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Linux.com: Free Webinar on Community-Driven Governance for Open Source Projects

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Topics such as licensing and governance are complex but nonetheless critical considerations for open source projects. And, understanding and implementing the requirements in a strategic way are key to a project’s long-term health and success. In an upcoming webinar — “Governance Models of Community-Driven Open Source Projects” — The Linux Foundation’s Scott Nicholas will examine various approaches for structuring open source projects with these requirements in mind.

This free, hour-long webinar (at 10:00 am Pacific, May 30, 2018) will address some of the differences that exist in community-driven governance and will explore various case studies.

Read more at Linux.com.

Linux.cn: CIP: Continuing the Light of Linux

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Today, modern civil infrastructure is everywhere – power plants, radar systems, traffic lights, dams and weather systems. These infrastructure projects have been around for decades, and these facilities will continue to provide longer service, so safety and longevity are critical.

And many of these systems are powered by Linux, which gives technology providers more control over these issues. However, if each provider is building their own solution, this can lead to fragmentation and rework. therefore,Civil infrastructure platformCivil Infrastructure PlatformThe most important goal of (CIP) is to create an open source infrastructure layer for industrial facilities such as embedded controllers or gateway devices.

Read more at Linux.cn.

Instrumentation & Control: Futureproof edge computing applications

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It can be a challenge to find an IIoT gateway that easily connects geographically dispersed devices to the cloud, especially in outdoor or rugged environments. Moxa’s UC series industrial computers are highly integrated Arm-based Linux platforms that include Moxa Industrial Linux. To address the need for an extended lifecycle for products in applications such as renewable energy monitoring, intelligent transportation systems, production line monitoring, and oil and gas artificial lift monitoring, the UC series are ruggedised and come with 10-year Linux support. Recognized for their reliable performance in large-scale deployments worldwide, these IIoT gateways are a trusted choice for all IIoT applications.

Read more at Instrumentation & Control.

wirautomatisierer.de: Smarter factories on sustainable platforms

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The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project aims to provide a base layer for industrial open source software components, tools, and methods to enable the long-term management of critical systems. As a Silver member of the platform, Moxa is strengthening its promise to build smarter factories and cities on an interoperable, secure, reliable and sustainable open source platform. Run by the Linux Foundation, CIP aims to accelerate the implementation of Linux-based infrastructure building systems based on existing open source fundamentals and expertise.

Read more at wirautomatisierer.de.

PC Pop: Linux Foundation training and certification will land in China

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With the development of computer technology, especially the rise of Internet technology and related enterprises, open source software has become the mainstream in various aspects such as operating system, compiler tool chain, database, WEB server, and mobile operating system. It is because when companies such as Google use open source software to form a unique business model, more and more developers and enterprises are beginning to pay attention to the development of open source software.

Read more at PC Pop.

Linux.com: CIP – Keeping the Lights on with Linux

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Modern civil infrastructure is all around us — in power plants, radar systems, traffic lights, dams, weather systems, and so on. Many of these infrastructure projects exist for decades, if not longer, so security and longevity are paramount.

And, many of these systems are powered by Linux, which offers technology providers more control over these issues. However, if every provider is building their own solution, this can lead to fragmentation and duplication of effort. Thus, the primary goal of Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is to create an open source base layer for industrial use-cases in these systems, such as embedded controllers and gateway devices.

Read more at Linux.com.

Linux.com: Keeping the Lights On with Linux

By | In the News

Modern civil infrastructure is all around us — in power plants, radar systems, traffic lights, dams, weather systems, and so on. Many of these infrastructure projects exist for decades, if not longer, so security and longevity are paramount.

And, many of these systems are powered by Linux, which offers technology providers more control over these issues. However, if every provider is building their own solution, this can lead to fragmentation and duplication of effort. Thus, the primary goal of Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is to create an open source base layer for industrial use-cases in these systems, such as embedded controllers and gateway devices.

Read more at Linux.com.

Info Tech: Opening Up New Ways to Build and Secure Civil Infrastructure

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Even as The Linux Foundation’s projects continue to grow and mature, enterprises and government agencies and organizations struggle with the question of the sustainability when adopting open source technologies.

While Red Hat and similar companies have long made it possible for even the largest initiatives to be built and managed, through certification programs, professional services, and ongoing support businesses, city planners and others responsible for multi-million and even multi-billion-dollar projects are cautious if not conservative when it comes to too much open source (vs. locked down vendor provided solutions).

The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Project “aims to create an interoperable open source software platform that is secure, reliable and sustainable for more than 10 years” according to a news release issued out of Tokyo on June 20th.

Read more at Info Tech.

Pro-Linux: The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project has announced a collaboration with the Debian LTS initiative. The project is based on Debian and in return wants to support the Debian LTS initiative

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The Civil Infrastructure Platform , a Linux Foundation collaboration project , was announcedin 2016 and introduced the first version of its code in October 2017 . CIP is a project that directly deals with the lifelines of every modern society, such as infrastructure such as electricity, oil, gas and water pipelines, health care, communication links and transport routes.

At the Open Source Summit Japan, the project has now announced a collaboration with the Debian LTS initiative . The Debian LTS initiative aims to support each Debian release for at least five years, two years longer than would be the case. Since Debian 6, this has always worked as advertised, but funding for this work has been pretty tight at all times. This is likely to change as CIP will support the initiative financially. In particular, CIP aims to work with Freexian , the service company that coordinates the LTS initiative. The goals are to maximize interoperability, security and long-term support for free software for embedded systems.

Read more at Pro-Linux.

IoT Evolution World: Cybertrust Joins the CIP Project As Ecosystem for Large Scale Critical Infrastructure Initiatives Grows

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When it comes to critical infrastructure, including development of the smart grid, smart cities, transportation systems, and more, security is no longer an afterthought. Given digital elements now been embedded into the “built world” for all the right reasons – to manage physical assets more efficiently, to predict maintenance associated with those assets, and to make life better for residents and visitors – more and more attention is being paid to the unintended consequences, for example security breaches, ransomware attacks, and cyber-terrorism.

Late last year, Cybertrust and MIRACLE LINUX merged to form a new company under the name of Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd, bringing together Cybertrust’s digital authentication and Miracle Linux embedded system and the message upon announcing the merger was built around trust.

Read more at IoT Evolution World.