10 Reasons to Attend ONS Europe in September | Registration Deadline Approaching – Register & Save $605

Registration deadline for ONS Europe is approaching – Register now and save $605.

Here’s a sneak peek at why you need to be at Open Networking Summit Europe in Amsterdam next month! But hurry – spots are going quickly. Secure your spot and register by September 1 to save $605.

Open Networking Summit, the premier open networking event in North America now in its 7th year, comes to Europe for the first time next month. This event is like no other, with content presented by your peers in the networking community, sessions carefully selected by networking specialists in the program committee, and plenty of networking and collaboration opportunities, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Highlights include:

  1. Learn About the Future & Lessons Learned in Open Networking: Hear about innovative ideas on the disruption and change of the landscape of networking and networking-enabled markets in the next 3-5 years across AI, ML, and deep learning applied to networking, SD-WAN, IIOT, data insights, business intelligence, blockchain & telecom, and more. Get an in-depth scoop on the lessons learned from today’s global deployments.
  2. 100+ Sessions Covering Telecom, Enterprise, and Cloud Networking: With a blend of deep technical/developer sessions and business/architecture sessions, there are a plethora of learning opportunities for everyone. Plan your schedule now and choose from sessions, labs, tutorials, and lightning talks presented by Airbnb, Deutsche Telekom AG, Thomas Reuters, Huawei, General Motors, Türk Telekom, China Mobile, and many more.
  3. Business & Architecture Tracks: 50+ sessions in the business & architecture, service provider, cloud networking, and operations tracks covering edge, cloud native, VNF, AI, 5G, blockchain, and more.
  4. Deep-Dive Labs & Tutorials: Get hands-on training in labs and tutorials including NFV Features in Kubernetes, Integrating ODL in OpenStack, Operator Edge Cloud Reference Design Workshop (CORD / ONF), and more.
  5. LFN Unconference Track & LFN Booth Demos: Discuss ideas, teach others, and collaborate in the unconference track sessions! Visit the LFN Booth to see 10 top community-driven demos across a range of LFN projects.
  6. Networking Opportunities: Attend the onsite attendee reception or use the networking app to expand your connections by finding and meeting with attendees with similar interests. Attendees will gather from over 300 companies worldwide.
  7. Social Activities: Take a break and join the 5K fun run or morning yoga. Women attending are invited to collaborate at the Women in Networking Lunch.
  8. Demos & Dev Lounges: Meet in the developer lounges for face-to-face collaboration and check out dozens of demos from networking projects and companies in the sponsor showcase, as well as those that will be featured on the keynote stage!
  9. Learn about the cross section of Networking with Containers, Blockchain and more. Over 20 sessions offer a focus on the innovation of networking with blockchain, edge computing and Kubernetes, containers and cloud native technologies.
  10. Hear from the Leading Experts in Networking: Hear keynotes from Axel Clauberg, Telekom AG; Dr. Paul Doany, Türk Telekom; All Goldner, Amdocs; Fran Heeran; Vodafone Group; Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation; Catherine Lefevre, AT&T; Bill Ren, Huawei; and more.

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Diversity Empowerment Summit Highlights Importance of Allies

allies for inclusion

Diversity Empowerment Summit provides insights, ideas, and examples to help open source projects and professionals adopt inclusive practices.

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as projects compete to attract more talent to power development efforts now as well as build their ranks to carry the projects into the future. The Diversity Empowerment Summit co-located with Open Source Summit coming up in Vancouver August 29-31, will offer key insights to help your project succeed in these endeavors.

Although adoption of diversity and inclusion policies is generally seen as simply the right thing to do, finding good paths to building and implementing such policies within existing community cultures continues to be challenging. The Diversity Empowerment Summit, however, provides hard insights, new ideas, and proven examples to help open source professionals navigate this journey.

Nithya Ruff, Senior Director, Open Source Practice at Comcast

Nithya Ruff,  Senior Director, Open Source Practice at Comcast, and member of the Board of Directors for The Linux Foundation, says “the mission of open source communities to attract and retain diverse contributors with unique talent and perspectives has gathered momentum, but we cannot tackle these issues without the support of allies and advocates.” Ruff will be moderating a panel discussion at the conference examining the role of allies in diversity and inclusion and exploring solid strategies for success.

Along with Erik Riedel of Dell EMC, Ruff will also present “Everyday Opportunities for Inclusion & Collaboration.” In this talk, the speakers will share specific examples and stories illustrating some less obvious opportunities for communication, networking, mentoring, and collaboration encountered in  on-the-job activities as well as at events and forums.

We talked with Ruff about the importance of the Diversity Empowerment Summit as well as some of the upcoming  highlights.

The Linux Foundation: Why is the Diversity Empowerment Summit important?

Nithya Ruff: A big part of open source is the developers who feel included and valued as human beings. And the Diversity Empowerment Summit helps us celebrate and discuss how we can continue to create inviting, inclusive and healthy communities. This conference welcomes talks on growing our community to practices for inclusion to being allies to people who are under-represented in our communities.  It is great to see The Linux Foundation make valuable space and time for this track every year.

The Linux Foundation: Who should attend?

Ruff: Everyone who cares about the health of the community should attend.  Projects are successful because of the people behind it and if you are interested in creating a sustainable project, you should attend these sessions.

The Linux Foundation: What are you looking forward to at the Summit?

Ruff: This year, I am excited about the panel on building allies as it brings some great speakers in one session to the audience. I’m looking forward to truly great speakers like our keynote speaker, Jennifer Cloer, and others like Tameika Reed, Deb Nicholson, Chloe Condon, Lucy Wyman, and Guy Martin.

There are also many terrific talks about welcoming and helping new contributors to open source, which is critical considering women comprise less than 10 percent of open source community members and many underrepresented communities account for less than 5 percent of open source community members.

Check out the complete schedule and register now to attend the Diversity Empowerment Summit at Open Source Summit in Vancouver.

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eBay Provides OpenAPI Specification (OAS) for All its RESTful Public APIs

By Ole Lensmar, Chairperson of the OpenAPI Initiative

Today, eBay announced that they are leveraging the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) for all of its RESTful public APIs. With OpenAPI, developers can download an eBay OpenAPI contract, generate code and successfully call an eBay API in minutes. APIs play a critical role in eBay’s Developer Ecosystem helping the company build and deliver the best experiences to its buyers and sellers.

“The move to using the OpenAPI Specification was a unanimous choice given our needs and knowledge of the incredible ecosystem of developers that surround OpenAPI,” said Gail Frederick, GM of eBay Portland and VP Developer Ecosystem at eBay. “The OpenAPI Specification is the de facto standard for describing APIs and plays a critical role in the new microservices-based architecture at eBay.”

As a member and chairperson of the of the OpenAPI Initiative, I see more and more companies moving to distributed and microservice-based architectures as the need to build quality experiences for users and ship products or services to market faster is a linchpin to any business’ success. Technologies and tools created to support this transition are largely built from open collaboration, spanning application development technologies like Node.js to container orchestration like Kubernetes. Since APIs are the “glue” between distributed components, the OAS standard plays a central part in this transition.

This was definitely the case with eBay. As eBay transitioned from a monolithic and centralized architecture to a distributed microservice architecture, the company needed to evolve the way service contracts were explored, tested, published, and integrated with API specifications.

The company had a set of needs for this transition:

API contracts would need to meet the needs of seamless exploration and integration across a diverse technology stack, be industry standard, and be feature rich to complement our Technical Standards and governance models necessitated the exploration for a new specification. The primary criteria was a specification that was both human and machine readable, language agnostic, vendor-neutral, and open source.
Shekhar Banerjee, Senior MTS Architect, eBay

OAS became the unanimous choice due to its tooling support, fully customizable stack, code-first and contract-first approaches to API development, and most importantly because OpenAPI continues to evolve as a standard led by open collaboration from the OpenAPI Initiative. The move to OAS furthers eBay’s mission to its Developer Ecosystem to promote developer efficiency and productivity with no more SDKs and no more hours spent writing API client code.

eBay has been a member of the OpenAPI Initiative since August 2017 and one of the first in the industry to publish contracts based on OpenAPI 3.0 specification. We are very excited to see eBay’s continued support of our consortium, as well as other open collaboration projects, including the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). We look forward to sharing more around eBay’s success with OAS as well as the many users and members that make up our ecosystem during API Strategy & Practice Conference happening September 24 – 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about this conference here, and keep up-to-date with news coming out of the OpenAPI Initiative here.

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Session Lineup at Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe Offers Complete Overview of the Open Source Ecosystem

Leading open source experts to speak on topics including AI, blockchain, cloud, containers/Kubernetes, embedded systems, IoT, Linux, networking and more

SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the session agenda for Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe, taking place October 22-24 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Open Source Summit Europe session highlights include:

  • Using Containers for GPU Workloads – Christian Brauner, Canonical
  • Logging, and Errors, and Metrics – Oh My! – Chloe Condon, Sentry.io
  • Scalable Monitoring of Apache Spark with Prometheus – Diane Feddema and Zak Hassan, Red Hat
  • Software Philanthropy for Everyone – Kevin P. Fleming, Bloomberg
  • Understanding User Namespaces – Michael Kerrisk, man7.org Training and Consulting
  • Building Stable Trees with Machine Learning – Julia Lawall, Inria and Sasha Levin, Microsoft
  • Establishing Image Provenance and Security in Kubernetes – Adrian Mouat, Container Solutions

Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe session highlights include:

  • Pushing Kubernetes Experience to IoT Devices – Erno Aapa, Eliot
  • Common Attacks on IoT Devices – Christina Quast
  • Embedded Linux on RISC-V Architecture – Status Report – Khem Raj, Comcast
  • Supporting Hardware Codecs in a Linux System – Maxime Ripard, Bootlin
  • Real Time is Coming to Linux; What Does that Mean to You? – Steven Rostedt, VMware
  • Creating an IoT Data Layer for Collecting, Storing, Analyzing and Reacting to Data – David G. Simmons, InfluxData

View the full schedule for Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit.

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.

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.

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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Keynotes Announced for Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain & Kubernetes on Wall Street

Keynotes announced for Open FinTech Forum, coming up October 10-11 in New York.

Announcing the initial lineup of financial services leaders keynoting at Open FinTech Forum!

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
  • Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Adviser and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
  • Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
  • Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera
  • Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
  • Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs and an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger and Cloud Native/Kubernetes that can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

The full event agenda will be announced on August 23.

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CNCF to Host OpenMetrics in the Sandbox

Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) accepted OpenMetrics, an open source specification for metrics exposition, into the CNCF Sandbox, a home for early stage and evolving cloud native projects.

OpenMetrics brings together the maturity and adoption of Prometheus, Google’s background in working with stats at extreme scale, along with the experience and needs of a variety of projects, vendors, and end-users – aimingto move away from the hierarchical way of monitoring to enable users to transmit metrics at scale.

The open source initiative, focused on creating a neutral metrics exposition format, provides a sound data model for current and future needs of users, and embeds this into a standard that is an evolution of the widely-adoptedPrometheus exposition format.While there are numerous monitoring solutions available today, many do not focus on metrics and are based on old technologies with proprietary, hard-to-implement and hierarchical data models.

“The key benefit of OpenMetrics is that it opens up the de facto model for cloud native metric monitoring to numerous industry leading implementations and new adopters. Prometheus has changed the way the world does monitoring and OpenMetrics aims to take this organically grown ecosystem and transform it into a basis for a deliberate, industry-wide consensus, thus bridging the gap to other monitoring solutions like InfluxData, Sysdig, Weave Cortex, and OpenCensus. It goes without saying that Prometheus will be at the forefront of implementing OpenMetrics in its server and all client libraries,” said Richard Hartmann, technical architect at SpaceNet, Prometheus team member, and founder of OpenMetrics. “CNCF has been instrumental in bringing together cloud native communities. We look forward to working with this community to further cloud native monitoring and continue building our community of users and upstream contributors.”

OpenMetrics contributors include AppOptics, Cortex, Datadog, Google, InfluxData, OpenCensus, Prometheus, Sysdig and Uber, among others.

“Metrics, when combined with traces and logging, are key to measuring the success of any technology initiative. By offering support for open standards such as OpenMetrics, we’ve enabled our customers to quickly gain visibility into the growing ecosystem technologies that are key to their cloud native transitions,” said Ilan Rabinovitch, VP of Product & Community at Datadog. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with the CNCF and observability community on developing standards and best practices for monitoring in cloud native architectures.”

“Google has a history of innovation in the metric monitoring space, from its early success with Borgmon, which has been continued in Monarch and Stackdriver. OpenMetrics embodies our understanding of what users need for simple, reliable and scalable monitoring, and shows our commitment to offering standards-based solutions. In addition to our contributions to the spec, we’ll be enabling OpenMetrics support in OpenCensus” said Sumeer Bhola, Lead Engineer on Monarch and Stackdriver at Google.

“At InfluxData, we’re very excited about the work to create a standard metrics format. Even though metrics is a subset of our larger focus on time series data, we see real value in creating a standard that can work across vendors and open source projects,” said Paul Dix, founder and CTO of InfluxData. “We’re excited to collaborate with members from Prometheus, OpenCensus and others to push the OpenMetrics standard forward. It will be a first class citizen in the InfluxData set of open source tools, including InfluxDB, our open source time series database and Telegraf, our open source data collector.”

“OpenMetrics is a huge improvement over the current mixed bag of formats out there today, and will make systems more interoperable with each other. Uber has a lot of complexity with the challenge of ingesting all of the metrics different applications and services expose due to this problem. Complex software and data centers will become a little easier to observe, monitor and run with this standard, which makes tools work together more easily, and small to medium organizations will need to invest less time for first class monitoring,” said Rob Skillington, lead of metrics and systems monitoringat Uber.“We are excited to be a part of OpenMetrics and will natively support the standard in our open source distributed time series database M3DB, which we use to store petabytes of metrics with, alongside supporting long-term storage of metrics for Prometheus.”

TOC sponsors of the project include Alexis Richardson and Bryan Cantrill.

The CNCF Sandbox is a home for early stage projects, for further clarification around project maturity levels in CNCF, please visit our outlined Graduation Criteria.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation Launch the Academy Software Foundation

                                                                                 

Founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios, and Weta Digital

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2018 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation today launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Linux Foundation for this vital initiative that fosters more innovation, more collaboration, more creativity among artists and engineers in our community,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “The Academy Software Foundation is core to the mission of our Academy: promoting the arts and sciences of motion pictures.”

“Open Source Software has enabled developers and engineers to create the amazing visual effects and animation that we see every day in the movies, on television and in video games,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. “With the Academy Software Foundation, we are providing a home for this community of open source developers to collaborate and drive the next wave of innovation across the motion picture and broader media industries.”

The ASWF is the result of a two-year investigation by the Academy’s Science and Technology Council into the use of Open Source Software (OSS) across the motion picture industry. The survey found that more than 80% of the industry uses open source software, particularly for animation and visual effects. However, this widespread use of OSS has also created challenges including siloed development, managing multiple versions of OSS libraries (“versionitis”) and varying governance and licensing models that need to be addressed in order to ensure a healthy open source ecosystem.

“Developers and engineers across the industry are constantly working to find new ways to bring images to life, and open source enables them to ​start with a solid foundation while focusing​ on solving ​unique​,​ creative challenges rather than reinventing the wheel,” said Rob Bredow, ​SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic and Member of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council​,​ Open Source Investigation Committee. “We are very excited to launch the Academy Software Foundation and provide a home for open source developers to collaborate​,​ ​regardless of where they work, and​ share best practices ​which we believe will drive innovation across the industry.”

ASWF Mission: The mission of the ASWF is to increase the quality and quantity of open source contributions by developing a governance model, legal framework and community infrastructure that lowers the barrier to entry for developing and using open source software. Developers interested in learning more or contributing can sign up to join the mailing list at www.aswf.io/community.

The ASWF Goals are to:

  • Provide a neutral forum to coordinate cross-project efforts, establish best practices and share resources across the motion picture and broader media industries.
  • Develop an open continuous integration (CI) and build infrastructure to enable reference builds from the community and alleviate issues caused by siloed development.
  • Provide individuals and organizations with a clear path for participation and code contribution.
  • Streamline development for build and runtime environments through the sharing of open source build configurations, scripts and recipes.
  • Provide better, more consistent licensing through a shared licensing template.

“In the last 25 years, software engineers have played an increasing role in the most successful movies of our time,” said David Morin, Project Lead for the Academy Open Source Investigation. “The Academy Software Foundation is set to provide funding, structure and infrastructure for the open source community, so that engineers can continue to collaborate and accelerate software development for moviemaking and other media for the next 25 years.”

For more information about the Academy Software Foundation, visit http://www.aswf.io/.

SIGGRAPH 2018

The ASWF will have a significant presence at SIGGRAPH 2018. Interested developers and engineers can learn more about the ASWF by attending the keynote session on Monday, August 13, from 2:00 – 3:15 pm PT by Rob Bredow, ​SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of ILM, or following the keynote livestream on YouTube or Facebook.

Conference attendees are also invited to participate in the Academy Software Foundation Birds of a Feather (BoF) session on Tuesday, August 14, from 9:00 – 10:00 am PT in the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 11.

Academy Software Foundation Supporting Premier Partners

Founding members of the ASWF include: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Google Cloud, Intel, Walt Disney Studios, and Weta Digital at the Premier level, and Foundry and SideFX at the General level.

Animal Logic

“Animal Logic is proud to be an inaugural member of this industry initiative to support foundational software on which future innovations will be developed. Combined with our open-source contribution through AL_USDMaya, this signifies our commitment to giving back to the community that has provided us with so much.”

  • Darin Grant, CTO, Animal Logic Group

Autodesk

“Autodesk understands and appreciates the diversity of our media and entertainment customer’s workflows and the critical role open source projects play in making them successful. We are very excited to collaborate with the Academy and The Linux Foundation to build this industry initiative to strengthen the projects and ecosystem we all rely on.”

  • Guy Martin, director of Open Source, Autodesk

Blue Sky Studios

“Blue Sky Studios is thrilled to be a part of the Academy Software Foundation launch. Open source technologies give filmmakers the wonderful opportunity to collaborate and give back to the community. As a studio we are committed to making entertainment that means something to the world, and are excited when other filmmakers do the same. With the ASWF we have the opportunity to help each other in this goal: to create technology for ourselves and each other, so we can craft beautiful and compelling stories that make us all proud.”

  • Hank Driskill, Chief Technology Officer, Blue Sky Studios

Cisco

“Cisco is joining the Academy Software Foundation to help fuel technology innovation in the creation and production of film and TV. Linux and OSS have become de facto standards across a wide number of industries, and we are realizing the distinct benefits for pre- and post-production as Hollywood and Silicon Valley continue to explore best practices for technology transfer.”

  • Dave Ward, Senior Vice President, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, Cisco

DNEG

“Open source software projects have contributed significantly to the success and growth of the Visual Effects industry. DNEG recognises the importance of these projects in the service of our key goal: participating in the telling of inspiring and innovative stories through technology. As such we are delighted to support the ASWF and are excited by the prospect of collaborating on the software that will form the basis of the future of our industry.”

  • Graham Jack, CTO, DNEG

DreamWorks Animation

“DreamWorks Animation is pleased to be a founding Premier member of the Academy Software Foundation. The formation of the Foundation underscores how vital open source technology is in the production industry, and how essential it is to future innovation and advancements. As an active open source contributor, and a dedicated consumer, we at DreamWorks Animation recognize the value of an oversight organization to ensure continued resources and momentum for software development.”

  • Andrew Pearce, VP of Global Technology, DreamWorks

Epic Games

“Epic Games is committed to providing a new generation of real-time technology for the film and television industry based on standard technology and practices. We are strong supporters of open source software and open platforms, and are thrilled to be part of the new Academy Software Foundation.”

  • Marc Petit, General Manager, Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games

Google Cloud

“Google Cloud is excited to be a Premier member of the Academy Software Foundation and to help contribute to the open source standards for industry software. Our core belief in an open platform for cloud users echoes the sentiments of the VFX industry and we look forward to collaborating on projects that will benefit all users.”

  • Todd Prives, Product Manager, Google Cloud

Intel Corporation

“As a founding member of the Academy Software Foundation, Intel will join a vibrant community of studios, and software and hardware technology leaders to spur developer innovations and enable top-quality motion picture content that is better, faster and less expensive to make. Intel’s just announced Intel® Rendering Framework including software libraries Embree and OSPRay, and the new OpenImageDenoise library, can be used by ASWF members to develop compelling motion pictures and visual effects with all the benefits of open source solutions on Intel® architecture-based systems.”

  • Lynn Comp, Vice President, Data Center Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division, Intel Corporation

The Walt Disney Studios, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios

“The creation of the Academy Software Foundation is an important and exciting step for the motion picture industry. By increasing collaboration within our industry, it allows all of us to pool our efforts on common foundational technologies, drive new standards for interoperability and increase the pace of innovation.”

  • Nick Cannon, Chief Technology Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Weta Digital

“We are proud to help establish the Academy Software Foundation as a Founding member.  Thoughtful curation and dedicated financial commitment to open source platforms and standards is vital for our industry as we mature. The pace of innovation in visual effects is supported by a reliable platform of technology contributions by many companies and groups. The Academy Software Foundation will provide a unique collaboration environment that marries the interests of all parties and ensures the industry’s history of experimentation and creativity will continue well into the future.”

  • Joe Letteri, Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital

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 the Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for All New Open FinTech Forum to Explore the Intersection of Financial Services and Open Source

First time event to encourage collaboration between leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies, including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger, Kubernetes/containers and quantum computing, which all can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Keynote speakers include:

    • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
    • Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Adviser and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
    • Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
    • Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera
    • Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
    • Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

The full event agenda will be announced on August 23rd.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, which consists of an open source strategy workshop, keynotes, and 4 tutorials covering containers, cloud native, blockchain and security, may do so for $449. Registration for only the second day, which includes technical tracks and keynotes, is $649. Additional academic, non-profit and CIO discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page.

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 FinTech Forum is made possible thanks to sponsors Black Duck by Synopsys, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, GitLab and Sensu.

Additional Resources

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Free eBook “Enterprise Open Source: A Practical Introduction” Teaches Enterprises How to Accelerate Open Source Efforts

45 page book is based on the experience of hundreds of companies spanning more than two decades of professional, enterprise open source

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today released a free eBook entitled Enterprise Open Source: A Practical Introduction. The book is written for software engineering executives, development managers, compliance experts, senior engineers and others involved in enterprise open source activities.

The book outlines specific actions enterprises can take to accelerate open source efforts, based on the experience of hundreds of companies spanning more than two decades of professional, enterprise open source.

Topics covered include:

  • Why use open source?
  • Various open source business models
  • How to develop your own open source strategy
  • Important open source workflow practices
  • Tools and integration

This free resource is available for download now at https://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/2018/08/enterprise-open-source-practical-introduction/.

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.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Prometheus Graduation

Widely-adopted open source monitoring and alerting tool used by cloud native leaders like DigitalOcean, Red Hat, SUSE, and Weaveworks

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 9, 2018 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced from PromCon–the annual Prometheus conference dedicated to the monitoring system –that Prometheus is its second project to graduate, following Kubernetes. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, a documented, structured governance process, and a strong commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity.

“Since its inception in 2012, Prometheus has become one of the top open source monitoring tools of choice for enterprises building modern cloud native applications,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the CNCF. “Since being accepted as the second project in CNCF, Prometheus has cultivated an active developer and user community,giving the TOC full confidence to graduate the project. As a testament to its maturity, we’re thrilled to see the Prometheus community spin out OpenMetrics, which takes the Prometheus exposition format and works to evolve it as a de facto industry specification.”

Prometheus was first created at SoundCloud in 2012, and was contributed to CNCF in May 2016. The project has had 30 official releases – both major and minor – since entering CNCF’s incubation level.

“As a big supporter, originator and end user of the project, SoundCloud would like to congratulate the Prometheus team on the project’s graduation into a CNCF official project,” said Jake Maizel, VP of Infrastructure and Core Engineering at SoundCloud. “Prometheus has helped improve the monitoring and alerting practices of many companies and it’s great to see the project evolve further with this official graduation. Congratulations to all involved!”

Prometheus now has nearly 20 active maintainers, more than 1,000 contributors and more than 13,000 commits from its growing user base, which includes ShuttleCloud, Datawire, DigitalOcean, Weaveworks, ShowMax, iAdvize and Uber, among others. Prometheus also integrates with CNCF’s first-hosted project, Kubernetes, to support service discovery and monitoring of dynamically scheduled services.

“Since becoming part of CNCF, Prometheus has become an essential piece in modern infrastructure stacks and helped shape the way organizations monitor critical applications,” said Julius Volz, Co-founder of the Prometheus project. “We are incredibly proud to have Prometheus graduate, and we look forward to working with CNCF to sustain and grow our community.”

For more Prometheus milestones and its tenure at CNCF, read this blog.

“Prometheus is an open source project with interest and use in the cloud native industry and Kubernetes ecosystem, which is why we are and have been involved in upstream development efforts, such as with the open source Prometheus Operator,” said Rob Szumski, principal product manager for OpenShift, Red Hat. “Our customers often expect rigorous qualification of the features available from projects like Prometheus and as such, we are working across our teams to help provide this quality to our customers in our offerings.”

“As a provider of open source solutions to enterprise customers, SUSE uses Prometheus to deliver advanced monitoring capabilities in a variety of offerings,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE CTO. “It’s a great complement to Cloud Native Computing Foundation projects like Kubernetes and to other distributed systems. Today’s graduation is a well-deserved recognition of the technology, its community maturity, and the value Prometheus brings to a wide range of use cases.”

To officially graduate from incubating status, the project also adopted the CNCF Code of Conduct, executed an independent security audit and defined its own governance structure to grow the community. Additionally, Prometheus also had to earn (and maintain) a Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices Badge. Completed on June 23, 2017, the CII badgeshows an ongoing commitment to code quality and security best practices.

 Prometheus Background

The systems and service monitoring framework collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true. All components are available under the Apache 2 License, and are overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. For downloads, documentation, and how to get involved, visit https://github.com/prometheus, https://prometheus.io/and https://twitter.com/PrometheusIO.

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 About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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