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How Much is Open Source “Worth?” Our New Report.

Can the principles and practices of Linux be transferred to other industries? We at The Linux Foundation certainly think so and apparently so does the industry. Over the last few years every major technology category has been taken over by open source. Many of those Foundations and projects are being hosted at The Linux Foundation or at other organizations like the Apache Software Foundation and others. Much opinion has been written about the proliferation of open source projects, but not about the value. We set out this year to do a simple code analysis to answer a question: What R&D value are the people who use these projects receiving? Today we've released a report that attempts to answer this question, "A $5B Value: Estimating the Total Development Costs in Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects." We've based our findings on a well known code analysis method called COCOMO to analyze all the code in our projects’ code repositories on Git. The results were impressive: As of last month, 115,013,302 total lines of source code were present in Linux Foundation’s Collaborative...

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Exclusive Interview: HydroXphere’s Charlie Houchin

It’s not often we have an Olympic gold medalist speaking at one of our technical conferences, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the AllSeen Alliance Summit 2015.

As an avid swimmer growing up in North Carolina, Charlie Houchin spent his summers participating in many volunteer-run community swim meets. After he graduated from the University of Michigan, Houchin qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, where he won a gold medal in the 4x200 freestyle relay. At the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, he won another gold medal in the same event.

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Linux Foundation Diversity Scholarship Profile: Bonnie King

Since we started organizing and hosting events, we made it a priority to reach out to new speakers and attendees and make our events welcoming to everyone. A few years ago, we started the The Linux Foundation’s diversity scholarship program to support those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. 

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Linux Foundation Sysadmins Open-Source Their IT Policies

 The Linux Foundation is no stranger to the world of open source and free software -- after all, we are the home of Linux, the world’s most successful free software project. Throughout the Foundation’s history, we have worked not only to promote open-source software, but to spread the collaborative DNA...

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Happy Birthday, Linux. You've Taught Us Much.

Twenty-four years ago today, Linus Torvalds sent a message to the world. He said, “Hello, everybody out there…” and then calmly unleashed Linux. That message was received loud and clear. Since that day in 1991, Linux has undergone massive development and logged many milestones and Torvalds has become an iconic figure in the tech world. A recent article by Ashlee Vance, stated that “Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years.

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