This Week in Open Source News: Edward Snowden Loves Open Source, New Linux Foundation Networking Project Formed & More

By May 12, 2017Blog

This week in Linux and OSS news, Edward Snowden explains why he thinks proprietary software is very risky, SNAS.io Project joins The Linux Foundation, & more! Read on to stay in the open source know!

1) The infamous United States NSA hacker, Edward Snowden, was interviewed via remote video at OpenStack Summit Boston. He spoke on his personal use of technology and why that doesn’t include proprietary software.

Why Edward Snowden Loves Open Source– NetworkWorld

2) A new Linux Foundation project provides network routing topologies for software-defined applications.

Snas.io Joins The Linux Foundation’s Open-Source Project– FierceTelecom

3) Google’s “mysterious” third OS is based on a Google-developed microkernel called “Magenta”– not Linux.

Google’s “Fuchsia” Smartphone OS Dumps Linux, Has a Wild New UI– Ars Technica

4) A new software project under Hyperledger is “aimed at creating a collaboration tool for building blockchain business networks — or smart contracts — and their deployment across a distributed ledger.”

Linux Foundation to Develop Tool for Building Blockchain Business Networks– ComputerWorld

5) Speakers at NFV World Congress explain that open source is crucial to their NFV plans.

Telcos Digging In on Open Source NFV– Light Reading