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Wired: Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus Vow to Encourage Open-Source Drivers

Paul Adams reports on the driver panel at the LF’s second Collaboration Summit.

“Lest VIA be the only one, a host of prominent hardware manufacturers are talking about open-source hardware drivers too. At the second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, the big OEM vendors all said that they support open-source drivers.”

IT Jungle: The Linux Ecosystem to More than Double to $49 Billion

Timothy Prickett Morgan reports on the IDC report released by the LF on the Linux ecosystem.

ZDNet: Oracle: ‘We just don’t care’ about Sun-MySQL Merger’

Paula Rooney reports on the LF’s podcast series with Oracle’s Edward Screven, focusing on the Sun-MySQL merger.

“Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect predicts the Sun-MySQL merger will have little impact on his company or on Linux. In an interview with the Linux Foundation, Edward Screven, who reports directly to Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison, maintains Sun’s patronage of its open source rival won’t affect Oracle sales. MySQL is an open source database, while Oracle’s database is not.”

ZDNet: Oracle developing grid management, chargeback features for Oracle VM

Paula Rooney reports on the LF’s podcast featuring Edward Screven of Oracle, with focus on virtualization management.

ZDNet: Oracle architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution

Paula Rooney reports on the LF’s Open Voices podcast with Oracle exec, Edward Screven, and comments on Linux distribution.

“One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution — Red Hat — and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base. In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one Linux distribution — his rival’s code base.”

OStatic: OSS Developers and the Road Less Traveled

Sam Dean discusses the career path for software developers and highlights Amanda’s blog posting on making a successful career in open source.

ZDNet: Software application development

Adrian Bridgwater reports on security appliance vendor Astaro Corporation’s contributions to the Linux kernel as reported by the LF.

Wired.com: Open Source Driver Commitments Made at LF Summit

Paul Adams reports on recent open source driver pledges and takes a wait and see approach

Linux.com: LF Report Highlihts from Annual Summit

OSTATIC: At LF Summit, HP, Dell and Lenovo Promise Compatibility

Sam Dean writes about drivers and the recent commitments made at the LF Summit from some big players

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