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A New White Paper, Two New Training Classes, and Other Compliance Resources

The Open Compliance Program continues its mission of making it ever easier for companies to achieve compliance with FOSS license obligations. I am pleased to announce the publication of our sixth white paper, titled “Keys to Managing a FOSS Compliance Program,” which can be freely downloaded (along with all our other white papers) from the Linux Foundation’s publications website.  Our new white paper examines the managerial practices needed to plan, coordinate, and control a successful compliance program.  Managing a FOSS compliance initiative requires establishing a plan, gathering sufficient resources, allocating the resources where they will do the most good, tracking accomplishments to plan, adjusting the plan as needed, and so on.  This white paper focuses on a handful of the critical project management techniques needed to assure a successful compliance outcome, namely resource estimation, progress tracking, metrics collection and analysis, and use of management tools. Another addition to our complement of compliance resources is a new training class: LF272, “Open Source Compliance Programs:  What You Must Know.” LF272 discusses open source compliance requirements and industry best practices in organizing and managing the compliance function.  This two-hour condensed look at compliance programs will be offered live over the internet once a month.  Advance registration is required at the open source compliance training webpage on...

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Early Results: Linux.com IT Security Poll

Cloud computing has proven to be much more than a buzzword. According to Gartner, the cloud services market is forecast to reach $148.8 billion by 2014...

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Meet the Man Behind the Jeopardy Super Computer at End User Summit

Valentine’s Day: chocolate hearts, love and super computers! At least this year my Valentine’s Day will take a decidedly nerdy turn as I celebrate by watching the IBM Super Computer Watson compete on Jeopardy against two past champions. Creating a computer that can compete in a game show like this takes incredible technical achievement from many areas (from processors to understanding natural language). As Wired Magazine said, “When it comes to American technology innovation over the last hundred years, IBM is unparalleled.” Of course Watson runs Linux, and we’re thrilled to feature the Principal Investigator of the Watson...

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HP to Put Linux in Printers and PC’s: It’s the End of an Era for Windows

I attended HP’s press conference this morning and Linux again took center stage as a major technology leader revealed the details of its mobile device strategy. HP announced two new WebOS phones and more importantly an impressive new tablet that is a clear contender against the iPad. While I don’t for one second underestimate Apple, that was not the most interesting part of the event for me. The most interesting part of the event came near the end when HP announced that it is going to ship WebOS not only in phones, tablets and printers, but in PC’s as well. In doing so, the worlds largest PC supplier is indicating that they are going to ship PC’s without Windows. For Microsoft - who was nowhere at this event - that has got to hurt. Perhaps this really IS the year of the Linux...

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We Need Your Help on IT Security

Take a minute to make sure your unique voice is heard with regards to IT security...

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