Open: Linux - Too Much of a Good Thing?

In Glyn Moody’s blog he writes about the new report published by the LF on Who Writes Linux.

“The transformation of the Linux Foundation from a rather sleepy, peripheral player into one of the main voices for open source has been fascinating to watch. It’s certainly welcome, too, because one of the problems of Linux in particular, and open source in general, is that the distributed production has tended to lead to dissipation in terms of getting the message across.”

Heise Online: Linux Foundation study goes behind the scenes of kernel development

The German publication reports on the LF’s report on Who Writes Linux.

ComputerWorld: Who writes and contributes to Linux code?

Todd Weiss reports on the LF’s report on Who Writes Linux, including commentary by McPherson, one of the reports authors.

ZDNet: The Linux Census: No one entity owns the kernel

Larry Dignan writes on the Linux Foundation’s Who Writes Linux report released today.

“The Linux Foundation on Tuesday released a report on Linux kernel development that is essentially a census of the open source operation. While much has been made about Novell’s doubling of contributions to the Linux kernel, the two biggest categories of contributors aren’t sponsored by any one company.”

eWeek: Who Really Creates Linux?

Steven Vaughan Nichols reports on the Linux Foundation’s report on Who Writes Linux.

Redmond Developer: Microsoft’s Open Course

Michael Desmond reports on Microsoft’s open claims and OOXML.

The Associate Press: Time Is Right for Linux PCs to Emerge

Brian Bergstein reports on Linux on the desktop, including comments by Jim Zemlin.

“”Every point is billions of dollars to Microsoft,” says Jim Zemlin, head of The Linux Foundation, a consortium devoted to advancing Linux. His group is meeting with top PC makers next week in Austin, Texas, in hopes of accelerating their efforts to sell Linux machines.”

IT Business Edge: Sun’s Open Source Strategy All Wrong?

Lora Bentley reports on the third LF podcast that was release last night featuring Ron Hovsepian.

LinuxInsider: Adobe Joins Linux Team, Springs AIR

Jim Offner reports on Adobe joining the LF.

“Adobe on Monday announced it has joined the Linux Foundation and has made available prereleases of AIR for Linux. Adobe’s membership will contribute to the foundation’s goal of increasing Linux app development with an emphasis on Web 2.0 apps, noted Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s executive director.”

TopTechNews: Adobe Releases AIR for Linux, Joins Foundation

Barry Levine reports on Adobe joining the LF.

“Adobe has showed its support for Linux and open source by releasing its Adobe AIR software for Linux and joining the Linux Foundation. Adobe AIR for Windows and Mac was launched last year. The addition of a Linux version of Adobe AIR will allow Linux developers to build RIAs — and may garner support for Adobe in the Linux community.”

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