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|| ||[Lf-announce] Linux Foundation Newsletter, April 2009 |
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In this month's Linux Foundation newsletter:
* Linux Foundation to Host Moblin Project
* Annual Collaboration Summit Held in San Francisco
* Video Contest Winner Revealed
* Linux Foundation Site Revamped
* Linux Foundation in the News
==> Linux Foundation to Host Moblin Project <==
The Moblin project will be hosted and supported by the Linux Foundation. The
LF's hosting will help prime the Moblin project to be the most advanced and
open mobile Linux platform.
Moblin is an open source project that supports a Linux-based software
platform and is optimized for the next generation of mobile devices
including netbooks, mobile Internet devices, in-vehicle infotainment
systems, and other embedded devices.
The first developer meeting for the Moblin project under the Linux
Foundation took place at the Annual Collaboration Summit this month.
Moblin is hosted at www.moblin.org.
==> Annual Collaboration Summit Held in San Francisco <==
The brightest minds in the Linux server, desktop, mobile and embedded
communities gathered at the Hotel Kabuki from April 8-10 in San Francisco,
CA, to translate ideas into the projects that will advance the operating
system in the year ahead.
The Summit included keynotes and panels on the following topics:
? Moblin State of the Union. Host-sponsor Intel talked about the future of
mobile Linux in its Moblin State of the Union keynote and demonstration,
presented by Imad Sousou, Director of the Open Source Technology Center,
Software and Services Group.
? Oracle Keynote: Linux in the Enterprise, the Journey, Milestones and
What's Ahead? Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle, spoke
about the company's unique business model that has Linux at its core.
To view presentations from the Collab Summit, please visit
==> Video Contest Winner Revealed <==
During the LF Collaboration Summit, Executive Director Jim Zemlin announced
the winner of the "We're Linux" video contest, which proved more popular
than other, similar contests run by commercial entities.
Amitay Tweeto, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Israel, beat out an
astonishing 90 contest entrants to win the grand prize for his video "What
Does It Mean To Be Free?" Tweeto will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan to
participate in the Linux Foundation's Japanese Linux Symposium in October
For a complete look at the winner and runner-ups for the contest, visit
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/contest/winners. For more about the wrap-up
of the contest, check out Amanda McPherson's blog entry at
==> Linux Foundation Site Revamped <==
In February 2009, the LF released a new beta web site to the public. During
the week of the Collaboration Summit, the beta site became the new corporate
web site for the Foundation (http://linuxfoundation.org).
The new site features a content management system (CMS) that supports
improved publishing, membership acquisition, workgroup management, and
content management using the open source Drupal 6 as the CMS. The goal of
the implementation was to develop a long-term comprehensive CMS solution
that supports the growth and sustainability of the foundation's goals,
strategies, and growth. The new system integrates with other LF workgroup
and publishing sites, including the upcoming Linux.com.
We welcome your feedback: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with
==> Linux Foundation in the News <==
The New York Times: Intel Turns Over Its Linux Operating System
On Thursday, the nonprofit Linux Foundation plans to announce that it will
take over the "stewardship" of the Moblin project from Intel. In this case,
stewardship means access to the code of Moblin, which is an open-source
operating system based on Linux. It was designed to run computers in
products as diverse as netbooks and cars. Essentially, Intel has loosened
its grip on the project a bit and put the central control of Moblin in
Ars Technica: Linux Foundation CEO: Linux is "fastest growing platform"
Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin says that Linux adoption is
advancing two to three times faster than that of other platforms and that it
will be boosted as companies consolidate their technical infrastructure
during this economic downturn. Similar views were expressed by an IDC
analyst who has recently authored a report which suggests that Linux will
withstand the recession better than its competitors.
Wired: Winning ?We're Linux' Video Illustrates Meaning of Freedom
The winner of the "We're Linux" video contest has been announced--it's
Amitay Tweeto, a freelance graphic designer and user interface consultant
from Bet Shemesh, Israel... The contest challenged members of the Linux
community to dream up a video advertisement evangelizing the free and
open-source software using the theme, "We're Linux," a play on Apple's
recent "I'm a Mac" ads, and the "I'm a PC" ads Microsoft put out in
Ars Technica: Intel aims for 2-second boot time with Moblin Linux platform
At the Linux Collaboration Summit, the director of Intel's Open Source
Technology Center has revealed some details about the company's vision for
Moblin, its Linux-based mobile platform. He says that Intel hopes to achieve
two-second boot time and redefine mobile user interfaces.
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