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Linux Foundation's New TAB

There are many faces behind what goes on at the Linux Foundation: the officers and employees who run the day to day show, the Board of Directors who keep the ship on course, and of course, the volunteers who support, promote, and participate in the Foundation's activities.  Among that number are those that act as the voice of the people themselves.

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Linux 2.6.32-rc8 Released

Ok, the way things are going, this will likely be the last -rc. I wish we had more people looking at the regression list, but at some point I'm just going to have to say "ok, enough is enough..."

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Linux 2.6.32-rc7 Released

This time I held off the -rc for fear of an ugly-looking resume regression that Rafael had been looking at, but instead of being something nasty and fundamental, it turned out to be a trivial driver bug (where "trivial" here means "nasty and hard to figure out, but not some fundamental code breakage").
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Linux Weather Forecast

The 2.6.31 kernel was released on September 9.  The 2.6.31 development cycle, lasting exactly three months,  saw the addition of almost 11,000 individual changes from over 1100 developers representing almost 200 different companies.  2.6.31 has  408,000 more lines of code than 2.6.30.

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Reiser4 May Go For Mainline Inclusion In 2010

The Reiser4 file-system has been around since 2004 but has not reached a point of being close to be included in the mainline Linux kernel, especially after the lead developer, Hans Reiser, was convicted of murdering his wife.

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