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This week in open source news, The Linux Foundation’s Open Networking Summit unites software-defined networking and network functions virtualization (SDN/NFV) pros, academics, and enthusiasts for announcements and collaboration, Microsoft has announced the end of CodePlex in favor of GitHub, & more! Keep reading to get caught up on the biggest headlines in open source this week.
 
1) At the annual Open Networking Summit, SDN & NFV leaders gather. Announcements included the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) becoming a Linux Foundation Project and CORD Project working on new OSS service delivery platform.
2) Microsoft “acknowledges that GitHub is the go-to option for project hosting” and announces the end of CodePlex in Q4.
 
3) ONAP Project names SVP of AT&T Labs Chris Rice as chair.
 
4) “After six years of pitching the dream of a converged Linux desktop experience that crosses desktop, mobile, server and cloud, Canonical pulls the plug.”
 
5) Uber’s open source deck.gl tool for data virtualization is getting scalable updates after being released in November.

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories.

1)  Linux can take some credit for improving Windows gaming, writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Developer Claims Linux Forced Microsoft to Up Its Windows Game Support– ZDNet

2) The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation to begin using The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project.

Blockchain Will Secure Global Derivatives Trading– CyberScoop

3) It’s the “impact of blockchain on […] finance and business that’s fostering innovation and opportunities for her company and clients.”

Why IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Believes in Blockchain– brandchannel

4) A hacker has published an open source tool for helping admins strengthen their network security.

Hacker Publishes Open Source Tool For Finding Secret Keys On GitHub– FOSSbytes

5) “Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux is evolving into a credible alternative to running Linux inside Windows on VMs.”

Bash On Windows is Becoming Linux For Windows Users– InfoWorld

This week in Linux and open source headlines, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth opens up about spawning new opportunities with the interoperability of various areas of OSS, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols urges the Linux community to roll up their sleeves in 2017, and more! Read on to stay on the forefront of open source news:

1) “When sensors, data, machine learning and the cloud collide, new kinds of opportunity can emerge.”

Open Source Pioneer Mark Shuttleworth Says Smart “Edge’ Devices Spawn Business Models– The Wall Street Journal

2) Linux turned 25 last year– but that doesn’t mean OSS is done proving itself. 

Linux 2017: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility– ZDNet

3) “Endless is launching its first products designed specifically for the United States.”

Endless Introduces Linux Mini Desktop PCs for American Market– Liliputing

4) The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project has formed a new working group to reach out to Chinese members, which make up over a quarter or their base. 

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Announces ‘Technical Working Group China’ Following Strong Interest– Cryptocoins News

5) “AT&T is an open-source software company now  — I just have to pinch myself.” said Jim Zemlin at CES.

The Linux Foundation is Still Adjusting to AT&T’s Embrace of Open Source– GeekWire