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Microsoft Fortifies Commitment to Open Source, Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | November 16, 2016

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that Microsoft has joined the organization at a Platinum member during Microsoft’s Connect(); developer event in New York. From cloud computing and networking to gaming, Microsoft has steadily increased its engagement in open source projects and communities. The company is currently a leading open source contributor on GitHub and earlier this year announced several milestones that indicate the scope of its commitment to open source development...

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MuleSoft Joins Linux Foundation Open API Initiative to Accelerate Innovation in API Specifications

Press Release | MuleSoft | April 20, 2017

MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks, today announced that MuleSoft has joined the Open API Initiative (OAI) guided by the Linux Foundation. In addition, MuleSoft CTO Uri Sarid, creator of the open RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) for API specification, will participate in the Technical Developer Committee to help steer OAI technologies. OAI's ability to drive a connected global economy with APIs founded on top of an OpenAPI Specification (OAS) will be enhanced by the addition of MuleSoft...

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Open Source and Coopetition Are the New Normal

Ron Miller | TechCrunch | November 17, 2016

In a month of unexpected outcomes, we have also seen some tech partnership announcements, ones we thought we might never see. In fact, just this week we witnessed Microsoft joining the Linux foundation and Google joining Microsoft’s .NET foundation. You cannot minimize just how at odds these announcements are with what has been the reality of the tech industry over the last 20 years. These are organizations that have battled one other in a bitter war of words and technology visions. The idea that they would someday be working together was a highly unlikely outcome...

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Open Source Challenges A Proprietary Internet Of Things

Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld | March 4, 2014

Linux Foundation believes it has the code for unlocking Internet of Things and bringing success Read More »

Open Source Diversity Efforts Gain Momentum in 2016

If software is pervasive, shouldn't the people building it be from everywhere and represent different voices? The broadly accepted answer is yes, that we need a diverse set of developers and technologists to build the new digital world. Further, when you look at communities that thrive, they are those that evolve and grow and bring in new voices and perspectives. Because much of the software innovation happening today involves open source software, the open source community can be an entry point for new people in technology roles. This means that the open source community must evolve to stay relevant...

Open Source Governance and the Rise of a New Open Health Movement

It's hard to tell if (or when) new open source foundations will appear and claim a leading role in healthcare. It would be interesting to see one created to scale an existing viable model, such as the one from Oroville Hospital using VistA. Or we could see OSEHRA shifting its focus and expanding its charter beyond just the US government space. Nevertheless, the successful foundation would keep a low barrier to entry for innovators, allowing them to incorporate and scale open source healthcare technologies into commercial products. Time will tell, but what's for certain is that we live in interesting times, and I am looking forward to massive innovation in healthcare in the near future. The time is ripe.

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Open Source Is Taking Over The Software World, Survey Says

Katherine Noyes | PCWorld | April 17, 2013

It's been only a few weeks since the Linux Foundation released its report that enterprise use of Linux continues to rise, but on Wednesday fresh data came out that suggests the same is true of open source software in general. Read More »

Open Source Is Taking Over The Software World, Survey Says

Katherine Noyes | Computerworld | April 18, 2013

It's been only a few weeks since the Linux Foundation released its report that enterprise use of Linux continues to rise, but on Wednesday fresh data came out that suggests the same is true of open source software in general. Read More »

Open Source Programs Aim To Meet Global Demand For Developers

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | September 28, 2012

It is software that differentiates one device or computing experience from another. And since nearly all software today is built using open source projects and code, knowing how to collaborate and contribute to an open development community is a requirement for any developer or company regardless of industry. Read More »

Open Source Software Moves Into All Businesses

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | April 18, 2013

A Black Duck survey and the Linux Collaboration Summit both show that open-source software and the open-source method are moving well beyond where you think they live, and into all businesses. Read More »

Open-Source Darwin Now Available to Download for Apple MacOS Sierra

Mark Coppock | Yahoo Tech | November 25, 2016

Although it may seem strange, Apple’s MacOS is at heart an open-source system. Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world and yet the core components of the operating system driving its Mac line is made up of freely available software. Called Darwin, these open-source components include major parts of the MacOS kernel, portions of Linux BSD, and various drivers. As such, Apple has always made these open-source software bits available for download ever since OS X 10.0 was released, and now the company has made MacOS 10.12 Sierra’s Darwin available as well, according to 9to5Mac...

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Open-Source EdgeX Foundry Seeks to Standardize Internet of Things

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | April 24, 2017

Security is the Internet of Things' (IoT) Achilles heel. One reason that's so is there is a lack of common IoT development standards. The Linux Foundation, along with 50 companies, is addressing this by building a common open-framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components under a new open-source consortium: The EdgeX Foundry. The new initiative has a common goal: The simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing, while still allowing room for vendors to add their own value-add features...

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PowerLinux Users Group: Founding Meeting

Ben Collins | Linux.com | January 22, 2013

Every renaissance starts with one thing that you can point your finger at and say "that's where it all began." Sometimes you realize that moment while you are right in the middle of it, but most times you can't define it until well after it happens. Read More »

Preventing the Next Heartbleed and Making FOSS More Secure

David Wheeler is a long-time leader in advising and working with the U.S. government on issues related to open source software. His personal webpage is a frequently cited source on open standards, open source software, and computer security. David is leading a new project, the CII Best Practices Badging project, which is part of the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) for strengthening the security of open source software. In this interview he talks about what it means for both government and other users...

R Consortium Launches 7 Community Projects

Press Release | R Consortium, Linux Foundation | March 23, 2016

The R Consortium, an open source foundation to support the R user community and a Linux Foundation project, today is announcing funding for seven community projects and the formation of two technical working groups. These milestones advance the R Consortium’s mission to support the R community through the identification, development and implementation of infrastructure projects that drive standards and best practices for R code. The R programming language provides an unparalleled interactive environment for data analysis, modeling, and visualization. R is a top-20 programming language (see: TIOBE Ranking Index), and its popularity is expected to grow with data demand.

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