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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 18

GigaOM's Structure conference on cloud computing this week has provided companies with an opportunity to publicy discuss their visions for the cloud and make related announcements. The Linux Foundation had its own announcement this week as well, with the release of the CloudOpen schedule of speakers and an appeal to the Linux community to fight for an open cloud.

Why We're Fighting for an Open CloudLinux.com 

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Announcing the Finalists in Our 2012 T-shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to the five finalists in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! This year we received just shy of 90 contest entries and competition for the finalists was tough. A special thanks to the entrants who submitted their artwork for consideration. Your creativity and enthusiasm for Linux are an inspiration to us all.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Stories this Week

Microsoft, Red Hat, HP and Oracle all had big cloud announcements this week that highlight the growing trend toward enterprise cloud computing. Companies are shopping for hybrid clouds of public and private platforms and don't want to be caged into services from one specific vendor, creating a good market for open source cloud solutions.

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OpenRelief Launches Open Source Disaster Relief Drone

We’ll never forget last year’s LinuxCon Japan conference, which took place shortly after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March. As the country still reeled from the disaster, LinuxCon presenters discussed how open source software could contribute to disaster relief.

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Indie Linux Developer Tries New Open Source Fundraising Model

Software developer and Linux Action Show podcaster Bryan Lunduke will open source his software if he can attract $4,000 per month in subscriptions.

What’s wrong with Linux? Software developer Bryan Lunduke has often lectured on this topic on his podcast, the Linux Action Show, and at conferences. (This has earned him a contingency of critics in the open source community, he says, as well as a reputation for being candid and outspoken.)

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SUSE Turns 20, Ascends to the Cloud

Congratulations to SUSE on celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The company has successfully evolved from a three-man consultancy in Germany that produced one of the first Linux distributions, to an international platform for enterprise computing with a future in cloud computing. VP of Engineering Ralf Flaxa reminisces here about the company’s two decades in business and makes predictions about where it’s headed in the next 20 years.

Linux.com: What’s the significance of 20 years in business?

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Survey: Open Source Adoption Rises, Drives Innovation

More than 50 percent of all software purchased within five years will be open source, according to a survey released Monday by a collaboration of 26 open source companies.

This year’s “Future of Open Source Survey” results signal a tipping point for open source software adoption in the enterprise and non-technical industries such as automotive, health care and finance. In the auto industry, for example, 59 percent of the companies surveyed use open source software and 35 percent said they’re evaluating it.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Stories this Week

This week's open source cloud headlines yielded the not-so-suprising news that NASA will discontinue support for the OpenStack cloud platform it helped engineer. The reason? OpenStack is now receiving commercial support and the agency's funds are best spent elsewhere, according to Datacenter Dynamics. 

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Marten Mickos: Eucalyptus Opens Up Under Agile Model

As part of our ongoing focus on open source cloud, we talked with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos about the commoditization of hypervisors, what’s driving his company’s growth and its plans to release Eucalyptus 3.1 soon, marking the company’s shift to a much more open development model. The interview is presented in two parts.

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2012 Linux Foundation T-shirt Contest: Inspired by Linux

So much has happened recently in the Linux community to be inspired by. This is my second month as the Digital Content Editor for Linux.com and as a newbie member I’ve already met so many amazing people and seen so many significant milestones pass just since I started.

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