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What Open Source Really Means Today

The state of open source over the course of the past few decades has certainly changed. IBM last year purchased Red Hat, for example. But the original open source spirit of sharing remains intact — though the extent to which that is the case remains a subject of debate. What open source really...
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How Developers Can Get Involved with Open Source Networking

Linux Foundation open networking leader describes the challenges and advantages of working across communities. There have always been integration challenges with open source software, whether in pulling together Linux distributions or in mating program subsystems developed by geographically...
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Opening Up the Way to Industry Transformation

Heather Kirksey leads the OPNFV community that is changing the way the telecoms industry innovates and the way it works. She talks to Alan Burkitt-Gray. There’s a deep cultural change rolling through the industry. The way things have been done for the past century and a half – with vendors and...
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Heather Kirksey
Heather Kirksey, Director of OPNFV (a Linux Foundation Project) has been nominated for a Women in Comms award by Light Reading: a recognition of leaders empowering women and disrupting the gender bias.

This Week in Open Source: Heather Kirksey Nominated Finalist in WiC Awards, Ubuntu's Uncertainty Continues & More

This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation/OPNFV's very own Heather Kirksey is recognized for her leadership as a finalist in Light Reading's WiC awards, Ubuntu's uncertainty grows, and more. Read on to say current in developing OSS stories! 1) The Linux Foundation/OPNFV's...
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Why Open Source Is Like a Team Sport

As director for Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) — a role she alternatively describes as coach, nerd matchmaker and diplomat — Heather Kirksey oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from technology to community and marketing. At the recent Linux Foundation Open Source...
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Tying Together the Many Open Source Projects in Networking

The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) is driven more by iterative code releases than by heavyweight up-front standardization efforts. There are a lot of pieces to the ongoing network transformation going up and down the stack. There's the shift away from proprietary...
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