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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 open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation/OPNFV’s very own Heather Kirksey is recognized for her leadership as a finalist in Light Reading’s WiC awards, Ubuntu’s uncertainty grows, and more. Read on to say current in developing OSS stories!

1) The Linux Foundation/OPNFV’s Heather Kirksey is a finalist in Light Reading’s Women in Comms Leading Lights awards!

WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists– Light Reading

2) Ubuntu’s week of surprising revelations and major shifts continues.

Ubuntu Linux Uncertainty Continues as Canonical CEO Walks Away– betanews

3) Keith Townsend makes a case for why you should follow Linux Foundation Projects PNDA, DPDK, and Open vSwitch.

3 Linux Foundation Networking Projects Your Business Needs to Know– TechRepublic

4) Carol Wilson continues a knowledge share from last week’s Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA

5 More Key Takeaways From ONS– Light Reading

5) A new project will allow users to run Android apps on top of current Linux Distros.

Running Android Apps On Any Linux Distro Run PC/Laptop is Now Possible With Anbox– TechWorm

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

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

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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