News - 2013

VentureBeat: Linux Foundation throws its weight behind open science

The Linux Foundation, champion of all things open-source, has just announced a new collaboration with OpenBEL, an open-source platform for sharing scientific data.

OpenBEL was, until about a year ago, a proprietary project. The foundation, which has huge amounts of experience in creating, guiding, and maintaining open-source software, intends to help OpenBEL with adoption and collaboration in its own community.

eWeek: Linux Foundation Collaboration Gets Biological

Can the development model that is used to build Linux be extended for the life sciences? A new collaborative project will aim to answer that question.

The Linux Foundation is growing its roster of collaboration projects by expanding from the physical into the biological realm with the OpenBEL (Biological Expression Language). The Linux Foundation, best known as the organization that helps bring Linux vendors and developers together, is also growing its expertise as a facilitator for collaborative development projects. 

BioIT World: OpenBEL Joins Linux Foundation as Collaborative Project

OpenBEL—the open source version of the Biological Expression Language released last June by Selventa (see, “Ring My BEL”)—announced today that it is now an open source collaborative project of The Linux Foundation. 

OSTATIC: Linux Foundation Will Advance the OpenBEL Open Science Platform

In addition to overhauling its website in a big way, The Linux Foundation has just announcedthat OpenBEL, an open source platform for sharing scientific data, is now a Linux Foundation collaborative project.

eWeek: Linux 3.10 Goes Long Term: Why It Matters for the Enterprise, Consumers

Linux kernel developers have selected a new long-term kernel that could serve as the basis for enterprise Linux distributions as well as consumer electronics devices.

Electronic Design: Interview: Mike Woster Discusses The Yocto Project

Have you heard about the Yocto Project? Even if you use Linux or write applications for Linux you may not know about it. It is essentially tools for making tools. In this case, it is for making Linux to run on that custom piece of hardware you just designed so you can write the software to make it work.

Read more at Electronic Design.

The Var Guy: Samsung, Mobile Device Market Drive Linux, Open Source Hiring

Samsung is hiring Linux and open source professionals as never before. That may come as little surprise given the company's investment in Google (GOOG) Android tablets and other mobile devices, but it also suggests that the Linux Foundation was right when earlier this year it proclaimed soaring demand—and remarkably high pay rates—for people with open source talent.

Read more at The VAR Guy.

The VAR Guy: OpenStack, Big Data, MySQL on Tap at LinuxCon/CloudOpen 2013

The VAR Guy captures its picks for this year's all things Linux and open cloud conferences. 

Read more at The VAR Guy.

Bloomberg TV: Is Most of Modern Society Run by Linux?

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin discusses the ubiquity of Linux
in supercomputers, Televisions, smartphones and "most of modern society" with
Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."

See more at Bloomberg TV.

InfoWorld: The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere

Cemented as a cornerstone of IT, the open source OS presses on in the face of challenges to its ethos and technical prowess.

Read more at InfoWorld.

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