Get Practical Advice for Enterprise Open Source in Free Ebook from The Linux Foundation

This new ebook from The Linux Foundation provides a practical approach to establishing an open source strategy based on more than two decades of experience.

When it comes to running and managing open source in the enterprise, experience-driven advice counts for a lot. It is very likely that your organization already runs open source, but many organizations make the mistake of reacting to the open source ecosystem instead of adopting a proactive strategy that is optimized for success. That’s where the free Enterprise Open Source ebook comes in.

This new 45-page ebook from The Linux Foundation provides a practical approach to establishing an open source strategy by outlining the actions your enterprise can take to accelerate its open source efforts. The information is based on more than two decades of professional, enterprise open source usage and development and will be most beneficial to software engineering executives, development managers, compliance experts, and senior engineers involved in enterprise open source activities.

“The availability of enterprise grade open source software is changing the way organizations develop and deliver products,” the book notes. “The combination of a transparent development community and access to public source code enables organizations to think differently about how they procure, implement, test, deploy, and maintain software. This has the potential to offer a wealth of benefits, including reduced development costs, faster product development, higher code quality standards, and more.”

Proven Practices

The book outlines concrete steps that an organization can take to run an effective open source program and foster success with open source. These include the following recommendations:

  • Join The Linux Foundation compliance Initiatives
  • Establish relationships with open source communities
  • Create or outsource open source training
  • Collaborate with universities on open source R&D projects
  • Join the TODO Group (Talk Openly, Develop Openly)
  • Encourage internal collaboration

The ebook also makes specific recommendations for important open source workflow practices in enterprises. You’ll find discussions on:

  • Visibility
  • Forking
  • Pull/Merge Requests
  • Peer Review
  • Release Early, Release Often
  • Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Documentation
  • Issue Tracking

This book states that strategizing and communicating are important steps in managing enterprise open source effectively: “To establish open source software as a major driving force for software development, your company needs to develop business-level objectives and fully identify any constraints faced for the use of open source software. The goal is to establish consensus and communicate business rationale behind new policies. This book will help you develop a strategy that transforms your efforts from a defensive approach that reacts to open source software to offensive market leadership that is fueled by strong open source engineering.”

Lessons Learned

The “Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Enterprise Open Source Experience” section notes that one of the most important steps an enterprise can take is to encourage a cultural shift surrounding open source.

“You’ll need to lead a cultural shift from traditional software development practices to a more open and collaborative mindset. Internal company dynamics need to be favorable to open source efforts. As an open source leader inside your organization, you will face challenges in terms of funding resources, justifying ROI, getting upstream focus, and so forth. These challenges often require a major shift in mindset and a lot of education up the chain.”

Download your free copy of Enterprise Open Source: A Practical Introduction now.

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LF Deep Learning Foundation Advances Open Source Artificial Intelligence With Major Membership Growth

Foundation welcomes 5 new members and new Governing Board Chair Mazin Gilbert to expand global footprint to accelerate AI innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2018 – The LF Deep Learning Foundation, an umbrella organization of The Linux Foundation that supports and sustains open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning, today announced five new members: Ciena, DiDi, Intel, Orange and Red Hat. The support of these new members will provide additional resources to the community to develop and expand open source AI, ML and DL projects, such as the Acumos AI Project, the foundation’s comprehensive platform for AI model discovery, development and sharing.

These companies join founding members Amdocs, AT&T, B.Yond, Baidu, Huawei, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, Tencent, Univa and ZTE. The LF Deep Learning Foundation is a neutral space for harmonization and acceleration of separate technical projects focused on AI, ML and DL technologies.

“We are very pleased to build off the launch momentum of the LF Deep Learning Foundation and welcome new members with vast resources and technical expertise  to support our growing community and ecosystem of AI projects,” said Lisbeth McNabb, Chief Operating Officer of The Linux Foundation.

Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology and Systems at AT&T, has also been elected to the role of Governing Board Chair of LF Deep Learning. This position leads the board in supporting various AI and ML open source projects, including infrastructure and support initiatives related to each project.

“The Deep Learning Foundation is a significant achievement by the open source community to drive harmonization among tools and platforms in deep learning and artificial intelligence,” said Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology and Systems at AT&T. “This effort will enable an open marketplace of analytics and machine learning capabilities to help expedite adoption and deployments of DL solutions worldwide.”

LF Deep Learning will also host a half day workshop at the upcoming Open Source Summit, August 28 in Vancouver, BC, which will provide a scope review of Acumos AI project, an AI full stack overview, overview of new projects and details of how to get involved.

Additionally, the inaugural Acumos AI Day was recently hosted by Orange at their Paris offices and garnered so much interest, there will be a worldwide tour of these events.

Support Quotes from New LF Deep Learning Members

Ciena

“The progression of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies calls for a shift in how we design and implement networks and services,” said Adan Pope Chief Information Technology Officer at Ciena. “Joining the LF Deep Learning community supports our AI strategy, reinforces our mission to drive intelligent network and service automation, and puts us in a stronger position to help shape the future of this evolving industry.”

DiDi

“DiDi is excited to support the LF Deep Learning Foundation, which is helping fill an important gap in the AI space by providing a space for the open source community to innovate,” said Wensong Zhang, Senior Vice President at DiDi. “We look forward to collaborating with the foundation and global open source and AI communities to develop useful solutions now and into the future.”

Intel Corporation

“Intel is a longtime believer in democratizing technology and making it accessible to all developers. We’re taking that same approach to our AI work today and look forward to working closely with the LF Deep Learning Foundation and AI community,” said Carlos Morales, Senior Director of Deep Learning Systems, AI Product Group, Intel.

Orange

“We believe that the LF Deep Learning Foundation and the Acumos project will accelerate the development of telecom use cases, in an open source environment for communication services, networks, security, and customer care,” said Jamil Chawki, Director IT of Cloud Standards and Open Source at Orange. “By providing a common framework for machine learning and deep learning, LFDL will contribute to lowering the barriers to AI innovation for Telcos.”

Red Hat

“Deep learning has the potential to change everything about how we learn from data,” said Chris Wright, Vice President and CTO at Red Hat. “Open source communities are at the heart of advancing deep learning frameworks and we’re excited to see further collaboration with the LF Deep Learning Foundation around model discovery, development, and lifecycles, and bringing open source software development best practices to deep learning models.”

About LF Deep Learning

The LF Deep Learning Foundation, a Linux Foundation project, accelerates and sustains the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning open source projects. The initiative’s Acumos AI Project is a platform and open source framework that makes it easy to build, share and deploy AI models. Backed by many of the world’s largest technology leaders, LF Deep Learning is a neutral space for harmonization and ecosystem engagement to advance AI, DL and ML innovation. To get involved with the LF Deep Learning Foundation, please visit https://www.deeplearningfoundation.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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First Round of Keynotes Announced for Open Source Summit and ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe

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Check out the first round of keynotes for Open Source Summit and ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe, coming up October 22-24 in Edinburgh.

Announcing the first round of keynote speakers for Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe!

Keynotes include:

  • Patrick Ball, Director of Research, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
  • Eric Berlow, Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer, Vibrant Data Inc.
  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux & Git, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, Vice President & Chief Open Source Officer, VMware
  • Ed Cable, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mifos Initiative
  • Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor, LWN.net
  • Johanna Koester, Program Director of Developer Technology and Advocacy, IBM
  • Dr. Alexander Nitz, Gravitational-wave Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Brenda Romero, Award-Winning Game Designer, Fulbright Scholar & Entrepreneur
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The conference schedule will be released on August 14, with additional keynote announcements to follow.

Open Source Summit is THE leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate and learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Join us for 200+ sessions and co-located events including Linux Security Summit, Zephyr Hackathon – “Get Connected,” LF Energy Summit, and Tracing Summit.

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. The conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel, and systems developers to collaborate.

OpenIoT Summit is the technical conference for the developers and architects working on industrial IoT. It provides the technical knowledge needed to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

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Guy Martin: Open Source Strategy at Autodesk

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Guy Martin, Director, Open@Autodesk, explains how Autodesk consumes and contributes to open source.

Companies today can’t get away with not using open source, says Guy Martin, Director, Open@Autodesk, who recently sat down with us for a deep dive into Autodesk’s engagement with and contributions to the open source community.

Guy Martin

Guy Martin, Director, Open@Autodesk

“Like any company… we consume a lot of open source,” said Martin, “I was brought in to help Autodesk’s open source strategy in terms of how we contribute back more effectively to open source, how we open source code within our environment, which we want to be a standard — code which is non-differentiating and not strategic IP.”

One of the things that Martin is most proud of is the work his company is doing in the film and media space.

“We have contributed to projects like Universal Scene Description (USD) and OpenColorIO to help our film and media customers utilize not only our products but also products from other companies through the combination of open source software,” said Martin. This leads to a typical open source ecosystem that allows film and media companies to mix and match solutions from different vendors.

In addition to contributing to various open source projects, the company has also open sourced some of its own projects. Autodesk’s GitHub repository currently has more than 51 projects.

Process and planning

But it’s not easy for a large company like Autodesk to engage with the open source community. Because they also have industry-leading proprietary solutions, they need to be extra careful with consuming and contributing to open source. They need to understand various licenses to avoid legal complexity, and they must be aware that releasing some code may also expose company IP.  These are areas where all companies must tread carefully, and developers need to be fully confident that they can use code efficiently without dealing with a heavyweight process to get permissions for using or contributing.

“There needs to be a process around what we are going to open source which involves legal at a very early stage,” Martin said.

When Martin started working at Autodesk, he sat down with the legal department and found that one of the challenges in open sourcing code was lack of any business strategy around the process. One team might decide to open source something, start discussing with legal, then after a few months or more of all this work someone from business unit might look at it and ask why are we open sourcing this? All the previous efforts would be wasted.

Strategic value

“Now the process starts with the business team. We engage the business leaders; we engage the engineering teams. When we decide to open source something, we ask what’s the strategic value for Autodesk in open sourcing. What do we gain and what do we lose regarding the ability to patent things. These are the genuine business concerns,” he said.

Beyond open sourcing their own code, legal also needs to get involved when it comes to using (or contributing to) external open source projects. Before Martin joined the company, Autodesk had many different ways and means for getting approval to contribute something to upstream open source or consume some open source project.

Martin worked with the open source legal counsel at the company to fix the process. “Now we have a single process for anyone who wants to consume some open source code or wants to contribute to some. We are still improving that process,” he said.

Another thing that Autodesk has done is create a whitelist of pre-approved open source licenses, so developers have more freedom and flexibility. There is still some oversight from legal in case there is something they are not comfortable with. “We still have to track that work from a compliance perspective, but it does lift the burden from developers,” said Martin.

Autodesk has also implemented more communication channels internally, which leads to more transparency across the company. This helps people understand the value of contributing to as well as consuming open source.

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Open Source Summit Features 11 Co-Located Events, Kubernetes Training, Security Summit, LF Deep Learning Workshops & More

Check out the co-located events at Open Source Summit, including Kubernetes training & more!

What makes attending Open Source Summit so valuable?

The people who attend, and the sharing of information that transpires when 2,000 open source leaders from around the globe gather to work together to transform technology.

In addition to education opportunities stemming from 250+ conference sessions and a plethora of collaboration opportunities in the hallway track and at networking events, Open Source Summit (previously LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen) offers added learning opportunities with a variety of co-located events: 11 this year to be exact.

The cost of travel can be the biggest hardship of attending an event, so you should make the most of it. Open Source Summit offers a number of ways to gain additional value from your trip.

This year’s co-located events and special events offerings include:

Co-Located Events

Linux Security Summit North America

Monday, August 27- Tuesday, August 28*

The Linux Security Summit is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

mountpoint 2018

Monday, August 27- Tuesday, August 28*

mountpoint 2018 unites the Ceph and Gluster communities, SDS experts, and partners to bring you an exciting two-day event.

LF Deep Learning Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Learn more about how the Linux Foundation’s Deep Learning Foundation is supporting open source innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.

CHAOSScon North America

Tuesday, August 28*

This conference will show CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health.

Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) Seminar

Tuesday, August 28*

Two of the fastest-growing Linux Foundation projects – ONAP (part of LF Networking) and Kubernetes (part of CNCF) – are coming together in the next generation telecom architecture. This interactive seminar will be co-moderated by LF Networking GM Arpit Joshipura and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Executive Director Dan Kohn.

Egeria Open Metadata & Governance Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Learn more about Egeria, a new project from the ODPi that supports the free flow of metadata between different technologies.

OpenAPI Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Participate in this hands-on workshop to learn what OpenAPI is, who is using it, what you can do with it, as well as hands-on training on its advanced features, and a preview of the anticipated September 2018 release.

OpenChain Mini Summit

Tuesday, August 28*

The workshop will feature new compliance reference material, new training material, new case studies, interactive panels, and plenty of networking.

OpenHPC Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Participants will get a hands-on experience installing a bare metal instance of OpenHPC on clustered Intel NUCs to see how easy it is to get started.

LFCS & Linux on Azure Training Courses

Wednesday, August 29 – Thursday, August 30*

Presented by ITGilde and The Linux Foundation.

Cloud & Container Apprentice Linux Engineer Tutorials

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31

Event Experiences:

Lightning Talks

Tuesday, August 28

Better Together Diversity Social

Tuesday, August 28*

Vancouver Sightseeing Bus Tour

Wednesday, August 29*

First-time Attendee Breakfast

Wednesday, August 29

Open Source Career Mixer

Wednesday, August 29*

Women in Open Source Lunch

Wednesday, August 29*

All-Attendee Opening Reception at Vancouver Aquarium

Wednesday, August 29

Meet & Eat

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31*

Diversity Empowerment Summit

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31

Open Collaboration Conference

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31

5K Fun Run

Thursday, August 30*

Speed Mentoring & Networking

Thursday, August 30*

Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase

Thursday, August 30

Invitation Only Partner Reception

Thursday, August 30

Morning Meditation

Friday, August 31*

Kids Day

Friday, August 31*

Puppy Pawlooza

Friday, August 31

*Limited availability and/or requires pre-registration

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Keynote Speakers for Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe Announced Including Open Source Experts, Scientists, Researchers and More

Premier open source event offers keynote sessions covering data, gaming, microfinance and other topics related to open source technology

SAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe, taking place October 22-24 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Open Source Summit Europe is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Over 2,000 are expected to gather for the event.

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. The conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel, and systems developers to collaborate.

OpenIoT Summit is a technical conference for the developers and architects working on industrial IoT. It provides the technical knowledge needed to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Patrick Ball, Director of Research, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
  • Eric Berlow, Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer, Vibrant Data Inc.
  • Ed Cable, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mifos Initiative
  • Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor, LWN.net
  • Johanna Koester, Program Director of Developer Technology and Advocacy, IBM
  • Dr. Alexander Nitz, Gravitational-wave Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Brenda Romero, Award-Winning Game Designer, Fulbright Scholar & Entrepreneur
  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux & Git, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, Vice President & Chief Open Source Officer, VMware
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The full schedule of sessions will be announced next week, with additional keynotes announced shortly thereafter.

Registration is $800 through August 18 and includes access to all sessions at both Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe. Additional alumni, academic, non-profit and Linux Foundation member discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe are made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsors Intel and Microsoft; Platinum Sponsors IBM and SUSE; and Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, Nutanix, Red Hat, Sumologic and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Source Summit Europe 2017 Event Recap (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-europe)

Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2017 Event Recap (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/embedded-linux-conference-europe)

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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Open Source Summit Offers More Opportunities Than Ever for Collaboration and Learning with Dozens of Co-Located Events and Special Attendee Experiences

The premier open source gathering offers top-notch educational content in addition to opportunities for networking with the who’s who of the open source community

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the lineup of co-located events and onsite activities for Open Source Summit, taking place August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC, including expanded pre-event lighting talks, workshops and tutorials on August 28.

Open Source Summit is the leading conference for developers, SysAdmins, DevOps professionals, architects and other technologists – along with open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. It covers cornerstone open source technologies like Linux and Kubernetes, along with other cloud infrastructure and cloud native applications, AI, blockchain, networking and more.

Registration is discounted to $950 through August 4. Discounts are available for Open Source Summit alumni, hobbyists, academics, non-profit professionals and groups. Hall Passes, which grant access to all conference activities except conference sessions, are also available for $150. Visit the registration page for more information.

Co-located events include:

  • Linux Security Summit North America – August 27-28*
  • mountpoint 2018 – August 27-28*
  • LF Deep Learning Workshop – August 28*
  • CHAOSScon North America – August 28*
  • Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) Seminar – August 28*
  • Egeria Open Metadata & Governance Workshop – August 28*
  • OpenAPI Workshop – August 28*
  • OpenChain Mini Summit – August 28*
  • OpenHPC Workshop – August 28*
  • LFCS & Linux on Azure Training Courses, presented by ITGilde and The Linux Foundation – August 29-30*
  • Cloud & Container Apprentice Linux Engineer Tutorials – August 29-31

Event experiences include:

  • All-Attendee Opening Reception at Vancouver Aquarium – August 29
  • Vancouver Sightseeing Bus Tour – August 29*
  • Meet & Eat – August 29-31*
  • 5K Fun Run – August 30*
  • Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase – August 30
  • Invitation Only Partner Reception – August 30
  • Morning Meditation – August 31*
  • Puppy Pawlooza – Date TBD

Features and add-ons include:

Other items:

  • Child care is provided free of charge to all attendees*
  • A networking app is provided to enable attendees to meet and network
  • Attendees are encouraged to donate to #YesWeCode to help individuals from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector

*Limited availability and/or requires pre-registration

The full lineup of 250+ sessions including lighting talks, labs, tutorials, conference sessions and keynotes and activities can be viewed here.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open Source Summit is made possible by Diamond Sponsors IBM, Intel and SUSE; Platinum Sponsor Red Hat; and Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Kenzan, Microsoft, SAP and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Recap: Open Source Summit North America 2017 (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america)

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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Michelle Noorali: Helping Users and Developers Consume Open Source

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Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, says meeting people at open source events helps her better understand how they are using cloud-native tools.

Open source events create the best interaction points between developers and users, and one person you’re likely to meet at these events is Michelle Noorali, one of the most visible and recognizable faces in one of the biggest open source communities: Kubernetes.

Most modern software development, which is by default open source, is done by people spread across the globe, many of whom have never met in person. That’s why events like Open Source Summit are extremely important in creating opportunities for interaction for the people who are managing, developing, and using these open source projects.

Noorali, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, says she loves meeting people at events and learning about how they are using cloud-native tools and what they need. “I am trying to see if those tools that I work on can also meet other people’s needs,” she said.

This direct interaction gives Noorali a unique perspective for understanding the pain points. For example, “It’s really hard to pick from all of the cloud native technologies and figure out how they work together because at the end of the day, you are trying to deploy and run applications in the cloud or on bare metal,” she said. “The second point is how do I expose my developers, my teams to this stuff and get them to actually use cloud native tools, without having to learn about everything from scratch.”

Knowledge and support

Open Source is about day one, you get the technology that’s being created by a massive community, but you need support for day two, when you are actually using and managing it. That’s where companies like Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, Google, and Mirantis come into the picture, helping users consume these technologies.

Beyond support, there is a huge need for knowledgebase to help users understand these technologies. “In the case of Kubernetes, you have to learn what a pod is; what is deployment, what’s a replica set. Before you even get to that, you have to learn about containers — how to build images and where to store images,” she said. “I am working on making this whole situation a lot easier for developers to understand and use.”

At events like Open Source Summit, Noorali also comes across unique use cases. “I got super excited about one user who is building platform as a service for robotics on Kubernetes,” she said, “I am also excited about seeing specifically weird business use cases and how people pick and choose technologies and put them together in this space.”

These events not only bring users and developers together, they also bring together companies who cooperate on technologies while competing on products and services. You see companies like Google, Red Hat, SUSE, and Microsoft under the same roof, helping each other.

“You don’t want to work on a project by yourself; you need to work with other companies, and it’s nice to see them come together,” Noorali said. “I’ve had a good experience with the community, and I’ve been really involved for a while now.”

Learn more and connect with your peers at Open Source Summit, coming up this month in Vancouver.

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Open Networking Summit Europe Schedule Announced! 3 Days Left to Save $805 | Register Now

Open Networking Summit

Register for Open Networking Summit Europe by August 4 to save $805.

The schedule for Open Networking Summit Europe is now live!

Open Networking Summit, the premier open networking event in North America, comes to Europe for the first time this year, gathering enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers across the open networking ecosystem.

Join 1000+ architects, developers, and thought leaders in Amsterdam, September 25-27, to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking, including SDN, NFV, orchestration, and the automation of cloud, network, and IoT services.

Keynote Sessions Include:

  • Talks from Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Türk Telekom
  • Sessions and panels on the intersection of cloud native and networking; the intersection of blockchain and networking; ONAP leadership; and vendor innovation in open source.
  • Cross Domain/Cross-Layer VPN Service Orchestration Demo from China Mobile, Huawei, and Vodafone
  • Virtual Central Office (VCO) 2.0 – Virtualized Mobile Network Demo showing new and improved use cases extending the capabilities of the VCO, with presenters from China Mobile, Red Hat, and more.

Session Highlights Include:

  • Network Service Mesh: An Attempt to Reimagine NFV in a Cloud-Native Fashion – Frederick Kautz, Red Hat and Kyle Mestery, Cisco
  • Creating Synergies: Sharing and Reusing Results of CI/CD System Between Communities – Fatih Degirmenci, Ericsson and Yolanda Robla Mota, Red Hat
  • 5G Edge Cloud in a Lightpole – Tapio Tallgren, Nokia
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Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) Continues Rapid Global Growth With Addition of Eight New Members

Leading vendors, research organizations, and nonprofit networking consortiums join The Linux Foundation

San Francisco – August 1, 2018 — The Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects such as ONAP and OPNFV, today announced the addition of eight new Silver and Associate members, continuing its rapid global growth. New LFN members ARRIS International plc, Affirmed Networks, CAICT, Equinox International, MYCOM OSI, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, SDNLAB and SnapRoute join 104 other technology leaders within the networking industry, to accelerate the development and adoption of open source and open standards-based networking technologies.

“Earlier this year we decided to unite many of our open source networking projects under the LFN umbrella in order to provide greater cohesion and streamline efforts across projects,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “The continued, global growth of LFN membership shows that organizations see value in the rapid development of open source solutions and standards that will define tomorrow’s networks and support emerging communications technologies and services.”

The new members will contribute to LFN’s seven networking projects: FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, SNAS.io, and Tungsten Fabric. LFN supports the momentum of the open source networking sector by integrating the governance of participating projects in order to enhance operational excellence, simplify member engagement, and increase collaboration. ARRIS International plc, Affirmed Networks, Equinox International, MYCOM OSI and SnapRoute have joined as Silver members while CAICT, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, and SDNLAB have joined as Associate members.

The LFN community will come together on September 25-27, 2018 in Amsterdam for Open Networking Summit Europe. Open Networking Summit is the industry’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of Open Source Networking, including SDN, NFV, orchestration and the automation of cloud, edge, network, and IoT services. To learn more and register for the event, visit here.

Member Supporting Quotes:

“Open source technologies allow the acceleration of innovation from a broader ecosystem,” said Angela Whiteford, Vice President Product Management and Marketing, Affirmed Networks.  “As members of the Linux Foundation, we are committed to helping the open source community remain at the forefront of innovation as the industry continues its transformation to cloud-based architectures that will support 5G.”

“We are excited to join The Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation Networking as it will help us make a difference in providing telecom services because of their important role in enabling support and innovation of the latest open source ICT solutions,” said Eng. Samer Haqoun, Equinox’s Deputy CEO, Sales and Business Development

“MYCOM OSI’s leading service assurance solution helps CSPs with over 2B subscribers in total manage their network and service quality, and we are delighted to join Linux Foundation Networking to contribute our expertise in these key areas,” said Mounir Ladki, President and CTO of MYCOM OSI “Primarily we will be contributing to ONAP with service assurance, automation and analytics but fully expect that our work will be leveraged in associated projects such as OpenDaylight and OPNFV. The Linux Foundation is leading the way with open source projects and we look forward to helping accelerate development and industry adoption of open source networking technology.”

“Linux Foundation Networking unifies key networking projects, giving them a clear path to delivering deployment-ready open source solutions. SnapRoute is excited to collaborate within the LFN to help drive an operational model that  enables the network to thrive in an increasingly Cloud Native world.” – Dom Wilde, CEO SnapRoute

About the Newest LFN Members:

ARRIS International plc is powering a smart, connected world through hardware, software and services. ARRIS helps transform the way that people and businesses stay informed, entertained and connected.

Affirmed Networks is one of the leading companies in virtualized mobile networks,

helping operators reduce costs and drive new revenue growth more efficiently than ever before.  The Affirmed Webscale mobile core has been deployed by some of the world’s top mobile operators as they transform their networks and prepare for 5G.

China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) is a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. CAICT is a facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s information and communications industry, providing strong support for the industry’s major strategies, plans, policies, standards, testing and certification.

Equinox International is one of the leading providers of infrastructure technology solutions and services in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, with a complete portfolio of solutions to meet the mission critical objectives of enterprises and service providers. Their solutions and services allow clients to build their infrastructures smarter, reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO), and increase the availability and robustness of their services and applications.

MYCOM OSI provides award-winning Service Assurance software that enables digital transformation of Tier 1 CSPs with a cloud-native solution that integrates digital Service Quality Management, Performance Management, Fault Management, Automation / Orchestration and Analytics across hybrid (physical and virtual) telco, cloud and IT networks. With 8 out of the top 10 largest global CSPs as customers, it has been 100% focused on telecom networks for 25+ years.

OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA) is a non-profit consortium fostering a community of industrial as well as research contributors for open source software and hardware development for the core network (EPC), access network and user equipment (EUTRAN) of 3GPP cellular networks.

SDNLAB, a component of the Jiangsu Future Networks Innovation Institute, is a Chinese media and service platform focused exclusively on innovative network technologies. The organization focuses primarily on SDN, NFV, SDDC, Cloud network, and DevOps technologies impacting the telecommunications industry, offering relevant news and analysis, technical exchanges, events, online experiments, job posting and professional training programs. SDNLAB aggregates online and offline activities to help drive the development of technological network innovation in China.

SnapRoute is building the industry’s first microservices NOS for Cloud Native environments. By elevating the NOS into the Cloud Native era, SnapRoute delivers a CI/CD network infrastructure for the DevOps age.

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