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Open Source Cloud Roundup: Top Stories of the Week

Not to over-inflate the horse race nature of the cloud computing space right now, but this is an exciting time to watch the action as open source projects seek to compete with giants such as Amazon and the telcos. This week's Open Cloud Roundup of top stories illustrates just how much the industry is heating up this year, with The Linux Foundation's announcement of a new CloudOpen conference and OpenStack's recent accumulation of big-name partners. The week also turned up an interesting "how-to" and a product launch for building your own private cloud with Debian. 

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Member Profile: Open Source Founder and Android Fan Anthony Favre

Anthony Favre used Linux for the first time as a student in 1997 and has since started two companies that specialize in Linux and open source technologies. 

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New data points to demand for Linux skills, training in Asia

With the Linux Foundation Enterprise End User Summit coming up on April 30, we revisited the data collected for our Linux Adoption Trends report to find some of the global trends among enterprise Linux users.

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Open cloud top stories of the week

With the OpenStack Folsom Design Summit happening this week, much of the open cloud news has revolved around OpenStack's growing list of partners and analysis of the open source platform's role in the overall cloud ecosystem. Here are six stories featuring OpenStack, its partners and its prospects.

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Microsoft fields tough questions about open culture at the company

A flurry of press coverage came with the news two weeks ago that for the first time Microsoft had made the top-20 list in the Linux Foundation’s annual development report on top contributors to the Linux kernel. 

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Exclusive: Zipwhip to open source ‘Textspresso’ machine and release cloud texting for Ubuntu

It’s a pretty nice dream. On your morning commute, you send a text message to the office espresso machine with your order for a double Americano and the warm mug is waiting when you get in.

For Seattle-based cloud texting company Zipwhip, the dream is reality. Its engineers custom-built an espresso machine that takes orders via SMS using their own cloud messaging application. (Watch the video, it’s pretty sweet.)

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Five favorite Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit sessions

As the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit was wrapping up yesterday in San Francisco, we asked a few attendees to weigh in on their favorite sessions.

The invitation-only event brought together 430 Linux kernel developers, Linux Foundation members and other Linux community insiders for keynote talks, work sessions, training, project updates, industry trends and networking.

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Facebook’s Open Compute Project Seeks New Ideas for Efficient Datacenters

When a Facebook user ‘likes’ something, adds a friend or uploads a photo gallery, he doesn’t necessarily think of what goes on at the back end. That ever-mounting pile of information collected each second from millions of users presents a significant challenge to efficient data storage and management - not to mention a potentially daunting financial and environmental cost.

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