1) Splice Machine’s decision to go open source reminds us that OSS is the new normal. 

Has Open Source Become the Default Business Model for Enterprise Software?– ZDNet



The Bulgarian government kicks off a new open source software “experiment.”

2) Bulgaria’s government now requires all software written for their use to be open source. Sam Dean weighs the pros and cons.

As it Mandates Open Source, is Bulgaria Opening Questionable Doors?– OStatic

3) Here’s what you should learn from the breach of unpatched Ubuntu forum software.

The Hacking of Ubuntu Linux Forums: Lessons Learned– eWeek

4) “Anything made by a human is vulnerable” writes Howard Soloman about industry misgivings over The Dao project, a blockchain effort.

As a Blockchain-Based Project Teeters, Questions About the Technology’s Security– IT World Canada

5) Linux to be bumped to “a Web-based native version of Skype” due to a Skype rebuild.

Microsoft Kills P2P Skype, Native OS X, Linux Clients– The Register

1) The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux project announces release of Unified Code Base 2.0.

Open-Source Linux a Step Closer to Automotive Use– CNet

2) Though the use of 3rd-party code in enterprise software projects grows, the code still often has open flaws.

Enterprise Software Developers Continue to Use Flawed Code in Apps– ComputerWorld

3) Anyone using a Chromebook/Chrome on Linux can visit to make one-to-one and group voice calls.

Linux Users Can Now Make Skype Calls From the Web in Chrome– TechCrunch

4) AT&T to release virtualisation automation software, amounting to over eight million lines of code.

AT&T’s ECOMP Code to Land Soon at Linux Foundation– The Register

5) New IBM innovation center to deliver tech pilots based on blockchain for finance and trade.

IBM to Open Blockchain Innovation Centre in Singapore– ZDNet

1) After six years, Sony has agreed to pay for its 2010 firmware update, which removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3.

Sony Agrees to Pay Millions to Gamers to Settle PS3 Linux Debacle– Ars Technica

2) Belink, BitSE, INVeSHARE, MonetaGo, Moscow Exchange, Norbloc, & Onchain join the Hyperledger Project

The Hyperledger Blockchain Project Sees Seven New Members– Crypto Coin News

3) New project announcmeents at OPNFV Summit in Berlin this week. 

OPNFV Project Scales up Network Functions Virtualization Ecosystem–

4) The way software companies are built is changing to match the software itself. 

The Next Wave in Software is Open Adoption Software– TechCrunch

5) In the course of one year, Microsoft has seen customers use Linux in a third of its Azure machines, up from a fourth.

Microsoft: Nearly One in Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux– ZDNet

1) Brian Behlendorf, developer of Apache web-server software, announced as the Hyperledger Project’s new executive director.

Internet Heavyweight Joins Open-Source Blockchain Consortium– Bloomberg


Greg Kroah-Hartman

Senior Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman supervised the major security improvements in Linux 4.6. Full release review in Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols’ article for ZDNet

2) Linux 4.6 provides improved security, ARM support, & gaming hardware support. 

Linux 4.6 is a Major Release: Here’s What’s New & Improved– ZDNet

3) OpenDaylight executive director Neela Jacques explains the ubiquity of open source.  

The Shift in Open Source: A New Kind of Platform War– NetworkWorld

4) Adam Jaffe testifies in the Oracle’s copyright infringement case against Google.

Economist: There Was No ‘Fair Use’ of Java APIs in Android– eWeek

5) Major security vulnerability in the Symantec Antivirus Engine has been uncovered and could compromise Linux, Mac and Windows PCs.

Security Hole in Symantec Antivirus Exposes Windows, Linux and Macs– SecurityBrief NZ

This Week in Linux News: Hyperledger Project could help solve counterfeit drug problem, Linux goals have changed, and more. Get the latest on open source with the weekly news digest.

1) Management consulting services company, Accenture, proposed a blockchain-supported solution to the counterfeit drug problem at a recent Hyperledger Project meeting.

Blockchain Technology Could Help Solve $75 Billion Counterfeit Drug Problem– International Business Times

2) World domination is no longer the most important goal for Linux, writes Bruce Byfield.

Linux and the Second Goal- Datamation

3) The Linux Foundation’s Open Container Initiative is “in the perfect position to draft a standard that meets everyone’s needs,” writes James Darvell.

New Container Image Standard Promises More Portable Apps– Linux Journal

4) The latest Ubuntu release emphasizes a user-friendly experience.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Brings Big Changes to the Linux Desktop– PCWorld

5) Red Hat has embraced open source OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.

Red Hat Doubles Down on OpenStack– ZDNet