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


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