This Week in Linux News: SDN Reigns Supreme at ONS, The White House Requires Custom Code Sharing, & More.

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dsc 6055-100650748-primary.idgeThis week in Linux news, Software Defined Networking takes the sportlight at the Open Networking Summit, The White House will require agencies using third-party vendors to share their code, and more! Get up to speed on the latest news in Linux/open source with this weekly digest.

1) As adoption of software defined networking (SDN) increases, open source reigns supreme at ONS.

Open Source is Center Stage at Open Networking Summit– CIO

2) U.S. Source Code Policy dictates that agencies contracting with third-party vendors to create new software are now required to secure unlimited rights to the underlying custom code.

White House Requires Agencies to Share Custom Code with Open-Source Community– SC Magazine

3) Microsoft is targeting Oracle customers with their new decision to port the SQL Server to Linux, Sam Varghese posits.

Why Microsoft is Porting SQL Server to Linux– ITWire Magazine

4) The new free ‘Intro to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies’ course is the second course partnership between The Linux Foundation & edX.

The Linux Foundation Announces Free ‘Intro to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies’ edX Course– betanews

5) Microsoft should “stop forcing companies to pay for its bogus Android patents” to be trusted by the open source community, writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

The One Thing Microsoft Must Do – But Won’t – to Gain Open-Source Trust– ZDNet