This Week in Open Source News: Snow Science Benefits From Open Source, Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Linux-Intel Fix & More


This week in Linux and open source news, let it snow! Open source software is improving snow science, Linus Torvalds answers questions about the fix for Intel’s security vulnerability, and more! Read on to stay in the know. 

1) “Snow science recently took an about-face, thanks to the open-source software [project] known as SnowPilot.”

Open Source Software Improves Snow Research– Explore Big Sky

2) Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talks with Linus Torvalds about the Intel vulnerability fix.

Major Linux Redesign in the Works to Deal With Intel Security Flaw– ZDNet

3) “The cable industry is turning to OpenStack for the development of virtualized network functions, and it’s hoping to learn a lesson or two from earlier telco forays.”

Cable’s Open Source Flirtation Heats Up– LightReading

4) Amazon releases Linux software that runs on corporate servers.

Amazon Has Quietly Released a Game Changer For Its Cloud– Business Insider

5) “Toyota will showcase its Linux-based infotainment platform [at CES] that will be included in the 2018 Camry.”

CES Preview: Back to the Future– Automotive News