Top Predictions for Networking in 2018

By Arpit Joshipura
December 18, 2017
Blog, C-level, Developer Influencers, Linux Foundation, ONAP, Open Source Professionals

Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking and Orchestration at the Linux Foundation, shares his 2018 predictions for the networking industry.

1. 2015’s buzzwords are 2018’s course curriculum.

Munich Library offers free Ubuntu 12.04 CD’s for Windows Users!


The city of Munich is now providing free Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) CDs for the citizens of the city, in an effort to increase the adoption of open source software.

Munich has been at the center of a very heated debate this past couple of months, after the media picked up some statements made by a couple of people from the mayor’s office regarding a switch to back to Windows from Linux.

CHITS @ 10: A Decade of People-Centric eHealth


This month of May marks the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Community Health Information Tracking System or CHITS. The homegrown electronic medical record system developed by the University of the Philippines Manila in 2004. Over the years, this single “seed” of innovation has come a long way since its implementation at the Elvira Lagrosa Health Center in Pasay City.

From its humble beginnings as a “Child Health Injury Tracking System” spearheaded by Dr. Herman Tolentino, Dr. Alvin Marcelo and the Pasay City Health Department through Dr. Marie Irene Sy, CHITS has become an eHealth tool that can improve health information system in the country.


By Clarice Africa | 28 April 2014

“Look around you - open source is running so many things that play a crucial part of our lives and I bet most people don’t even know it,” said Prof. Ariel Betan, Managing Director of the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, a Centre of Excellence under the UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme that advocates free and open source software, open content and open standards in the region.

“Linux, for example, is an operating system that runs a lot of today’s open source technologies. From small devices like mobile Wi-Fi routers/access points, desktops, smartphones and even appliances to large installations like the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, spanning 27km in the the Franco-Swiss Border,” he said.


Dr. Alvin Marcelo, International Open Source Network (IOSN)

By Clarice Africa | 21 February 2014

A few years ago, a global analyst firm went so far as to describe open source as the ‘hype du jour’ and some people even labelled it as something destined for the student and hobbyist market.

Today, its collaborative innovation model has prompted some governments to go ‘Open Source by default’ by releasing everything it does to the community.

“Trends right now are on the collaboration and creation of platforms and ecosystems. Gone is the era of the monolithic one-software-for-all mentality. It is now conventional wisdom that some services and components are better offered by other entities and it is their integration that is driving the development of this ecosystem,” Dr. Alvin Marcelo, an eHealth Adviser for an international development agency, said.

LPI Paper-based Certification Exam Sept 17,2013 Registration Still Ongoing

LPI Paper-based Certification Exam Sept 17,2013 Registration Still Ongoing

LPI Paper-based Certification Exam Sept 17,2013 Registration Still Ongoing.

LPI Paper-based Certification Exam during the 11th Y4IT Sept 2013

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and the International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN +3 in cooperation with the UP System IT Foundation and the UP IT Development Center (UP ITDC, formerly UP ITTC) will be holding LPI Paper-Based Certification Exams on Sept 17, 2013 at the UP ITDC, 2/F Vidal A. Tan Hall, Quirino Ave. cor. Velasquez St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, both for Level 1 (LPI 101 & 102) and Level 2 (LPI 201 & 202) LPI Certifications. Level 3 Certification Exam will be included if there are takers.

IOSN ASEAN+3 Hosts Open Source Security in Healthcare Forum, July 27

Open Source Security inHealthcare Forum

The International Open Source Network ASEAN+3 in cooperation with Asia Pacific Colleges and United Nations University is hosting:
Open Source Security in Healthcare Forum on July 27, 8:30-3:30pm at the Asia Pacific Colleges, Makati.

LPI applauds UN organization report providing recommendations on FOSS for national policy makers

LPI Applauds UN Organization Report

(Sacramento, CA, USA: November 29, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, applauds the release of the flagship report "The Information Economy Report 2012: The Software Industry and Developing Countries" by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report provides specific recommendations on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for national policy makers and includes two examples of the value of LPI's training and certification programs for ICT development.

Linux brings over €10 million savings for Munich

From: The H-Open

Over €10 million (approximately £8 million or $12.8 million) has been saved by the city of Munich, thanks to its development and use of the city's own Linux platform. The calculation of savings follows a question by the city council's independent Free Voters (Freie Wähler) group, which led to Munich's municipal LiMux project presenting a comparative budget calculation at the meeting of the city council's IT committee on Wednesday. The calculation compares the current overall cost of the LiMux migration with that of two technologically equivalent Windows scenarios: Windows with Microsoft Office and Windows with OpenOffice. Reportedly, savings amount to over €10 million.


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