October 21, 2016

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

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"Blockchain’s potential to help the disenfranchised" excites Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf and could help refugees identify themselves.

This week in open source and Linux news, The executive director of The Hyperledger Project explains how blockchain can help refugees identify themselves, Nasdaq group to provide OSS platform to investors, and more! Read on to get caught up on the most important recent news!

1) Brian Behlendorf of The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project speaks on the helpful importance of blockchain to refugee identification. 

Blockchain Technology Can Help Save the Lives of Millions of Refugees by Giving Them a Verified Identity- Quartz

2) A "business arm of Nasdaq, Inc" is providing a new open source platform to investor relations professionals.

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions Unveils Open Source Platform for Investor Relations- Finance Magnates

3) A new partnership between Red Hat & Ericsson to center around OpenStack, NFV infrastructure, software-defined networking, software-defined infrastructure and containers

Red Hat and Ericsson Sign Open Source Deal- NetworkWorld

4) Windows 10 Redstone 2 features major improvements for Linux users.

Microsoft Updates the Windows Subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu 16.04 Support- Softpedia

5) The JS Foundation is now a Linux Foundation collaborative project

The Linux Foundation Strives to Unite Open-Source JavaScript Community- ZDNet

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