Canonical changes Ubuntu’s focus, OTA and ISOC come together, and the Open...

Canonical changes Ubuntu’s focus, OTA and ISOC come together, and the Open Network Automation Platform


Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is reassessing its initiatives and deciding to focus more on Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT rather than phone and convergence. According to Canonical, the choice is to invest in areas that are contributing growth to the company.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, explained the biggest growth areas include Ubuntu for desktops, services, VMs, cloud infrastructure, cloud operations, IoT and Ubuntu Core.
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and the Internet Society (ISOC) announced they are combining resources to expand the reach and impact of the Internet Society. As part of this new partnership, the OTA will operate within the Internet Society and its members will become Internet Society members.
The two organizations will continue the OTA’s work on its annual Online Trust Audit, Cyber Incident Response Guide and Internet of Things Trust Framework.
The Linux Foundation has announced the Open Source ECOMP and OPEN-O initiatives are forming a new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project.
The ONAP project will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions.

Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht


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