July 29, 2016

This Week in Open Source News: Wal-Mart Joins OSS Revolution, Latest Linux Version Integrated Into Android, & More

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Walmart OSS
America's biggest superstore has joined the open source movement.

1) Wal-Mart announces they will make their application lifecycle management tool available as an open source project.

Wal-Mart Proves Open Source Is Big Business- Forbes

2)  Android Nougat updates protect the kernel's memory and reduce attack surface.

Google Beefs Up Linux Kernel Defenses in Android- PC World

3) Facebook open sources Surround360 video capture system, with full specs and code on GitHub.

Facebook Releases Open Source Software for Its 360 Degree Camera- Popular Science

4) Flynn open source PaaS includes pieces necessary to get apps running, but doesn't make use of recent technology.

Open Source Flynn Takes the Headaches Out of App Deployment- InfoWorld

5) Microsoft is making good on its promise to update client regularly.

Skype for Linux Alpha Gets New Functionality in Update- Neowin

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