercial products.
- Develop a reference implementation of this cloud software framework and create an integration and validation program to accelerate the adoption of network functions within the cloud.
Expanding industry evolution at ONE Summit
LF Networking GM Arpit Joshipura at ONE Summit Seattle 2022
In addition to Sylva, the Linux Foundation and LF Networking announced an expanding industry evolution that would affect every layer of the networking stack at ONE Summit.
During his opening keynote, LF Networking GM Arpit Joshipura touched on how much the ecosystem has grown and improved since open source was first introduced. He stated that the industry has now passed the point of no return for digital transformation enabled by open source.
“Leading organizations are using our project code — which continues to evolve and mature — in real-world deployments to scale. The community’s collaborative work across the ecosystem is humbling and impressive; we can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Additional announcements during the event include: Amazon’s deployment of DentOS within third-party retail stores via its Just Walk Out Technology; upcoming ONAP release of ONAP Kohn, named in honor of the late Dan Kohn with new Network Slicking with RAN and other features; new LF Networking Platinum member Infosys; new LF Edge Premiere member Emerson; and new SONiC Premier member Marvell.
If you weren’t able to attend ONE Summit, visit our YouTube channel to view over 100 videos from the sessions and keynotes, including member and sponsor presentations by AT&T, Dell Technologies, DARPA, TELUS, Red Hat, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Kyndryl, IBM, Cisco, Amazon, and so many more.
- ZDNET Coverage of LF Networking GM Arpit Joshipura speaking at ONE Summit talking about how open source networking is now over 50% of 5G deploys
- LinuxInsider covered Amazon’s deployment of DentOS within its Just Walk Out retail store technology, demonstrating the power of open source technology in improving global networking for retail and business operations
- TechCrunch covered the project Sylva announcement: LF Europe’s Project Sylva wants to create an open source telco cloud stack
- Lightreading mused whether “this growing pool [Sylva, Nephio, Anuket, CAMARA, etc.] of initiatives” will successfully address operator challenges, “[b]ut the backing and momentum for the 5G edge is certainly there.”
LF Member Summit: Coming together as a community
LF Executive Director Jim Zemlin during his keynote at Member Summit 2022
Earlier in November, we had the chance to spend time with many of our members and their leadership and teams at the LF Member Summit. It was encouraging. We gathered in Lake Tahoe committed to strengthening open source communities, improving the state of software supply chains, and building open source program offices (OSPOs).
Our keynote video on YouTube features the great presentations led by our esteemed guests:
Code Genome: Fingerprinting Code to Help Secure the Software Supply Chain - J.R. Rao, IBM Fellow and CTO, Security Research & Jeff Borek, WW Program Director, Open Technology & Developer Advocacy, Digital Business Group, IBM
Open Source Supply Chain Threat Landscape, A Moving Target - Brian Fox, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Sonatype
MRI: The Picture of a Strong Foundation - Anne Bertucio, Senior Program Manager and Team Lead, Open Source Program Development, Google
The Role of Institutions in Open Source - Nithya Ruff, Head of the Open Source Program Office, Amazon; Governing Board Chair, The Linux Foundation
Boeing Launches OSPO: Lessons Learned - Damani Corbin, Strategy & Ecosystem Growth Lead, Boeing
Bringing Together Open Source and Open Science: Policy and Implementation - Roberto Di Cosmo, Founder and Director of Software Heritage; Chair, Software Chapter of the French National Committee for Open Science
Adopting a Safe by Design Philosophy - Bob Lord, Senior Technical Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Navigating a World in Flux - April Rinne, Author of Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change
New LF Research report serves as a guide to releasing internal code
Corporate participation in open source has reached an all-time high and continues to grow as companies realize the value of consuming and contributing to open source projects. Part of the contribution that organizations make is open sourcing internal technology. This important contribution involves far more than just making the source code available.
This report is a vital resource for companies that plan to open source internal code as a standalone open source project, offering an overview of the process and identifying the critical elements that ensure the necessary tasks are properly captured and executed.
Read the full report by Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D., Executive Director, LF AI & Data and Pytorch Foundation, Releasing Internal Code into a New Open Source Project: A Guide for Stakeholders
LFX: Understanding project health
Monitoring the health of your community and nurturing its growth is crucial to understanding code velocity and participation. Our latest version of LFX insights provides powerful new tools, dashboards, and metrics to understand your project’s performance and your community’s engagement at a glance.
The new and improved LFX Insights will allow you to look at detailed technical contribution data, code velocity, and repository information. Dive into the numbers and see who is contributing, how much is being contributed, and how those metrics change daily. The updated Project Analytics and Observation dashboards will give community managers detailed access to their project communities, further enabling them to make recommendations on where the technical teams need to refocus or prioritize. Read all about it here.
Want to be an expert in LFX? Join your open source colleagues at the LFX Community Forum
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Industrial Light & Magic R&D Supervisor Rachel Rose (left), Delta Lake Developer Advocate Vini Jaiswal (second to left), TIME 2021 "Kid of the Year" Orion Jean with "Brown STEM Girl" founder Alena Analeigh at Open Source Summit 2022 North America (center), OpenJS Foundation GM Robin Ginn (right),
- Words Matter: The Language of Diversity, Understanding, and Acceptance (Open Mainframe Project Webinar replay)
- Diversity Scholarships are offered for events. For more eligibility information and how to apply, please visit the individual event’s website (all listed here), click the “Attend” tab, and select the “Registration Scholarships” option.
- The Linux Foundation’s Travel Fund enables open source developers and community members to attend events they would otherwise be unable to attend due to a lack of funding. We emphasize funding applicants from historically underrepresented or untapped groups and those of lower socioeconomic status. Please click here for more information and to apply.
- Mentorship: Allyship at its Best (Open Mainframe Project video)
- In 2022, we received 6852 applications, the vast majority from outside the United States. The LFX Mentorship program will wrap up 2022 with more than 30 new Linux kernel developers and more than 240 new open source developers across all LFX projects, with CNCF leading with over 104 graduates.
- Our mentors leverage LF Live: Mentorship Series resources to train mentees. This series provides expert knowledge and valuable interactive discussion across various topics related to the Linux kernel and other OSS projects. We continue to make these webinars available for free, and we will conclude this year with a total of 12.
Please visit LFX Mentorship Program Schedule & Timelines for information about the LFX Mentorship program and find LFX Mentorships. Stay tuned for the next LFX Mentorship Showcase to be held in January 2023 to connect our graduates with prospective employers from our member companies.
Linux Foundation project news and updates
- EVerest Recognized with Automobilwoche Congress Startup Award
- CoMPAS Public Demo Launched at IEC 61850 Week
- OpenSSF Project Alpha-Omega Invests in the OpenJS Foundation and jQuery to Help Secure the Consumer Web
- Join Us For OpenSSF Day at Open Source Summit Japan on December 5th
- Sigstore Announces General Availability at SigstoreCon
- OpenSSF Project Alpha-Omega Invests in the OpenJS Foundation and jQuery to Help Secure the Consumer Web
- Report Finds OpenSSF Scorecards Are Highly Effective Measures to Assess Project Security
Meet an OpenSSF Maintainer / Contributor Q&As with:
- Azeem Shaikh, Senior Software Engineer, Google
- Priya Wadhwa, Software Engineer, Chainguard
- Melba Lopez, STSM – Supply Chain Security, IBM
- Luke Hinds, Security Engineering Lead, OCTO, Red Hat
- CD Foundation Welcomes New Software Supply Chain Security Project Pyrsia, Announces Tekton Graduation, and CDEvents Release
IoT, Embedded, Mainframe Computing
- Zephyr Developer Summit 2023
- ELISA Automotive Working Group An Evolution Use Case Towards Driver Assistance (video)
- ELISA Summit: Kernel Tracing (video)
- Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe Software Development Kits
- Register now for the 2022 RISC-V Summit December 12-15 in San Jose
- Join the RISC-V in Space Workshop organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) Microelectronics Section on December 14.
- RISC-V Celebrates Upstreaming of Android Open Source Project RISC-V Port
AI, Machine Learning, Data
- MLflow has passed 10,000,000 monthly downloads! Check out ten design principles and features that contributed to MLflow passing 10,000,000 monthly downloads.
- Announcing the Availability of MLflow 2.0!
- Delta Lake October Contribution Report
- New Release: Delta Lake Rust Lang API python bindings v0.6.3
- Check out Delta Lake’s recent community events:
- Simon + Denny - Ask Us Anything
- Get Started with Processing Delta Tables Using AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, and Amazon Redshift
- D3L2: delta-rs at Back Market: Python and Rust, the best of both worlds
- Quantum Intermediate Representation (QIR) reviews 2022 achievement and announces NVIDIA membership
- Introducing Hyperledger Cacti a multi-faceted interoperability framework
- Announcing Hyperledger AnonCreds, Open Source, Open Specification Privacy Preserving Verifiable Credentials
- A number of sessions, including The Power of Open Source and Digital Public Goods for Climate Action, highlighted the work of the Government of British Columbia, Canada, and others in the Hyperledger community and Climate Action and Accounting SIG at COP27
- New Hyperledger Foundation case study: GSBN simplifies global trade with Hyperledger Fabric
- FinOps Foundation announced the 2nd-annual FinOps X conference, happening on June 27-30 in San Diego, with ~1,000 people and ~100 industry speakers. Also open for registration is the 1st FinOps Community Day Europe on March 21 in Amsterdam
- Calling all FinOps practitioners! The data collection for The State of FinOps 2023 is open. Take the 20-minute survey to give valuable feedback to the community.
- The highly anticipated second edition of the Cloud FinOps book is now available for pre-sale, updating all the existing content and eight new chapters.
Media coverage of LF projects
- Coverage of Sylva in TechCrunch, SDXCentral, Lightreading
- Coverage of Sigstore GA
- RHEL bakes Sigstore into its latest release
- Solutions for managing SBOMs coming in EETimes
- Have you heard of SaaSBOMs?
- “DPUs, IPUs, And SmartNICs Save Data Center Power, But You May Only See The Savings In Next-Generation Servers” in Forbes
- RISC-V Cores in wearables
- Overview of RISC vs. RISC-V vs. ARM
- Chips startup EdgeQ leveraging RISC-V to take on larger chip companies in the 5G market
- Three insights from KubeCon
- News of NVIDIA bundling PyTorch and other OSS and proprietary software alongside chip sales in The Register
- PyTorch cited in a Nature article about new ML-based improved decision port techniques for breast cancer identification.
- PyTorch used for AI/ML that can detect facial bone fractures using radiography
- IBM and PyTorch team up to create ways to train large (multi-billion parameter) models on commodity hardware and plain vanilla Ethernet networking in cloud native environments.
- Boeing technical lead discusses his journey with Linux, how it is now ready for safety-critical applications in aerospace
- Post on GitHub’s ReadMe about open source observability solutions (most inside CNCF)
LF community attendees at Open Source Summit Europe 2022
- PyTorchCon Dec 2
- Open Source Summit Japan (and many microconferences, including Automotive Linux Summit, LinuxCon, CloudOpen, OSPOCon + MORE, in Yokohama you shouldn’t miss!) Dec 5-6
- KubeDay Japan Dec 7
- SODACON Dec 7
- Open Compliance Summit Dec 7-8
- PrestoCon Dec 7-8
- Open Source in Finance Forum Dec 8
- RISC-V Summit Dec 13-14
- CHIPS Alliance Fall Workshop Dec 15
To register (for in-person attendance or virtual), please view our full calendar of events here, and be sure to subscribe to our events newsletter. Check out our Flickr stream for photos of past events!
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