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Business Cloud News: Open Virtualisation Alliance transforms into Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

In a bid to extend its relationship with the global Linux development community the Open Virtualization Alliance announced today that it is joining the Linux Foundation to become a collaborative project.

The organisation announced the news during the LinuxCon Europe conference in Edinburgh today.

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PC World: Twitter turns to open source to prevent service disruptions

To prevent disruptions and scale up its service while keeping costs down, Twitter has had to drastically change its core infrastructure, taking up open source tools while doing so.

Network World: Open Virtualization Alliance joins the Linux Foundation

The Open Virtualization Alliance has joined the Linux Foundation as a collaborative project to deepen its ties with the Linux community.

The organizations announced their collaboration during the LinuxCon Europe conference in Edinburgh on Monday.

InfoWorld: Linux Rules: Open Virtualization Alliance joins the Linux Foundation

"The Open Virtualization Alliance has joined the Linux Foundation as a collaborative project to deepen its ties with the Linux community.... The Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) has more than 250 member companies, including IBM, Red Hat, Intel and NetApp. It aims to raise awareness and drive adoption of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, a full open source virtualization platform for Linux on x86 hardware that allows users to run multiple virtual machines unmodified on Linux or Windows images.

Forbes: Google And Android: Powering The Next Generation Of Internet Connected Things

When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine a future where most things aren’t connected to the Internet. Not because it’s fashionable, or because many of the largest technology companies are spending big money promoting the concept.  Call it a fundamental law of things; if it can be connected to the Internet, it will be connected to the Internet. From golf balls to light bulbs to pacemakers, anything that can collect or display information, will.

OpenSource.com: Can IBM expect the same ROI from next round of investment in Linux?

At the most recent LinxuCon, IBM announced it will invest $1B in Linux and related open source technologies over the next five years.

OpenSource.com: How the Linux Foundation is helping the auto industry shift to open source infotainment systems

If you’re a Linux fan and a car enthusiast, then you might be a little jealous of Rudolf Streif’s job. As the director of embedded solutions for The Linux Foundation, Streif is in charge of helping to foster the adoption of Linux and open source in the automotive industry.

ITWorld: The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere

Mark Shuttleworth's recent closure of Ubuntu Linux bug No. 1 ("Microsoft has a majority market share") placed a meaningful, if somewhat controversial, exclamation point on how far Linux has come since Linus Torvalds rolled out the first version of the OS in 1991 as a pet project.

Computerworld: Your car is about to go open source

Automakers are working to standardize on a Linux-based operating system for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that would make it easier for cars to act more like smartphones.

An IVI is the "black box" that powers a car's audio and entertainment systems, as well as hands-free phone service and satellite navigation systems. Most IVIs today have touchscreens and can be voice-activated, but many car buyers pass up those options.

OSTATIC: Jobs Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills

Have you been looking for a job, or perhaps some work on the side? If so, and you have Linux or other open source skills, the news is good. Demand for Linux and open source workers continues to rise.

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