News - 2013

OpenSource.com: Year-in-Review: Health and science hot topics

The year 2013 brought great progress for the adoption of open source in the health and science industries. We covered some excellent open source stories, here the highlights from 2013.

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ZDNet: 5 top Linux and open source stories in 2013

Linux has long ruled some areas of computing such as supercomputing. But in 2013, Linux and the open source method of developing software started to quietly dominate all aspects of computing, fromcars to the cloud, and end-user computing, thanks in part to Android and Chrome OS.

Read Write: The Genius of Linux is Community, Not Technology

2013 was the year of Linux in everything. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin declared that Linux's ubiquity has reached every corner of computing. "From smartphones, tablets, consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere," Zemlin said.

OSTATIC: The Linux Foundation Sums Up a Banner Year for Linux

Jim Zemlin, who heads The Linux Foundation, is out with an end of year summary on the state of Linux, and even before I read it, I wondered if Zemlin would make the point that the long running argument over whether Linux is winning on the desktop is basically moot at this point.

Computerworld: Home appliance makers connect with open source 'Internet of things' project

Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.

The AllSeen Alliance is supported by the Linux Foundation. Its members include Cisco, D-Link, Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Sharp.

FastCompany: A New Alliance Will Let "Internet of Things" Devices Talk to Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more "smart" devices make their way into our homes

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  • The Verge: One standard to sync them all: AllSeen Alliance forms to accelerate Internet of Things adoption

    Eighteen months ago, Qualcomm SVP Rob Chandhok succinctly explained why the internet of things was failing. Instead of working together, manufacturers designed their smart televisions and appliances to only communicate with their own proprietary applications. Instead of building an ecosystem of devices that could talk to one another, they only built for themselves.

    Forbes: AllSeen Alliance: Manufacturers Cooperate To Kickstart The Internet Of Things?

    Huge business opportunities—if they can pull it off.

    The Internet of everything has a new would-be sheriff. And his name is Greg Burns (pictured), chair of the AllSeen Alliance. Run by the Linux Foundation, the group aims to knock together the heads of all the makers of devices that want to talk to each other, and sort out a way for themall to do it

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    VentureBeat: The Internet of things is coming on faster than ever, thanks to a new, huge alliance

    Qualcomm, LG, the Linux Foundation, and a whole team of heavy-hitters in the Internet of things world are coming together and forming an alliance.

    Thrilling Star Wars terminology aside, the AllSeen Alliance, as it’s called, will take on the monumental, innovation-accelerating task of creating and maintaining unified standards for device-to-device communication.

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    GigaOm: The AllSeen Alliance launches as a standard for the internet of things

    Qualcomm has signed over the source code for its AllJoyn protocol to the Linux Foundation to create a new standard for the internet of things. Meet the AllSeen Alliance, 23 companies that have pledged to use the code underlying Qualcomm’s AllJoyn protocol to build products that will not only be able to talk to each other but offer a more automated programming environment for the devices in your life.

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