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This is the official blog of The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration. We write about industry trends, best practices in open source, and Linux Foundation initiatives. Our goal is to make users of open source successful in their organization and their career through education, collaboration and networking.


Emotionally vulnerable chatbot Replika is based on open source software so the world can build on its emotional intelligence.

This Week in Open Source News: Emotional Chatbots, LF Networking Fund & More

This week in open source and Linux news, developer Eugenia Kuyda's fascinating open source-built chatbot is emotionally intelligent,  The Linux...
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Linux kernel
Konstantin Ryabitsev explains which Linux kernel versions are considered "stable" and how to choose what's right for you.

Which Linux Kernel Version Is ‘Stable’?

Almost every time Linus Torvalds releases a new mainline Linux kernel, there's inevitable confusion about which kernel is the "stable" one now. Is it...
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Open Source Summit
Submit a Proposal to Speak at Open Source Summit North America, Europe, and Japan.

Call for Proposals Now Open - Speak at Open Source Summit Japan, North America, Europe

Open Source Summit Japan, North America and Europe are the leading conferences for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open...
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LF networking
The Linux Foundation announced "the restructuring its operations to better coordinate the activities of multiple open source networking projects" wrote Carol Wilson this week.

This Week in Open Source News: The Linux Foundation Launches Networking Fund

This week in open source/Linux news, The Linux Foundation announced a restructuring of their networking projects under one umbrella, Slack launches...
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ELC / OpenIoT
The schedule is now live for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America 2018.

Patricia Florissi, Antony Passemard, Jon Corbet to Keynote at ELC + OpenIoT Summit North America

The schedule is now live for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America 2018. Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is where the world’s...
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Barcelona, Spain is a fan of Linux: Its city council has announced a plan to purge proprietary software in favor of open source.

This Week in Open Source News: Barcelona Chooses Linux, Open Source 3D Printing Majorly Cuts Costs & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, the city of Barcelona ditches Microsoft in favor of Linux, 3D Printing with open source results in a...
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Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Learn about The Linux Foundation's latest initiatives and industry trends, or dive into technical training topics with our free webinar series....
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The Automotive Grade Linux Project is at CES2018 Tuesday-Friday.

This Week in Open Source News: CES 2018 Advances Crucial Tech Conversations Yet Again

This week in open source news, the Consumer Electronics Show has us looking forward to connected cars and smart cities. Read on to learn how AGL is...
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SnowPilot, a new open source scientific database, is improving the way snow scientists collaborate and share findings.

This Week in Open Source News: Snow Science Benefits From Open Source, Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Linux-Intel Fix & More

This week in Linux and open source news, let it snow! Open source software is improving snow science, Linus Torvalds answers questions about the fix...
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best of linux
Check out the the best articles of 2017 on

Best of Top 20 Articles from 2017

In reviewing the top-performing articles published on in 2017, it’s easy to see that readers are interested in articles covering various...
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