Linus Torvalds

See the following -

An Architecture of Participation

Marten Mickos | OpenSource.com | June 13, 2012

What is changing now is that participatory models are becoming the rule, not the exception. The world used to be about command and control. Someone told you what to do...But collaborative innovation is taking over...In the area of innovation, the most powerful creation happens in teams, groups, and crowds--across organizational boundaries. When we architect for such participation, we can multiply the power of innovation.

Read More »

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | April 7, 2013

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. Read More »

22 Years Later, The Linux And Open Source "Cancer" Is Wonderfully Benign

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | August 27, 2013

Linux just turned 22 and the open source revolution it sparked is just getting started, two experts suggest. Read More »

9 Lessons from 25 years of Linux Kernel Development

Because the Linux kernel community celebrated a quarter-century of development in 2016, many people have asked us the secret to the project's longevity and success. I usually laugh and joke that we really have no idea how we got here. The project has faced many disagreements and challenges along the way. But seriously, the reason we've made it this far has a lot to do with the community's capacity for introspection and change. About 16 years ago, most of the kernel developers had never met each other in person—we'd only ever interacted over email—and so Ted T'so came up with the idea of a Kernel Summit. Now every year kernel developers make a point to gather in person to work out technical issues and, crucially, to review what we did right and what we did wrong over the past year...

A Primer on the Open Source Movement from a Health Care Perspective

Open source, in myriad forms, has emerged as a significant development model that drives both innovation and technological dispersion. Ignore it at your peril, as did the major computer companies destroyed or totally remade by Linux and free software, or encyclopedia publishers by Wikipedia, or journalists and marketers by social media. The term "open source" was associated first with free software, but it goes far beyond software now. People around the world use open hardware, demand open government, share open data, and--yes--pursue open health. The field of health, in particular, will be transformed by open source principles in software, in research, in consultations and telemedicine, and in the various forms of data sharing all these processes call for.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Does OpenStack Need a Linus Torvalds?

Brandon Butler | Network World | October 24, 2012

Linux has Linus. Does open source cloud computing effort OpenStack need a marquee name too? Read More »

Five Things Desktop Linux Has To Do To Beat Windows 8

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | September 7, 2012

Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity? Read More »

Health-Care Delivery: Flex Credits

Editorial | The Chronicle Herald | September 25, 2012

Pragmatism is the lowliest of virtues. It does not inspire great works of literature, soaring rhetoric or killer quotes. Linus Torvalds’ take on it is as good as it gets: “I’m generally a very pragmatic person,” the open-source software pioneer once opined. “That which works works.” Read More »

HHS CTO Susannah Fox Lays Out Her Communications Priorities

The public conversation about health and health care can be fast-paced and free-wheeling — words not often associated with the federal government. While we are not in control of the conversation, government workers can still listen and contribute to it. We can seed it with facts and ideas. We can respond to questions. We can be human, even as we maintain a thoughtful and focused public presence. All by leveraging the power of online communications. Parallels in other industries can guide us...

Read More »

How Open Source And Openstack Are Commoditizing – And Transforming – The Cloud

Brian Stevens | Open Source Delivers | May 1, 2014

...Similar to how Linux rewrote the rules for software, open source technology is making the path to the cloud more available to enterprises. It’s helping to eliminate the need for specialized software, and offering a standardized platform through which businesses can build open, public, and even hybrid, clouds...

Read More »

In A World Without Open Source

Tim Yeaton | Wired | July 2, 2013

In the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” we see a graphic example of how small initial changes can lead to monumental consequences over a fairly short time. [...] Read More »

Jono Bacon Interview-From Open Source Community Management to the XPRIZE

I met up with Jono Bacon at LinuxCon Europe on October 16 this year where he gave a keynote and presented a full day workshop on community management...Read more on community management in open source and at-large in this interview with Jono Bacon.

Read More »

Linus Torvalds: Linux Succeeded Thanks to Selfishness and Trust

Leo Kelion | BBC News | June 13, 2012

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has won the Millennium Technology Prize and an accompanying cheque for 600,000 euros ($756,000; £486,000) from the Technology Academy of Finland. He was nominated for the award in recognition of the fact he had created the original Linux operating system and has continued to decide what modifications should be made to the Linux kernel - the code that lets software and hardware work together.

Read More »

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...

Read More »