The annual Linux.com Planning meeting took place at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month. It was a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the most active Linux.com community members and to understand what kinds of things are working and not working on the site. We even had some hard-core contributors who dialed in for the four-hour session!
The Linux Foundation's individual members help to support the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and other important activities that advance Linux, while getting a variety of other fun and valuable benefits.
Jon Corbet is a highly-recognized contributor to the Linux kernel community. He is a developer and the executive editor of Linux Weekly News (LWN). He is also The Linux Foundation's chief meteorologist, a role in which he translates kernel-level milestones into an industry outlook for Linux. Corbet has also written extensively on how to work within the Linux kernel development community and has moderated a variety of panels on the topic. Today, he gives us an update on the Linux "weather forecast," why sharing your code upstream is critical, and the state of virtualization in the kernel.
Two months ago we invited the community to create its own unique designs to appear on Linux.com Store merchandise - - designs that would invoke feelings of geek pride, freedom, fun, eccentricity and originality. Since then, we’ve received more than 100 submissions and today, after some grueling decision-making, we are announcing the T-shirt design contest finalists!