This Week in Open Source News: British Government Seeks OSS Lead, Business Models Increasingly Embrace Open Software

By August 5, 2016Blog

1) British Government Digital Service (GDS) posted a job advertisement looking for a new ‘open source lead’. “How times have changed,” writes Adrian Bridgwater.

UK Government Recruits Chief Open Source Penguin– Forbes


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The British Digital Service (BDS) seeks an open source lead; a metaphor for the changing times.

2) Vendors are changing their business models to incorporate OSS.
Open Source Reshaping Vendor Business Models – Wikibon– Silicon Angle

3) Scott Gilbertson anticipates two great years ahead with Mint 18.x.

Mint 18 Review: “Just Works” Linux Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This– Ars Technica

4) This edition of Jim Lynch’s weekly digest focuses on how many gamers are actually using Linux.

Do You Use Linux as Your Main Gaming OS?– InfoWorld

5) The new CORD project will enable telcos to use SDN, NFV and cloud-based tech.

CORD Project Will Help Service Providers Build Cloud-Like Networks– eWeek