The Linux Foundation "funds the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and lead maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman," according to its Wikipedia page. Now the Linux Foundation is “pleased to announce the release of Overture Maps Foundation,” according to the last newsletter.
It is a collaborative effort "to enable current and next-generation map products by creating reliable, easy-to-use and interoperable open map data that can enhance mapping services worldwide."
The initiative was founded by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meta, Microsoft and TomTom and is an open community with a common interest in creating open map data. To join, visit overturemaps.org.
The Linux Foundation also announced plans to create the Open Metaverse Foundation:
In October, we brought together leading experts from various fields along with leaders from several Linux Foundation projects to discuss what it will take to turn the emerging concept of Metaverse from promise to reality. As the next step in this amazing journey, we welcome the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) to the Linux Foundation, adding another piece of the puzzle. With your help, we can realize the promise of the open Metaverse. Find out more about what's next, join us and join the openmv.org.
The Foundation also published three new research papers:
- The 2022 State of Open Source in Financial Services
- WebAssembly (Wasm) for Legal Professionals
- Data and Storage Trends 2022.
The press release also notes that through Tuesday the institute is offering a 35% discount on any of its training courses, certifications, packages or bootcamps.