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At The Linux Foundation we support a variety of community initiatives and organizations that are advancing free and open source software and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds and ages to contribute. We focus this support through partnerships, donations and activities like the workshop we’re planning with Kids on Computers.

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Blog Post by Ulrich Kohn, Director Technical Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking

At the recent Mobile World Congress, I heard many operators express an interest in analytics. They could see its potential to enrich customers’ user experience and offer new services. Many seemed to grasp how the basis for innovative services customized to user interest and user preferences can be built by correlating data from service connectivity, application types, service context, and performance metrics among others. Such data can also be used to identify malicious attacks on a network or on individual users, giving operators the chance to initiate counter action, preventing damage and mitigating the impact.

jzemlin's picture

Let’s Encrypt today issued its one millionth free certificate (at 9:04am GMT to be exact), just about 100 days after it released its beta version of the service. This is a major accomplishment for the group, but also big news for the web and the security of everyone online.

neelajacques's picture

Why are all the internet companies based on the West Coast of the U.S.? Google, Yahoo, eBay, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter - all the world’s top internet innovators are based in California or Seattle. Or not. Three of the biggest internet companies in the world are actually based in China - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent - collectively known as “BAT.”

ratliff's picture

One of the best practices for secure development is dynamic analysis. Among the various dynamic analysis techniques, fuzzing has been highly popular since its invention and a multitude of fuzzing tools of varying sophistication have been developed.

pdesautels's picture

CES is arguably the biggest tech unveiling of the year and I always look forward to attending to get a feel for where the industry thinks the market is heading. As an attendee, if you look through the glitz, hype and products, you can see into the Matrix and spot the trends that flow through it. My focus this year was 100 percent on the Internet of Things. Specifically, I was on the hunt for evidence that the mainstream of companies building connected products are moving beyond Nikola Tesla’s 1898 model of “teleautomaton” (aka the remote control) to something bigger, better and far more powerful…

hkirksey's picture

Networking is set to be one of the biggest growth industries for open source software development this year, and a key part of that is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Set to transform the way networks  are designed, NFV—an initiative to move to the cloud network services that have traditionally been carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware—has seen explosive growth over the past few years, and that trajectory has only just begun. In fact, analyst firm Infonetics forecasts a fivefold increase in the NFV/SDN (Software-Defined Networking) market by 2019 with more than $11 billion in revenue. That’s huge.

dcauchy's picture

The hottest up-and-coming auto show may very well be CES. Many of the world’s biggest automakers will be there, and they’ll be showing off more than new electric or self-driving cars. The technology inside our cars for music, infotainment, and GPS is also a big part of story. Especially with consumers expecting their “connected” car experience to be as glitzy, convenient, simple and easy to upgrade as their smart phone or wearable.

Visitor's picture

This season’s spirit of giving fits right in with the Linux and open source philosophy. The idea of building software by letting anyone contribute to it and use it is now so widespread that it’s easy to forget how pioneering it once was. But, through this innovative style of collaboration, the Linux operating system has become the most widely used software in the world. Giving back to the community is what open source is all about.

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Can the principles and practices of Linux be transferred to other industries? We at The Linux Foundation certainly think so and apparently so does the industry. Over the last few years every major technology category has been taken over by open source. Many of those Foundations and projects are being hosted at The Linux Foundation or at other organizations like the Apache Software Foundation and others. Much opinion has been written about the proliferation of open source projects, but not about the value.

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“Almost always, great new ideas don't emerge from within a single person or function, but at the intersection of functions or people that have never met before.”  -- Clayton M. Christensen

amanda's picture

The Linux Foundation is no stranger to the world of open source and free software -- after all, we are the home of Linux, the world’s most successful free software project. Throughout the Foundation’s history, we have worked not only to promote open-source software, but to spread the collaborative DNA of Linux to new fields in hopes to enable innovation and access for all.