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Network World: All eyes on how Microsoft pulls off ODF support

John Fontana reports on Microsoft’s declaration last week that it would finally support ODF, quoting Andy.

eBizQ: Podcast: Talking to… Amanda McPherson of Linux Foundation

Dennis Byron hosts a podcast with Amanda discussing her views on SaaS and where Linux is headed.

“This year we invited Amanda McPherson, the LF’s director of marketing and a popular open source blogger to pick up where Jim left off. Her feelings on the SaaS movement and other aspects of the Linux ecosystem are included in this podcast.”

InformationWeek: How Open Is Microsoft?

Nick Hoover writes a cover story on Microsoft’s claims of openness and transparency, with Jim weighing in.

InformationWeek: Eight Things Microsoft Can And Should Do To Be More ‘Open’

Nick Hoover writes about the top eight things Microsoft should do to be more open, including developing an active relationship with the LF.

“Microsoft’s top attorney, Brad Smith, recently wondered aloud how Microsoft, which he likened to a cathedral, could do cross licensing or broad interoperability with Linux, which he likened to a bazaar. Here’s a start: set up an active relationship with the group that helps organize the bazaar. That would be the Linux Foundation.”

ZDNet: Free software great and small

Jeremy Allison, of Google, blogs about the Linux Foundation’s Collab Summit.

CNET: Oracle crowns Red Hat the Linux king

Matt Asay reports on the LF’s podcast with Oracle exec Edward Screven.

“For those who had forgotten, Oracle provides Linux support. It’s called “Unbreakable Linux.” Most of you stopped thinking about it long ago, but for those who didn’t, Oracle’s chief corporate architect, Edward Screven decided to remind everyone. Edward is a big fan of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. So much so, in fact, that he wants the industry to rally around the Red Hat flag as the Linux standard.”

Computerworld UK: Oracle Comes Out into the Open on GNU/Linux

Glyn Moody reports on the LF’s Open Voices podcast featuring Edward Screven of Oracle.

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.”

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