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Google Buys Nest Labs, Demonstrates Value of Linux Goes Well Beyond the Kernel

Google this week announced it would acquire Nest Labs, which makes the wildly popular Linux-based, Wi-fi enabled and programmable Nest thermostat and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A $3.2 billion deal, this acquisition demonstrates how hot the connected home market is becoming and how big the promise is of the Internet of Things. It also demonstrates the value of Linux and how open source impacts the biggest business decisions being made today.

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Linux Training Scholarship Winners Represent New Generation of Talent

A new generation of Linux talent is emerging, and it’s inspiring to witness. We see hundreds of new faces in our Linux training courses each year and newcomers participating in sessions at Linux events like LinuxCon and CloudOpen in both North America and Europe.

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Collaborative Projects: Transforming the Way Software is Built

I got involved with Linux and open source in the mid-90s. I had a routine: I would check out LKML, go to bed  and wake up in the morning and find thousands of messages from developers around the world innovating and iterating at an unprecedented rate of change. Nothing had or has since compared with that rate of innovation: I was hooked on open source collaboration, and I’ve never looked back.

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