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This week was a busy one for open source enterprise wins! Read the latest installment of our weekly digest to stay on the cutting edge of OSS business beats.

1) The Linux Foundation’s Dronecode project receives accolades for the creator of its PX4 project; Lorenz Meier has been recognized by MIT Technology Review in its annual list of Innovators Under 35.

Dronecode’s Meier Named to MIT Technology Review’s Prestigious List– Unmanned Aerial Online

2) “New round places company’s raised cash at more than $250m as the container application market value soars to $2.7bn.”

From Startup To An Open Source Giant. Docker Valuation Hits $1.3B Amid Fresh Funding Round– Data Economy

3) “One of the keys to Ubuntu’s success has been heavy optimization of the standard Linux kernel for cloud computing environments.”

Cloud-Optimized Linux: Inside Ubuntu’s Edge in AWS Cloud Computing– Silicon Angle

4) Microsoft announced purchase of a startup called Cycle Computing for an “undisclosed sum”. While it doesn’t have the name recognition of some of its peers, the startup has played a pivotal role in cloud computing today.

Microsoft Just Made a Brilliant Acquisition in Cloud Wars Against Amazon, Google– Business Insider

5) Open source content management system was initially released without frills or fanfare. After 2,600 commits, the 1.0 version is ready to tackle the blogging giants.

Ghost, the Open Source Blogging System, is Ready For Prime Time– TechCrunch

This week in open source news, AGL reveals new infotainment platform, mainstream enterprises derive the most benefit from OSS, and more! Read on to stay on top of the latest open source news. 

1) Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) recently revealed the latest infotainment platform along with a new Virtualization Expert Group (EG-VIRT) to develop a virtualized architecture.

Linux Foundation Focuses on Bringing Virtualization to Your Car– RCRWireless News

2) “Combing through the last few quarters of earnings transcripts, it’s clear that open source has arrived…but to very different destinations, depending on the company.”

Open Source is Driving Digital Transformation, According to Mainstream Businesses– Tech Republic

3) Amazon Web Services joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), (open source home of the Kubernetes project,) as a Platinum Member.

AWS joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation– TechCrunch

4) “On August 24 and 25, the Ubuntu Desktop team will be holding a “Fit and Finish Sprint,” where they will aggressively test GNOME.”

Canonical Needs Your Help Transitioning Ubuntu Linux From Unity to GNOME– BetaNews

5) The VoltaStream Zero (an open source integrated audio module in the same form as a Raspberry Pi Zero) has launched.

Raspberry Pi Zero Clone: This Open Source Board Offers Chromecast-Quality Sound– ZDNet

This week in OSS and Linux news, two opinion writers at The New York Times consider the safeguards of open source software in future elections, Prodip Sen of HP shares the growing role of OPNFV, and more! Read on to stay in the open source know this week. 

1) The National Association of Voting Officials is leading a movement to encourage officials to stop purchasing insecure systems and use open source software to “guard our votes against manipulation.”

To Protect Voting, Use Open-Source Software– New York Times

2) As NFV becomes more central in transitioning to 5G, so too does OPNFV.

OPNFV’s Role in NFV Testing and the Road to 5G– Telecom TV

3) Microsoft continues trend towards being more open with new CNCF Platinum membership.

Microsoft Expands Role In Cloud By Joining Cloud Native Computing Foundation– Forbes

4) Windows 10 users will be able to run an array of Linux software this Fall.

Windows 10 Will Let Everyone Run Linux Inside Windows Following Fall Creators Update– TechRepublic

5) The effort to save Adobe Flash continues.

GitHub Developer Starts Petition to Open Source Adobe Flash– Computer Business Review

This week in Linux and open source, Microsoft’s new CNCF membership represents the company’s ongoing love for open source, Adobe Flash is the subject of enthusiast rescue mission, and much more

1) Microsoft continues its Linux lovefest with new CNCF membership.

Microsoft Further Pledges Linux Loyalty by Joining Cloud Native Computing Foundation– Beta News

2) While Adobe is “mercy killing” Flash, enthusiasts are hoping for an open source lifeboat.

Adobe Flash Fans Want a Chance to Fix Its One Million Bugs Under an Open Source License– Gizmodo

3) A project intended to “develop open source technology and standards for “computational contracting” for the legal world that deploys blockchain technology” is getting ready for liftoff

Accord Project’s Consortium Launching First Legal ‘Smart Contracts’ With Hyperledger– Forbes

4) Version 60 of Google Chrome has been released for Linux and features security fixes, developer-related changes, and more

Google Chrome 60 Released for Linux, Mac, and Windows– Bleeping Computer

5) SambaCry doesn’t just favor Linux…

Creators Of SambaCry Linux Malware Also Have A Windows Backdoor Program– Forbes

This week in Linux and open source headlines, ONAP leads the way in the automation trend, Mozilla launches new, open source speech recognition project, and more! Get up to speed with the handy Linux.com weekly digest!

1) With automation being one of the top virtualization trends of 2017, The Linux Foundation’s ONAP is credited with moving the industry forward

Top Five Virtualization Trends of 2017– RCRWireless

2) Mozilla has launched a new open source project speech recognition system that relies on online volunteers to submit voice samples and validate them.

Common Voice: Mozilla Is Creating An Open Source Speech Recognition System– Fossbytes

3)In addition to membership growth, EdgeX Foundry has launched a series of technical training sessions to help developers get up to speed on the project.

Linux’s EdgeX IoT Group Adds Members, Forms Governing Team– SDxCentral

4) Multicore Association announces availability of an enhanced implementation of its Multicore Task Management API (MTAPI.)

Open Source Tools Set to Help Parallel Programming of Multicores– ElectronicsWeekly.com

5) “OCI 1.0 will ensure consistency at the lowest levels of infrastructure, and push the container wars battlefront up the stack.”

OCI 1.0 Container Image Spec Finds Common Ground Among Open Source Foes– TechTarget

This week in open source and Linux news, Hortonworks CTO considers why open source is the new normal in analytics, new Linux Foundation edX MOOC called a “no-brainer” and more! Read on for the top headlines of the week

1) Hortonworks CTO unpacks how open source data architectures are “now considered mainstream in the IT environments and are widely deployed in live production in several industries.”

Open Source Is The New Normal In Data and Analytics – Forbes

2) Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols calls new Linux Foundation Kubernetes MOOC a “no-brainer.”

Linux Foundation Offers Free Introduction to Kubernetes Class – ZDNet

3) “Lyft’s move is part of a greater trend among tech companies to open-source their internal tools for performing machine learning work.”

Lyft to Open-Source some of its AI Algorithm Testing Tools – VentureBeat

4) The Linux Foundation has become a catalyst for the shift toward network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN)

How is The Linux Foundation Shaping Telecom? – RCRWireless News

5) You can now download a flavor of the popular Linux distribution to run inside Windows 10

Ubuntu Linux is Available in the Windows Store– engadget

This week in Linux and open source, the ‘Big 4″ accounting firms are becoming power players in blockchain, Oracle expands open source container efforts, and more in this weekly digest!

1) The four largest accounting firms in the world are active members of the blockchain revolution– Including Deloitte, which joined the Hyperledger Project.

‘Big 4’ Accounting Firms Are Experimenting With Blockchain And Bitcoin– Nasdaq

2) Oracle to expand container efforts with three new open-source utilities to help improve container security.

Oracle Debuts Three New Open-Source Container Tools– eWeek

3) Hyperledger’s Indy “is all about giving identity owners independent control of their personal data and relationships.” Explains Doc Searls in his op-ed about the availability of Linux for all users.

Linux for Everyone–All 7.5 Billion of Us– LinuxJournal

4) Regarding commits is “probably, it’s the second biggest kernel release.”

Linux Kernel 4.12 Released — These Are The 5 Biggest Features– Fossbytes

5) WatchGuard CTO Corey Nachreiner explains that Linux attacks and malware are on the rise.

IoT Fuels Growth of Linux Malware– IoTInside

This week in open source and Linux news, GitHub takes their Friday enthusiasm beyond casual Friday in creating a weekly “Open Source Day”, a new Linux Foundation Project was announced, and much more! Read on, stay open-source-informed.

1) GitHub encourages companies to devote time every Friday for their employees to work on open source projects. 

GitHub Declares Every Friday Open Source Day– VentureBeat

2) New Linux Foundation Project focuses on centralizing security services orchestration for multi-cloud environments.

Open Security Controller: Security Service Orchestration for Multi-Cloud Environments– HelpNetSecurity

3) Linux Foundation Projects top list of open source networking projects

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects– NetworkWorld

4) “Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux explains how open source can be key to establishing future industry standards.”

The Linux Foundation Explains the Importance of Open Source in Autonomous, Connected Cars– Digit

5) Hackers have turned their attention towards attacking IoT devices running open-source operating systems.

Linux Malware Gaining Favor Among Cybercriminals– SCMagazine

This week in open source, blockchain technology, like that of Hyperledger, is being adopted by the insurance market, Cloud Foundry continues its steady incline of adoption, and more!

1) Blockchain tech like Hyperledger “is making inroads into the insurance sector.”

Insurance Industry Making the Leap to Blockchain– Business Insurance

2) Half of the Fortune 500 now use Cloud Foundry.

Cloud Foundry Makes its Mark on the Enterprise– TechCrunch

3) “Proprietary will have to either get on board or be left in the dust.”

Why Open Source will Overtake Proprietary Software by 2020– Computer Business Review

4) Google’s new Tensor2Tensor library aims to remove hurdles around customizing an environment to enable deep-learning models.

‘One Machine Learning Model to Rule Them All’: Google Open-Sources Tools for Simpler AI– ZDNet

5) As 5G changes the carrier landscape, technologies like OPNFV will bolster the shift

China Is Driving To 5G And IoT Through Global Collaboration– Forbes

This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation’s ever-popular “Intro to Linux” MOOC is selected as one of the top courses of 2017, Cloud Foundry gains new Gold Member in Microsoft, and more! Read on and stay in the open source know!

1) Linux Foundation Training’s “Intro to Linux” edX course picked as one of TechRadar’s top Linux training providers, 2017.

The Best Linux Training Providers 2017– TechRadar

2) Cloud Foundry announces new Microsoft membership, giving the former as the opportunity to offer an executive candidate for one of two gold seats on the Cloud Foundry board of directors.

Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member, Strengthens Open Source Push– Cloud Tech

3) A new strain called Linux.MulDrop.14 is infecting Raspberry Pi devices, allowing attackers to take advantage of poor security to “generate money from nothing.”

Raspberry Pi Devices Transformed into Cryptocurrency Miners by Linux Malware– betanews

4) “Munich’s Green Party says the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on Windows machines worldwide highlight the danger of the city abandoning its Linux-based OS.”

Swapping Linux for Windows in Munich Too Risky After WannaCry Attacks, Warn Greens– TechRepublic

5) While enterprises continue the positive shift towards open source, management efficacy and security isn’t keeping pace.

Open-Source Software Management Fails to Meet Security Concerns– ZDNet