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Live Blogging LinuxCon: Wednesday Afternoon Keynotes

Live coverage of LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2012 starts again this afternoon at 4 p.m. with a keynote from Linus Torvalds. 

See the full conference schedule for a list of keynote speakers. This afternoon we'll hear from Intel's Imad Sousou, Kyle MacDonald of Canonical and a panel discussion on the state of the Linux kernel with Linus Torvalds, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Ted T'so, Sarah Sharp and James Bottomley. 

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Live Blogging LinuxCon: Wednesday Morning Keynotes

Welcome to LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2012! We'll be live blogging the morning keynotes here. Join us at 9:15 a.m. for a keynote from Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. 

Live Blogging LinuxCon 2012: Wednesday Morning Keynotes

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IBM's Angel Diaz: 3 Projects Creating User-Driven Standards for the Open Cloud

To seasoned software standards expert Angel Diaz, today’s effort to create interoperability in the cloud is reminiscent of the mid-90s when HTTP emerged as a state-of-the-art technology. Every application server had to do that same function but there was no standard, he said. And so IBM helped create Apache web server software and the standard code for building web pages.

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Follow Our Live Coverage from LinuxCon and CloudOpen

Today I'm headed to sunny San Diego for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences. Woohoo!

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Winning T-Shirt Contest Designs On Sale This Week at LinuxCon

Brian Beck took first place in this year’s “Inspired by Linux” t-shirt design contest. We followed up with him shortly after the contest results were announced to find out more about his involvement with Linux and the open source community and what inspired his design.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of Aug. 20

This week's top open source cloud headlines feature a new OpenStack disribution release from Piston Cloud, an open source virtualization management tool from Convirture, interviews with cloud heavyweights at Intel and Eucalyptus, and new interoperability standards recommendations from the Open Data Center Alliance. And, of course, I'd be remiss to leave out a plug for next week's CloudOpen conference in San Diego. See you there! 

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SUSE Aims for One-Click Enterprise Deployment on OpenStack

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing weekly series on Leaders of the Open Cloud running in advance of CloudOpen, Aug. 28-31 in San Diego. SUSE’s Alan Clark will present at the conference on “Private Cloud Availability and Fault Tolerance, Setup or Failure?”

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Open Source Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of Aug. 13

OpenStack got a hefty share of the open cloud headlines this week with both Red Hat and Rackspace announcing new cloud services built on the open source platform. A recent Google survey of CFOs shows these execs might be good targets for companies selling open cloud offerings. And Canonical's Kyle MacDonald weighs in on how to make OpenStack better for customers. Meanwhile, Intel has rallied Chinese technology firms around OpenStack -- a sign that Asia will be a key market for cloud vendors. 

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Canonical: Making the Open Cloud Seamless for Users

Cloud computing has made great strides over the past two years as more companies enter the market and open source projects emerge. But the industry is still young and the current model in which each vendor has its own solution is creating “layers from hell” for the end user, says Kyle MacDonald, vice president of cloud at Canonical.

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