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Linux Foundation Releases Program For LinuxCon And CloudOpen North America

Press Release | LinuxCon, CloudOpen | June 4, 2014

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the schedule and program for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, taking place August 20-22, 2014 in Chicago, IL...

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Linux Popularity Sparks Salary Jump

Joseph Walker | The Wall Street Journal | February 10, 2012

Companies adopting the free, open-source Linux operating system are having trouble finding developers and system administrators skilled in Linux, according to a new survey to be released next week. The tight job market has driven up salaries and bonuses and prompted companies to increase their training and outreach to meet recruiting needs, the survey finds.

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Mentors Fuel Growth for Open-Source Communities

Victoria Reitano | Software Development Times | January 31, 2012

Mentorship programs help people working on open-source projects build a community, make decisions and to maintain projects beyond their initial idea. Some communities use programs that require one-on-one mentorship, while others allow existing members to on-board new members at their own pace. Either way, these programs all aim to ensure the success of the projects.

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Microsoft Backs Open Source For The Internet Of Things

Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld | July 2, 2014

Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It's a move that may be a telling sign regarding Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox.

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NCSU Hosts One-Day Introduction to Open Source

Christine Hall | Foss Force | February 1, 2017

It’s something of a grand experiment and it’s being being hosted this weekend on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. What it is might be called a miniconference, but let’s not call it that. “Mini” indicates smallness, and there’s nothing small about this event, even if it is only a single day affair. Let’s call it a full fledged conference. The students attending will like that. It’ll make them feel important and so grown-up — which they are, actually...

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Open Source Drives Companies to Change Hiring and Development

"Do I want to play with this open source thing?" This was the question most people asked 20 years ago when I started reviewing PostgreSQL bug fixes and assembling like-minded database colleagues to help start the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. It's mind-blowing to see how much things have changed. Today, not becoming a follower of some open source community almost means you're cobaling yourself—excluding yourself from the reality of how organizations use open software today. As engineers, we always want to keep up with the latest technologies not only to satisfy our desire to create and innovate, but also to remain marketable in a business world where products and technology constantly evolve. What's happened with the open source movement is different...

Open Source Projects Are Transforming Machine Learning and AI

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly gained traction with the public through applications such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. The true promise of these disciplines, though, extends far beyond simple speech recognition performed on our smartphones.  New, open source tools are arriving that can run on affordable hardware and allow individuals and small organizations to perform prodigious data crunching and predictive tasks.

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Open Source Summit 2017 Combines LinuxCon and Three Other Events

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | November 17, 2016

The Linux Foundation today announced it will combine LinuxCon with two other events and a brand new Community Leadership Conference in 2017. Now called Open Source Summit, the event will bring LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon together under one umbrella and in three locations: North America, Europe, and Japan. The Community Leadership Conference, led by community-building expert and consultant Jono Bacon, will also join the Open Source Summit in North America and Europe...

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Cade Metz | Wired | February 15, 2012

But in 2009, Olson founded Cloudera — the first outfit to commercialize Hadoop, the open source data-crunching platform based on Google’s software infrastructure — and he dropped the GPL in favor of the Apache license, a license that doesn’t require contributions back to the community. You might think that such licenses would stunt the growth of the open source world. But Olson believes the opposite is true.

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OpenDaylight Project Marks New Dawn For Software-Defined Networking

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | April 8, 2013

The Linux Foundation today is announcing a new Collaborative Project: OpenDaylight. This is a community-led, industry-supported open source framework on top of which companies, organizations and individuals will build commercial products and services for software-defined networking (SDN). Read More »

OSI Announces New Initiatives and Seeks Your Input

Simon Phipps | opensource.com | February 7, 2012

OSI is changing, and you can help! I spoke at FOSDEM in Brussels on Saturday on behalf of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), where I serve as a director. My noon keynote covered a little of the rationale behind OSI and a quick synopsis of its last decade from my own perspective and then announcements on OSI's behalf about the work we’re doing to make OSI strong and relevant for a new decade.

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SPDX Announces New Tools To Further Simplify Open Source License Compliance

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | May 13, 2014

Samsung contributes two new tools to Linux Foundation SPDX workgroup, increasing efficiency in compliance automation...

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The Linux Foundation Announces Early Keynote Speaker Line Up for LinuxCon + CloudOpen Europe

Press Release | Linux Foundation | July 3, 2014

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds and Leaders From Amazon, ownCloud and XPRIZE to Demonstrate the Spread of Linux and Open Source Principles and Methods Across Industries

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The Linux Foundation Announces Early Keynote Speaker Line Up For LinuxCon And CloudOpen Europe

Press Release | The Linux Foundation, CloudOpen | July 1, 2014

Linux creator Linus Torvalds and leaders from Amazon, ownCloud and XPRIZE to demonstrate the spread of Linux and open source principles and methods across industries...

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The Linux Foundation Issues Free E-Book on Open Source License Compliance Best Practices

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | November 16, 2016

The Linux Foundation today released a free e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, that serves as a practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code and participate in open source communities while complying with the spirit and the letter of open source licensing. Written by Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D., vice president of R&D and the head of the open source group at Samsung Research America, the new e-book aims to improve understanding of issues related to the licensing, development, and reuse of open source software...

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