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NFV veterans form new industry group

Open Platform for NFV Project launches

The Linux Foundation, the organisation behind OpenStack and the OpenDaylight Project, has today announced the launch of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). The project will focus on accelerating the introduction of new products and services through an integrated, open source, carrier-grade reference architecture for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

OIF, ONF link up to test transport SDN

The OIF and ONF are working on SDN in the transport layer

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), an industry group uniting the data and optical networking sectors including carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors, has announced a collaboration with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) which will see the organisations work together with leading telcos and research institutions to test software defined networking (SDN) in the transport layer.

Alcatel, Fujitsu join AT&T’s cloud-focused network architecture effort

AT&T is rearchitecting its network for the cloud age

Alcatel-Lucent and the networking communications arm of Fujitsu have joined AT&T’s ‘User-Defined Network Cloud’ programme, the telco’s bid to rearchitect its core network in a move that will make it more elastic, scalable, and capable of handling massive volumes of IP-based traffic.

New Mozilla CEO steps down after 11 days

Brendan Eich has stepped down from his role as CEO at Mozilla

Open source software provider Mozilla’s co-founder and new CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down from his role just eleven days into his role. Eich was appointed CEO last Monday but the firm announced his resignation yesterday following backlash from Mozila’s developer community over his political views.

Ubuntu OS launched for smartphones and PCs

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktops and mobiles

Open source software developer Canonical has launched an operating system for both mobile handsets and PCs. Ubuntu 13.10 is the firm’s effort to create OS convergence across all devices and has been hailed by Canonical as the “first true mobile release of Ubuntu”. The firm added that it is working with partners to bring Ubuntu smartphone devices to market in 2014.

FreeBSD founder quits Apple to focus on Big Data

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Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of the popular FreeBSD operating system and Director of Unix Technology at Apple, has stepped down from his role at the Cupertino-based firm to become CTO of iXsystems. The Silicon Valley firm specialises in high availability servers and storage systems and has close ties with the FreeBSD community.

Ubuntu seeks crowdfunding support to make Linux phone

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Open source developer and Linux house Ubuntu has turned to crowdfunding to get its latest mobile project off the ground. Parent company Canonical is hoping to raise $32m by August 21 to kick start manufacture of a high end smartphone that doubles as a desktop PC.

MTN brings African support to Ubuntu Touch

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Support for the alternative open source mobile OS developed by Linux shop Ubuntu increased this week as pan-African carrier MTN Group signed up to the cause.

China Unicom supports Ubuntu smartphone OS

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The mobile OS made by Linux house Ubuntu received a significant boost this week as China Unicom signed up to the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group and potentially add its 300 million subscribers to the user pool.

Open source SDN initiative sees daylight

SDN is on everyone's lips

Collaborative open source initiative, the OpenDaylight Project, has announced Cyan, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Plexxi and Radware as new members to help further the development of open source SDN.

Ubuntu for smartphones coming in late summer?

Ubuntu on smartphones

US open source house Canonical, the developer behind the popular and user-friendly Ubuntu Linux distribution hinted that the smartphone version of the OS, Ubuntu Touch, may be ready for release in the summer or autumn.

Big Data: the Hoarder’s dream

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‘Big Data’ is one of those buzz phrases doing the rounds in the industry at the moment. It’s an adjacent topic to cloud but is being thrown around in much the same way, often prefixed by the question: “What are you doing about…?” Well, with the costs of storage plummeting, it’s becoming clear that the answer to that question is you should be storing everything.

OpenStack makes headway; wins Ericsson support

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With virtualisation evolving rapidly and open source in favour, telecom equipment vendors could all end up developing what is effectively the same software to manage the cloud. But what they have to bring to the table is telecom-grade experience.

Open source cloud tools show signs of maturity

Just over 10 per cent of respondents believe that more than 50 per cent of cloud revenue will come from the enterprise segment over the next 24 months

Open source cloud computing software CloudStack, which is developed by all-volunteer association the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), has this week graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a top level project. The move signifies the maturity of CloudStack as an open source tool for creating, managing, and deploying infrastructure cloud services.

Ubuntu Linux comes to smartphones

Ubuntu on smartphones

Android may well be storming the mobile OS charts, but there are still plenty of Linux software developers intent on fragmenting the ecosystem with their own flavours of Linux for mobile devices.

Canonical, the developer behind the popular and user friendly Ubuntu Linux distribution said this week that it has a version of its operating system for smartphones now ready to deploy.

Firefox mobile OS wins operator support

The HTML5 based browser will use the Firefox brand

Software firm and browser developer Mozilla claims industry support is growing behind its plans to launch an open operating system based on HTML5. On Monday the company confirmed the OS will use the Firefox brand and is designed to power smartphones “built entirely to open web standards,” where all of the device’s capabilities can be developed as HTML5 applications.

Telefónica teams up with Mozilla to create open HTML 5 mobile platform

OWD is a new open standards HTML 5-based platform

Telefónica Digital has announced a new deal with Firefox browser-maker Mozilla on the first day of Mobile World Congress 2012. The two firms have collaborated to create a new mobile platform, which will see a host of HTML 5 based devices running on the open web entering the market.

Samsung to merge own Bada OS with open-source Tizen

Samsung launched its Bada smartphone OS in 2009 with the Wave

Korean handset manufacturer Samsung plans to merge its own smartphone operating system, Bada with Intel’s open source OS Tizen, as it looks to consolidate its position in the global smartphone market.

Another mobile Linux is born; Meego comes and goes

The short-lived Nokia N9

While long suspected, the reasons for ex-CTO Rich Green’s departure from Nokia have this week become clear. The Finnish firm’s first and last Meego-based handset was released Tuesday, while the OS itself was formally executed with a view to what’s left being assimilated by the LiMo and Linux Foundations.

Nokia says Symbian is no longer open source

Nokia says Symbian is no longer open source

Nokia has announced that its Symbian platform is no longer open source. The news comes less than a year after the now-defunct Symbian Foundation released the first completely open version of the OS, with Nokia saying that its “open and direct” model referred to its business plan rather than the Symbian source code.

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