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Linux Foundation Statement on Huawei Entity List Ruling

Linux.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 00:00

We have received inquiries regarding concerns about a member subject to an Entity List Ruling. [1] The Huawei Entity List ruling was specifically scoped to activities and transactions subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Open Source Software Not involving Encryption

Linux Foundation Statement on Huawei Entity List Ruling

The Linux Foundation - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:14

We have received inquiries regarding concerns about a member subject to an Entity List Ruling. [1] The Huawei Entity List ruling was specifically scoped to activities and transactions subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Open Source Software Not involving Encryption

The Linux Foundation is a free and open source software organization whose project communities publish collaboratively developed software publicly. All software published by Linux Foundation projects is made available to the public without restrictions other than those imposed by the open source licenses. Software that is published publicly, such as open source software, is not subject to the EAR [2], and therefore not relevant to the Entity List Ruling.

Open Source Encryption Software

Open source encryption software source code was reclassified by the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) effective September 20, 2016 as publicly available and no longer subject to the EAR. [3] Each open source project that uses or implements encryption is still required to send a notice of the URL to BIS and NSA to satisfy the publicly available notice requirement in the EAR at 15 CFR § 742.15(b).

The Linux Foundation continues to work with our projects to ensure their notices are up to date and are maintained in the future. [4] Open source software, collaboration on open source code, attending telephonic or in person meetings, participating in training and providing membership or sponsorship funds are all activities which are not subject to the EAR and therefore should have no impact on our communities. If there is a unique situation of concern, we encourage you to reach out directly to legal@linuxfoundation.org.

Security Vulnerability Pre-Disclosure Lists

A few of the Linux Foundation’s project communities use security vulnerability pre-disclosure lists to alert known implementers of the project’s open source software about vulnerability fixes that will be disclosed by the developers and published publicly in the near future (typically within 2 weeks). In these situations, LF project communities are conveying knowledge, information and written software patches that will be made publicly available when accepted for publication by the committers on the project and such disclosures are permitted under 15 CFR § 734.7(a)(5). [2]

[1] https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulations-docs/2394-huawei-and-affiliates-entity-list-rule/file

[2] https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fcba36d2f267c2fdecc5694c1e754aa7&mc=true&node=se15.2.734_17&rgn=div8

[3] 81 Fed. Reg. 64656, 64668 (September 20, 2016). See also, https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/223-new-encryption

[4] https://www.linuxfoundation.org/export/

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Linux Foundation Statement on Huawei Entity List Ruling - Linux.com

Google News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:00
Linux Foundation Statement on Huawei Entity List Ruling  Linux.com

We have received inquiries regarding concerns about a member subject to an Entity List Ruling. [1] The Huawei Entity List ruling was specifically scoped to ...

IGEL Developing Linux Distro For Windows Virtual Desktop Users - CRN

Google News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:00
IGEL Developing Linux Distro For Windows Virtual Desktop Users  CRN

IGEL is developing a lightweight Linux to run Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop on edge devices.

Yet another Linux distribution shuts down, and the Open Source community should be worried - BetaNews

Google News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:00
Yet another Linux distribution shuts down, and the Open Source community should be worried  BetaNews

More and more people are trying Linux-based operating systems these days, and with Windows 10 being so hated, that should not be a surprise. Sadly, while ...

Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan Keynote Speakers and Schedule Announced

The Linux Foundation - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:00

Premier open source event in Japan returns for 2019 with keynotes from GitLab, Uber and Linux Foundation fellows, among others

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 21, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source has announced the speaker line up for Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit. One registration provides access to all content at both events, which will be held July 17-19 at the Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo.

Open Source Summit Japan (OSSJ) and Automotive Linux Summit (ALS) will bring together top talent from companies on the leading edge of innovation including Toyota Motor Corporation, Uber, Intel, Sony, Google, Microsoft and more. Talks will cover a range of topics, with ALS talks on everything from infrastructure and hardware to compliance and security; and OSSJ sessions on AI, Linux systems, cloud infrastructure, cloud native applications, open networking, edge computing, safety and security and open source best practices.

Keynote Speakers for the events include:

  • Dan Cauchy, Executive Director, Automotive Grade Linux & GM, Automotive, the Linux Foundation
  • Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor of LWN.net
  • Travis Gorkin, Engineering Manager, Uber
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Fellow, the Linux Foundation
  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of Jenkins & CTO, CloudBees
  • Calista Redmond, CEO, RISC-V Foundation
  • Priyanka Sharma, Director of Alliances, GitLab

Open Source Summit Japan Session Highlights:

  • Stream Processing on the Edge – Eduardo Silva, Arm / Treasure Data
  • The Challenge and Solutions to Implement DevSecOps into Large Banks – Jihai Zhou, HSBC
  • Building Kubernetes Cloud: Real-World Deployment Examples, Challenges and Approaches – Alena Prokharchyk, Rancher Labs, Inc.
  • Recent Enhancements of Node-RED for Rapid Development of Large Scale and Robust IoT Applications – Hiroyasu Nishiyama, Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Webauthn on Linux with a TPM via the HID Gadget – James Bottomley, IBM
  • From User to Contributor: How Documentation Enables Vibrant Open Source Communities – Riona MacNamara & Griselda Cuevas, Google
  • Istio on Knative Lessons Learned: How Istio is Fit for Serverless Platform – Iris (ShaoJun) Ding & Daisy (Ying Chun) Guo, IBM

Automotive Linux Summit Session Highlights:

  • HTML5 Apps on AGL Platform with the Web Application Manager – Julie Kim, Igalia
  • Securing Software-over-the-air Updates from Nation State Actors – Justin Cappos, New York University
  • Creating Your Own Project on-top of AGL – Jan-Simon Moeller, the Linux Foundation
  • PipeWire in the Heart of Future Car Multimedia – George Kiagiadakis, Collabora
  • Infrastructure for cooperative automated public transportation system – Seung-Mo Cho, SK Telekom
  • The Road to Safety Certification: Overcoming Community Challenges to institutionalize changes required for Safety Certification – Lars Kurth, Xen Project

“By bringing together a diverse group of industry talent, Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit offer a unique and valuable opportunity for community building and growth,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, the Linux Foundation. “Linux Foundation events provide developers, business managers and others interested in open source innovation the opportunity to collaborate and learn under one roof.”

The conference agenda for both Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit can be viewed here. Academic and non-profit discounts are available; view website for details. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted through July 1, 2019. Click here for information on eligibility and how to apply.

Register by June 17 to save on conference passes. Attendees who identify as women or non-binary are invited to join our first Women in Open Source Lunch in Japan, and can register here.

Open Source Summit Japan is the leading conference for technologists and open source industry leaders to collaborate and share information, learn about the latest in open source technologies, and find out how to gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Automotive Linux Summit gathers the most innovative minds from automotive expertise and open source excellence, including automotive system engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers and business executives to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

Members of the press interested in attending should contact Noriko Otake at notake@linuxfoundation.org.

 

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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How to watch Netflix on Linux - The Daily Dot

Google News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:00
How to watch Netflix on Linux  The Daily Dot

Here's everything you need to know watch Netflix on Linux, without complicated workarounds or fiddling with your system.

Linux version of Winnti malware found - TechRadar

Google News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:00
Linux version of Winnti malware found  TechRadar

Security researchers from Alphabet's cybersecurity firm Chronicle have discovered a Linux version of the Winnti malware while investigating a recent cyberattack ...

Security boffins uncover Linux variant of Winnti malware - The INQUIRER

Google News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:00
Security boffins uncover Linux variant of Winnti malware  The INQUIRER

SECURITY BOFFINS claim to have unearthed a Linux version of the Winnti malware. Chronicle, part of Alphabet's portfolio of companies, says the Linux ...

South Korea moves from Windows to Linux - TechRadar

Google News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:00
South Korea moves from Windows to Linux  TechRadar

In an effort to prepare for Windows 7's End of Life early next year, South Korea has revealed that all of its government computers will soon make the switch from ...

Linux kernel RDS flaw affects Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE - BetaNews

Google News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:00
Linux kernel RDS flaw affects Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE  BetaNews

If you're not in the habit of keeping up to date with the latest version of the Linux kernel, now might be a good time to think about doing so. Systems based on ...

South Korea eyes Linux as Windows 7 end of support nears - ZDNet

Google News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:00
South Korea eyes Linux as Windows 7 end of support nears  ZDNet

South Korea's government wants to reduce its reliance on a single operating system.

The Huawei Ban: Will Linux Replace Windows On Future Huawei Laptops? - Forbes

Google News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:00
The Huawei Ban: Will Linux Replace Windows On Future Huawei Laptops?  Forbes

Everyone's talking about the implications of the U.S. governments Huawei ban as it pertains to smartphones, but what happens to future Huawei laptops?

Security researchers discover Linux version of Winnti malware - ZDNet

Google News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:00
Security researchers discover Linux version of Winnti malware  ZDNet

Winnti Linux variant used in 2015 in the hack of a Vietnamese gaming company.

Linux variant of Winnti malware spotted in wild - SC Magazine

Google News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:00
Linux variant of Winnti malware spotted in wild  SC Magazine

Google's Chronicle Security team discovered a Linux version of the Winnti malware was used in the 2015 hack of a Vietnamese Gaming company.

Open Source Summit to Include Embedded Linux Conference, Bring Together Both Technical and Leadership Programs Under One Roof

The Linux Foundation - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 23:00

The industry’s most popular open source event for the first time will include Embedded Linux Conference and offer two programs that cater to the developer and the open source professional

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynotes and program for Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in North America. The event takes place August 21 – 23, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Early bird registration is open through Monday, May 20, 2019.

This year for the first time Open Source Summit North America combines with Embedded Linux Conference North America (ELC).  For more than a decade, ELC has been the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration. Open Source Summit brings together developers and open source professionals to collaborate and learn about the latest technologies shaping the world around us. Formerly known as LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ContainerCon, the event is a technical summit and leadership summit in one.

“Open source development fuels the software industry, and people fuel open source development,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Creating spaces where these individuals – developers and leading technologists – can come together in community to advance software development is core to The Linux Foundation’s mission. Events are a fundamental component to community building and sustainability and for giving developers and open source professionals the tools and resources they require to do their important work.”

The Linux Foundation has been building and extending its events program to serve a growing and diverse set of communities and technologies for more than a decade. The organization exists to serve the open source community, identifying and being responsive to developer and technology leader needs. More than 35,000 of the world’s leading technologists attend these events annually to share in community, surface new ideas, learn and collaborate.

Keynote speakers confirmed for this year’s Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego include:

  • Nicole Forsgren, Researcher & Strategist, Google Cloud and Co-Author of “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations” (IT Revolution) speaking on DevOps.
  • Jeff Clune, Harris Associate Professor – Computer Science, University of Wyoming & Senior Research Manager (Staff Scientist), Uber AI Labs speaking on AI.
  • Christina Dunbar-Hester, Faculty Member at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Author of the forthcoming book “Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures” (Princeton University Press) speaking on Diversity.
  • Kairan Quazi, Student & Research Collaborator, Intel Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Lab speaking on AI and
  • Michele Gelfand, Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland and author of “Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World” (Scribner) speaking on community culture.
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Kernel Developer and Linux Foundation Fellow speaking on the Linux Kernel.
  • Chris Wright, vice president and CTO, Red Hat.

The event will feature 19 tracks with more than 300 sessions across three days, covering the following areas:

Open Source Technical Program & Embedded Linux Conference

  • Linux Systems
  • Security & Safety
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Automation
  • Embedded Linux
  • Automating Compliance
  • Open AI
  • Open IoT
  • Networking & Edge
  • Emerging Technologies & Project Highlights
  • Open Source Training Fundamentals (Cloud Administration Essentials, Embedded Development Essentials & Linux Administration Essentials)

Open Source Leadership Program

  • Growing & Sustaining Open Source Communities
  • Diversity Empowerment
  • Open Source Program Management/TODO
  • Best Practices for Open Source Development

To view the full program, please visit: http://bit.ly/ossna19program

Additionally, numerous co-located events, tutorials and workshops will be offered on the two days prior to the event, including an Open Source in Gaming Day, Tracing Summit, Linux Security Summit, OpenPOWER Summit, State of the (LF) Edge workshop and Machine Learning Summit. The event also includes activities for attendees outside of conference content, including an attendee reception on the USS Midway, morning activities including a 5k Run, the annual Kids Day, Speed Mentoring, Speaker Office Hours and much more.

Linux Foundation members and LF project members receive a 20% discount on registration pricing. Academic, student, nonprofit and group discounts are also available. Email events@linuxfoundation.org for discount codes. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are being accepted now.

Event sponsors include Diamond sponsor Intel; Platinum sponsors IBM and Red Hat; and Gold sponsor VMware.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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LF Energy Ecosystem Gains Momentum for Open Source Innovation With New Members and Projects

The Linux Foundation - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:59
Energy Industry Comes Together To Collaborate On the Grid of the Future and Secure Distributed Power Systems  

INNOGRID, BRUSSELS, May 15, 2019 –  LF Energy, a Linux Foundation initiative developing and sustaining open source technology innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, is rapidly growing its community with additional founding Premier member, Faraday Grid, joining RTE. New General members include IBM, OSISoft, and Recurve; while Elering AS, Energinet, Energy Foundation, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Fraunhofer IEE, FIWARE Foundation, Iowa State University, Monash University, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), North Carolina State University FREEDM Center, Project Haystack, Stanford University, TenneT, The Energy Coalition, University of Kassel, and Washington State University join European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) and Vanderbilt University as new Associate members.

In addition, three new projects, Energy Market Methods Consortium (EM2), OpenEEmeter, and Open Energy Data Initiative are now hosted by LF Energy.

  • OpenEEmeter is an open-source engine focused on quantifying changes in energy consumption and providing standards for enabling behind-the-meter flexibility in building as a grid resource. The project is contributed by Recurve, formerly Open Energy Efficiency.
  • The Energy Market Methods Consortium (EM2) is designing standards to quantify energy flexibility at both the meter and the grid, and for ensuring customer privacy when using smart meter data. This is also contributed by Recurve, formerly Open Energy Efficiency.
  • The Open Energy Data Initiative, which focuses on building open data connections to high-value federal datasets to better enable analysis and computation, contributed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

LF Energy is a growing community supported by the world’s leading utilities, system operators, system integrators, technology vendors, academic institutions, and end-user organizations to accelerate the global energy industry transition to achieve efficient, sustainable, and distributed power systems.

“LF Energy is working with global energy providers to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments to transform centralized grids into distributed systems by leveraging open source and open standards,” said Shuli Goodman, Executive Director of LF Energy. “It’s incredibly exciting to see momentum and support for LF Energy grow so quickly. A robust ecosystem of projects, developers and members joining and contributing to LF Energy will be instrumental in achieving a secure, flexible, and sustainable grid.”

Several LF Energy founding members, including Elering, Energinet, ENTSO-E, Faraday Grid,

TenneT and RTE, came together in Brussels at InnoGrid2020+ May 13-14 to exhibit and introduce new projects that expand the initiative beyond operators and the control room. Goodman also presented closing remarks on day one, and Faraday Grid participated in the “Time to Market” panel on May 14.

Background on New LF Energy Projects

LF Energy provides open frameworks and reference architectures that bring complementary projects to one central home to create collaborative solutions that are compatible and support the entire power systems ecosystem from generation and aggregation to transmission, distribution, and demand response and flexibility services.

  • Energy Market Methods Consortium (EM2): Energy Market Methods Consortium is developing standardized methods, linked to open source code, to enable demand flexibility as a resource, supporting energy programs and distributed energy resources (DER) ​markets. EM2 includes three working groups: CalTRACK to standardize measurements of meter-based changes in consumption; GRID to provide methods for  relative impacts to load shape for claimable savings and forecasting net grid impacts; and SEAT, which leverages differential privacy to enable a range of data-driven policy and market-based use cases using AMI data. This project was contributed by a diverse group of stakeholders that includes utilities, regulators, evaluators, software companies, and load shape aggregators, through a multi-year process that was led by Recurve, formerly Open Energy Efficiency.
  • OpenEEmeter: The OpenEEmeter project is an open source engine that quantifies monthly, daily, and hourly changes in energy consumption, from behind-the-meter building interventions, to define consistent transactional units for distributed energy resources, ensure transparency, and provide a quantifiable standard for an ecosystem that enables markets for behind-the-meter flexibility as a resource. OpenEEmeter implements the methods created by the CalTRACK working group in EM2. This project was contributed by Recurve, formerly Open Energy Efficiency.
  • Open Energy Data Initiative (OEDI): The mission of OEDI is to improve and automate access to high-value energy (and related) datasets to make data actionable and discoverable by researchers and industry to accelerate analysis and advance innovation. OEDI will provide governance oversight of technical contributions, curate multiple datasets and data lakes, and develop and support machine learning and artificial intelligence based on datasets. The initial contribution comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Existing LF Energy projects include OperatorFabric, PowSyBl, and RIAPS.

  • OperatorFabric is a modular, extensible, industrial-strength and field-tested platform for use in electricity, water, and other utility operations. It features Let’s Coordinate, a multi-system technical and organizational module based on OperatorFabric, that streamlines organizational and technical communications between operators in power systems.
  • PowSyBl provides the code building blocks for the simulations and analyses of power systems, for horizons from real-time operation to investment planning)
  • RIAPS: The Resilient Information Architecture Platform for Smart Grid (RIAPS) provides core infrastructure and services for building effective, secure and powerful distributed Smart Grid applications, such as monitoring and control, data collection and analytics, energy management, microgrid control, and protection applications.

Because of the breadth of the energy sector, LF Energy will also add more projects in the future from across the entire electricity and power systems lifecycle to enable and facilitate the acceleration of the energy transition.

With members across 10 countries, LF Energy anticipates new initiatives to include a digital substation project that will disaggregate and virtualize the substation bus utilizing open source and commodity x86 hardware to drive costs down and capacity for data consumption. A second predictive maintenance project will utilize IoT and drone technology to build AI and machine learning algorithms using sensors, geospatial images, and harmonic listening. Additionally, Powernet and Visdom, two Stanford open source projects, are already engaging with LF Energy.

Supporting Quotes from Founding LF Energy Members

“With accelerating change in the energy sector, keeping costs under control is a real challenge,” said Georg Rute, Digitalisation Manager at Elering. “We welcome the initiative to open source our basic IT infrastructure, thus helping reduce costs for all grid operators and bring down barriers in integrating our energy systems.”

“Decarbonization and digitalization of the energy system calls for radical changes to our IT ecosystem,” said Henrik Lang Petersen, CIO at Energinet. “Increased collaboration across borders and sectors is needed. For these reasons, Energinet has joined LF Energy in an ambition to foster new partnerships and further advance the socio-economic value of our IT investments.”

“It is no surprise that LF Energy has been developing so fast,” said Nicolas Richet, Chief Information Officer and Secretary of the Digital committee at ENTSO-E. “It allows for the collaborative development of building blocks that will support the cutting-edge innovations needed for customers worldwide to enjoy a reliable and sustainable power supply. ENTSO-E Members are already applying this collaborative approach in their shared IT developments. This is why ENTSO-E is supporting LF Energy and looks forward to stakeholders across the power system to join.”

“To realise reliable, affordable, and decarbonised energy systems and drive continued prosperity, we must look beyond the historical technology approaches,” said Matthew Williams, Faraday Grid Founder, Director and CTO. “We need speed of innovation, which requires that we adopt new processes and practices, with open collaboration at the heart of this. Faraday Grid is proud to be a founding member of LF Energy to enable prosperous and sustainable energy systems globally.”

“LF Energy brings the collaborative benefits of open source software and data to the energy industry. We are thrilled to be a founding member and are committed to building a healthy and extensive global ecosystem,” said Neil Gerber, Director, IBM’s Energy, Environment & Utilities Industry. “This will dramatically improve system interoperability and enable advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence. This is necessary to address the world’s need to rapidly evolve the electrical grid infrastructure, while enhancing transparency and innovation.”

“Monash University is developing a digital platform, Smart Energy City, to provide crucial infrastructure supporting our $135 million commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2030,” said Ken Sloan, Monash Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Enterprise. “The platform will enable research and deployment to create a transactive energy market as a living laboratory for academics, students and industry. The LF Energy partnership vastly accelerates our access and connectivity to global technology leaders and developers.”

“NREL aims to build a network of data users and contributors for our platform, while at the same time making open energy data more useful, usable, and accessible for researchers and analysts,” said Debbie Brodt-Giles, Data, Analytics, Tools, and Applications (DATA) Group Manager at NREL.

“By its very nature, power spans many boundaries – political, enterprise, economic, social and cultural. As we face rising concerns around global warming and grid disturbances from more frequent severe weather events, we need to leverage technology – from renewable energy to advanced grid control – not to thrive, but just to survive. OSIsoft is thrilled to support LF Energy as a vehicle to drive collaboration and cooperative software and systems that are desperately needed to meet these challenges,” said Richard Beeson, CTO of OSIsoft. “OSIsoft is fortunate to serve 75% of the world’s top energy companies. Our technology helps them manage their operations data for better situational awareness and renewable integration. We are committed to working with the broader ecosystem in helping our collective customers, their stakeholders and the communities and people they serve in adapting and continuing on this journey.”

“We finally found our people,” said Matt Golden, CEO of Recurve (formerly OpenEE), who recently contributed their open source project, the OpenEEmeter, and the CalTRACK method process to LF Energy. “LF Energy is the perfect home for this important consensus building effort. Clearly LFE understands open source and how to help make projects succeed. However, what sets LFE apart is their vision for how open source can drive innovation and the software ecosystem needed to achieve a distributed clean energy grid.”

“In the smart grid, all players take part,” said Loek Bakker, Head of Information Management Office, TenneT. “TenneT believes that this open market demands open software, which is why we have joined the LF Energy initiative.”

LF Energy provides the leadership, infrastructure, training, legal support, and community outreach needed to nurture an open source ecosystem to pave the way for alternative paths to energy efficiency and savings, the integration of renewables, and electric mobility, powered by open source. Energy sector engineers and developers across hybrid clouds, containers, and microservices, are encouraged to learn more and to join the LF Energy community in deploying, testing, and improving open source software to rapidly digitize the grid.

 

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

 

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Red Hat and VMware Announce VMware Reference Architecture for OpenShift

Red Hat News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00

As the pioneer in open hybrid cloud, Red Hat has seen the market shift in focus from just modernizing IT to truly creating digital transformation across every industry. As companies create hybrid cloud architectures, it’s important for them to consider several important factors:

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