The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


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Get ready for Red Hat Summit 2018

The 2018 Red Hat Summit site is officially launched! Thousands of open source enthusiasts will be in San Francisco on May 8-10, 2018. The call for proposals is now open as well as sponsorship opportunities. Share your ideas by submitting a session for Red Hat Summit 2018.


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Red Hat Announces Broad Expansion to Open Source Patent Promise

The expanded Patent Promise, while consistent with Red Hat’s prior positions, breaks new ground in expanding the amount of software covered and otherwise clarifying the scope of the promise. Red Hat believes its updated Patent Promise represents the broadest commitment to protecting the open source software community to date.


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The future of Java EE

At this stage the future of Java EE looks brighter than it has for quite a while as Oracle, working with Red Hat, IBM, other vendors, and the wider community will move the specifications, TCKs and overall innovation to an open source foundation.


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SDTimes - The mobile and cloud imperative

The shift from client-server to cloud-mobile is driving many of the modernization efforts behind today’s digital transformations initiatives. Together, cloud and mobile support the agility, performance and scalability required by modern enterprise mobile applications.


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siliconANGLE - Open Container Initiative reaches great milestone

“We’re working in major industry trends at this point, and containers are a huge part of the industry,” Chris Wright, Red Hat Chief Technologist explained. “Ease of use and the ability to move quickly is a big driving force behind the container space.”


Of interest

News to note—just for you