The Joint Development Foundation Joins the Linux Foundation Family to Drive Adoption of Open Source and Standards

SAN FRANCISCO – December 11, 2018 – The Linux Foundation and the Joint Development Foundation today announced an agreement to bring the Joint Development Foundation into the Linux Foundation family to make it easier to collaborate through both open source and standards development. The Joint Development Foundation is a nonprofit that provides a “standards organization in a box” to enable groups to quickly establish projects. With today’s news, the Linux Foundation and the Joint Development Foundation plan to provide greater capabilities for communities to engage in open source and standards development to speed industry adoption.

“Linux Foundation communities have been engaged in developing open standards and specifications around Linux since day one and more recently with newer efforts such as  OpenChain and the Open Container Initiative to collectively solve technical challenges,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation. “Leveraging the capabilities of the Joint Development Foundation will enable us to provide open source projects with another path to standardization, driving greater industry adoption of standards and specifications to speed adoption.”

By offering open source communities a path to standardization and building open source implementations, this strategic alignment benefits developers, corporate contributors and end users who need both outcomes to succeed. Existing and new Joint Development Foundation projects will now have access to the Linux Foundation infrastructure, expertise and project support services when their specifications are ready for implementation.

Linux Foundation projects that want to create standards and specifications will be able to leverage the Joint Development Foundation’s standards development model, as well as the Linux Foundation’s agreements with other external standards organizations, to quickly develop specifications that are consistent with their project’s requirements.

“We are excited to join the Linux Foundation to support the development of specifications and standards with the resources and scale that the Linux Foundation brings to its projects,” announced David Rudin, President of the Joint Development Foundation. “The Joint Development Foundation has brought together diverse communities to develop specifications and source code. We’re looking forward to working with the Linux Foundation, its projects and external standards organizations as we continue to foster new JDF standards.”

The Joint Development Foundation

The Joint Development Foundation helps standards and source code projects to get up and running quickly by providing a turnkey infrastructure. By offering a proven, lightweight governance structure and a choice of industry-standard intellectual property options, projects can be quickly established without the time and expense usually needed to establish a new technical collaboration.

Joint Development Foundation projects include Alliance for Open Media, Decentralized Identity Foundation, Internet of Learning Consortium, and 3MF, and has over 100 members.

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About the Joint Development Foundation
Launched in 2015, the Joint Development Foundation (the Joint Development Foundation) is an independent non-profit organization that provides the corporate and legal infrastructure to enable groups to quickly establish and operate standards and source code development collaborations. More information about the Joint Development Foundation is available at http://www.jointdevelopment.org/.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Automotive Grade Linux Booth at CES 2019 Showcases Amazon Alexa Integration, 2019 Toyota RAV4, and 20 Open Source Automotive Demos

AGL previews speech recognition APIs and upcoming platform release; DENSO, ForgeRock, LG, Panasonic, Renesas and others demonstrate connected car services, audio innovations, instrument cluster, and security solutions running on AGL technology

SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2018Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), an open source project at the Linux Foundation developing a shared software platform for in-vehicle technology, will preview new speech recognition APIs with Amazon Alexa at CES 2019, along with infotainment and instrument cluster demonstrations using the award-winning AGL Unified Code Base (UCB).

The AGL booth in the Westgate Hotel Pavilion, booth 1614, will also feature a 2019 Toyota RAV4 with an AGL-based infotainment system and automotive technology demonstrations from AGL members AISIN AW, Audiokinetic, Cognomotiv, DENSO, DENSO TEN, EPAM Systems, Fiberdyne Systems, ForgeRock, Igalia, LG Silicon Valley Lab, Microchip, NTT DATA MSE, Panasonic, Renesas, SafeRide Technologies, Tuxera and VNC Automotive. The booth will be open to the public during CES show hours from January 8-11, 2019.

“Our goal is to speech-enable every application in the vehicle and make it easy for developers to do so. We are very excited to preview our speech recognition APIs through our AGL demo featuring Amazon Alexa at CES,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “Commercial implementations of AGL-based products continue to be introduced to the market, and we are excited to have 20 AGL demos including a 2019 Toyota RAV4 with Entune 3.0 in our booth to demonstrate how companies are using the AGL platform as the starting point to create their own innovative products and services.”

The AGL UCB platform was recently recognized as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree. Developed through a joint effort by dozens of member companies, the UCB is an open source software platform for infotainment, telematics and instrument cluster applications. Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers. The new speech recognition APIs support multiple voice agents and will be available with the release of the AGL UCB 7.0 in January 2019.  

Many AGL members have already started integrating the UCB into their production plans. Mercedes-Benz Vans is using AGL as a foundation for a new onboard operating system for its commercial vehicles. Toyota’s AGL-based infotainment system is now in Toyota and Lexus vehicles globally and will be on display in the AGL booth in a 2019 Toyota RAV4.

Automotive Grade Linux Demos at CES 2019

The AGL booth will feature several core UCB demos developed collaboratively by the AGL community, as well as 20 product and proof of concept (PoC) demos by AGL members.

Core AGL UCB Demos:

 

  • Amazon Alexa: Access Alexa through speech recognition APIs integrated into AGL. Check the  weather, place phone calls and play music and audiobooks.

 

  • Instrument Cluster: Speedometer and tachometer along with a center display that shows information from the infotainment system such as map data and media player information.
  • Infotainment: Reference applications including media player, tuner, navigation, web browser, Bluetooth, WiFi, HVAC control, audio mixer and vehicle controls

Demos by AGL members:

    • Aisin AW, Robust and Safe System with AGL: The architecture of a system that integrates AGL-based IVI systems and safety functions such as instrument clusters.
    • Audiokinetic, Wwise Automotive: Auditory displays for HMI and safety applications using Wwise Automotive authoring, profiling, and real-time editing tools fully integrated within the AGL platform.  
    • Cognomotiv, Vehicle Systems Health Score: The Cognomotiv AI-modeling solution running on AGL to dynamically assess the health of the entire automotive system during operation/runtime including detecting and predicting faults, failures, malfunctions and misbehaviors using real time data from multiple automotive systems (CAN, OBDII, Drive Compute).
    • DENSO, AGL Cockpit System: Voice control and Auto Pilot with Connected car service; Yelp, Spotify, Parking Assistant manager, and Anomaly detection.
    • DENSO TEN, AGL Vehicle Data Demonstration: AGL Vehicle Data demonstration using real vehicle data from the CAN bus and LIN bus with support for Renesas R-CAR and Intel SoC.
    • EPAM Systems, Aos: Aos, a Connected Services Management and Orchestration System, enables OEMs and Tier 1 OEMs to manage connected services deployment to the cloud and onboard computer.

 

  • Fiberdyne Systems, Advanced Audio Processing: AGL platform running Fiberdyne’s AVIRT virtual sound card implementation on the Renesas R-Car M3 platform with an advanced DSP audio library and Graphical Mixer interface connected via MOST150 INICnet to the Fiberdyne CES 2019 award winning 9 channel amplifier.

 

    • ForgeRock, Vehicle-to-Cloud Security & Privacy: AGL identity and privacy layer establishing a cryptographically trusted digital identity of the vehicle to authenticate and authorize vehicle-to-cloud communications including streaming both anonymous and user-consented telematics data, and dynamically managing fine-grain access control to real-time data flowing from the vehicle to the cloud.
    • Igalia, Chromium-based Runtime: AGL HMI running both native and web-based IVI applications seamlessly on different hardware architectures; updated version of Chromium running on the AGL platform and its integration with the Web Runtime and the new Web Application Manager (WAM), which allows IVI applications to run on HTML5 with the same degree of integration and security as native apps.
    • LG Silicon Valley Lab, Autonomous Vehicle Simulator: Autonomous vehicle cockpit showcasing LG’s open source Unity-based 3D driving simulator with Baidu’s Apollo, all controlled from a web-based dashboard (with integrated rear seat entertainment) powered by the Enact framework running in LG’s Web App Manager (WAM), bringing easy, flexible web app development and great user experience to AGL from LG’s highly-acclaimed webOS.

 

  • Microchip, Networked Microphone Arrays Over Low Latency INICnet™ Technology with AGL: Showcases how distributed microphones/microphone arrays can be powered, networked and controlled over a single Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) copper wire from a centralized root node running on the AGL system. It also shows how easy it is for voice assistants and audio processing software (e.g. speech recognition) to interface to an AGL system through a standardized API fully abstracted from hardware.

 

    • NTT DATA MSE, Application Examples of SmartDeviceLink (SDL) Implemented on AGL: Running SDL-enabled applications which support preventing driver distraction through leveraging vehicle data on AGL and managing permissions of SDL-enabled applications in cooperation with SDL Policy Server. SmartDeviceLink is a technology which connects smart devices to In-Vehicle Infotainment systems.
    • Panasonic, Next-Generation AGL Reference System: A proposal of the reference hardware platform for AGL development which can be installed in vehicle, and the experience of an AGL cockpit system in VR using HMD (Head Mounted Display) and the reference platform.
    • Renesas, R-Car: Connected Car Platform Solution for AGL: R-Car gen3 based application server concept with universal connectivity, cloud assisted application runs on Chromium and AWS cloud connector (greengrass core) runs on AGL.
    • SafeRide Technologies, vSentry™: Multi-layer cybersecurity software solution for connected and autonomous vehicles that combines deterministic and zero false-positive protection for software network and connectivity – including IDPS, Firewall and Access Control – with a Machine Learning and Deep Learning profiling and anomaly detection technology for future-proof security.

 

  • Toyota, Entune 3.0: 2019 RAV4 with next-generation infotainment system based on AGL.

 

  • Tuxera, Ubiquitous QuickBoot: Two infotainment systems running AGL, one of which is powered with Ubiquitous QuickBoot by Tuxera, which brings full access to the car’s IVI system within a few seconds. There is a relay button connected to the IVIs which can, shortly, disconnect the power of both systems simultaneously. Once pressed, the button initiates a “cold boot” scenario for the systems – showcasing the boot time improvement in a real-time scenario.
  • VNC Automotive, Connectivity Solution: Connected car solution enabling connectivity between smart devices, the car and the cloud. First showing of full remote control of both iOS and Android devices, plus all popular connectivity standards including Android Auto, CarPlay, MirrorLink, SmartDeviceLink, and Baidu CarLife.

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies. Although initially focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), AGL is the only organization planning to address all software in the vehicle, including instrument cluster, heads up display, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: https://www.automotivelinux.org/

Automotive Grade Linux is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

 

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Cloud Foundry, Cloud Native, and Entering a Multi-Platform World with Abby Kearns

Cloud Foundry

Multi-platform means enterprises would want a variety of platforms for a variety of application workloads, says Cloud Foundry’s Abby Kearns.

2018 has been an amazing year for Cloud Foundry, with Alibaba joining as a Gold member, and Pivotal going public with its IPO, among some of the highlights. I recently talked with Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, to reflect on these milestones and more.

Kearns has been part of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem for the past five years and, under her leadership, Cloud Foundry has grown and evolved and found its way into half of the Fortune 500 companies, with those numbers increasing daily.

All of the major public cloud vendors want to be part of the ecosystem. “This year, we saw Alibaba join as a Gold member, and Cloud Foundry is now natively available on Alibaba Cloud,” said Kearns.

In 2017, Cloud Foundry embraced Kubernetes, the hottest open source project, and created CFCR (Cloud Foundry Container Runtime). “Kubernetes is a great technology that brings tons of capabilities to containers, which are the fundamental building blocks for a lot of portability for cloud native apps,” Kearns said.

“CFCR, which is Kubernetes on BOSH, allows enterprises to start running containerized workloads alongside Cloud Foundry deployments. … They now have a single plane of operations, which allows them to have a variety of applications,” she explained.

However, Kearns sees that the market is evolving beyond just multi-cloud. “We are entering into a multi-platform world where enterprises are going to be running a variety of technologies and solutions to address the variety of workload needs with their applications,” said Kearns.

When asked what she meant by multi-platform in the context of cloud, Kearns explained, “Multi-platform means that enterprises would want a variety of platforms for a variety of application workloads. There’s never going to be one technology that solves everything. It’s not going to be Cloud Foundry or Kubernetes; it’s going to be a mix. At the end of the day, enterprises are broad and complex. They have evolving needs. They want a mix of technologies that complement each other.”

However, multi-platform brings its own set of challenges. “Technology is the easy part, my big worry is people getting caught up in the hype of something new and then they want to have it. Then they want to have the next shiny thing,” she said.

When you get caught up in that hype cycle, you lose focus on what you need to do. Enterprises need to be aware of this and must ask themselves what do their business need to do? What are the outcomes they expect? How do they leverage technology to achieve that?

“I think taking a step back and asking ourselves what are we really trying to solve,” she said. “I think just for me, sometimes it is — take a breath, pause and think, okay, where, where are we going and why?”

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The Linux Foundation and Coursera Launch New Specialization for Open Source, Linux and Git

New 4-course specialization prepares users for working productively with open source communities

SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that enrollment for a new 4-course specialization, Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git is now open. Offered through the world’s largest online platform for higher education, Coursera, students will attain the skills and knowledge needed to work comfortably and productively in open source development communities; have a good understanding of the Linux environment, as well as methods and tools required to successfully use it; and know how to use Git, the distributed version control system. This is the first time The Linux Foundation and Coursera have partnered to provide training opportunities.

Developed by the Linux Foundation’s Director of Training, Jerry Cooperstein, The Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git specialization is a remote learning program designed to give students a strong foundation of skills for working in open source development communities. It is designed for experienced computer users and developers who are looking to enter the world of open source development.

The specialization provides up to 70 hours of lectures and features labs for a hands-on learning experience. It requires that students have some familiarity with other operating systems, and experience working in the command line is also helpful, though not required.

A Coursera specialization is a series of related courses designed to help learners master a specific topic. To complete the specialization, learners must complete with a passing grade every course in the specialization.

”Coursera has a fantastic track record of making quality training programs accessible to individuals all around the world, and we are thrilled to partner with them on this new specialization,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad. “Open source continues its dominance in software development and technological innovation, and providing opportunities to access this type of training will be hugely beneficial to individuals who have previously only worked on proprietary products.”

“At Coursera, we partner with leading organizations to help learners acquire the high-demand skills for the jobs of the future. As more professionals seek to utilize innovative technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, open source software development skills become critical,” said Kevin McFarland, Head of Industry Partnerships, Coursera. “We are excited to partner with The Linux Foundation, the authority in Linux open source development, to bring these invaluable skills to developers around the world.”

Course Details:

Open Source Software Development MethodsOpen Source Software Development Methods is designed to introduce open source software to students as well as cover its history and the benefits it has provided to the global technological infrastructure. Participants will learn how to work productively while using open source projects, and learn the best practices involving collaboration. The class will also discuss the methods that are commonly used for open source, the use of hosting providers such as GitHub, and provide examples of previous open source projects.

Linux for Developers

Linux For Developers is designed to introduce students to the Linux operating system and teach them how to work comfortably at the command line. Students will be introduced to the Linux platform, and acquire the essential skills necessary for working with the operating system. Students will learn important skills such as learning how to separate the kernel from the Linux operating system, and how to make contributions to it.

Linux Tools for Developers

Linux Tools For Developers will focus on utilizing the tools needed for everyday work involving Linux. The course will cover the command line tools that are used daily by developers. The course will also focus on bash scripting where students will learn how to construct scripts and how to successfully complete complicated tasks in an automated fashion. Students will also learn about files and filesystems, and learn how to compile programs in Linux using compilers such as GCC.

Using Git for Distributed Development

Using Git for Distributed Development will focus on using Git for open source software development. The course will prepare students for using Git efficiently and help them make contributions to projects in a short timespan. Throughout the course, students will learn about Git workflows, how to identify problems in workflows, and how to find solutions to solve such problems.

Registration for the specialization is now open, at a cost of $49 per month until completion. To register for the specialization, visit https://coursera.org/specializations/oss-development-linux-git

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

About Coursera

Coursera is an online education company that partners with 170 of the world’s top universities and industry leaders to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Since launching in 2012, the company has grown to 35 million registered learners who can choose among 2,900 courses and 300 Specializations. Leading universities are now also working with Coursera to offer online degrees in areas like business, computer science, data science, and public health. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.

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OpenChain Project Gains Facebook, Google and Uber as Platinum Members

Invest in making open source compliance more predictable, understandable & efficient across supply chains

SAN FRANCISCO and YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – OPEN COMPLIANCE SUMMIT –  December 6, 2018 — The OpenChain Project, which builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent, announced today at Open Compliance Summit that Facebook, Google and Uber have joined as platinum members.  The only standard for open source compliance in the supply chain, OpenChain provides a specification as well as overarching processes, policies and training that companies need to be successful.

Every day companies consume billions of lines of open source software through their supply chains as they build exciting new products and services. One key challenge as  code flows between companies is ensuring the relevant license requirements are met in a timely and effective manner. Many organizations seek to address similar compliance issues in a similar manner, providing an excellent opportunity for consolidation and harmonization.

The OpenChain Project provides companies with a consistent way to address these challenges. At the heart of the project is a specification, an overarching standard for how companies of all sizes, whether in physical products, in the cloud or internally, can deal with open source compliance.

Running some of the largest data centers, platforms and cloud infrastructure in the world, Facebook, Google and Uber use a considerable amount of open source software in their businesses and are joining the OpenChain project to proactively manage open source across their supply chains.

“At Facebook, we believe open source software accelerates the pace of innovation in the world. We are proud to support the OpenChain project, and, by doing so hope to make the open source supply chain more predictable and efficient so the community can focus on solving challenges of speed, complexity, and deploying open source software at scale,” said Michael Cheng, Facebook Open Source.

“Google is a strong believer that working together and being engaged with open source communities creates a ripple effect for the broader industry,” said Chris DiBona, Director, Open Source, Google. “We’re excited to join the OpenChain project and expect it will encourage greater compliance, and foster discussion on how the industry and open source projects can continue to work to improve software throughout the supply chain.”

“In the tech industry, it’s easy to take for granted how critical open source is for innovation and community collaboration,” said Matt Kuipers, IP senior counsel at Uber. “However, the lack of consistent open source policies remains an obstacle for adoption throughout the supply chain and across industries. We’re excited to join the OpenChain Project to support the adoption of consistent policies, reduce barriers to adopting open source, and increase the value of open source for more industries beyond tech.”

“We are very excited to see three innovative tech leaders join the project and welcome their experience to our Governing Board,” said Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “We believe that their support will be a vital component as we continue to build upon a successful, meaningful industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain.”

OpenChain also provides companies with overarching processes, policies and training to be successful in open source compliance. OpenChain Conformance with the OpenChain Specification confirms that an organization follows the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program, and builds trust between organizations in the supply chain. It makes procurement easier for purchasers and preferred status easier for suppliers.

As platinum members, one representative from each company will join the OpenChain Governing Board. Other platinum members of the OpenChain project include Adobe, ARM Holdings, Cisco, Comcast, GitHub, Harman International, Hitachi, Qualcomm, Siemens, Sony, Toshiba, Toyota and Western Digital.

Additional Resources

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

 

 

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The Linux Foundation to Launch New Tooling Project to Improve Open Source Compliance

VMware and Endocode Contribute Tern and QMSTR Compliance Tools to New Project, Respectively

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – Open Compliance Summit – December 6, 2018 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announces the formation of the new Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) project. Using open source code comes with a responsibility to comply with the terms of that code’s license, which can sometimes be challenging for users and organizations to manage. The goal of ACT is to consolidate investment in, and increase interoperability and usability of, open source compliance tooling, which helps organizations manage compliance obligations.

ACT also welcomes two new projects to be hosted at The Linux Foundation as part of the initiative, in addition to two existing Linux Foundation projects that will become part of the new project. The new projects are complementary to existing Linux Foundation compliance projects such as OpenChain, which identifies key recommended processes to make open source license compliance simpler and more consistent, and the Open Compliance Program, which educates and helps developers and companies understand their license requirements and how to build efficient, frictionless and often automated processes to support compliance.

“License compliance is an important hygiene factor in the open source ecosystem. With QMSTR, we started to create a toolchain that focuses on fact finding and accurate, complete and up-to-date compliance documentation for every software build. Endocode is extremely happy to contribute QMSTR to ACT and to take it to the next level together with The Linux Foundation and the other project partners,” said Mirko Boehm, CEO of Endocode and the initiator of the QMSTR project.

“We are excited that The Linux Foundation has accepted Tern, an open source project for inspecting container images for OSS compliance, for its ACT group of projects,” said Nisha Kumar, Open Source Engineer, VMware Open Source Technology Center. “Since releasing Tern in June 2017, the project has grown in community and features continuing with the most recent release version 0.2.0–which adds features to make the project more accessible to users and contributors. Moving the project under ACT is a great next step in encouraging wider collaboration from folks who are looking to meet their OSS compliance obligations as part of their container strategy. I look forward to working with the greater community towards this goal.”

“As a long-term contributor to SPDX and open source license compliance tools, I am excited to see the formation of ACT and the inclusion of the SPDX tools in the project, said Gary O’Neall, CEO, Source Auditor, Inc. “The SPDX tools are a result of many years of collaboration and contributions from the SPDX community. The SPDX tools provide users the ability to view, verify and translate SPDX documents while the libraries provide developers tools to integrate with SPDX licenses and documents. These capabilities will form a nice complement to the other ACT tools.”

The four projects that will be part of ACT are:

  • FOSSology: An open source license compliance software system and toolkit allowing users to run license, copyright and export control scans from the command line. As a system, a database and web UI are provided to provide a compliance workflow. License, copyright and export scanners are tools available to help with compliance activities. FOSSology is an existing Linux Foundation project that will move under ACT.
  • QMSTR: Also known as Quartermaster, this tool creates an integrated open source toolchain that implements industry best practices of license compliance management. QMSTR integrates into the build systems to learn about the software products, their sources and dependencies. Developers can run QMSTR locally to verify outcomes, review problems and produce compliance reports. By integrating into DevOps CI/CD cycles, license compliance can become a quality metric for software development. The project is being contributed to ACT by Endocode.
  • SPDX Tools: Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is an open standard for communicating software bill of material information including components, licenses, copyrights and security references. The main SPDX specification will remain separate from, yet complementary to, ACT, while the SPDX tools that meet the spec and help users and producers of SPDX documents will become part of ACT. SPDX is an existing Linux Foundation project.
  • Tern: Tern is an inspection tool to find the metadata of the packages installed in a container image. It provides a deeper understanding of a container’s bill of materials so better decisions can be made about container based infrastructure, integration and deployment strategies. Tern was created by VMware, who are contributing the project to ACT, to help developers meet open source compliance requirements for containers.

 

“There are numerous open source compliance tooling projects but the majority are unfunded and have limited scope to build out robust usability or advanced features,” said Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Programs at The Linux Foundation. “We have also heard from many organizations that the tools that do exist do not meet their current needs. Forming a neutral body under The Linux Foundation to work on these issues will allow us to increase funding and support for the compliance tooling development community.”

ACT is seeking new members, community partners and additional tooling projects. To get involved, contact act@linuxfoundation.org.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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ONAP Releases Casablanca, Enhances Deployment Capabilities Across Open Source Networking Stack

New releases from ONAP and OPNFV advance NFV testing, orchestration & automation, as Accenture joins at the Gold level

San Francisco, December 4, 2018 LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced continued progress to ease deployments across the open source networking stack. New platform releases from ONAP (Casablanca) and OPNFV (Gambia) bring additional support for cross-stack deployments across new and existing use cases such as 5G and Cross-Carrier VPN (CCVPN), as well as enhancements to cloud-native VPN. Additionally, the organization’s compliance and verification program recently announced its expansion into virtual network functions (VNF) testing and is now recruiting Beta participants. VNF testing will help ease deployment pains and improve VNF quality and interoperability across real-world deployments.

“New and enhanced deployments of our platforms are popping up every day across the globe, and with tighter cross-community integration and an expanded compliance and verification program, we are well-positioned to facilitate innovative industry progress,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, networking, the Linux Foundation. “The latest releases of ONAP and OPNFV usher in a new era for LFN as the community continues to foster an expanding commercial ecosystem.”

“We are pleased with the continued growth and the diversity of contributors to ONAP, a key project within Linux Foundation Networking. The Casablanca release is a major step forward for this effort.  With wide-scale service provider and equipment supplier participation, ONAP is becoming the de facto automation platform for carrier grade service provider networks,” said Chris Rice, senior vice president of Network Cloud & Infrastructure at AT&T and Board Chair, LF Networking. “AT&T remains committed to actively contributing new code; leading technical areas; partnering on new 5G initiatives; orchestrating services across VNFs, PNFs, and soon CNFs (Container Network Functions), as well as developing leading edge, model driven platform enhancements like the Controller Design Studio.”

New Platform Releases Enhance Deployability

Together, LFN projects are crossing the open networking chasm by maturing capabilities that enhance deployability across an expanding commercial ecosystem. Supported by a growing list of top vendors, carriers, and other organizations, ONAP which brings together top global carriers and vendors with the goal of allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions has expanded into a truly scalable platform with multiple, parallel threads. OPNFV a system-level integrations, deployment, testing and feature development project advances the state of NFV around cloud native and moves toward implementing continuous delivery (CD) to better support DevOps (a model that is growing importance to communication service providers) and infrastructure automation.

Key enhancements included in each release:

  • ONAP Casablanca introduces two new blueprints, sets the stage for a rich VNF ecosystem to emerge around ONAP, demonstrates community expansion, and adds new functionality making ONAP suitable for global deployment.
  • Building on a common theme of automation enhancements across LFN, OPNFV Gambia progresses the state of NFV around continuous delivery, cloud native network functions (CNFs), testing, carrier-grade NFVI features and upstream project integration. OPNFV was a pioneer with NFV continuous integration and is now taking a first step towards DevOps and continuous delivery.

Compliance and Verification Expands

Concurrently, expansion of the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) is underway. Initially started as a program to test and verify the readiness and availability of commercial NFV NFVI/VIM products based on OPNFV functional testing capabilities, OVP is broadening its purview in 2019 to include testing and verification of VNF applications as well as third-party lab support. VNF testing will soon be in beta with active code that includes VNFSDK testing code. Vendors are encouraged to participate by submitting their VNFs for early testing to help shape the direction and future of virtualized deployments.

More details on ONAP Casablanca are available at this link and details on OPNFV Gambia can be found here. To learn about how to get involved in the compliance and verification program or to submit a VNF for testing send queries to verified@opnfv.org.  

Accenture Joins LFN

Additionally, LFN is excited to announce that Accenture has joined the project at the Gold level. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture joins additional Gold members Aptira, Inocybe Technologies, Lumina Networks, Microsoft and Telstra.

“ONAP continues to make great progress to help the industry evolve toward programmable network platform architecture via groundbreaking innovation and the ability to orchestrate cross-domain services,” said Amol Phadke, a managing director at Accenture and the company’s Global Network Strategy and Portfolio lead. “We are bringing a comprehensive and customizable ‘as a Service’ solution to the ONAP community that service providers can leverage and operationalize using a vendor-agnostic open-source approach.”  

Upcoming Community Events

LFN will be onsite at KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle, December 10-13, 2018. Join us to learn how LFN projects enable cloud native network functions (CNFs) and integrate across the container landscape. More information about the event, including registration, full agenda and details on the co-located FD.io Mini Summit, are available here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/.

The next ONAP Developer Design Forum will be conducted jointly with the OPNFV Gambia Plugfest in Paris, France from January 8-11, 2019. The event  will focus on Dublin release planning and explore various synergies with OPNFV as well as provide a forum for beta testing VNF compliance. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend the co-located events. Learn more here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/onap-ddf-opnfv-plugfest/

Supporting Comments from LFN  Members:

https://www.onap.org/announcement/2018/11/28/onap-casablanca-supporting-comments-from-members.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Additional Resources

Download ONAP Casablanca

Get the ONAP Architectural Whitepaper

Get the ONAP 5G Blueprint Overview

Get the ONAP CCVPM Blueprint Overview

Download OPNFV Gambia

OPNFV Verified Program

Join LFN as a Member

 

Media Contact

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Linux Foundation Continues to See Increasing Commitments to Open Source With Twenty-Three New Members

SAN FRANCISCO – November 29, 2018 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 16 Silver members and 7 Associate members recently. Linux Foundation members help support development of shared technology resources, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation in some of the world’s most successful open source projects including Hyperledger, Kubernetes, Linux, Node.js and ONAP.

Linux Foundation member contributions help provide the infrastructure and resources that enable the world’s largest open collaboration communities.  

Since the start of 2018, on average a new organization has joined The Linux Foundation every day.

“The Linux Foundation offers a neutral space for open source development, which is speeding innovation across a wide range of industries from cloud to IoT and moviemaking to energy,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “These new members understand that progress is made through collaboration. By investing in open source, they are benefiting their own organizations as well as the broader community.”  

In addition to joining the Foundation, many of the new members have joined Linux Foundation projects such as Automotive Grade Linux, the Ceph Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, EdgeX Foundry and LF Networking. For a full list of members, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/membership/members/.

Linux Foundation Silver members are organizations that contribute to or otherwise support open source communities and projects. The new Linux Foundation Silver members who joined are:

  • Beijing Yuanding Technology Co., Ltd offers IT consulting services.
  • Big Lake Software is an embedded software development team focused on helping their partners maximize their use of open source software to increase success.
  • Cognomotiv is driving the future of safe and secure transportation.
  • croit GmbH offers the perfect storage solution to meet any requirement.
  • Cryptomove is a key vault and secrets management product that protects API keys, configs, and other app secrets with decentralization and moving target defense.
  • Data Ahead has been developing and implementing hardware and software solutions for data management and for measurement and testing technology since 1999.
  • Data Essential enables customers to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, and native cloud infrastructure.
  • Nebulaworks supports transformation moonshots with the engineered adoption of DevOps, cloud, and open source.
  • Oteemo is a consulting firm that delivers automation solutions.
  • Pantheon Technologies is a research and development software company primarily focused on network technologies and prototype software.
  • Rollbar provides real-time error alerting and debugging tools for developers.
  • StackRox’s container security platform protects your applications across the entire container life cycle.
  • Telstra is Australia’s leading provider of mobile phones, mobile devices, home phones and broadband internet.
  • Tetrate.io allows you to run, manage, and scale microservices in any private or public clouds or across them.
  • Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices.
  • ZeroStack is a one-stop shop for cloud infrastructure that combines the consumption model of public cloud with the security that businesses need.

Associate members of The Linux Foundation include government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to building, sustaining, and using open source technologies. The following organizations are new Linux Foundation Associate members:

  • Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
  • CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research.
  • Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG/Embedded Lab) is one of the leading technological and scientific production institutes of northeastern Brazil.
  • GRNET (Greek Research and Technology Network) provides internet connectivity, high quality e-infrastructures and advanced services to the Greek Educational, Academic, and Research communities.
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organization, with a gola to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK.
  • UC Santa Cruz has earned national distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.  
  • UPES is a UGC-recognized and NAAC-accredited university which is committed to developing future leaders for diverse high-growth sectors in India and globally.

With the support of its members, The Linux Foundation hosts open source projects across technologies including networking (ONAP, OPNFV and more), security (Core Infrastructure Initiative), cloud (Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes and more), blockchain (Hyperledger) and more. This collaborative development model is helping technology advance at a rapid pace in a way that benefits individuals and organizations around the world.

Note – The Linux Foundation releases a look back list of new members joining the organizaton every month.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Nithya Ruff on Open Source Contributions Beyond Code

Nithya Ruff talks with Swapnil Bhartiya about Comcast’s contributions to open source and more.

Sometimes when we think about open source, we focus on the code and forget that there are other equally important ways to contribute. Nithya Ruff, Senior Director, Open Source Practice at Comcast, knows that contributions can come in many forms. “Contribution can come in the form of code or in the form of a financial support for projects. It also comes in the form of evangelizing open source; It comes in form of sharing good practices with others,” she said.

Comcast, however, does contribute code. When I sat down with Ruff at Open Source Summit to learn more, she made it clear that Comcast isn’t just a consumer; it contributes a great deal to open source. “One way we contribute is that when we consume a project and a fix or enhancement is needed, we fix it and contribute back.” The company has made roughly 150 such contributions this year alone.

Comcast also releases its own software as open source. “We have created things internally to solve our own problems, but we realized they could solve someone else’s problem, too. So, we released such internal projects as open source,” said Ruff.

Two notable projects that Comcast recently open sourced are Trickster and VinylDNS. At the moment, Comcast is maintaining these projects, but the company is also open to nurturing such projects to a stage where they can become part of bigger open source bodies like The Linux Foundation or Apache Software Foundation.

“These are the two projects that we’re actually maintaining. We are inviting contributors from all parts of the world to contribute to it and there is a great deal of diversity around these projects,” said Ruff. “At the same time, we also have Traffic Control, our CDN project, which is hosted at the Apache Foundation.”

Traffic Control is a good example of a Comcast project that became mature enough to graduate as a top tier project at the Apache Foundation. Comcast is also the force behind the RDK Management, an open source consortium to manage the Reference Design Kit (RDK). It’s an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband devices, set-top boxes, and IoT.

Beyond Code

Ruff also serves on The Linux Foundation Board of Directors, where she represents the larger open source community. “As part of the board, one of the big lenses that I like to bring to the board is diversity and inclusion,” she said. She works closely with The Linux Foundation teams to make their projects and events more diverse and inclusive.

“We have a great opportunity as a foundation to set some guidelines for the 150-plus projects that are at the Foundation itself, but also to create best practices for the community to follow,” Ruff said.

“The whole world is getting digitized. As we are recreating this world, we need to create it with people of all types,” she continued. “Otherwise, we will have a very monotonous world. We will have a black-and-white world created by a few people with their biases that are embedded in that world. And we cannot afford to do that.”

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The Linux Foundation and RISC-V Foundation Announce Joint Collaboration to Enable a New Era of Open Architecture

RISC-V Foundation to leverage the Linux Foundation’s tools infrastructure, services and training programs

SAN FRANCISCO and BERKELEY, CA – Nov. 27, 2018 –The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), today announced a joint collaboration agreement to accelerate open source development and adoption of the RISC-V ISA.

The RISC-V Foundation includes over 210 institutional, academic and individual members from around the world and has realized 100 percent year-over-year membership growth. This partnership with the Linux Foundation will enable the RISC-V Foundation to grow the RISC-V ecosystem with improved support for the development of new applications and architectures across all computing platforms.

“With the rapid international adoption of the RISC-V ISA, we need increased scale and resources to support the explosive growth of the RISC-V ecosystem. The Linux Foundation is an ideal partner given the open source nature of both organizations,” said Rick O’Connor, executive director of the non-profit RISC-V Foundation. “This joint collaboration with the Linux Foundation will enable the RISC-V Foundation to offer more robust support and educational tools for the active RISC-V community, and enable operating systems, hardware implementations and development tools to scale faster.”

“RISC-V has great traction in a number of markets with applications for AI, machine learning, IoT, augmented reality, cloud, data centers, semiconductors, networking and more.  RISC-V is a technology that has the potential to greatly advance open hardware architecture,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. “We look forward to collaborating with the RISC-V Foundation to advance RISC-V ISA adoption and build a strong ecosystem globally.”

Since its inception in 2015, RISC-V has quickly evolved its ecosystem to feature leading technology companies and emerging startups all working together to enable a wide range of open-source and proprietary RISC-V hardware and software solutions. Members are solving some of today’s most complex design challenges including security, performance, power, efficiency, flexibility and more.

In addition to neutral governance and best practices for open source development, The Linux Foundation will also provide an influx of resources for the RISC-V ecosystem, such as training programs, infrastructure tools, as well as community outreach, marketing and legal expertise.

The RISC-V ISA offers a number of advantages over other architectures, including its openness, simplicity, clean-slate design, modularity, extensibility and stability, delivering a new level of software and hardware freedom on architecture.

The Linux Foundation and the RISC-V communities are already collaborating on a pair of “Getting Started” guides for running the Zephyr, a small, scalable open source RTOS for connected, resource constrained devices, and Linux operating systems on RISC-V based platforms. The Zephyr and Linux guides will be unveiled at the RISC-V Summit on Dec. 3, 2018, in Santa Clara during training classes led by project contributors from RISC-V Foundation Founding Platinum Members Antmicro, Google, Microchip Technology and Western Digital, in addition to the Linux Foundation. For further details regarding the RISC-V Summit, please visit https://tmt.knect365.com/risc-v-summit/.

About RISC-V Foundation

RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Founded in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation comprises more than 200 members building the first open, collaborative community of software and hardware innovators powering a new era of processor innovation. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation.

The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related HW / SW ecosystem. More information can be found at www.riscv.org.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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