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ZDNet: 5 top Linux and open source stories in 2013

Linux has long ruled some areas of computing such as supercomputing. But in 2013, Linux and the open source method of developing software started to quietly dominate all aspects of computing, fromcars to the cloud, and end-user computing, thanks in part to Android and Chrome OS.

Read Write: The Genius of Linux is Community, Not Technology

2013 was the year of Linux in everything. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin declared that Linux's ubiquity has reached every corner of computing. "From smartphones, tablets, consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere," Zemlin said.

OSTATIC: The Linux Foundation Sums Up a Banner Year for Linux

Jim Zemlin, who heads The Linux Foundation, is out with an end of year summary on the state of Linux, and even before I read it, I wondered if Zemlin would make the point that the long running argument over whether Linux is winning on the desktop is basically moot at this point.

GigaOm: The AllSeen Alliance launches as a standard for the internet of things

Qualcomm has signed over the source code for its AllJoyn protocol to the Linux Foundation to create a new standard for the internet of things. Meet the AllSeen Alliance, 23 companies that have pledged to use the code underlying Qualcomm’s AllJoyn protocol to build products that will not only be able to talk to each other but offer a more automated programming environment for the devices in your life.

eWeek: Linux Foundation, Panasonic, Qualcomm Form AllSeen Alliance

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the formation of the AllSeen Alliance, a consortium dedicated to advancing adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" in homes and industry.

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Engadget: LG, Sharp, Qualcomm and others team up to make your house even smarter

In the rush to connect our personal devices, manufacturers have often launched products and platforms that run completely independently of the gadgets we already own. In an effort to break down those barriers and encourage innovation in connected homes, some of the biggest names in electronics have banded together to form the AllSeen Alliance.

Wall Street Journal: Internet of Things Fans Form ‘AllSeen’ Alliance

How are things going to find each other once they are all connected? A lot of companies are discussing such questions these days, with some of them banding together in an effort that will exploit technology from Qualcomm.

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit group that oversees development of operating system and other projects, on Tuesday is announcing a group called the AllSeen Alliance to help enable a technology trend called the Internet of Things (or, more inclusively, the Internet of Everything).

Computerworld: Home appliance makers connect with open source 'Internet of things' project

Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.

The AllSeen Alliance is supported by the Linux Foundation. Its members include Cisco, D-Link, Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Sharp.

FastCompany: A New Alliance Will Let "Internet of Things" Devices Talk to Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more "smart" devices make their way into our homes

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  • The Verge: One standard to sync them all: AllSeen Alliance forms to accelerate Internet of Things adoption

    Eighteen months ago, Qualcomm SVP Rob Chandhok succinctly explained why the internet of things was failing. Instead of working together, manufacturers designed their smart televisions and appliances to only communicate with their own proprietary applications. Instead of building an ecosystem of devices that could talk to one another, they only built for themselves.

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