This Week in Open Source News: Diversity Talk at OSLS Reveals Minority Challenges in Tech, ONAP Project Announced & More

By February 24, 2017Blog

This week in open source and Linux news, a talk on diversity in tech sparked a pithy article for The New Stack via Darryl Taft, The Linux Foundation consolidates two projects to form ONAP, and more. Keep reading for a curated look at the top OSS headlines of this past week. 

1) “Diversity in Open Source” talk at Open Source Leadership Summit tackled the challenges women and minorities still face in the tech industry. Darryl Taft comments. 

Amidst Bias, Women Work to Find a Place in Open Source Communities– The New Stack

2) The Linux Foundation seeks to consolidate two of its open source orchestration and management efforts.

Linux Foundation Creates New Platform for Network Automation– WSJ

3) “Google fuzzer helps find 11-year-old memory-corruption flaw in the Linux kernel.” Linux’s Decade-Old Flaw: Major Distros Move to Patch Serious Kernel Bug– ZDNet

4) “Xen Project helps to advance the state of MirageOS unikernel operating system with a new release that now supports the KVM hypervisor.”

MirageOS Unikernel Effort Moves Forward– eWeek

5) Valve releases SteamVR for Linux, letting developers “create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR headset, trackers and other hardware.”

Valve Launches SteamVR Support for Linux– Engadget