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Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware And The Linux Foundation Form New Initiative To Support Critical Open Source Projects

Press Release | The Linux Foundation, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware | April 24, 2014

The Linux Foundation today announced it has formed a new project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure. The Core Infrastructure Initiative enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under the community norms that have made open source so successful.

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Apple, Microsoft, VMware: Everyone's Building Open-Source Software

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | August 29, 2012

In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software—and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.
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Developers from 156 Nations Work on Open Source Apps to Help Victims of Natural Disasters. Project OWL Wins 'Call for Code Global Prize'

Press Release | Call for Code Global Initiative | October 30, 2018

With the global reach and vision of Call for Code Creator David Clark Cause, Founding Partner IBM, and Charitable Partners United Nation Human Rights and The American Red Cross, the largest engagement of developers in history culminated with the Call for Code Global Prize winners and finalists being celebrated last night during a gala event globally broadcast from The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Knowing that people suffer when communications are destroyed when natural disasters strike, Project OWL is an innovative software/hardware solution that includes an offline communication infrastructure, providing first responders with a simple experience for managing all aspects of disaster response.

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Hart Invests in Open Source Development With Linux Foundation Gold Membership

Press Release | The Linux Foundation, Hart | February 14, 2017

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced Hart has become a Gold member of The Linux Foundation. Hart develops HartOS, an API platform that allows healthcare providers and their vendors and partners to use health data from multiple computer systems in a HIPAA-compliant manner to provide rich digital experiences. These may include medical records, hospital information, radiology information, laboratory information, picture archiving, emergency department and other systems...

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Hiring Managers Advise Job Seekers To Contribute To Open-Source Projects

Fred O'Connor | PCWorld | February 11, 2014

Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals. Read More »

Hyperledger Hits 100 Member Milestone

Press Release | Hyperledger | November 30, 2016

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that it has hit a major milestone of 100 active members. Six new organizations have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base...

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Hyperledger Hits 100 Member Milestone

Press Release | Hyperledger Project | November 30, 2016

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that it has hit a major milestone of 100 active members. Six new organizations have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base...

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Hyperledger Project Continues Expansion of Open Source Blockchain Effort for the Enterprise

Press Release | Linux Foundation | March 29, 2016

The Linux Foundation...today is announcing the Hyperledger Project has filled key leadership positions and is welcoming new members. The Hyperledger Project is a collaborative effort to establish, build and sustain an open, distributed ledger platform that will satisfy a variety of use cases across multiple industries. The results of the Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee elections for the Hyperledger Project include the following:

IBM Commits $30 Million Towards Open Source Disaster Response Tech

Press Release | IBM, David Clark Cause | May 24, 2018

IBM and partners today launched the Call for Code Global Initiative, the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to and recovering from natural disasters. During a keynote address at the VivaTech Conference in Paris, IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty called on the technology industry to help build a better future, committing IBM technology and $30 million USD over five years in the annual Call for Code Global Initiative. Its goal is to unite the world's developers and tap into data and AI, blockchain, cloud and IoT technologies to address social challenges.

Is Most Of Modern Society Run By Linux?

Staff Writer | Bloomberg TV | July 18, 2013

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin discusses the ubiquity of Linux in supercomputers, Televisions, smartphones and "most of modern society" with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." Read More »

Jim Zemlin: 2014-The Open Source Tipping Point

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source. Read More »

Linux Foundation Chief: Businesses That Don't Use Open Source 'Will Fail'

Conner Forrest | TechRepublic | March 10, 2017

Open source took center stage at the final keynote address of the 2017 Google Cloud Next conference on Friday, where tech leaders presented on the importance of openness in tech and business. The focus on open source was highlighted in an address from Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, who claimed that organizations that "don't harvest the shared innovation" of open source "will fail." Open is the new economic norm in tech and business, Zemlin said, as "all of us are smarter than any one of us"...

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Linux Foundation Expands Management Team To Respond To Growth

Press Release | Linux Foundation | December 4, 2014

IoT, Finance, Communications and Technical Talent Added to Manage Demand for Open Source Software...

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Linux Foundation Releases Business Open Source Basics eBook

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZD Net | February 15, 2017

Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help. Developers know that open source is great. Even Microsoft is now on the open-source bandwagon. But, outside of the IT department, many companies don't understand why and how open source can help their businesses. The Linux Foundation has the answers you need in its new free Open Source Software Basics ebook. "Organizations have begun to realize that as they adopt more open-source software, they need to establish processes for everything from selecting software -- to deploying it, to ensuring license compliance," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin at the Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin on another great year

Glyn Moody | Computerworld | November 12, 2012

Last year, I interviewed the head of the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin, about his own career, and about his organisation. That interview took place at the first European LinuxCon, which was held in Prague. This year, it took place in Barcelona, and I took the opportunity to catch up with Zemlin on what had happened in the intervening time (disclosure: the Linux Foundation paid for my travelling and accommodation while I was there.) Read More »