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NYT: Samsung Backs Open Source, Joining Linux Foundation

Samsung on Tuesday said it was becoming a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, giving $500,000 to the nonprofit in support of the Linux system and the open-source projects related to it. The membership status gives Samsung a seat on the foundation’s board, allowing it to have more of a say in how Linux is developed.

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Linux Foundation Brings Training to the Enterprise

The Linux Foundation is launching a new Enterprise Linux Training program. The program is all about preparing IT pros in a vendor-neutral way for Enterprise Linux architecture deployments.

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BBC News: Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Shares Millennium Tech Prize

Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, has been named joint winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize.

He shares the honour with Dr Shinya Yamanaka, a stem cell scientist.

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AutoGuide: Automakers Betting on Linux for Future Infotainment Systems

Automakers are seeing how people use their hands and voices to interact with their smart phones, and applying similar interfaces to their infotainment systems.

Wired.com: Linux Foundation Backs Open Cloud with CloudOpen

Mike Barton writes:

Whether open source will rule the cloud is an open question. But the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Linux, is hoping to answer that question on the affirmative with a new technical conference that will “bring together in a vendor-neutral environment the open source projects, products and companies that are driving cloud and big data ecosystems.”

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TechCrunch: Linux Foundation to Host Open Source Cloud Confernce: OpenCloud

Scott Merrill writes:

It wasn’t that long ago that I complained about cloud fragmentation issues. There were some interesting observations in the comments on that post. Now word comes that the Linux Foundation is hosting CloudOpen, a “new conference to advance openness in the cloud.”

Linux Servers Keep Growing, Windows and Unix Keep Shrinking

2011 saw, according to IDC, Linux servers grow while Windows and Unix servers numbers shrank. In 2012, Linux’s server future looks brighter than ever...

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Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit Keynotes Announced

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynote speakers and track highlights for this year's Collaboration Summit. The invitation-only Summit will take place 3-5 April in San Francisco and will include keynotes by Frank Frankovsky, Facebook's Director of Hardware Design who will talk about the company's Open Compute project, Gerrit Huizenga from IBM, and Huawei's CTO Timo Jokiaho...

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Open Source Coopetition Fueled by Linux Foundation Growth

Working with direct rivals may have been unthinkable 10 years ago, but Linux, open source and organizations such as The Linux Foundation have highlighted how solving common problems and easing customer pain and friction in using and choosing different technologies can truly drive innovation and traction in the market...

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Wired: World Clamors for Linux Coders

Wired's Caleb Garling reports on the first-ever Linux Jobs Report, talks to Jim Zemlin and Greg Kroah-Hartman.

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