News - 2013

ITWorld Canada: Linux conference opens with vow of end of era for Windows

Linux has made the operating system fight into a “two-horse race”, the head of the Linux Foundation told the opening of the annual LinuxCon conference.

It’s “the end of an era” for Microsoft’s Windows, Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation told the New Orleans gathering of developers and vendors this morning. Web-based and cloud computing is exploding and making the shift to open source operating systems and software easier.

eWeek: Linux Development: 7 Surprising Facts About Who Writes Linux Apps

The Linux kernel got its start 22 years ago with the work of Finnish software developer Linus Torvalds. Over the past two decades, Torvalds' project has grown significantly as an increasing number of developers have joined him in the development of Linux. Linux development isn't just an individual developer activity however, as corporate development and contributions have played a key role in the evolution of Linux.

ITWorld: Do too many cooks spoil the Linux broth?

Is it possible that Linux has too many people contributing to it? On the surface of it, I'd say no. The more, the merrier and all that. I think the sheer numbers demonstrate the passion of Linux developers and users.

Read more at ITWorld

VentureBeat: These five people are the future of Linux

The Linux Foundation has just named its five scholarship winners for 2013, and they’re all over the board, diverse in gender, race, and geography.

These five folks represent the best of more than 700 applicants across a variety of categories.

Linux Foundation, tell the audience what they’ve won!

Read more at VentureBeat

Ars Technica: Google and Samsung soar into list of top 10 Linux contributors

Google and Samsung have become increasingly frequent contributors to Linux, and each is now among the top 10 companies sponsoring the open source kernel that powers operating systems from mobile devices to desktops and servers.

LinuxPlanet: LinuxCon 2013 Preview

This week the LinuxPlanet congregates at the LinuxCon conference in New Orleans and once again it looks to be a memorable event.

BizBash: Lessons From Linux: How to Foster Collaboration at Meetings and Conferences

The computer operating system Linux powers 98 percent of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers that keep the Internet humming, and tens of millions of Android mobile phones and gadgets. As an open-source system, Linux relies on the collaboration of programmers around the world.

Computerworld UK: A New Chapter for Open Source

Back in April, I wrote about in interesting new venture from the Linux Foundation called the OpenDaylight Project. As I pointed out then, what made this significant was that it showed how the Linux Foundation was beginning to move beyond its historical origins of supporting the Linux ecosystem, towards the broader application of the important lessons it has learnt about open source collaboration in the process.

TheScientist: Data Sharing Goes Linux

The Biological Expression Language (BEL) may be on the road to becoming a ubiquitous mode of communication among life scientists. OpenBEL, the open-source software project that seeks to transform life science data into something akin to HTML coding language, has partnered with The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit technology consortium that promotes the growth and development of the open-source operating system Linux.

TechWeek Europe: Linux Foundation Backs Life Sciences Computing Language

The Linux Foundation is growing its roster of collaboration projects by expanding from the physica

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