This week in Linux and OSS news, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member; a powerful move that signifies its commitment to open source, 498 out of 500 supercomputers run Linux, and more! This week was a big one for open source. Make sure you’re caught up with our weekly digest.
1) Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member, ushering in a new era of open source community building.
Microsoft—Yes, Microsoft—Joins The Linux Foundation– Ars Technica
2) “With 498 out of 500 supercomputers running Linux, it is evident that this operating system provides the capability and security such machines direly need.”
Nearly Every Top 500 Supercomputer Runs On Linux– The Merkle
3) The Core Infrastructure Initiative renews financial support for The Reproducible
Builds Project, which ensures binaries produced from open source software projects are tamper-free.
4) Beyond it’s cost-effectiveness, officials around the world view it as a means of speeding up innovation in the public sector.
5) Enter key vulnerability reveals “major Linux security hole gaps.”
- Dent Introduces Industry’s First End-to-End Networking Stack Designed for the Modern Distributed Enterprise Edge and Powered by Linux - 12/17/2020
- Open Mainframe Project Welcomes New Project Tessia, HCL Technologies and Red Hat to its Ecosystem - 12/17/2020
- New Open Source Contributor Report from Linux Foundation and Harvard Identifies Motivations and Opportunities for Improving Software Security - 12/08/2020