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OpenMama and AMQP: Open Collaboration in Action

Two weeks ago, The Linux Foundation announced a new Labs project -- OpenMama. This project was the result of a relationship forged with NYSE Technologies years ago at our Enterprise End User Summit held in New York every year.

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Android Builders Summit CFP Now Open

Just a few weeks back from LinuxCon Europe in Prague and we're already starting to cultivate content for next year. Most notably, I am please to announce that the Call for Participation for the Android Builders Summit is now open. We created ABS last year at the behest of our members who are vendors in the Android Ecosystem who needed a place to collaborate with their peers on systems level engineering and discussion of core issues and opportunities when designing Android devices.

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Paying tribute to technology icon Dennis Ritchie

Most of you who follow the tech industry have likely heard of the passing of computer programming icon Dennis M. Ritchie (also known as dmr) on October 8 at the age of 70. While it could be argued that Linus Torvalds is more famous in today's world than Dennis Ritchie, it's quite safe to say that there wouldn't be a Linux without Dennis Ritchie. 

dmr created the C programming language which makes up 95% of the code base of the Linux kernel according to Ohloh

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LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe Schedules Now Available

We have recently published schedules for LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. These events will be taking place in late October in Prague. Hope to see you all there!

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LinuxCon, 20th Anniversary of Linux Celebration Kicks Off

Today is a big day for the Linux community. I’m writing this from Vancouver, B.C. where Users, SysAdmins, developers and business executives have gathered for the third annual LinuxCon and the official celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Linux.

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Celebrating the “Best of” Linux Videos

We created our Linux Video {http://video.linux.com} forum a few years ago to provide a place for the community to share Linux tutorials, inspirational stories and fun content. As one of the first and still one of few Linux-specific video forums, it has become quite a treasure trove of video content and information on Linux.

 

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Do you have Linux memorabilia to donate to our LinuxCon gallery?

We are putting together a historical gallery celebrating Linux’s last 20 years for LinuxCon in Vancouver. This gallery will be a walk down memory lane that should be fun for everyone, but we need your help!

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My Highlights from the newly announced LinuxCon Schedule

Today we announced the full schedule for LinuxCon North America that will take place in Vancouver from August 17 - 19th. This year we had even more of a challenge than usual in putting together the program. Why? There were so many great submissions.

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Open Compliance Training Helps Set-Top-Box Manufacturer Leverage Linux

At The Linux Foundation, we are lucky to work directly with many of the most innovative companies in the world. We all know the big names like Google, IBM and Intel but as Linux use has expanded into new segments - especially in the embedded industry - we get to work with smaller, but no less innovative companies. The best part is helping them make the most of Linux by getting involved in the community. As an example, we recently completed software compliance  and community involvement training at set-to-box manufacturer Altech UEC.

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LinuxCon Lineup Reflects Reach of Linux

Today we announced our keynote speaker line up for this year’s LinuxCon North America set in beautiful Vancouver, BC in August. I am especially proud of this year’s slate as I believe it captures the current Linux zeitgeist.

Enterprise Linux? We have the CEO of the largest and most successful Linux and open source company, Red Hat, opening up the conference.

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