News - 2013

LWN.net: The Open Virtualization Alliance moves to the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation has announced that it will be hosting the Open Virtualization Alliance, the home of the KVM project. "As many folks already know, The Xen Project is also a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. We love that a number of open source projects can emerge to address similar questions to complex technology problems.

Forbes: Google And Android: Powering The Next Generation Of Internet Connected Things

When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine a future where most things aren’t connected to the Internet. Not because it’s fashionable, or because many of the largest technology companies are spending big money promoting the concept.  Call it a fundamental law of things; if it can be connected to the Internet, it will be connected to the Internet. From golf balls to light bulbs to pacemakers, anything that can collect or display information, will.

OpenSource.com: Can IBM expect the same ROI from next round of investment in Linux?

At the most recent LinxuCon, IBM announced it will invest $1B in Linux and related open source technologies over the next five years.

OpenSource.com: How the Linux Foundation is helping the auto industry shift to open source infotainment systems

If you’re a Linux fan and a car enthusiast, then you might be a little jealous of Rudolf Streif’s job. As the director of embedded solutions for The Linux Foundation, Streif is in charge of helping to foster the adoption of Linux and open source in the automotive industry.

ITWorld: The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere

Mark Shuttleworth's recent closure of Ubuntu Linux bug No. 1 ("Microsoft has a majority market share") placed a meaningful, if somewhat controversial, exclamation point on how far Linux has come since Linus Torvalds rolled out the first version of the OS in 1991 as a pet project.

Computerworld: Your car is about to go open source

Automakers are working to standardize on a Linux-based operating system for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that would make it easier for cars to act more like smartphones.

An IVI is the "black box" that powers a car's audio and entertainment systems, as well as hands-free phone service and satellite navigation systems. Most IVIs today have touchscreens and can be voice-activated, but many car buyers pass up those options.

OSTATIC: Jobs Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills

Have you been looking for a job, or perhaps some work on the side? If so, and you have Linux or other open source skills, the news is good. Demand for Linux and open source workers continues to rise.

OSTATIC: The Linux Foundation Sets Program for Big Automotive Summit

Vehicles have been an emerging platform for Linux for several years, with many of the auto makers and a few technology standards bodies participating in collaborative development, plussteadfast support for the trend from The Linux Foundation.

Computerworld: Tizen mobile OS could reach printers, cameras, smart TVs

Tizen is for tablets, smartphones and laptops, but the operating system could also be headed to printers, cameras and smart TVs.

Intel and other Tizen backers are exploring the idea of adding "profiles" that would create versions of the open-source mobile operating system for products outside tablets, smartphones and cars, said Chris Norman, senior technical marketing engineer at Intel.

Read more at Computerworld

Cloud Times: IBM $1 Billion Investment Will Boost Innovation in Linux Development

At the LinuxCon 2013, IBM announced it would invest $ 1 billion in new technologies and open source Linux for Power Systems servers. The investment aims to help companies leverage big data and cloud computing with modern systems built to handle the new wave of applications that arrive at the data center.

Read more at Cloud Times

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