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Fujitsu's Yoshiya Eto Becomes Vice Chair of Linux Foundation Board

We are pleased to announce that Yoshiya Eto of Fujitsu is the new Vice Chair of The Linux Foundation board. He joins officers Doug Fischer (Intel), Chairman, Alan Clark (SUSE), Secretary of the Board, and Frank Fanzilli, Treasurer. All Linux Foundation Board of Directors can be seen here: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/board-members

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My Top Five Sessions at the CloudOpen Conference

CloudOpen will make its debut in a little over a month in beautiful San Diego alongside LinuxCon. While it will still be the best deal in technology conferences, the registration price goes up on Sunday. (Why do I think it's a good deal? Two amazing conferences for the price of one, three amazing free as in beer parties, skateboarding lessons, hacker lounges and so on). This event will sell out so if you want to join us, please register today. 

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Why We're Fighting for an Open Cloud

A few months ago I announced a new Linux Foundation conference called CloudOpen built to spotlight and advance the conversation on the open projects, companies and technologies that make up cloud computing. I am pleased to announce the schedule today. In the process of recruiting speakers and sponsors, I spoke to dozens of amazing companies, both new and old, doing amazing things with the cloud. Two things became very clear to me:

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IPv6 Creates Opportunity for Linux in Embedded Computing: A Case Study

We recently profiled Compunetix, who delivers audio conferencing solutions to military agencies and their move from a proprietary embedded OS to Linux. Their migration was precipatated by a mandate by the U.S. Department of Defense that all products it purchases have iPv6 support. Our Linux Foundation Training Program helped Compunetix make the move to Linux through custom embedded Linux training.  As Ferhat Cakrak, the Software Development Team Manager at Compunetix, says: “IPv6 is increasingly important in many industries—especially ours. But it’s not easy to implement in a proprietary OS.” A few...

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Quotes From The Linux Foundation Enterprise End User Summit

For the past two days, we've held our annual Enterprise End User Summit at the New York Stock Exchange. Besides the fun of ringing the bell during our evening reception, it's been an incredibly valuable event, fueling collaboration between kernel maintainers and enterprise end users who are pushing Linux to its edge.   Here are highlights: “We’re not going to use our APIs to lock people out. Trust and security are at the heart of everything we do.” Stanley Young, CEO of NYSE Technologies “if there is one community who has embraced collaboration and openness,...

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