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eWeek: Torvalds Still Will Not License Linux Under GPL v3

Peter Galli reports on the LF’s debut podcast with Linus Torvalds and focuses on licensing.

“Torvalds, a vocal critic of GPL v3 while it was being drafted, prefers GPL v2, he told Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, Jan. 8 in the first in a series of podcasts titled “Open Voices,” which will feature the industry’s top open source and Linux leaders.”

InfoWorld: Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2

Paul Krills reports on the LF’s Open Voices podcast series that debuted today with a podcast between Jim and Linus.

CNET: Microsoft’s biggest threat: Google or open source? Or both?

Matt Asay blogs on Glyn Moody’s recent article on the threats to Microsoft, discussing how Google has used its open source software.

LinuxInsider: The Pathway to Linux Developer Stardom

Jack Germain reports on how open source developers make the move from academic degree to getting hired.

Linux Journal: And The Winner Is…Desktop Linux!

Justin Ryan reports on the results of the Desktop Linux survey.

“According to the survey, which had more than double the number of respondents this year, desktop Linux is having a growth spurt, especially in the business market. Forty percent (40%) of businesses with one more more Linux desktops reported they were running Linux on at least half their desktop machines.”

InfoWorld: Linux event planned for China

Paul Krill covers the announcement of the Linux Developer Symposium to be held in Beijing on February 19-20.

“The event will address desktop, server and embedded Linux opportunities, the foundation said. Speakers include Andrew Morton, Linux kernel maintainer; Coly Li, Novell file system maintainer and Matt Mackall, embedded expert and kernel developer. Also scheduled to appear is Jim Zemlin, foundation executive director.”

eWeek: Survey Says … Linux Desktop Is Ever More Popular

Steven Vaughan-Nichols covers the final tallies of the Linux Desktop survey which showed a record number of users this year.

e-Commerce Times Asks Zemlin About Linux in 2008

Check out Jack Germain’s interview with Jim to find out where LF sees Linux in the year head.

TechNewsWorld: Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 1: Kicking the Tires

Jack Germain writes a guide for choosing a Linux Distro, including thoughts by Dan Kohn.

Network World: Open source claims seat at the corporate table in ‘08

John Fontana predicts that 2008 will be the year that Linux and open source show that hard work really pays off, including commentary by Jim and Dan.

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