Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Even Microsoft Can't Compete With Linux Forever

Filed under
Linux
Interviews

Two major forces of Linux community -- Open Source Developer Labs and Free Standards Group -- have come together to form Linux Foundation. Here is an exclusive interview of Jim Zemlin, executive director of Free Standards Group, with EFYTimes.

ET. What is the primary goal of Linux Foundation?
JZ. Linux Foundation's primary goal is to support the next phase of growth and innovation for Linux. The foundation will support this rapid growth by providing a comprehensive set of services - standardisation, legal protections and promotion - that enable Linux to go head to head with closed platforms.

ET. Will it compete with Microsoft directly? If yes, what is the strategy?

Full Story.

Linux Foundation cynics ask merger or takeover?

So is this a merger or a takeover? Is this simply a matter of consolidating the legal and engineering resources of Linux, or is this a way for big vendors to take command of the open source movement with "one throat to choke," in this case Jim Zemlin, who had been running the FSG?

And is this really progress? The new group says it will have a total of 45 full-time and contract employees. I believe that's less than the two groups had, combined, just a few months ago.

Full Story.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Linux Foundation to be more like Apache

Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation, says his vision for the group is to make it like Apache, or Mozilla, or Eclipse. The CEA is right out.

And anyone can use the penguin.

So the big story of The Linux Foundation turns out, in a way, to be smaller than it appeared this morning. It's a technical group whose legal and publicity assets belong to the community that sponsors it, and not to any small group of members.

Full Post.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.

today's howtos

More Games

Red Hat News