This Week in Open Source: Microsoft Expands Open Source Love, 498/500 Supercomputers Run Linux, and More

By November 18, 2016Blog

This week in Linux and OSS news, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member; a powerful move that signifies its commitment to open source, 498 out of 500 supercomputers run Linux, and more! This week was a big one for open source. Make sure you’re caught up with our weekly digest.

1) Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member, ushering in a new era of open source community building.

Microsoft Goes Linux Platinum, Welcomes Google To .NET Foundation– Forbes

Microsoft—Yes, Microsoft—Joins The Linux Foundation– Ars Technica

2) “With 498 out of 500 supercomputers running Linux, it is evident that this operating system provides the capability and security such machines direly need.”

Nearly Every Top 500 Supercomputer Runs On Linux– The Merkle

3) The Core Infrastructure Initiative renews financial support for The Reproducible 

Builds Project, which ensures binaries produced from open source software projects are tamper-free.

Linux Foundation Doubles Down on Support for Tamper-Free Software– InfoWorld

4) Beyond it’s cost-effectiveness, officials around the world view it as a means of speeding up innovation in the public sector.

Open Source in Government IT: It’s About Savings But That’s Not the Whole Story– ZDNet

5) Enter key vulnerability reveals “major Linux security hole gaps.”

Press the Enter Key For 70 Seconds To Bypass Linux Disk Encryption Authentication– TechWorm