News - 2013

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

ComputerWeekly: Who writes Linux, anyway?

The Linux Foundation gets personal again this month with the release of its annual "Who Writes Linux" development report.

Produced to coincide with this September's LinuxCon and CloudOpen, the report surfaces new data on how fast the Linux OS is being built, who is writing the code -- and, what companies are sponsoring the work.

Read more at ComputerWeekly.

eWeek: Linux Luminaries Paint a Bright Future at LinuxCon

Linux is awesome." That was just one of the compelling observations that were made during the annual LinuxCon North America event, which ran from Sept. 16 to 18 in New Orleans. LinuxCon North America is one the biggest events in any given year in the Linux world, attracting vendors big and small as well as developers to talk about and showcase the latest and greatest in Linux. 

Read more at eWeek

OpenSource.com: Weekly wrap-up: IBM pledges $1 billion for Linux, CEO takes on patent troll, and more

Open source news this week: September 16 - 20, 2013

Business Cloud News: IBM invests $1bn in Linux to support cloud, big data

Technology giant IBM announced plans this week to invest another $1bn into Linux technologies including a new Linux research centre for the company’s developers, clients and partners to collaborate on Linux projects tailored to the IBM’s Power Systems offerings.

Wired: Linux Seeks Help From More (And More Diverse) Coders

Linus Torvalds and Intel developer Sarah Sharp met face-to-face on Wednesday, their first public encounter since their mailing list contretemps over the blunt way Torvalds treats the software coders who work on Linux, the massively popular open source operating system he created and still oversees.

But there weren’t any fireworks. They didn’t even address the issues Sharp raised this summer.

TechWeekEurope: Linus Torvalds Jokes The NSA Wanted A Backdoor In Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds jokingly hinted that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had asked for a backdoor into the open source operating system, in a LinuxCon keynote presentation.

TechWeek Europe: Linux is the Future for Learning and Gaming

Computerworld UK: Linux Foundation on the Foundations of Linux

One of the many valuable things that come out of the Linux Foundation is an annual review of Linux kernel development. It's just released the 2013 edition (freely available upon registration), and the news is resoundingly good. Here are the key points.

Ars Technica: Linus Torvalds worries about how Linux will handle end of Moore’s Law

Perhaps the most hotly anticipated event at LinuxCon was this morning's kernel developer panel featuring none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

In the panel, Torvalds said he's worried the possible end of Moore's Law might finally be within sight, providing challenges to both hardware and software developers.

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