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What We Know For Sure on Linux's 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago today Linux creator Linus Torvalds posted a message online that would change the world:

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Pictures: 20th Anniversary of Linux Gala

Here are some pictures from last night's amazing 20th Anniversary of Linux Gala and celebration. Lots of great costumes and a very special guest in a tux...

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The Next 20 Years? Who Knows?

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, took the stage in Vancouver, BC to talk about the challenges that Linux will face in the next 20 years. Whitehurst's topic meshed nicely with the lead-in keynote from Jim Zemlin. While Zemlin examined the world without Linux, Whitehurst took a look at the next stage — Linux over the next 20 years.

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MeeGo IVI Achieves GENIVI Compliance

I am very excited to share with the community and industry that MeeGo is among the first operating system offerings that have officially been certified by GENIVI to be compliant. This is another great milestone in the collaboration between GENIVI and MeeGo. In July 2010, The Linux Foundation and GENIVI announced that MeeGo is the platform of choice for GENIVI. Both GENIVI software releases, Apollo (October 2010) and Borg (May 2011) utilize MeeGo IVI releases 1.1 and 1.2, respectively, as their foundation and add GENIVI-specific packages.

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LinuxCon, 20th Anniversary of Linux Celebration Kicks Off

Today is a big day for the Linux community. I’m writing this from Vancouver, B.C. where Users, SysAdmins, developers and business executives have gathered for the third annual LinuxCon and the official celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Linux.

This week is about celebrating as a community the accomplishments of the last 20 years and to collaborate on how we advance Linux for another 20 years. We’re lucky to have the foremost experts on these topics on hand at LinuxCon: Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, legal authority Eben Moglen, IBM Linux leader Dan Frye and others. Renowned Internet and society author Clay Shirky will share how Linux and collaborative development have spread into other areas of culture and what that means for the future of technology.

These are just a few examples of the speakers and content we’re looking forward to today through Friday. It’s also a natural time to reflect on how Linux user behaviors have changed over the last two decades. We recently conducted a survey of our registered LinuxCon attendees and learned some interesting things about the differences between Linux usage a decade ago versus how...

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