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OSTATIC: The Linux Foundation Sets Program for Big Automotive Summit

Vehicles have been an emerging platform for Linux for several years, with many of the auto makers and a few technology standards bodies participating in collaborative development, plussteadfast support for the trend from The Linux Foundation.

Computerworld: Tizen mobile OS could reach printers, cameras, smart TVs

Tizen is for tablets, smartphones and laptops, but the operating system could also be headed to printers, cameras and smart TVs.

Intel and other Tizen backers are exploring the idea of adding "profiles" that would create versions of the open-source mobile operating system for products outside tablets, smartphones and cars, said Chris Norman, senior technical marketing engineer at Intel.

Read more at Computerworld

Biz Tech: Linux Is Growing Strong Thanks to Tech Industry Contributions

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire technology industry to raise an open-source operating system. Linux, a UNIX-derived open-source OS, is often held up as the standard of open-source software’s possibilities, as the OS represented 20.7 percent of all server revenue in 2012, according to findings from an IDC report.

Cloud Times: IBM $1 Billion Investment Will Boost Innovation in Linux Development

At the LinuxCon 2013, IBM announced it would invest $ 1 billion in new technologies and open source Linux for Power Systems servers. The investment aims to help companies leverage big data and cloud computing with modern systems built to handle the new wave of applications that arrive at the data center.

Read more at Cloud Times

ComputerWeekly: Who writes Linux, anyway?

The Linux Foundation gets personal again this month with the release of its annual "Who Writes Linux" development report.

Produced to coincide with this September's LinuxCon and CloudOpen, the report surfaces new data on how fast the Linux OS is being built, who is writing the code -- and, what companies are sponsoring the work.

Read more at ComputerWeekly.

eWeek: Linux Luminaries Paint a Bright Future at LinuxCon

Linux is awesome." That was just one of the compelling observations that were made during the annual LinuxCon North America event, which ran from Sept. 16 to 18 in New Orleans. LinuxCon North America is one the biggest events in any given year in the Linux world, attracting vendors big and small as well as developers to talk about and showcase the latest and greatest in Linux. 

Read more at eWeek

OpenSource.com: Weekly wrap-up: IBM pledges $1 billion for Linux, CEO takes on patent troll, and more

Open source news this week: September 16 - 20, 2013

Wired: Linux Seeks Help From More (And More Diverse) Coders

Linus Torvalds and Intel developer Sarah Sharp met face-to-face on Wednesday, their first public encounter since their mailing list contretemps over the blunt way Torvalds treats the software coders who work on Linux, the massively popular open source operating system he created and still oversees.

But there weren’t any fireworks. They didn’t even address the issues Sharp raised this summer.

Business Cloud News: IBM invests $1bn in Linux to support cloud, big data

Technology giant IBM announced plans this week to invest another $1bn into Linux technologies including a new Linux research centre for the company’s developers, clients and partners to collaborate on Linux projects tailored to the IBM’s Power Systems offerings.

TechWeekEurope: Linus Torvalds Jokes The NSA Wanted A Backdoor In Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds jokingly hinted that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had asked for a backdoor into the open source operating system, in a LinuxCon keynote presentation.

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