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Twitter And Linux: The Open Source Marriage Made In Heaven

Christopher Smith | Technorati | September 1, 2012

Twitter has transformed how people around the world communicate, from the mass political uprisings of 2011’s Arab Spring to how we anoint celebrities and cultural decision makers. It does this partly because it is ubiquitous and fast. But how does it manage to send out over 400 million tweets a day? Not surprisingly, the service is powered [by] ... Linux. Read More »

Twitter Puts Some Money Behind Linux, Boosting Its Developer Street Cred

Julie Bort | Business Insider | August 27, 2014

The Linux Foundation today announced that it has a new big-name member: Twitter. So the real-time information network has stepped up to become an official, paying sponsor of the organization that oversees Linux...

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Ubuntu 'Weaponised' to Cure NHS of Its Addiction to Microsoft Windows

Maxwell Cooter | The Register | June 30, 2017

A quiet revolution has been rumbling in Leeds, in the north of England. It may not seem revolutionary: a gathering of software developers is scarcely going to get people taking to the barricades in these uncertain times, but the results of this particular meetup could shape access to NHS PCs in the coming years...

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US Defense Think Tank Calls for DoD to Adopt the Open Source VistA EHR and Avoid Closed and Proprietary EHRs.

One of the most prestigious U.S. defense think tanks, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), issued a white paper Thursday calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to replace their existing dysfunctional “vendor-lock” medical records system with an electronic health records system (EHR) that is "extensible, flexible and easy to safely modify and upgrade as technology improves and interoperability demands evolve." The white paper warns that a "closed and proprietary" commercial EHR - such as the ones offered by Epic, Cerner or Allscripts - will lead to "vendor-lock” and isolation of health data. Read More »

Using Open Source in the Enterprise - 13 CIOs Embracing Free and Open Source Software

Edward Qualtrough | CIO | November 11, 2015

Open source enterprise use cases appear to be on the rise, at least anecdotally, with an increasing number of CIOs, IT directors and Chief Technology Officers telling CIO UK about investigating and adopting free and open source alternatives to proprietary software as they seek to gain freedom and flexibility, cut costs, increase agility, improve code quality and avoid vendor lock-in.

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Verizon Jumps Deeper Into Open Source

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | March 26, 2014

First, on March 25th, Verizon joined the Open Invention Network (OIN). The OIN is a patent protection consortium that promotes patent collaboration between its members and it uses its patent portfolio to protect Linux from patents attacks.

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Welcome Xen As A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Jim Zemlin | The Linux Foundation | April 14, 2013

Today we’d like to welcome Xen as the newest Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Read More »

What Blockchain and Open Source Communities Have in Common

One of the characteristics of blockchains that gets a lot of attention is how they enable distributed trust. The topic of trust is a surprisingly complicated one. In fact, there's now an entire book devoted to the topic by Kevin Werbach. But here's what it means in a nutshell. Organizations that wish to work together, but do not fully trust one another, can establish a permissioned blockchain and invite business partners to record their transactions on a shared distributed ledger. Permissioned blockchains can trace assets when transactions are added to the blockchain. A permissioned blockchain implies a degree of trust (again, trust is complicated) among members of a consortium, but no single entity controls the storage and validation of transactions.

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Who Writes Linux? Corporations, More Than Ever

Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld | February 3, 2014

Linux Foundation report shows for-profit companies provide 80-plus percent of kernel patches, with big role for mobile hardware developers Read More »

Why Businesses Can’t Ignore The Growing Linux Trend

Seth Robinson | The VAR Guy | May 3, 2016

It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility…as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed, and be a master of command-line instructions. For a world building technical literacy through more user-friendly front-end systems, Linux was a niche reserved for technology enthusiasts...

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Why the Founder of Apache Is All-in on Blockchain

Brian Behlendorf is perhaps best known for being a co-founder of the Apache Project, which became the Apache Software Foundation. Today, he's the executive director of the Hyperledger Foundation, an organization focused on enterprise-grade, open source, distributed ledgers (better known as blockchains). He also says he "put the first ad banner online and have been apologizing ever since." In a recent conversation on my podcast, Behlendorf talks about the goals of the Apache Project, the role of foundations generally, and his hopes for blockchain...

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Why the Operating System Matters Even More in 2017

Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. An operating system performs a wide variety of useful functions in a system, but it's helpful to think of those as falling into three general categories. First, the operating system sits on top of a physical system and talks to the hardware. This insulates application software from many hardware implementation details...

Xen To Become Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | April 14, 2013

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Read More »

Your Car Is About To Go Open Source

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | October 9, 2013

Automakers want to standardize on a Linux-based OS that would make vehicle infotainment systems act more like smartphones Read More »

PowerLinux Users Group: Founding Meeting

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Open Source Event
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March 2, 2013 - 3:00pm

Every renaissance starts with one thing that you can point your finger at and say "that's where it all began." ...Time will tell when this event occurs for PowerPC, but I'd like to think that it will be at the upcoming PowerLinux Users Group (PLUG) founding meeting being held in Austin on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

The PLUG's founding meeting aims to bring together some of the top companies, developers and users to a common place to see, touch and discuss the future of Power platforms. By bringing together engineers and speakers to discuss what Power Architecture and Linux are doing in this day and age of embedded systems and cloud computing, along with on-site products to enable and dazzle attendees, the goal is about awareness and building community around this famed processor. Read More »