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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.
Collaboration in open source license enforcement -- a community movement is happening
Last week, Red Hat announced that another wave of leading companies Amazon, Arm, Canonical, GitLab, Intel, Liferay, Linaro, MariaDB, NEC, Pivotal, Royal Philips, SAS, Toyota and VMware have joined Red Hat and nine other forward-thinking companies in rejecting harsh tactics in the enforcement of open source licenses. Following the lead of the open source development community, the move today reflects the growing strength of the norms in the open source community about the importance of responsible license compliance.
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Happy birthday, Kubernetes: Here's to three years of collaborative innovation
Three years ago the community celebrated the first production-ready release of Kubernetes, what is now a de facto standard system for container orchestration, at the 1.0 launch day at OSCON. Today we celebrate Kubernetes to not only acknowledge it on the project's birthday but to also thank the community for the extensive work and collaboration to drive the project forward.
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Red Hat Customer Portal named one of the "Ten Best Support Websites" for eighth consecutive year
We're excited to announce that for the eighth consecutive year, the Red Hat Customer Portal has been named one of the "Top Ten Support Websites" by the Association of Support Professionals (ASP). Congratulations to the Red Hat Customer Portal team and others across Red Hat who contribute to the design, code and content that improves our customers' experience. And thank you to our customers for helping us evolve our platform to remain one of the best support websites—when you succeed, we succeed.
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Red Hat OpenStack Platform Adopted by Fujitsu for Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS
Fujitsu Limited has adopted Red Hat OpenStack Platform as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) component of Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS, its global hybrid cloud service offering. As a backbone for an open hybrid cloud, Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS is designed to help enterprises more quickly develop cloud-native and traditional applications and services in an environment built from innovative, more reliable, and more secure open technologies.
Forbes - How Open Source Became The Default Business Model For Software
Since its inception in 1998, open source has become the de-facto standard for software development and proven itself as a viable business model. While making source code freely available for redistribution and modification may seem counterintuitive, the success of companies like Red Hat and Canonical are proof that an open source model can turn a profit.
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