This week in Linux and open source news, Nike releases its open source software on GitHub, Kubernetes’ growth continues as a new version is released, and more! Stay in-the-know with our weekly digest.

1) Nike publishes three open source projects on GitHub and open-sourced the code that powers its own site.

Nike Releases Open-Source Software to Play With the Techies– TechCrunch

2) Kubernetes continues to grow after just one year of being released as a partnership between Google and the Linux Foundation.

Kubernetes Rolls Out its Latest Version– ComputerWorld

3) An interview with NIthya Ruff, industry veteran and leader of SanDisk.

Women in Business Q&A: Nithya Ruff, Director Open Source Strategy, SanDisk– Huffington Post

4) “How have IoT manufacturers failed to be more security conscious?” asks Bruce Byfield in his article about the future of IoT & security.

IoT Security: What IoT Can Learn From Open Source– Datamation

5) Attending LinuxCon North America next month? Don’t miss these co-located events.

LinuxCon Conference Delves Deep into Open Source, Containers and Virtualization– App Developer Magazine

1) Jack Wallen shares what’s new with Automotive Grade Linux and why it’s an important Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

Automotive Grade Linux Wants to Help Open Source Your Next Car– TechRepublic

2) Daniel Robinson shares the latest reasons why it’s smart to opt for Linux
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows for Linux– The Inquirer

3) The ODPi’s Hadoop runtime has been adopted by data analytics vendors.

ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification– The VAR Guy

4) The Linux Foundation’s OpenHPC Project promises to reduce duplicated development, validation and maintenance efforts across HPC.

System Software, Orchestration Gets an OpenHPC Boost– The Next Platform

5) GitHub publishes data visualizations, show the impact of open source development on hosted projects.

GitHub Visualizes the Impact of Open Source– ADT Magazine

Each year for the past six years, The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program has given away free training courses to individuals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities.  

This year the 14 recipients chosen for a LiFT Scholarship will also receive a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam, allowing them to clearly verify their skills to potential employers.

The 2016 program is open to individuals who demonstrate a passion for Linux or open source software and an interest in advancing their skills.  Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on June 30, 2016 and will be reviewed by a panel at The Linux Foundation. Recipients will be notified in mid-July and an announcement will be made in August.  

Submissions will be accepted in seven categories:

  • Linux Newbies: Individuals who are new to Linux but have learned the basics by completing the Intro to Linux online course (LFS101x) are invited to apply. Recipients in this category will be awarded a scholarship specifically for the next course in this career-focused series (LFS201 – Essentials of System Administration) as well as the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam.

  • Teens-in-Training: Students 13 – 18 years of age who have already started using Linux and/or open source software and want to get a head start on a career in the field.

  • Academic Aces: 2016 high school or college grads already familiar with Linux and/or open source software but who want to prepare for their career with extra training. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

  • Women in Open Source: We invite women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunity for themselves or other women in the Linux and open source community to submit applications in this category.

  • SysAdmin Super Stars: These applicants should have already begun using Linux or open source software in their workplace but want to take their work to the next level with additional training.

  • Developer Do-Gooder: We invite developers who are using Linux and open source software to advance their communities to submit applications, so they might expand that good work while enhancing their skills.

  • Linux Kernel Guru: This category will recognize an individual who has already worked with the Linux kernel community and who can become a more valuable contributor.

The LiFT Scholarship Program has awarded 34 scholarships worth more than $100,000 over the life of the program. The training provides recipients with the tools they need to advance their career or get started in one of the most lucrative jobs in IT. According to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, 65 percent of hiring managers say open source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months, and 79 percent of hiring managers have increased incentives to hold on to their current open source professionals.

The Linux Foundation aims to increase diversity in technology and the open source community and support career development opportunities for the next generation, especially those who have traditionally been underrepresented in open source and technology.

Submit your scholarship application today!


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) The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report shows that open source is a great career direction for new IT graduates.

Is Open Source a Clear Path to Success for New Grads?– CIO

2) Sam Ramji, Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO, explains why the platform is continuing to gain traction. 

Cloud Foundry Stages a Comeback– InfoWorld

3) Canonical’s Snaps is now available for multiple Linux distros.

Ubuntu’s Container-Style Snap App Packages Now Work on Other Linux Distributions– TechCrunch

4) Dell’s new out-of-the-box Linux has a great screen and is worth the price to developers.

The XPS 13 DE: Dell Continues to Build a Reliable Linux Lineage– Ars Technica

5) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announces it’s providing open access to developer tools and libraries to facilitate cross-collaboration between HPE and the open source community on The Machine.

HPE Looks to Open Sourcers for Help with The Machine– ADT Mag


1) Muhammad Ali “shook up the world”; featured in IBM/Linux advertisement. 

Muhammad Ali & IBM sought to “shake up the world” with Linux– NetworkWorld

2) 20% to 30% of existing applications can run on Pivotal Cloud Foundry with little change.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Is Not Just for New Apps Anymore– Fortune

3) IBM Joins R Consortium to advance data science in the enterprise.

IBM Joins R Consortium to Advance the R Programming Language– eWeek

4) Ubuntu 16.10 will finally be switched to Linux kernel 4.8.

Upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) will be driven by Linux Kernel 4.8– TechWorm

5) The Linux Foundation’s new course gives engineers who want to move into networking the skills to manage a SDN deployment.

Online Course Targets Open Source SDN Development–

New open source networking project, OpenSwitch, is now a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

HPE’s OpenSwitch Project Gets Linux Foundation Backing– SiliconANGLE

Linus Torvalds will speak at LinuxCon Japan this July.

ContainerCon and LinuxCon Japan 2016 Events to Take Place July 13-15 in Tokyo– Softpedia

Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM explains why organizations like The Linux Foundation & The OpenStack Foundation can be looked to as examples for cloud development.

How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent– InformationWeek

Feral Interactive comfirms BAFTA award-winning episodic game will be released on Mac, then Linux soon.

Feral Interactive Confirms Life Is Strange is Coming to Mac, Linux– HardcoreGamer

CoreOS releases a prototype of Torus, an open source distributed storage system  for providing storage to container clusters.

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