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What I'm Looking Forward to at LinuxCon Next Week

We have been preparing for next week for months. From picking the venue to coordinating mini-summits to shifting through the hundreds of talks submitted via the CFP, our events team and I have been focused on August 29-31 and now it's finally here. We are very close to selling out so if you plan on joining us please register today.  Here's a quick top five of what I'm most looking forward to: Checking out the Gluster, oVirt and Chef mini conferences on Tuesday.  The kernel panel with Linus, Greg KH, Ted Ts'o and James Bottomley. Fresh from the Kernel Summit, they will surely...

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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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