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20 Years of Top500 Data Show Linux’s Role in Supercomputing Breakthroughs

Today the Linux Foundation released a short analysis paper on 20 years of data collected by the Top500 supercomputer list. There has been no shortage of stories chronicling the rise of Linux in supercomputing. But we found the data tells another, less obvious story as well.

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Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland

In less than two years the Raspberry Pi has sold more than 1 million units and become widely used and adored among DIY hackers and embedded professionals alike. During that time the board’s creators have also gotten a fast education on open source software development and the process of collaboration, said Raspberry Pi Foundation Executive Director Eben Upton.

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OSCON 2013: Find a Nonprofit Home for Your Open Source Project

Several excellent nonprofits exist solely to support open source projects, offering a range of services including everything from basic fiscal sponsorship to business and legal resources, infrastructure and tech support, quality control and project management, community building and more. Here are five important factors in choosing a nonprofit home from six organizations that presented at OSCON this week in Portland.

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All About the Linux Kernel: Bcache

The 3.10 Linux kernel release late last month brought a raft of new features worth celebrating for Linux developers and sysadmins alike. This release was especially satisfying, though, to kernel developer Kent Overstreet who saw years of hard work pay off with the inclusion of the Bcache patch set in 3.10.

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Adobe CFF Engine Release Improves Linux, Android Mobile Text Experience

Linux and Android users may have recently noticed that the text on their mobile screens is a bit easier to read. That's because devices that render fonts using the FreeType open source library now have access to Adobe's CFF Engine. In June, Adobe joined with Google and FreeType to add its CFF font rasterizer technology to the FreeType Project. Here, Nicole Minoza, Adobe’s product marketing manager for Type Globalization Core services, discusses how the addition of Adobe's CFF Engine to FreeType benefits Linux and Android users and developers; why Adobe released its CFF Engine to the open source community; and other open source projects underway at Adobe.

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