Thousands of people contribute to Linux every day. As our annual “Who Writes Linux” paper reports, individuals from around the world are writing millions of lines of code every year. Equally important are the hundreds of companies supporting Linux every year, from sponsoring Linux kernel development to collaborating on technical initiatives to supporting The Linux Foundation.
In a blog a few months ago, David Linthicum claimed that the 'open cloud' was getting awfully confusing. He's right: the early days of a technology shift are a land grab of vendors, consortia, and projects who work to lay their claim of the “best” “only” and “true” part of the technology puzzle. Confusion and obfuscation usually follows.
Individual membership is one of the most important programs we host at The Linux Foundation. It gives anyone the opportunity to support Linux and its creator Linus Torvalds, among other important activities. It also comes with a variety of perks like a personalized Linux.com email address (email@example.com) and employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo.
Linux inspires. It is enabling nearly every technology innovation of the 21st century and is supporting the growth of numerous industries from mobile to the cloud. And, its reach goes far beyond these markets to also enable scientific discovery, smart cities, new companies and young students.
Earlier this week we published the full schedule for LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. In many ways, I think the technical content for LinuxCon Europe may be the best collection of speakers we've ever had. I wonder if the location in Barcelona has anything to do with that....
A highlight of yesterday's excellent LinuxCon and CloudOpen conference was definitely the kernel panel featuring Sarah Sharp, Ted Ts'o, Greg K-H, Linus Torvalds and moderator James Bottomley. Some quotes:
Today is opening day of LinuxCon and the first-ever CloudOpen. It represents the culmination of months of preparation and collaboration with speakers, sponsors and members of the community. And, it represents possibly the largest assembly of open source developers, sysadmins, cloud architects and business executives working on open technologies that we've ever had in one place at one time.
We have been preparing for next week for months. From picking the venue to coordinating mini-summits to shifting through the hundreds of talks submitted via the CFP, our events team and I have been focused on August 29-31 and now it's finally here. We are very close to selling out so if you plan on joining us please register today.