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Open Cloud News Roundup, Week of Sept. 17

The official launch of the OpenStack Foundation drove the open source cloud news this week. Here is a collection of news articles devoted to the announcement and some analysis of where the project is headed, including one board member's open criticism that the project should have rejected VMware's application for membership.

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Available Now Online: Winning Linux T-Shirt Contest Designs

The two winning design
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ENCODE DNA Data Project, Inspired and Built By Linux

Scientists celebrated a breakthrough in their understanding of the human genome this month – the results of a large collaborative project driven by big data and built with Linux.

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Open Source Cloud News Roundup, Week of Sept. 10

Mark Shuttleworth's $1 million investment in open source cloud storage company InkTank leads the open cloud headlines this week.

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10 Insights from Linux Leaders in the Open Cloud

How do the Linux and open source communities define the open cloud? Our Leaders of the Open Cloud series posed this key question, along with many others, to industry heavyweights in the 10 weeks leading up to the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last month.  Here, we’ve distilled their answers into a slideshow to illustrate the range of participants and viewpoints as well as some areas of contention.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of Sept. 4

The news and analysis on open source cloud computing keeps flowing after the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last week. New data from IDC released during the conference shows users overwhelmingly support the open cloud, but some bloggers are still skeptical that the open cloud is being defined too broadly. Nevertheless, the open source announcements keep coming in the cloud with contributions from Alcatel-Lucent, Netflix and Basho this week.

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LinuxCon and CloudOpen Media Takeaways

The LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2012 conference held in San Diego last week were an epic success. Three days of keynotes and technical sessions from leaders in Linux, open source technologies and cloud computing sparked new conversations online in the days during and after the event. The information and ideas now circulating through the Linux community presented some new angles on old topics as well as a rare peek at the tools and technologies behind innovative companies and services.  

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Oracle: Leading with Linux, Then and Now

Adopting Linux as a platform has helped change Oracle over the past 15 years from a fragmented, decentralized behemoth to a sleek, consolidated service provider, said Senior VP and CIO Mark Sunday in Oracle’s LinuxCon keynote presentation Friday morning.

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LinuxCon Live Blog: IaaS v. Paas Panel, Citrix and Oracle

Today is the last day of LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2012. Don't miss any of the action! We'll be live blogging the morning keynotes starting at 9:15 a.m. Pacific with a panel discussion on IaaS vs. PaaS. 

At 9:45 a.m. Peder Ulander, VP of product marketing at Citrix will talk about "The Cloud in 20 Years."

And 10:05 a.m., Oracle Senior VP and CIO Wim Coekaerts will present "Linux Tales from the Trenches of an Ultra Demanding Cloud Data Center."

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LinuxCon Live Blog: SUSE, Red Hat and Author Phil McKinney

Follow our live coverage of the LinuxCon and CloudOpen keynotes on Thursday afternoon, starting at 4:30 p.m. Pacific. Michael Miller of SUSE will start with a keynote on service oriented clouds. 

4:50 p.m. is Tim Burke of Red Hat on "Enterprise Linux Success Factors."

And at 5:10 p.m. former HP executive and author Phil McKinney will speak on the nature of innovation.

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