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Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect Internet of Everything

The numbers are staggering. Gartner predicts that the Internet of Everything or the Internet of Things -- autonomous communication between a wide range of everyday devices, objects and applications – will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. McKinsey Global Institute pegs the potential economic impact at $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion by 2025. ABI Research says the number of wirelessly connected devices on the market, now 10 billion, will triple by the end of the decade.

Could anything stand in the way of such a juggernaut?

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The People Who Support Linux: PhD Student Powers Big Data with Linux

Open source technologies are powering the current trend toward big data and Michiel Van Herwegen, a PhD student in analytical CRM (customer relationship management) at Ghent University in Belgium,  has a front row seat. 

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A Summer Spent on OpenPrinting with the Linux Foundation

This past summer marked Moscow-based developer Anton Kirilenko's third Google Summer of Code internship with The Linux Foundation. That's three summers, three different projects and mentors, and three totally different experiences with Linux and open source software.

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The People Who Support Linux: Starting Over as a Linux SysAdmin

James Hazelwood, a former engineer in the manufacturing industry, is going back to school to pursue a new career in Linux and IT. He's also a new individual member of The Linux Foundation.

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The People Who Support Linux: A Desktop Lover and Photo Editor

Over the years, Lance Spaulding has worked with a medical company, a non-profit foundation, a credit card company, a start-up, a small e-commerce business, and now a large defense contractor. But at least one thing hasn't changed in that time: he's a devoted Linux desktop user and tinkerer.

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