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Free Resource: How to Give a Great Tech Talk Tutorial at CollabSummit

As the head curator for content at Linux Foundation events, I work with over 500 speakers a year on technical talks. Universally the people chosen to speak at our events have amazing technical knowledge. They know their stuff. But the actual skill in speaking, delivering an engaging and hopefully entertaining talk to an audience, is sometimes harder to come by. 

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Announcing The Linux Foundation 2013 Events Schedule (and a few 35% discounts)

I am pleased to release today The Linux Foundation's annual Linux events and co-located training schedule. The process we undertake to build this schedule and to make available important Linux training resources to the community is an exhaustive one that includes input from the development community, Linux users, members and other industry leaders. Highlights from this year's event lineup include:

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Free Resource: A Manager's Guide to Building a Product with Embedded Linux

According to a 2012 survey of embedded engineers by both VDC Research and UBM Electronics, the use of Linux in embedded projects is increasing at a fast rate.  UBM reported that some 35 percent of embedded developers are working on Linux projects and that number increases to 48 percent when Android is included.   

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What a Year for Linux: Please Join us in Celebration

Simply put, 2012 was a cross-over year for Linux in many ways. Here are just a few examples: - Android adoption outpaced the iPhone.- Red Hat achieved its $1B milestone.

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Linux Foundation Recognizes Fujitsu and Mr. Masahiro Date

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.  

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New IDC White Paper: Skies Are Becoming More Clear for Open Cloud

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.
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Individuals: Join Linux Foundation Before Halloween and Receive 1/2 Off LinuxCon Barcelona

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 (you@linux.com) and employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo.

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Korea Linux Forum Hosts Kernel Collaboration Gangnam Style

This week The Linux Foundation is hosting its first-ever event in South Korea, the Korea Linux Forum in the Gangnam District.

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We Invite You to Share the World's Most Inspiring Linux Stories

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.

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Why You Should Attend LinuxCon Europe: My Top Five Sessions

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....

Here are my top five favorite sessions:

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