Article: Equinix Expanding Capabilities of Its Open Source Bare Metal Automation Platform Tinkerbell

Free, Open Software, Open Source

Equinix Expanding Capabilities of Its Open Source Bare Metal Automation Platform Tinkerbell

More enterprises are said to be taking interest in the platform now that it’s been open sourced as a Cloud Native Computing Foundation project. Here’s a company name you didn’t use to hear in conjunction with open source software release cycles but now increasingly will: Equinix.

When the colocation giant acquired Packet, a bare metal cloud provider, last year, the crown jewel was Packet’s infrastructure automation technology, which made the experience of provisioning bare metal servers similar to that of provisioning VMs in a public cloud.

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Article: A new collaboration demonstrates how tech can help understand rare diseases

Cures, Open Health

A new collaboration demonstrates how tech can help understand rare diseases

The Linux Foundation’s open source software will be used to develop gene therapies for rare genetic diseases in the newly announced RareCamp project. Gene therapies for rare genetic diseases is the goal of the newly founded RareCamp software project from the collaboration of The Linux Foundation and the OpenTreatments Foundation.

There are 400 million patients worldwide affected by more than 7,000 rare diseases, yet treatments for rare genetic diseases are an underserved area. More than 95% of rare diseases do not have an approved treatment, and new treatments are estimated to cost more than $1 billion.

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Article: Linux Foundation hosts RareCamp open-source platform to democratize gene therapy

Cures, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Linux Foundation hosts RareCamp open-source platform to democratize gene therapy

The OpenTreatments Foundation said today that its open-source RareCamp software will be hosted by the Linux Foundation, as part of its effort to make that platform available to anyone to kickstart the creation of new gene therapies for rare genetic diseases.

The idea with the RareCamp software is to decentralize drug development by putting the ability to create new treatments directly into the hands of parents and others whose loved ones might be affected by extremely rare genetic diseases.

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Article: LF Networking announces new member Walmart, Bolsters a New Era of Enterprise Open Source Networking

Open Software, Open Source

LF Networking announces new member Walmart, Bolsters a New Era of Enterprise Open Source Networking

The de-facto collaboration ecosystem for Open Source Networking projects, today announced that Walmart has joined as a Platinum member. Walmart is the first retail member of LFN and joins 21 other global organizations as Platinum members all working to accelerate open source networking.

“We are thrilled to welcome Walmart to the LF Networking community,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, at the Linux Foundation. “As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart brings expertise across a broad swath of areas, including retail point of sale networking, enterprise IT, and hybrid cloud deployments.  We look forward to collaborative efforts that accelerate the open source networking community.”

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Article: IBM Expands its Ecosystem of Open-Source Developers Combating Climate Change

Innovation, Open Source, Open Space

IBM Expands its Ecosystem of Open-Source Developers Combating Climate Change

IBM launched this week its fourth annual program inviting developers to combat climate change with open-source software.

The 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge has grown to 400,000 developers across 179 nations and has generated 15,000 practical applications. IBM’s developments, such as Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud, IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and atmospheric data from IBM’s Weather Company, play a key role. Resources and APIs from Intuit and New Relic are part of the program.

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Article: State of the Edge 2021: Open for Business and Poised for Massive Growth

Code, Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Software, Open Source

State of the Edge 2021: Open for Business and Poised for Massive Growth

This week, the Linux Foundation released its annual State of the Edge report, with a market size forecast inching toward the trillion-dollar mark, with the global edge computing infrastructure industry valued at up to $800 billion by 2028.

Pointing to the global pandemic as a wake-up call to legacy data centers, the third-party authors predicted that expertise in legacy data centers could become obsolete given the rise of new tools enabled by edge computing for remote monitoring, provisioning, repair, and management.

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Article: SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Rend-o-matic

Code, Open Software, Open Source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Rend-o-matic

The Rend-o-matic project is a musical collaboration project that features a web-based interface that allows disconnected artists to record their individual segments via a laptop or phone.

This is done by using acoustic analysis and AI to find patterns across multiple musical segments. These tracks are then automatically synced and played out as a single track.

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Article: A new Linux Foundation open source signing tool could make secure software supply chains universal

Free, Open Software, Open Source

A new Linux Foundation open source signing tool could make secure software supply chains universal

The Linux Foundation, in partnership with Red Hat, Google and Purdue University, has announced a new digital signing project, potentially eliminating many of the headaches that come with securing open source software, files, images and binaries.

Called sigstore, the new cryptographic signing platform uses public logging similar to (but not the same as) cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies, the end result of which eliminates many of the security risks associated with traditional digital signing technologies.

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Article: Divide Narrows Between Open Source Community, Standards Bodies

Open Governance, Open Source, Standards

Divide Narrows Between Open Source Community, Standards Bodies

ISO and IEC previously came together to create a unified process for submitting proposals to establish technology standards. The JDF was created to provide a consistent corporate and legal framework for launching open source projects being advanced under the auspices of The Linux Foundation.

Mike Dolan, vice president of strategic programs at the Linux Foundation, said now that the JDF has been recognized as an official submitter by ISO and IEC, it can represent open source projects that also want to establish a formal international standard. The first open source project to be submitted by the JDF is OpenChain, which provides a specification for achieving compliance using open source software within the context of a software supply chain.

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Article: Why LF Energy

Energy, Open Provisioning

Why LF Energy

LF Energy is an open source foundation focused on the power systems sector, hosted within The Linux Foundation. LF Energy provides a neutral, collaborative community to build the shared digital investments that will transform the world’s relationship to energy.

LF Energy brings together stakeholders to solve the complex, interconnected problems associated with the decarbonization of energy by using resilient, secure and flexible open source software.

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