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In this month's Linux Foundation newsletter:
* 2011 Event Schedule & LinuxCon Europe Announced
* The Linux Foundation Adds a New Fellow
* Five New Members Join The Linux Foundation
* Individual Membership Drive Winners Announced
* Linux Powering Your Cell Phone Network: A Case Study
* The Linux Foundation in the News
* Featured Training Opportunities & Exclusive Discount
==> 2011 Event Schedule & LinuxCon Europe Announced <==
The Linux Foundation's 2011 event schedule is now available and
includes new events such as LinuxCon Europe, which will take place October
26-28, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Linux Foundation is also organizing and hosting the popular
Embedded Linux Conferences (ELC) in North America and Europe, as a
result of last year's merger between The Linux Foundation and the
Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF). ELC, now in its sixth year,
is dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux
The Linux Foundation's events provide a neutral, collaborative
environment that advances the state of the art of the Linux platform
and provide networking and education in the technical, business and
legal arenas, including professional Linux training opportunities.
Pressing issues facing Linux are solved in these open forums where
developers, Linux users, ISVs and distribution vendors collaborate on
everything from the next kernel release to workgroup milestones to
major enterprise deployments.
Registration details for all events and the Call For Proposals can be
found at http://events.linuxfoundation.org.
==> The Linux Foundation Adds a New Fellow <==
OpenEmbedded core developer and Yocto Project maintainer Richard
Purdie has been appointed to the position of Linux Foundation Fellow.
The Linux Foundation's Fellowship Fund provides financial support for resources
that can accelerate development efforts and spur the adoption of Linux
and open source software. As a Linux Foundation Fellow, Purdie will
work full-time on the Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded, the Poky Project
and other embedded Linux development initiatives.
Purdie was most recently a Core Developer at OpenEmbedded, where he
was also lead maintainer of bitbake. He has also been an embedded
Linux architect in Intel's Open Source Technology Center. From 2005 to
2008, he was a Software Engineer at OpenedHand, where he worked with a
variety of other open source projects such as Clutter, X server,
Zaurus and Oprofile. He has also made numerous contributions to the
Linux kernel, including as maintainer of the backlight and LED
subsystems. Purdie received his MSci in Physics from University of
Durham in 2003.
Current Linux Foundation Fellows include John Hawley, Till Kamppeter,
Janina Sajka and Linus Torvalds. Previous Fellows include Steve
Hemminger, Andrew Morton, Andrew Tridgell and Ted Ts'o.
For more information about Richard Purdie's Fellowship appointment,
==> Five New Members Join The Linux Foundation <==
Linux continues to be an enabling technology across market segments.
As the ubiquity of Linux increases, companies are looking to
collaborate on both software development and industry initiatives.
This month, we welcome five new members to The Linux Foundation.
Broadcom: Global communications leader Broadcom Corporation follows
its move to open source 802.11 chipset drivers with increased open
development. "There is no question: Linux has become a major platform
for communications devices and technologies," said Michael Hurlston,
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom's WLAN line of
business. "Our decision to open source the drivers for Broadcom's
802.11 chipsets is in response to our growing base of customers using
Linux and is the first of what we expect to be many open development
GoAhead: Leading provider of COTS software for network equipment
manufacturers joins Foundation to enhance open source business
strategy. "Linux has become the primary operating system in the
telecommunications market. An increasing number of our customers use
it in their network equipment and systems," said Bill Yaman, Senior
Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, GoAhead. "Our Linux Foundation
membership will help us to actively participate in the collaborative
development model and advance both our company strategy as well as
Mentor Graphics: Veteran in embedded design joins Linux Foundation to
support embedded Linux developers and vendors. "The promise of
embedded Linux is being realized and developers are seeking tools and
resources to support their work with this OS. This is in perfect
alignment with our vision and our enabling technologies and services.
The Linux Foundation is increasing its focus on embedded projects to
help accelerate the Linux platform in this area," said Glenn Perry,
general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "We're
excited to become a member of The Linux Foundation and to be a part of
advancing Linux in the embedded computing market."
Protecode: IP management company to participate in Open Compliance
Program. "Companies today are building products with software code
from multiple sources, which is creating advances in time-to-market
and cost reduction but can also introduce licensing complexities,"
said Kamal Hassin, director of product management, Protecode. "The
Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Program provides a critical and
collaborative resource to address the maturing software development
environment. We're looking forward to being a part of this effort."
Timesys: Leader in embedded Linux to help advance development efforts.
"The Linux Foundation is playing a key role in helping the embedded
Linux market segment successfully reach maturity, and we want to
signal our ongoing commitment to helping advance that agenda while
contributing to important initiatives that make embedded Linux
development easy," said Atul Bansal, CEO, Timesys Corporation.
==> Individual Membership Drive Winners Announced <==
The Linux Foundation in December hosted a promotion where past,
present and future Linux Foundation members were invited to enter a
drawing to win $50 gift vouchers to the Linux.com Store. The Store
includes geek merchandise that includes original T-shirts, hats, mugs
and other items. Revenue from the Store goes to important Linux
Foundation programs. We received hundreds of entries and conducted a
random drawing on December 21. To see who won, visit Jennifer Cloer's
==> Linux Powering Your Cell Phone Network: A Case Study <==
Amanda McPherson shares a great story this month in her blog about
putting Linux to use for cell phone networks:
"We've talked a lot about the rise of Linux in embedded devices
lately: from our embedded Linux training classes to the Yocto and
Meego projects, to a new Linux Foundation fellow. But what about the
end users, the people who are deploying Linux in their products?
We just published a Linux training case study on Optelian, a company
who designs and manufacturers optical transport systems that send data
across optical fiber. That means if you connect your Android phone (or
iPhone or IPad or Blackberry) to a telecom carrier in North America
(and if you don't, why do own one of those devices?), you're likely
making use of Optelian's handywork. It's yet another example of
'Linux is everywhere.'"
Read the rest of this story here:
==> The Linux Foundation in the News <==
Broadcom Joins Growing Roster at The Linux Foundation
Linux Foundation: Events for 2011 Include New LinuxCon Europe
A Walled Wide Web for Nervous Autocrats
The Wall Street Journal
Intel Demonstrates First Open Source MeeGo Tablet at CES
Stories That Are Reshaping Embedded in 2011
Embedded Computing Design
==> Featured Training Opportunities from The Linux Foundation <==
LF211: Introduction to Linux for Developers
February 21-22, 2011
LF262: Developing with GIT
February 24-25, 2011
LF411: Linux Embedded Development
March 14-18, 2011
To review all courses, please visit: http://training.linuxfoundation.org
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