Publications

Free and Open Source Software Compliance: The Basics You Must Know

Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation Sign Up for the Free Linux Foundation Publication - "Free and Open Source Software Compliance: The Basics You Must Know" by Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.), The...
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Introduction to the MeeGo Project

Author: Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation Sign Up for the Free Linux Foundation Publication - "Introduction to the MeeGo Project" by Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.), The Linux Foundation On...
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The FOSSology Project

Author: Bob Gobeille, Hewlett-Packard FOSSology (http://fossology.org/) is an open source compliance toolset that provides license and copyright discovery. Every file submitted to the FOSSology...
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Linux Kernel Development: How Fast it is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing, and Who is Sponsoring It [2009]

The kernel which forms the core of the Linux system is the result of one of the largest cooperative software projects ever attempted. Regular 2-3 month releases deliver stable updates to Linux users...
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Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud

Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud Amanda McPherson, Linux Foundation May 2009 After struggling to reach mainstream status in the technology world for years, utility computing may yet...
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A Common Software Package Data Exchange™ (SPDX) Format

Authors: Phil Odence, Black Duck Software and Kate Stewart, Canonical Companies at all points in the supply chain are becoming conscious of the need to treat open source just like any other third...
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Reducing Complexity for ISVs Targeting Linux

The Linux Standard Base: Reducing Complexity for ISVs Targeting Linux A White Paper Prepared by the Linux Foundation October 2008 An operating systems success is inextricably linked with the...
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Estimating the Total Cost of a Linux Distribution

Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution By Amanda McPherson, Brian Proffitt, and Ron Hale-Evans October 2008   The Linux operating system is the most successful open...
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How to Participate in the Linux Community

1: A GUIDE TO THE KERNEL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS The purpose of this document is to help developers (and their managers) work with the development community with a minimum of frustration. It is an...
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