January 19, 2018

This Week in Open Source News: Barcelona Chooses Linux, Open Source 3D Printing Majorly Cuts Costs & More


Barcelona, Spain is a fan of Linux: Its city council has announced a plan to purge proprietary software in favor of open source.

This week in Linux and open source headlines, the city of Barcelona ditches Microsoft in favor of Linux, 3D Printing with open source results in a staggering decrease in price, & more

1) Barcelona picks Linux for "full technological sovereignty."

Windows vs Linux: Open Source Beats Microsoft to Win Barcelona's Backing- ZDNet

2) Open source 3D printing results in savings of "over 17,000% when compared to commercial slot die systems for laboratories” a study finds.

Open Source 3D Printing Cuts Cost From $4,000 to only $.25 Says New Study- 3D Printing Industry

3) The Linux Foundation announced the availability of a new training course, Administering Linux on Azure.

Linux Foundation Shares Some Love Back For Microsoft Azure- Forbes

4) "Verizon has solidified ONAP as the next-gen automation standard."

Verizon's Participation Solidifies ONAP as a Service Automation Standard, Says Analyst- FierceTelecom

5) Starting on Thursday, Slack will be available as a Snap, (an application package that’s available across a range of open-source-based Linux environments.)

Slack Comes to Linux as a Snap- TechCrunch

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