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The Year of the Open Blockchain

Just before the holidays, we announced a new open source effort to advance blockchain technology for a distributed ledger that could be used across industries. Blockchain is about harnessing one of the core technologies behind Bitcoin, but developed in an organized, collaborative environment and optimized for myriad use cases. In the quiet depth of late December, we received more than 3,000 inquiries in response to this news.

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The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Working with White House on Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House today announced its Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which includes a series of steps and programs to enhance cybersecurity capabilities within the Federal Government and across the country. In the proposal, the White House announced collaboration with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to better secure Internet "utilities" such as open-source software, protocols and standards.

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Linux Foundation Update

Since last Saturday, I have been engaged in meetings on behalf of The Linux Foundation in China, with limited access to email and/or Internet. As a result, I have only recently become aware of a situation playing out over the last 24-48 hours in social media that demands an immediate response.  

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How to Judge the Success of Blockchain Projects?

When there are different efforts attempting to solve a big problem, what’s the best way of figuring out which one (or ones) are succeeding? Press releases? New members joining? Hires? Integrations promised? Conference attendees?

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Linux Foundation and Microsoft: A Great Start to a Great Partnership

The lines between open source and proprietary software are blurring. Increasingly organizations are building even in-house technologies with open source methods. This includes Microsoft.

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Let’s Encrypt May Improve Security for Regular People More Than Any Other Initiative This Decade

Secure websites have always been standard for ecommerce companies like Amazon or Shopify, and in recent years companies that handle private communications like Google and Facebook have invested millions of dollars in enabling encryption for all users. But what about everyone else?

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New Open Container Project Helps Define the Future Data Center

We at The Linux Foundation witness first-hand every day the impact of open source, collaboration and neutral governance on the most promising technologies of our time. It is how most software today is built.

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Node.js Foundation Opens Up with Industry- and Community-wide Support

Open source communities are often recognized for their constructive debate. There is a commonly held philosophy among open source contributors and developers that the best ideas result from disagreement and smart people discussing the merits of decisions and, of course, code. The Node.js and io.js communities are no different. Node.js, for example, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month and is supporting a new generation of network applications. io.js has a strong developer community innovating at the speed of light.

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Apple’s Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. 
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Git This: World's Favorite Software Development Tool Turns 10

Linux today is built faster than ever before. The latest data proves it. This is due to the distributed, global community of developers, IT managers and companies contributing to it every minute of every day. This massive collaboration is made possible with similarly distributed tools, tools like Git.

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