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Intel, Samsung Back Tizen Developer Contest For Open Source Apps

DH Kass | The VAR Guy | July 22, 2013

Intel and Samsung are behind a recently launched a $4.04 million application development contest called the Tizen App Challenge to gain apps for the alternative open source platform. 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 »

Jono Bacon's Top Open Source Conference Picks for 2017

Many of you reading this will be fans of open source who would love to get out and meet open source leaders, companies, and users at conferences. With most of us having to prioritize conferences either due to budgetary or family reasons (or both), knowing which events we should prioritize can be difficult. I have spent my career treading the boards from conference to conference all over the world, so I figured I would share some of the conferences that I would heartily recommend for 2017...

Kids on Computers Establishes Computer Labs in Five Countries

Linux and open source software are not just fueling charities, they are gifting the freedom of education and knowledge to the people the charities are helping because of the low cost, yes, but also the exceptional technology. This sentiment is proven when you look at the work the Linux Foundation does supporting a variety of community initiatives and organizations that are using Linux and open source software. While attending LinuxCon NA 2016 in Toronto I learned of Kids on Computers, one such organization...

Learn the Secrets of Building a Business with Open Source

Today, if you’re building a new product or service, open source software is likely playing a role. But many entrepreneurs and product managers still struggle with how to build a successful business purely on open source. The big secret of a successful open source business is that “it’s about way more than the code,” says John Mark Walker, a well-known voice in the open source world with extensive expertise in open source product, community, and ecosystem creation at Red Hat and Dell EMC.  “In order to build a certified, predictable, manageable product that ‘just works,’ it requires a lot more effort than just writing good code.”...

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Life Sciences Information Framework OpenBEL To Become A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | August 26, 2013

New Project Will Accelerate Collaboration on OpenBEL, the Open Platform for Capturing, Integrating, Storing and Sharing Biological Knowledge in and Across Organizations Read More »

Linux Development Report: Mobile Vendors Storm The Linux Bazaar

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | September 16, 2013

Linux kernel development is more mobile and more commercial every day. Cause for concern... or celebration? Read More »

Linux Foundation And OpenBEL Collaboration Has Potential To Advance Science

Ginny Skalski | opensource.com | August 28, 2013

A new Linux Foundation Collaborative Project has the potential to advance science through the use of open source software. Read More »

Linux Foundation Builds 'Internet of Things' Effort

Sean Kerner | Datamation | December 10, 2013

The Linux Foundation does many different things, and is now leading an effort to help advance the Internet of Everything. 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 To Host CloudOpen To Mitigate Open Source Cloud War

Paula Rooney | ZDNet | April 25, 2012

The Linux Foundation will host CloudOpen later this summer for backers and supporters of OpenStack, CloudStack and other open source cloud related projects. It will run parallel with LinuxCon NA in late August in San Diego. Read More »

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 »

Linux Foundation: How to Contribute to Open Source Projects

Ed Henning | The H (h-online.com) | January 26, 2012

The Linux Foundation has published a paper titled "Upstreaming: Strengthening Open Source Development ". In the ten-page PDF document, the two authors explain, among other things, why it is in the best interest of everyone involved that in-house improvements to open source software be submitted back to the original authors of that software (upstream) for inclusion in the next version. The document, which can be accessed after registering, also touches on how best to go about this process.

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Linux Job Market Heats Up

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | February 19, 2014

Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Linux and collaborative development, has just released the 2014 Linux Jobs Report  (PDF Link). The two found that "The explosive demand for Linux talent is intensifying." Read More »

McKesson Spinoff Change Healthcare Bets Big on Blockchain

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | May 22, 2017

Change Healthcare has signed on with the Linux Foundation's blockchain-focused Hyperledger initiative, the first healthcare organization to join the industry group at the premier level. Other premier members of Hyperledger, which aims to advance blockchain technology across all industries, include Accenture, IBM, Intel and SAP. General members include Kaiser Permanente, NTT Data, VMware and more...

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