Linux Foundation Newsletter: September 2023
The Linux Foundation | 14 September 2023
Welcome to the September edition of the Linux Foundation newsletter! This month we have an announcement about a new vulnerability disclosure policy, new research published about sustainability in open source projects, news from WASMCon, and what you can expect at the upcoming Open Source Summit Europe. Don't miss our exclusive training and certification discounts, and stay updated with the latest news from our Linux Foundation projects.
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- New report on open source for sustainability
- Participate in Linux Foundation Research surveys
- Upcoming events
- WASMCon: A glimpse into the future of WebAssembly
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- LFX Mentorship
- Linux Foundation project news and updates
- LF in the media
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The LF's new vulnerability disclosure policy
In today's digital age, security is paramount for trust. The Linux Foundation, dedicated to collaborative software development, places security as a core priority. We continuously improve our security practices to advance open source communities and collaborative projects.
Today, we’re introducing our new Vulnerability Disclosure Policy, bridging the gap between reporting and resolution and ensuring faster responses.
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New report on open source for sustainability
Linux Foundation Research recently conducted a comprehensive study to understand how the LF's portfolio of open source projects and initiatives align with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals aim to address global challenges like poverty, inequality, and climate change by 2030.
The study explored various use cases, community contributions, and working group activities. It identified hundreds of digital public goods, including open content, standards, software, and hardware, that advance at least one of the SDGs. This research is a valuable resource to broaden the understanding of how Linux Foundation's projects and communities are making a difference and where additional resources could further amplify their impact.
- Three more research projects will be published in the week of September 18th. Stay tuned and subscribe to our research mailing list to be informed of new reports!
- Be sure to check out the recently published Simplified Chinese localization of The Open Source Opportunity for Microgrids (微电网的开源机会)
Participate in Linux Foundation Research surveys
Do you work in the cloud native ecosystem? We want your input on our latest research project!
In 2022, LF Research and Cloud Native Computing Foundation ran a survey that revealed a rising trend among WebAssembly (Wasm) and the cloud native ecosystem. This year, we have partnered again to measure cloud native adoption and trends, understand motivations for using and contributing to cloud native projects, and forecast new opportunities in this space. We invite you to join this conversation by taking the 2023 CNCF survey today!
As a thank you for participating, we’ll provide you with a 25% coupon off any Cloud Native Computing Foundation training or certification product amongst CKA, CKAD, CKS, PCA, or KCNA through November 10.
- BLOG: Why You Can’t Miss This Year’s Open Source Summit Europe
- Special rates are available for hobbyists, academics, and small businesses. Learn more here.
Spotlight: LF Europe Member Summit
- Date: September 18, 2023
- Location: Hotel Carlton, Bilbao
- Speakers: Leading figures from the European open source community
- Networking: Reception at the Guggenheim Museum
- Special Session: EU policy insights by Mirko Boehm
- This is an invite-only event for Linux Foundation Europe Participants. Passes are allocated based on membership tier: Platinum (3), Gold (2), Silver (1), and Associate (upon request).
- To register, use the code emailed to your company's contact. For queries, email LFMSEurope@linuxfoundation.org
- Existing Linux Foundation Members can join the European chapter for free and secure a summit pass. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
All Upcoming events
- Continuous Delivery Mini Summit, September 18, Bilbao
- OpenSSF Day Europe, September 18, Bilbao
- The Linux Foundation Europe Member Summit, September 18, Bilbao
- Open Source Summit Europe, September 19-21, Bilbao
- GraphQLConf, September 19-21, San Francisco Bay Area
- seL4 Summit, September 19-21, Minneapolis
- gRPC Conf, September 20, Sunnyvale
- Linux Security Summit Europe, September 20-21, Bilbao
- IstioCon, September 25-26, Virtual
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China, September 26-28, Shanghai, China
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!
WASMCon: A glimpse into the future of WebAssembly
Image: Microsoft's Brendan Burns takes the stage at WASMCon
WASMCon, held on September 6 and 7, 2023, in Bellevue, Washington, provided a comprehensive look into the fast-paced world of WebAssembly (Wasm). The technology is set to redefine various sectors, including AI, IoT, and cloud-based development. Below are the key takeaways from the event keynotes hosted by WasmCon Co-Chair Michelle Dhanani.
- Bailey Hayes, Engineering Director, Cosmonic: Bailey focused on the urgent need for standardization in WebAssembly's component model. She discussed ongoing work in the W3C's WebAssembly community group, indicating a move towards a more cohesive ecosystem.
- Radu Matei, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Fermyon: Radu explored WebAssembly's role in powering serverless AI. He emphasized the performance and security advantages of using Wasm in AI applications, suggesting a new frontier for AI development.
- Tatsuya Kato, CEO & Dan Mihai Dumitriu, CTO, Midokura: The duo introduced the WEdge Project, aiming to enable Edge AI through WebAssembly. They discussed challenges and opportunities in IoT device development and pledged to contribute to the Wasm ecosystem.
- Brendan Burns, Corporate Vice President, Azure OSS and Cloud Native, Microsoft: Brendan drew parallels between WebAssembly and containerized technology. He highlighted the benefits of reduced image sizes in Wasm and discussed its integration into the Azure Kubernetes service.
- Brendan Irvine-Broque, Product Manager, Cloudflare Workers: Brendan emphasized the importance of web interoperability in deploying Wasm at the edge. He explained how Cloudflare leverages V8 to offer the power of web standards in a serverless context.
- Saúl Cabrera, Staff Developer, Shopify: Saúl shared insights into WebAssembly's journey in production at Shopify. He highlighted the challenges and solutions in adopting Wasm for extensibility and accessibility, enabling third-party code execution for customized business logic.
Check out the YouTube playlist for video replays of all the WASMCon sessions
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Image: Kate Stewart, LF VP of Dependable Systems (right), attending the Women and Non-Binary Lunch at Embedded Open Source Summit 2023.
- The LF and CNCF attended Black is Tech in August. Looking ahead, the Grace Hopper Celebration (Sept. 26 - 29 | Orlando, FL) awaits as the world's largest gathering for women and non-binary technologists. Next, we’re attending the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers event (Nov. 1 - 5 | Salt Lake City, UT) – a major convergence of Hispanic STEM talents.
- Ready to engage or already planning to attend these shows? We're seeking individuals to join us at these events, engage with emerging technologists, and help spread the word about ways the LF and CNCF can shape their careers. Contact email@example.com for details.
- A11yTalks has a great resource library that touches on diversity through an accessibility lens.
- Check out our new Diversity & Inclusivity resources page; 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 provides open source developers and community members with financial support to attend events they otherwise could not and prioritizes those from underrepresented or lower socioeconomic groups. Learn more about the fund and how to apply.
Image: Attendees collaborate at Embedded Open Source Summit 2023
- Summer 2023 LFX Mentorships are wrapping up. Projects include CNCF, GraphQL, Hyperledger, LF Networking, Linux Kernel, OpenHPC, Open Mainframe Project, and RISC-V.
- Fall 2023 LFX Mentorships are now underway. Browse the LFX Mentorship Program site to check eligibility, browse, and apply.
- Watch the replay! Linux Kernel Debugging Tricks of the Trade Mentor: Joel Fernandes, Staff Software Engineer, Google.
- Watch the replay! Kernel Tracing Using eBPF Mentor: Vandana Salve, Independent Linux Kernel Consultant.
Linux Foundation project news and updates
Image: OpenSSF GM Omkhar Arasaratnam at OpenSSF Day 2023
Open Source Software Security Around The World
- 🔒 EU's Cyber Resilience Act: What It Means for Open Source Devs: The EU is shaking up cybersecurity with its new Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). Wondering how it affects the open source community? Find out in our latest blog: Understanding the Cyber Resilience Act.
- 🇪🇺LF Europe’s Sr. Director of Community Development, Mirko Boehm, chimes in on whether the CRA will help the European information and communications technology sector compete. Read his blog.
- 🇺🇸 US Federal Government's RFI on Open Source Security: The Essentials: The US White House recently issued an RFI on Open Source Software Security, a move that could reshape OSS security. Learn what you need to know here: US Federal Government's RFI on Open Source Software Security.
LF AI & Data
- LF AI & Data is excited to announce our support for the upcoming TED AI Open Source Hackathon in San Francisco on October 14-15, 2023. As a strong advocate for open source development and collaborative innovation, LF AI & Data is pleased to align with TED AI’s mission of fostering meaningful dialogue and technological progress. See details here.
- Host ML models on Amazon SageMaker using Triton: ONNX Models - ONNX is an open source standard for representing deep learning models widely supported by many providers. This post showcases how to deploy ONNX-based models for multi-model endpoints (MMEs) that use GPUs. Read more here
- LF AI & Data Foundation Welcomes New Members in Q3 2023. As the AI and data landscape evolves, so does the LF AI & Data Foundation’s community. In Q3, our community grew stronger, with six new members poised to contribute significantly to open source AI and data. These additions bring fresh perspectives, expertise, and collaborative energy, driving growth and advancement in this dynamic field. Read more here.
- After making waves in San Francisco, LLM Avalanche is set for Bilbao. This unique meetup on September 18 provides a deep dive into all facets of OSS Generative AI. To be part of this enriching event, register here.
- Explore the latest trends in AI and Data at the Open AI + Data Forum! From Machine Learning to DataOps, our diverse topics cover it all. Let's dive into the future of technology together. See details here.
- Just announced: We're hosting a must-attend webinar on Public Dataset License Compliance in AI Software Development. This webinar will arm you with strategies to understand the complexities of dataset licenses. Perfect for AI developers, legal teams, and data scientists! Register now!
- CNCF has opened the 2023 Annual Survey to reflect the diverse experiences of the cloud native community and to provide a snapshot of project usage, areas of growth, and future trends. The survey will be open until November 10, and results will be published in the new year.
- At WASMCon in Washington, CNCF released the State of WebAssembly report, exploring what attracts developers to WASM, the challenges they face, and how optimistic they are about the future of this technology.
- CNCF also unveiled the WASM Landscape, which includes 11 categories and 120 projects or products, representing $59.4B in total economic value.
- Kubernetes Autoscaler KEDA has graduated. The project began as a collaboration between Microsoft and Red Hat in 2019, was accepted into the CNCF Sandbox in March 2020, and moved into the Incubator in August 2021, demonstrating impressive growth. Today, KEDA is used in production by more than 45 organizations, including FedEx, Grafana Labs, KPMG, Reddit, and Xbox.
- Several Cloud Native projects have pushed significant updates and releases, including Notary and the Kubernetes 1.28 release.
- The preview release of Delta Lake 3.0.0 includes several exciting new features and artifacts like Delta Universal Format (UniForm) and Delta Kernel. Check out the preview release today!
ELISA (Enabling Linux in Safety Applications)
- Elana Copperman, ELISA Ambassador, Linux Features for Safety-Critical Systems WG Chair and Systems Safety Architect at Mobileye, and Shuah Khan, ELISA Ambassador, member of the ELISA TSC and Linux Fellow at The Linux Foundation, present “Real Time Linux in Safety-Critical Systems: The Potential and the Challenges.
- Philipp Ahmann, Chair of the ELISA Project TSC and Technical Business Development Manager at Robert Bosch GmbH, shares a recap of the Berlin Workshop and next steps in this blog.
- Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Systems at The Linux Foundation, and Nicole Pappler, CTO and Founder of AlektoMetis, presented a webinar for Automating Adherence to Safety Profiles After Fixing Vulnerabilities. Watch here
- The LF Energy EVerest project will host a free summit to advance trusted software for EV charging on 5 October in Bad Schönborn, Germany.
- Representatives of the LF Energy Power Grid Model project attended CIRED 2023, which focused on the future of distribution grids. This blog post from Alliander’s Tony Xiang summarizes the event.
- In a new episode of State of Energy recorded at the 2023 LF Energy Summit in Paris, Frederik Stoel, OpenSTEF Technical Steering Committee Member as well as Data Science Engineer at Alliander, talks about the status of the LF Energy OpenSTEF project and what lies ahead.
- EnergyCentral published a summary of LF Energy’s recent research report revealing the state of open source innovation for sustainability.
- In this article, FOSSLife’s Amber Ankerholz discusses visualizing the open source sustainability ecosystem.
- Electronic Design summarized key topics covered at the recent Embedded Open Source Summit, including the LF Energy Embedded Summit.
- Video recordings of all sessions at the LF Energy Embedded Summit are now available to watch for free.
- LF Energy projects will participate in multiple conference sessions at the upcoming Open Source Summit Europe, 19-21 September in Bilbao, Spain.
- The FinOps Foundation is hosting FinOps Roadshows to maximize networking and learning for those who practice FinOps. Check our Washington D.C., Paris, London, Munich, Seattle, and Las Vegas roadshows.
- FinOps Foundation Meetups are informal community events to bring together FinOps peers to network, share ideas, and learn more about FinOps.
- FinOps X 2023 keynotes and breakout sessions are available on the FinOps X 2023 YouTube playlist. We’re continuously adding more recordings, so subscribe for updates.
- The newly formed FINOS Common Cloud Control project, contributed by Citi, recently hit the support of more than 20 FINOS member firms and now over 100+ contributors. The project aims to establish consistent controls for compliant public cloud deployments in the financial services sector. Complete the form if you're a FINOS member and wish to get involved. If you aren't a FINOS member yet, we encourage you to apply for membership here. To learn more, check out the press release.
- September's FINOS Community Spotlight features the A11y Theme Builder, a project that was contributed by the Discover team during the Global Accessibility Awareness Day Hackathon event last month. Read more here.
- Learn the basics of FDC3 or become a Certified FDC3 Practitioner with the new Linux Foundation Introduction to FDC3 course and test out our new Certified FDC3 Practitioner exam. Sign up for the exam before the end of September, and you will be eligible to take it for free and receive a certificate and Credly badge issued by the Linux Foundation to share on socials.
- The Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has two vacant seats, and we’re announcing the opening for candidacies from September 18th to October 2nd. This group has several responsibilities, including shaping and growing the overall landscape of projects and providing strategic direction to the board. Candidacy information is available here.
- This year’s Open Source in Finance Forum (OSFF) in NYC on Nov 1 will feature sister foundations FinOps Foundation, Open Mainframe Foundation, and OpenJS. Haven't registered yet? FINOS members can take advantage of complimentary passes and discounts. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for your member code. Register now!
Green Software Foundation
- Decarbonize Software 2023: Scheduled for November 16, this event is currently accepting 10-12 minute lightning talks. Topics include GSF tooling, community building, and the benefits of GSF membership.
- Responsible AI: Mark your calendars for October 5 to discuss AI's environmental challenges.
- Environment Variables: Subscribe to stay updated on the latest in software sustainability.
- GSF Local Meetups: Connect with like-minded professionals focused on green software best practices.
- State of Green Software 2023: This digital publication offers global insights to help decarbonize software at scale.
- The Brazilian Central Bank announced that Drex will be the name of the digital real being developed on Hyperledger Besu for launch in 2024.
- The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced the launch of an open source project named “Falcon” to simplify the management and use of blockchain. Falcon is designed to simplify the deployment and management of Hyperledger Fabric-based blockchain networks on Kubernetes clusters.
- Hyperledger Foundation’s Karen Ottoni joined the Thinking Crypto podcast for a wide-ranging discussion covering the different Hyperledger Foundation technologies and use cases, permissioned vs. permissionless blockchains, and interoperability with public blockchains.
- The two newest posts in the Spotlighting #HyperledgerWomen series spotlighted Elli Androulaki from IBM Research and Nancy Norris of the Government of British Columbia.
- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced a report on “Bond Tokenisation in Hong Kong'' that details lessons learned from its inaugural tokenized green bond. The downloadable report provides an overview of the work leading up to “Project Evergreen” and the financial and technical implementation details, including the role of Hyperledger Besu in this first-of-its-kind project.
- For more updates from Hyperledger Foundation, check out the current and past issues of Hyperledger Horizons here.
Joint Development Foundation (JDF)
- Joint Development Foundation + Semiconductor industry leaders jointly announce the CHIPS R&D Standards Summit to be held on September 26-27, 2023.
- Organizations can now track the many versions of their ML models within the GitLab user interface using MLFlow! The documentation can be found here.
- In this blog by Daniel Liden, learn everything you need to start working with retrieval-augmented generation in MLflow. Read here.
- DagsHub decided to take MLflow 2.4 for a test drive and use it to build DPT, their LLM-based support chatbot, using various prompt templates and compare their results on a set of queries. Check out the results.
- In this video, Simon Whiteley and Gavita Regunath, Ph.D. with Advancing Analytics, take a look at using MLflow to measure the accuracy of a set of prompts sent to the gpt3.5 turbo and gpt4.0 models, respectively, giving them the control they desperately need! Watch here.
- Join the LFN and LF Edge ecosystems for ONE Summit Regional Day Events:
- Spain on September 18 (co-located with Open Source Summit Europe)
- China on September 26 (co-located with Open Source Summit & KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China). Add to your main registration for only $20 USD.
- LFN member Infosys will host a ONE Summit Regional Day on November 30 in Bangalore, India. Stay tuned for more details.
- Save the Date for ONE Summit 2024: April 29-May 1, 2024, in San Jose, California. Review sponsorship opportunities.
- Fall LFN Developer & Testing Forum: November 13-16 in Budapest, Hungary. Registration is now open to join developers in innovating the future of networking.
- New User Story: Aarna Networks and CableLabs leverage LFN’s EMCO project for multi-cloud orchestration in wireless-wireline convergence cases.
- The industry celebrates a decade of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Learn how LF projects have embraced the past decade of NFV transformation in a recent blog by CTO Ranny Haiby.
- OpenDaylight celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2023; read about the journey here.
- The Akraino community issued a new white paper, “Akraino Edge Cloud Gaming based on Arm architecture’s high-performance CPU” - download now for free
- LF Edge will be onsite at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon & Open Source Summit China, September 26-28:
- Via a booth on the show floor featuring project demos and information
- Sessions presentations during the ONE Summit Regional Day co-located event on September 26. (Registration is USD 20 and can be added to any main summit registration.)
- Joint hackathon: LF Edge, ETSI, and Open Compute Project (OCP) are hosting a joint “Edge Native 2023” hackathon. Finalists will present their work onsite at OCP Global Summit 2023, October 17-19, in San Jose, CA.
- Free Express Learning Course: Creating Edge IoT Solutions with EdgeX Foundry (LFEL1003) is now available. Learn more and enroll.
- The Nephio community is currently planning for the Nephio 3rd Developer Summit in October. Subscribe to the Nephio LinkedIn page to stay tuned for the official announcement!
- The agenda for the SONiC Workshop at OCP Global Summit is live. Register for the 2023 OCP Global Summit here. OCP Global Summit registration is required to attend the SONiC Workshop, and all Summit passes include entry into the Workshop.
- Did you know that O3DE supports PhysX? In this interview, NVIDIA’s Senior Director of Simulation Technology, Adam Moravanszky, explains how Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) justified open-sourcing PhysX, talks about the impact of open source on the world of game development, and shares his excitement for the future of PhysX.
- How has open source impacted the world of robotics? A panel of industry experts from AWS, Heroic Robots, Huawei, Open Robotics, and Robotec.ai share their insights in this blog, the final installment of a 3-part series.
- Open 3D Foundation is proud to be a Gold sponsor of ROSCon 2023 in New Orleans on October 18-20. Come meet the O3DE community and see O3DE in action in the O3DF, Robotec.ai, and AWS booths, and join Adam Dąbrowski of Robotec.ai on Oct 19 at 2:10 pm for his session, “Simulate Robots Like Never Before with the Open 3D Engine.”
- The OpenAPI Initiative has partnered with apidays to provide an OpenAPI track at their events. To learn more about our upcoming events, click here.
- Join us for Node.js Collaborator Summit and OpenJS World in Bilbao, Spain! Hear talks from notable speakers from Netflix, VMware, Nearform, and Red Hat.
- The Open Visualization Collaborator Summit is open for registration and takes place September 6-7 in New York City at the Foursquare headquarters.
- We released the latest Node.js Security Progress Report, featuring increased security releases and continued work on the Permission Model.
- New security releases are now available for versions 16, 18, and 20 of Node.js.
- Electron 26.0.0 has shipped. New in this release: Upgraded to Chrome 116 and added new APIs for safeStorage.
- jQuery 3.7.1 has been released. This release fixes a regression from jQuery 3.6.0 that resulted in rounded dimensions for <tr /> elements in Chrome and Safari.
Open Mainframe Project
- Open Mainframe Project announced a major milestone with the 5-year anniversary of Zowe, the first open source framework for z/OS.
- To celebrate the anniversary, Open Mainframe Project collaborated with Interstill to create an updated “Basics for Zowe” course and a new “Fundamentals for Zowe“ course. Developers who go through these courses will receive Open Mainframe Project digital badges. Learn more.
- In this new podcast of I am a Mainframer, meet Guilherme Cartier de Palma, Associate Director of Infrastructure/Cloud Architecture at Kyndryl.
Open Programmable Project (OPI)
- Paul Pindell, Principal Architect at F5, shares the mission and goals of the OPI Outreach Working Group and how to get engaged. Read it here.
- Register today for OpenSSF Day Europe on September 18th in Bilbao, Spain. The agenda is jam-packed with great content on the ongoing efforts to secure open source software.
- Join Us in Adopting the Open Source Consumption Manifesto, which aims to guide software organizations to take responsibility for their consumption of open source software.
- OpenSSF Scorecard launches v4.12 with support for GitLab
- What You Need to Know About the US Federal Government’s RFI on Open Source Software Security
- Submit to Speak at OpenSSF Day Japan, which will take place on Monday, December 4th.
- Update from the OpenSSF Securing Software Repositories Working Group: Repositories, Registries, and Tools.
- Introducing RSTUF, Repository Service for TUF that helps address a major challenge: securing software repositories, particularly ensuring the integrity of software updates
- Guest blog on the Rising Threat of Software Supply Chain Attacks and Managing Dependencies of Open Source Projects.
- On the Linux Foundation YouTube channel - Security Is An Ecosystem;
- We Can’t Be Secure In Isolation Or Vacuum: OpenSSF GM Omkhar Arasaratnam
- *En Español* Yesenia Yser appears on the Power Moment Podcast - Retos y oportunidades para ser resiliente en la era digital (Challenges and opportunities to be resilient in the digital age)
- Article in Dark Reading by Omkhar Arasaratnam explains how MOVEit Breach Shows Us SQL Injections Are Still Our Achilles' Heel
Alliance for OpenUSD
- Discover how AOUSD is set to reshape 3D technology and digital worlds. Read the blog post here.
- Hear from OpenUSD pioneers at Pixar, Academy Software Foundation, Cesium, Epic Games, The Khronos Group, Industrial Light & Magic, and more to learn about the importance of standardizing the 3D ecosystem for developers and content creators across industries. Watch the video here.
- Did you know Pixar began working on OpenUSD in 2012 as a 3D foundation for feature films? The company made this tech open source in 2016, so now anyone can use it and contribute to its development. Learn more here.
- OpenUSD is powering a new era of 3D. Learn how from Pixar, Adobe, Autodesk, and NVIDIA industry experts as they discuss how AOUSD is paving the way for widespread interoperability across 3D ecosystems. Watch the Keynote Panel Session here.
- Hear what NVIDIA Director of Open Source and Standards Guy Martin, says about forming AOUSD to standardize and develop the OpenUSD technology. Learn more.
- Check our latest Transition Analysis Tool demo by Thierry Chevalier and Matthieu Meaux. [Watch it here].
- Climate Week NYC & UN General Assembly: Hosted by BNP Paribas during Climate Week. [Limited Seats, Register Today].
- Matthew Sandoe is speaking at the LF Open Source Summit Europe: September 19, 15:40 - 16:20 in Bilbao [Learn More] and UN SDGs Panel at LF Open Source Summit: September 20, 14:40 - 15:20. [Learn More].
- Capgemini Connect @Climate Week NYC: September 18, 2:15 – 4:10 pm EST. [Download Agenda].
- Open Source Analytical Tools Event: September 20, 2:15 – 4:15 pm EST at BNP Paribas, NY. [Limited Space].
- Climate Action Data 2.0: September 22, 8:30 - 10:30 am EST at Cure. NYC. [Learn More].
- We plan to be at Open Source Finance New York and COP28. [Learn More About OS-Climate] and browse our events page.
Overture Maps Foundation
- Overture Maps recently hosted an informative webinar titled “Working With Overture Data: A Step-by-Step Guide.” The webinar covered Overture’s initial data release, which came out in late July, the decision to adopt the cloud-native Parquet format for data storage, and demonstrations on harnessing its capabilities for various applications, particularly in map visualizations. Read the recap blog and watch the full webinar recording here.
- We released a new instructor-led PyTorch training course. This course provides hands-on experience to train and fine-tune deep learning models.
- The PyTorch Conference schedule is now live! We’re featuring key speakers from companies like Meta, OpenAI, Hugging Face, IBM, Intel, and more. View the full lineup here.
- PyTorch/XLA FSDP has landed in Hugging Face Transformers. Hugging Face users can train PyTorch models with up to 20 times more parameters using the same computing power as before.
- RISC-V announced its elected RISC-V Board of Directors’ officers:
- Chair: Lu Dai, Sr. Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm
- Vice Chair: Dave Patterson, Distinguished Engineer, RIOS Laboratory
- Treasurer: Gary Martz, Sr. Director, Intel
- Secretary: Ted Speers, Technical Fellow, Microchip Technology
- Learn more at the RISC-V blog.
- RISC-V Summit, Santa Clara: Don't miss the upcoming 7-8 November summit. Register now and take advantage of sponsorship opportunities.
- RISC-V Landscape: Discover our continuously updated living document that provides invaluable insights into the diverse RISC-V ecosystem.
- RISC-V Summit Europe: Did you miss the summit? View all the presentations on our YouTube playlist featuring keynotes, tech talks, panels, and more from the three-day event.
- The RISC-V Advocate program brings RISC-V enthusiasts together with RISC-V International to work together to ensure global momentum and adoption. Applications for the 2024 program are open now.
- RISC-V Learn Online provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced online learning to increase engineering expertise and career opportunities on RISC-V across the industry.
Sustainable and Scalable Infrastructure Alliance (formerly Open19)
- Open19, a community and open standard for enterprise and edge data center innovation, unveiled its new brand identity that builds on 6+ years of innovation and reflects a broader vision to advance infrastructure technologies and standards that power our digital world in a sustainable, scalable way. The Open19 project will now exist as one of many future community initiatives under the Sustainable and Scalable Infrastructure Alliance (SSIA). Read the press release for more details.
- The Yocto Project Virtual Summit on November 30 is a virtual technical conference for engineers, open source technologists, students, and academia in the OSS space. This 3-day event is where individuals will learn about Yocto Projects’ direction — including, but not limited to, new releases, development tools, and features — and get training on the next wave of embedded Linux technologies (segment previously known as Yocto Project Developer Day), and network with their industry peers, Yocto Project maintainers, OpenEmbedded maintainers, and experts.
- Zephyr started a Meet the Community Series - get to know Florian Grandel, a freelance software developer and architect who created a low-power sensor for carbon dioxide using Zephyr RTOS.
- Infineon recently launched a “Connect with Code” contest with Hacker.io. Zephyr currently supports six Infineon boards; learn how to participate and create a Zephyr RTOS-related project here.
- In this tutorial, Mohammed Billoo, Embedded Linux Consultant at MAB Labs Embedded Solutions and Zephyr contributor, shares step-by-step directions for managing multiple versions of Zephyr RTOS.
- New product feature - GARDENA smart Irrigation Control runs on Zephyr. The smart Irrigation Control from GARDENA controls a garden irrigation system with up to six irrigation valves. This allows customized, fully automatic irrigation schedules to be planned for up to six separate garden areas.
LF in the media
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Dave Morin from ASWF offers a visionary quote about the role of AI in shaping the future of VFX. Read More
- Coverage of Microsoft's new ONNX Python libraries, a significant stride in machine learning frameworks. Read More
- A cutting-edge development in automatic snoring detection, powered by PyTorch models, showcases the technical prowess of AI. Read More
Cloud Computing and Kubernetes
- CNCF's Backstage project received a glowing mention from Pia Nilsson of Spotify, highlighting its impact on cloud-native technologies. Read More
- KEDA achieved a significant milestone by graduating at CNCF, marking its growing influence in cloud computing. Read More
- The second major Kubernetes release garners attention for its astonishing development velocity and robust community governance. (1)(2)(3)
- Coverage of the OpenTF fork and its pending donation to the Linux Foundation underscores the evolving landscape of open source governance. (1)(2)
- OpenSSF's Open Source Consumption Manifesto gains media spotlight, setting a new standard for secure software practices. Read More
- OpenSSF provides product guidance for the DARPA Cyber Challenge, a critical initiative in advancing cybersecurity measures. (1)(2)
Distributed Ledger Technology
- Hyperledger is featured in a G2 learning article, serving as a trusted resource for late adopters exploring distributed ledgers. Read More
- The Ultra Ethernet Consortium is hailed as a key initiative backed by major networking companies committed to this groundbreaking effort. Read More
- The debut of the first RISC-V 10-gig switch signals a new era in networking hardware. Read More
Processor Architecture and Hardware
- A comprehensive article delves into RISC-V's rich history and future prospects, offering deep insights into this revolutionary architecture. Read More
- Milestones in RISC-V compliance are subtly shaping the future of processor architecture. Read More
- Sipeed introduces three new hardware platforms running Linux on RISC-V chips, marking a significant leap in hardware innovation. Read More
- China launched the first RISC-V laptop, setting a precedent in the global hardware market. Read More
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