Topic: linux foundation

Linux Foundation Europe launches Open Mobile Hub project to facilitate multi-platform mobile development

The Linux Foundation Europe has announced the launch of Open Mobile Hub (OMH), a new framework for cross-platform mobile development. A main effort of the project will be to develop a unified codebase that allows applications to be built once and then deployed across different mobile operating systems.  The project was formed by five mobile development … continue reading

Linux Foundation forms Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance

The Linux Foundation has recently launched the Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance (PQCA), a collaborative effort aimed at advancing and facilitating the adoption of post-quantum cryptography in response to the emerging threats of quantum computing.  This alliance assembles diverse stakeholders, including industry leaders, researchers, and developers, focusing on creating high-assurance software implementations of standardized algorithms. The initiative … continue reading

Linux Foundation will form High Performance Software Foundation with AWS, HPE, Intel, and others

The Linux Foundation has announced its intent to form a new subgroup dedicated to advancing high performance computing (HPC), which is the practice of combining multiple computing resources to power-intensive computing calculations.  According to the organization, the High Performance Software Foundation (HPSF) will “build, promote, and advance a portable software stack for high performance computing … continue reading

Staying relevant in tech requires continual learning

The constantly shifting economy is a reminder to technical professionals seeking new roles that change is the only constant. The Linux Foundation’s 2023 State of Tech Talent Report, viewable here, highlights what some 400 IT hiring managers and staffing professionals view as must-haves for new hires. Here are three insights and the takeaways technical professionals … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenPubkey

OpenPubkey is an open-source cryptographic protocol that hopes to strengthen security in the open source ecosystem. It makes use of the authentication framework OpenID Connect, enabling users to sign artifacts using their OpenID identity. This enables the use of supply chain security features like signed builds, deployments, and code commits.  It was developed at BastionZero, … continue reading

Linux Foundation launches Open Metaverse Foundation

The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) for the purpose of providing a collaborative environment for a variety of industries to build open-source software and standards for an inclusive, global, vendor-neutral, and scalable Metaverse. “We’re still in the early days of the vision for an open Metaverse, and we recognize … continue reading

Report: Indirect dependencies are increasingly causing trouble for organizations

Dependencies in open-source packages are ripe with the potential to contain vulnerabilities. It’s one thing to try to manage that when you know what those dependencies are, but what about the ones that you’re less aware of?   Only 18% of respondents to a joint survey conducted by Snyk and the Linux Foundation said they are … continue reading

Linux Foundation, CNCF, and Ethical Intelligence partner on new ethics in open-source course

The Linux Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Ethical Intelligence have all partnered up to create a free online course on ethics in open-source development.  It is designed for developers looking to apply ethics to their coding practice, and for product managers looking to incorporate ethics-by-design technology into their workflows.  According to the Linux … continue reading

Linux Foundation releases data on the most widely used open-source application libraries

The Linux Foundation and Harvard’s Lab for Innovation Science have teamed up to educate developers and security professionals on what the most widely used open-source application libraries are. The report, Census II, is a follow-up to Census I, which was conducted in 2015 to identify the packages in Debian Linux that were most critical to … continue reading

Report: Fewer than half of companies are creating or using a software bill of materials

Despite recent events, like the discovery of the Log4j vulnerability late last year, that have highlighted the need for companies to have insight into what open source components they are utilizing, and what versions, fewer than half of companies have a software bill of materials (SBOMs) in place. This is according to a report by … continue reading

Report: 82% of people feel welcome in the open-source community while barriers persist for underrepresented groups

While 82% of respondents to a recent survey by the Linux Foundation stated that they feel welcome in the open-source community, the remaining 18% came primarily from disproportionately underrepresented groups including people with disabilities, transgender people, and racial and ethnic minorities in North America.  The study “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Source” included the … continue reading

DevOps Bootcamp launches to reduce barrier to entry for technology roles

The Linux Foundation and Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) have teamed up to help reduce the barrier to entry for various technology roles. Through their new DevOps Bootcamp, students can learn the necessary knowledge and skills to practice DevOps in different roles. According to The Linux Foundation’s 2021 Open Source Jobs report, 88% of technology professionals … continue reading

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