Open Network Linux Simplifies Open Compute Project Switch Configuration
Big Switch Networks, Facebook and NTT, announced today that they have come together to create a unified operating system for the Open Compute Project‘s (OCP) open source networking switch called Open Network Linux.
The project is designed to help companies, whether web scale-type companies like Facebook or others looking to take advantage of the Open Compute Project’s open source switches, to use the platform as a base to configure the switches in a way that makes sense to them.
Would the Internet Exist without Linux? Yes. Without Open Source? No
Would the Internet exist if Linux did not? A video out this week from the Linux Foundation, which has launched a new campaign to promote open source, says no. History says yes.
The minute-long video is the first in a new series the Linux Foundation has created called "A World Without Linux." The series "flips reality on its head to illustrate in an entertaining fashion just how pervasive Linux is today," according to a Linux Foundation representative.
Valve Makes SteamOS 2.0 the Official Distro, Now Based on Debian 8.2
Valve is making SteamOS 2.0 the official version supported by the company, and it looks like it might ship with the Steam Machines after all.
KDE Signs the User Data Manifesto 2.0
KDE, through its legal body KDE e.V., is one of the launch partners and initial signatories of the User Data Manifesto 2.0. The User Data Manifesto defines basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age:
Control over user data access
Knowledge of how the data is stored
Freedom to choose a platform