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In this month's Linux Foundation newsletter:
* New Additions to LinuxCon North America Program
* Donate Your Linux Memorabilia for Special 20th Anniversary of Linux Gallery at LinuxCon
* Could You Do Linus Torvalds' Job? Find Out and Get 25% Off LinuxCon Registration
* Jim Zemlin Writes: "Who Says You Can't Make Money with Open Source?"
* Sweden-based Designer Wins 20th Anniversary of T-shirt Contest with Flying Penguin Design
* Toyota Joins Linux Foundation as Gold Member
* New Silver Members Announced
* Exclusive Newsletter Discount for Linux Training Opportunities in August
* The Linux Foundation in the News
New Additions to LinuxCon North America Program
LinuxCon North America is just four short weeks away, and we've added more speakers and activities
to our program. Here's a quick snapshot of some of the latest additions and highlights:
* IBM's Vice President of Open Systems Development Dan Frye has been added as a panelist for the
special 20th Anniversary of Linux panel. Other panelists include Jon "maddog" Hall and the Software
Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen. Moderated by Jim Zemlin, this panel will discuss Linux's past,
present and future. (http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/20-year...)
* Experience IBM's Watson by testing your skills against the Jeopardy! champion. The Watson game
and video interface will be on display at LinuxCon and is a representation of IBM's innovations in
DeepQA. The IBM Challenge, the real-world significance of Watson, and implications for a Smarter
Planet will be detailed. Come check it out at the IBM booth in the Technology Showcase, open
* Watching Mad Men and Thinking About Open Source, presented by Karen Copenhaver
* What's Inside Benchmarks, presented by Oracle's Wim Coekaerts
Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing, presented by Cloud.com/Citrix's Mark Hinkle
State of the Kernel.org, presented by The Linux Foundation's John Hawley
What Your Database Wants from Linux, presented by Josh Berkus
LinuxCon WILL sell out this year! Register today to ensure your spot!
Register For LinuxCon: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/register
For more information, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon
Donate Your Linux Memorabilia For Special 20th Anniversary of Linux Gallery at LinuxCon
The Linux Foundation is producing a historical gallery for LinuxCon North America to help celebrate
Linux's last 20 years. This gallery will be a walk down memory lane that should be fun for
everyone, but we need your help! A few samples of what we already have collected: the original
books Linus used to learn programming, a video booth where you can leave your story of Linux,
pictures and videos from the history of Linux, a timeline of major Linux accomplishments, CDs and
boxes of early Linux distributions, computers used to do early hacking, memorabilia from IBM's
Peace/Love/Linux campaign and much more.
For more information on the Gallery and how to donate, please visit Amanda McPherson's blog:
Could You Do Linus Torvalds' Job? Find Out and Get 25% Off LinuxCon Registration
Most of you know that Linus Torvalds is the creator of Linux. But how many of us know what text
editor he uses? Or, what he does when he gets an ugly patch submission?
If you think you could dethrone the King of Linux, we invite you take our new Facebook Quiz: "Could
you do Linus Torvalds' Job?" Linus has made it clear he's not going anywhere. But, it would be
pretty cool to know if you've got what it takes; and, then to show off your know-how to your
friends/family on your Facebook wall (among other locations) with custom badges you'll receive
based on your scores. You could be a "Linus Clone" or "Linus Stalker." You won't know until you
take the quiz.
We know not all Linux fans are Facebook members for a variety of reasons. We totally get that. But
we still wanted to give our dedicated Facebook fans a unique way to get involved in the celebration
and to share it with their friends, bringing even more people to the Linux community. We have a
variety of platforms and channels we use to involve different parts of the community and run
similar programs in these online destinations, including platforms like Linux.com and channels like
Twitter and Identi.ca.
This "Just for Fun" quiz is helping to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Linux, which will be
formally recognized at LinuxCon in Vancouver, B.C., where Linus is confirmed to speak. He's also
expected to attend the LinuxCon Gala, the official party to mark this year's important milestone.
By taking the quiz, you will get a custom code for 25% off of your LinuxCon registration. You can
take the quiz as many times as you like, and we encourage you to challenge your friends to beat
Take the quiz now:: http://www.facebook.com/TheLinuxFoundation?sk=app_2095511...
Jim Zemlin Writes: Who Says You Can't Make Money With Open Source
In this blog post, The Linux Foundation's Executive Director Jim Zemlin illustrates with very
specific examples how Linux and open source are the underpinnings for today's software economy.
Excerpt: Another major global IT vendor has launched a product based on Linux - the HP Touchpad,
which looks quite promising from early reviews. Even so, it is ironic that I still hear the
following comment from a number of investors and business people:
"Open source is great, but you can't make any money with it."
While for some reason this sentiment has existed as long as open source software has been in
existence, the facts don't support it; in fact, the facts expose it to be a statement hovering
between unbelievable and ridiculous.
Read the whole blog post at:
Sweden-Based Designer Wins 20th Anniversary of Linux T-Shirt Contest With Flying Penguin Design
The winner of this year's Linux.com T-shirt Design Contest is Kim Blanche and her "Flying Penguin"
As the winner of this year's T-shirt design contest, Kim's "Flying Penguin" design will be the
basis for the official 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt available soon in the Linux.com Store and
as the basis for the LinuxCon attendee T-shirts. Kim is also receiving a trip to join us in
Vancouver, B.C. for LinuxCon and the LinuxCon Gala.
To read more about Kim's story, please visit our Linux.com blog announcement:
Toyota Joins Linux Foundation as Gold Member
A major shift is underway in the automotive industry. Carmakers are using new technologies to
deliver on consumer expectations for the same connectivity in their cars as they've come to expect
in their homes and offices. From dashboard computing to In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), automobiles
are becoming the latest wireless devices ? on wheels.
The Linux operating system is providing a common platform that helps connect the world's network of
devices, including cars. As an open source operating system, it provides automakers and their
partners the flexibility they require to bring to market the latest technology features quickly.
Toyota is joining The Linux Foundation as a Gold member to maximize its own investment in Linux
while fostering open innovation throughout the automotive ecosystem.
Linux gives us the flexibility and technology maturity we require to evolve our
In-Vehicle-Infotainment and communications systems to address the expectations of our customers,"
said Kenichi Murata, Project General Manager, Electronics Development Div. 1, TOYOTA MOTOR
CORPORATION. "The Linux Foundation provides us with a neutral forum in which we can collaborate
with the world's leading technology companies on open innovation that accelerates that evolution."
More information on this announcement is available here:
New Silver Members Announced
BasysKom: basysKom is the development service provider for Qt solutions, WebKit technology,
frameworks and applications. The company recently revealed a new User Interface named Contour and
based on MeeGo 1.2. "Linux is powering next-generation mobile device and application development,"
said Eva Brucherseifer, Managing Director, basysKom. "Our Linux Foundation membership will
facilitate a deeper level of collaboration on Linux between us and the rest of the stakeholders in
Codero: Codero is a leading provider of optimized infrastructure and creates scalable environments
using dedicated, managed and cloud hosting. All Codero services, including dedicated Linux server
hosting, are backed by SAS 70 Type II secure data centers, live 24/7/365 U.S.-based support, and a
seasoned staff with international experience in the hosting business for more than 16 years. "Our
customers depend on Linux-based IT and web hosting services," said Nicholas Gaugler, Vice President
of Development and Engineering at Codero. "Our collaboration with The Linux Foundation and its
members will help us meet our customers' demands and grow our business."
Gluster: Gluster is a leading provider of open source storage for public, private and hybrid
clouds. Gluster's products are based on GlusterFS, an open source software project that simplifies
the task of managing unstructured file data whether you have a few terabytes of storage or multiple
petabytes. "Linux is giving us the power we need to address mature enterprise storage needs," said
Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, co-founder and CTO, Gluster. "By joining The Linux Foundation, we will
be able to participate in events and working group initiatives that provide fertile ground for
Nixu: Nixu Open helps companies ensure the security of embedded systems through consultancy and
development of open source components. The company is currently working on the MeeGo Security
Framework, as well as Single-Sign-On and VPN solutions for both MeeGo and Android. "The Linux
Foundation is host to the most technically advanced Linux-based mobile and embedded initiatives,
including MeeGo and Yocto Project," said Michael Przybilski, Executive Manager, Nixu Open. "Our
Linux Foundation membership will further enable us to support and orchestrate the security of
embedded systems, benefiting the community as well as our customers."
Exclusive Newsletter Discount For Linux Training Opportunities in August
The following Linux training courses are being offered to Linux Foundation newsletter subscribers
with an exclusive 10% discount. Use the following code when registering to apply the discount:
Embedded Linux Development: A Crash Course
August 15 - 16, 2011 · Vancouver, B.C.
Linux Performance Tuning
August 15 - 16, 2011 · Vancouver, B.C.
To review the complete course schedule online and sign up for Linux training courses, please visit:
Stay up to date with The Linux Foundation's Linux Training Program by following its Twitter feed
The Linux Foundation in the News
What WebOS Means to HP, Linux and You
The HP TouchPad's Best Feature is Linux
Toyota to Help Promote Linux Operating System
The Flying Penguin Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Linux
Could You Do Linus Torvalds' Job
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