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Wired Op/Ed: When Automakers Become Software Makers

Wired just published an op/ed we wrote about the role Linux and collaborative development are playing in the automotive industry. This role is becoming so important that we recently announced the formation of the Automotive Grade Linux workgroup here at The Linux Foundation. It includes participation by the world's largest car maker Toyota, as well as HARMAN, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Samsung, and more.

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Attention CEO’s: You Are in the Software Business. Now What?

Whether you’re Nissan or Toyota, Walmart or Nordstrom, NYSE or NASDAQ, you are in the software business. Every company today, regardless of whether or not they’re a “technology” company, is in the business of building software. Today’s consumers demand it.

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Open Source Programs Aim to Meet Global Demand for Developers

I recently wrote that to master technology, you must master software. It is software that differentiates one device or computing experience from another. And since nearly all software today is built using open source projects and code, knowing how to collaborate and contribute to an open development community is a requirement for any developer or company regardless of industry.

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To Master Tech You Must Master Software - And Open Source - Even If You're Apple

During my keynote at LinuxCon, I showed a picture of five smart phones from five different manufacturers with their screens blacked out. Think you could tell them apart? Without a UI they are all virtually indistinguishable from each other. When their screens are enabled, it’s easy to tell the difference between Blackberry’s and iPhone's, Samsung’s Android devices and Nokia’s Windows based machine. My point? Software is where the heart of differentiation lies.

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Samsung Joins Linux Foundation as Platinum Member

We are pleased to announce that Samsung is joining The Linux Foundation at the Platinum level. This is the highest level of support at The Linux Foundation and represents Samsung’s commitment to and understanding of the value of Linux and collaborative development.

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