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How Linux Conquered the Fortune 500

In 1999, Bill Gates famously wrote off Linux -- free, collaboratively written software -- as a threat to Windows only in the relatively tiny "student and hobbyist market." But by last year Microsoft itself had become one of the top 20 corporate contributors to Linux, writing code to make sure its products work well with the ubiquitous software -- a sign of just how thoroughly Linux has conquered the enterprise.

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Ars Technica: Linux Foundation takes over Xen, enlists Amazon in war to rule the cloud

The Linux Foundation has taken control of the open source Xen virtualization platform and enlisted a dozen industry giants in a quest to be the leading software for building cloud networks.

 

ZDNet: Xen becomes a Linux Foundation project

Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.

 

TechCrunch: Xen Moving To The Linux Foundation

The Xen project celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. It’s also moving to a new home at The Linux Foundation as a Collaborative Project.  Just like the Linux kernel, Xen enjoys contributions from a variety of different companies, so a vendor-neutral organization to host development and collaboration is a big win for the project.

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ComputerworldUK: OpenDaylight and the Future of Enterprise Software

Earlier this week, the Linux Foundation made an announcement about the oddly-named OpenDaylight project:

 

ZDNet: The Linux Foundation unifies Software-Defined Networking powers

These companies are taking on a monster of a job. The problem isn't so much the standards or the code, it's getting everyone on the same page. The mere fact that The Linux Foundation has brought together essentially all the major players in the SDN space and has gotten them to agree to work on a common, open framework is remarkable in its own right. If they're successful in actually creating the OpenDaylight framework, SDN will be one giant step closer to becoming the new datacenter and corporate networking standard.

New York Times: The OpenDaylight Project Is Open Source Networking

Now, this is news: A bunch of big and powerful companies may have something in their common interest that also benefits their customers.

The Linux Foundation, which has managed the creation of that popular computer operating system, is working with a number of large technology companies to develop an open source project around software-defined networking.

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Wired: Tech Titans Plot to Reprogram Internet of the Future

OpenDaylight arrives with some instant credibility because it’s hosted by the Linux Foundation, the not-for-profit that oversees the Linux operating system, the most successful open source project of them all.
 
“Our role is to provide our experience and understanding in how to structure and setup an open community that can foster innovation,” says Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “All of these companies sought out an open, neutral community, where no single actor can dominate.”
 

InternetNews.com: Windows 8 Driving Enterprises to Linux

Linux has traditionally faced off against Unix and Windows as its primary competition. The Linux Foundation's 2013 End User study, not surprisingly, sees its progeny dominating.

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ZDNet: Big business buys into big Linux

The Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group surveyed 355 IT staffers who work for enterprises with sales of more than $500 million and/or 500+ employees. Guess what?

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