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New Open Cloud Computing Forum on Linux.com

Linux.com has started a new forum for community members to discuss cloud computing and the open cloud. Just like the Linux Foundation's upcoming CloudOpen conference in August, the forum is intended to help highlight the people, projects and ideas behind the open source cloud and advance the conversation around creating open standards for cloud computing.

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Survey: SMBs Prefer Debian on File Servers, Seek Cloud Backup Options

Small and medium-sized businesses prefer Debian over Red Hat and CentOS for operating their file servers, according to a survey released Monday by cloud storage network provider Symform.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 18

GigaOM's Structure conference on cloud computing this week has provided companies with an opportunity to publicy discuss their visions for the cloud and make related announcements. The Linux Foundation had its own announcement this week as well, with the release of the CloudOpen schedule of speakers and an appeal to the Linux community to fight for an open cloud.

Why We're Fighting for an Open Cloud
Linux.com 

Linux Foundation VP Amanda McPherson makes a strong argument that the freedom users gained with the shift toward open source software in the new millenium could be lost in the transition to the cloud now underway. She asks for support in pushing for collaboration and openness in the cloud.

Rackspace exec warns of Amazon lock-in
ComputerWorld

At the Structure cloud conference this week, Rackspace president Lew Moorman advocated for an open alternative to Amazon cloud services.

CloudDriversThe future of cloud computing: 9 trends for 2012
ZDNet

A North Bridge Venture Partners survey released this week says open source projects are still a small driver when it comes to pushing cloud adoption. But it points to some trends in cloud computing that favor open source technologies, including vendor lock-in as the No. 3 reason for what's inhibiting adoption.

Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance
TechCrunch 

The open source cloud company released version 3.1 of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service product this week.  

Open Source, the Fuel for Cloud Disruption
SysCon Media

Open source cloud computing offers businesses more flexibility and options as they transition to the cloud, says blogger Jiten Patil. This will put constant pressure on proprietary systems and could lead to the commoditization of cloud technology.

 

Announcing the Finalists in Our 2012 T-shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to the five finalists in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! This year we received just shy of 90 contest entries and competition for the finalists was tough. A special thanks to the entrants who submitted their artwork for consideration. Your creativity and enthusiasm for Linux are an inspiration to us all.

It's now time for the community to vote on its favorite design. Check out the designs, below, then head to our voting gallery for more information on the artists and to choose your favorite.  

This year we’ve taken additional steps to ensure a fair voting process. Voters must be registered members of Linux.com and must be logged in to vote. Only one vote per person is allowed.

Two winners will be chosen. The design that receives the most votes from the community will receive first place and will be reimbursed $2,000 to be applied toward airfare, hotel and admissions to their choice of LinuxCon North America in San Diego, CA on Aug. 26 - 29, 2012, or LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona, Spain Nov. 5-7, 2012. Second place will be reimbursed $1,000 toward LinuxCon North America or LinuxCon Europe in 2012.

Winners will be announced on or around July 17, 2012. And the top two designs will be printed on T-shirts and made available for purchase in the Linux.com store. Proceeds from the sale will help support Linux and The Linux Foundation.

Power to the Penguins
TshirtDesignFinalist1

 

Together Up

 Together Up

 

Inspired by Linux Arrow

 Arrow

 

Freedom Lifts Us Up

Freedom Lifts

 

Tux Mosaic

 Tux Mosaic

 

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2012 Linux Foundation T-shirt Design Contest Finalists

Congratulations to the five finalists in this year's "Inspired by LInux" T-shirt Design Contest! We received dozens of creative and inspiring entries, so many thanks to those who entered their artwork for consideration.  

Now it's time for the community to pick its favorite design. In order to vote, you must be registered and logged in to Linux.com. Only one vote per person is allowed. Voting ends at 11:55 p.m. PST on July 3 and a winner will be annouced on or about July 17. Read about the designers and their designs, below, then visit the voting gallery for a full view of the final designs and to cast your vote.

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The design that receives the most votes will take first place, while the runner up will take second.  The first place winner will receive $2,000 to be applied toward airfare, hotel and admission to their choice of LinuxCon North America in San Diego, CA on Aug. 26 - 29, 2012, or LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona, Spain Nov. 5-7, 2012. Second place will receive $1,000 toward LinuxCon North America or LinuxCon Europe in 2012.

The Finalists:

Carmen Andoh

Carmen Andoh, contest finalist

 

Tux Mosaic

 

Hometown: Delhi, New York, USA

Design: Tux Mosaic

Description: "Linux is massive collaboration for the greater good. Mosaic of Tux made with  Distro Logos."  

 

 

 

Sabrina Aqil

Sabrina Aqil, contest finalist

 

Freedom LiftsDesign: Freedom Lifts Us Up 
Hometown: Cascina, Italy

Description : "The design highlights the benefits coming off the freedom that Linux brings to us, opposite to the obstacles put by closed software and patents that slow down our progress towards a better society."

 

 

 

Brian Beck

Brian Beck, contest finalist

 

Linux ArrowDesign: Inspired by Linux Arrow 
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas, USA

Description : "From afar, the viewer sees an arrow pointing up at the person wearing the shirt, showing “ 'This person' is Inspired by Linux” …. upon closer inspection of the shirt, it shows....”Because Why!”

 

 

 

Ieva Griskaite

Leva Griskaite, contest finalist
 
 
 Together Up
Design: Together Up
Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania 
 
Description: This design is about friendship, community, team work, sunshine and going up - reaching the top. It could be named "Together UP!" or "UP Together!".
 
 
 

Arkady Zaifman

Arkady Zaifman, contest finalist

 

 

Power to PenguinsDesign: Power to the Penguins
Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel


Description : "For me Linux is all about the freedom to create, well anything, and with the power of its community we are free today to create amazing things and cause its open source those things happen in speed unheard of before... FREEDOM ;D "

 

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