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Container-based server platform for Linux device management goes open source

Oct 30, 2018 changed its name to balena and released an open source version of its IoT fleet management platform for Linux devices called openBalena. Targets include the Intel NUC, Jetson TX2, Raspberry Pi, and a new RPi CM3 carrier called the balenaFin.

OpenWrt based distro claimed to be first fully open source bitcoin mining software

Oct 26, 2018

Braiins has released an open source, OpenWrt based ASIC bitcoin miner stack called Braiins OS, featuring AsicBoost to reduce power usage. It’s compatible with Antminer and Dragonmint mining rigs and works with Braiins’ Slush Pool mining pool.

Linus returns to the helm as Linux 4.19 ships with new conduct code

Oct 25, 2018

Linux 4.19 has arrived with new CAKE router tech, WiFi 6 support, and a lightweight EROFS file system. Meanwhile, Linus Torvalds returned to duty from his self-imposed time-out to publicly discuss the new Code of Conduct.

EdgeX Foundry project releases Linux-on-Artik dev board

Oct 24, 2018

The EdgeX Foundry IoT middleware project announced nine new members including Intel, and launched an Ubuntu-driven development kit based on an octa-core Artik 710 module.

Arm’s Mbed Linux OS feeds into Pelion IoT strategy

Oct 17, 2018

Arm unveiled an “Mbed Linux OS” distro that mixes Yocto and Mbed code and works with its Pelion IoT Platform. Arm also extended Pelion to support x86 devices that use Intel’s SDO provisioning scheme.

Automotive Grade Linux dips into telematics with 6.0 release

Oct 16, 2018

The Automotive Grade Linux project has released Unified Code Base 6.0 in-vehicle infotainment stack with new software profiles for telematics and instrument cluster.

Accelerated Linux boosts real-time performance on Zynq UltraScale+

Oct 4, 2018

Enea has launched a real-time “Accelerated Linux” version of its Enea Linux distro that targets the Zynq UltraScale+. The dual-OS hypervisor solution combines Enea Linux with an SMP micro-kernel executive.

AT&T releases white box spec for its Linux-based 5G routers

Oct 3, 2018

AT&T will deploy 60,000 5G routers compliant with a newly released white box spec hosted by the Open Compute Project. The routers will run Vyatta NOS Linux which will morph into an open source DANOS platform.

How Azure Sphere ensures IoT security within a 4MB Linux stack

Sep 26, 2018

At the Linux Security Summit, Microsoft’s Ryan Fairfax revealed the inner workings of Azure Sphere OS and its security model, including modifications to the Linux kernel that let it run in 4MB.

Zephyr and Fuchsia take different paths to security

Sep 25, 2018

At the recent Linux Security Summit, NSA computer researchers describe their contributions to security code in Zephyr and Fuchsia OSes. Each security stack differs considerably from each other and from Linux.

Arm and Facebook join Yocto Project

Aug 30, 2018

Arm and Facebook have joined Intel and TI as Platinum members of the Yocto Project for embedded Linux development. Meanwhile, the Linux Foundation announced 47 new Silver members.

Akraino Edge Stack project adds members and preps edge computing “blueprints”

Aug 23, 2018

The LF’s Akraino Edge Stack project for standardizing open source edge computing software for basestatons and other telecom and IoT systems, added new members including Arm, Dell, Ericsson, Juniper, and Qualcomm.

Managed Linux and Zephyr distros for IoT offer OTA and container tech

Aug 21, 2018

A Linaro spinoff called unveiled a continuously updated “microPlatforms” IoT service with managed Linux and Zephyr distros. The Linux platform is based on OE/Yocto and Docker container code.

Open source Zephyr RTOS snuggles up to RISC-V with new members

Aug 17, 2018

The Zephyr Project announced six new members including RISC-V boosters SiFive and AntMicro, and expanded development support to more than 100 boards.