Open Source: A Discussion With The Linux Foundation


In the fall of 2008, CME Group continued its ongoing leadership in technology by joining the Linux Foundation based out of San Francisco.  I have been deeply involved in our Linux efforts, which we began exploring in 2003 and deployed in 2004, and during that time we have been able to learn and integrate some incredible solutions like we have done with Red Hat. Acting as the company’s representative to the Linux Foundation, I have enjoyed an incredible amount of teamwork and collaboration from the many people representing various industries. Last week I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation to discuss the current state of open source software and what’s ahead.

The Linux operating system has been around for 20 years and the community around it seems stronger than ever. What do you think has made it so successful?

Two words: the community. From the Linux kernel developers, including Linux creator Linus Torvalds, to the companies who underwrite much of its development to the Linux users who are pushing the limits on technology every day, there is no other technology collaboration that can compare.

Read the full interview at Open Markets.