This Week in Open Source News: Hyperledger Plays Key Role in IBM Revenue, Open Source Industry Standards Debate, & More

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This week in open source and Linux news, IBM’s CEO explains the importance of blockchain at SWIFT’s Sibos conference, and more! Get up to speed with this handy, weekly digest: 

1) IBM CEO says blockchain initiatives, like The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, play a “key role” in the company’s revenue.

IBM’s Ginni Rometty Tells Bankers Not To Rest On Their Digital Laurels– Forbes

2) “The problem with open source standards aren’t that they’re boring; it’s that they’re largely the same as the proprietary standards that preceded them.” writes Matt Asay.

Open source is Not to Blame For a Lack of Industry Standards– TechRepublic

3) The Linux Foundation’s new OpenStack MOOC is offered for free via edX.

The Linux Foundation and edX Roll Out a Free OpenStack Course– OStatic

4) “The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project claims its third platform release targets accelerating development of NFV apps and services.”

OPNFV Colorado Platform Bolsters Open Source NFV Efforts– RCRWireless

5) Linux Foundation sysadmin weighs in on why the system needs a “total rethink.”

Unsafe at Any Clock Speed: Linux Kernel Security Needs a Rethink