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[News] Kernel Discussions at Summit Covered by Many Sites

  • Subject: [News] Kernel Discussions at Summit Covered by Many Sites
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:57:31 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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You Can't Control Linux

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| 10 years ago, IBM had a single mission for 
| Linux: Make it better. Now in 2010, IBM 
| (NYSE:IBM) has a decade of experience in 
| working to do just that, and is sharing its 
| knowledge about how companies and developers 
| can better participate in the Linux 
| community.
| Speaking in a keynote session at the Linux 
| Foundation's Collaboration Summit, Dan Frye, 
| vice president of open system development at 
| IBM, provided his insights into some do's 
| and don't when trying to work with Linux.
| For IBM, one of the hardest lessons it had 
| to learn was one about control. Mainly, 
| there is none.
| "There is nothing that we can do to control 
| individuals or communities, and if you try, 
| you make thing worse," Frye told the 
| audience. "What you need is influence. It 
| goes back to the most important lesson, 
| which is to give back to the community and 
| develop expertise. You'll find that if your 
| developers are working with a community, 
| that over time they'll develop influence and 
| that influence will allow you to get things 
| done."
| Frye noted during his keynote that an early 
| question that IBM asked internally about 
| Linux was how it could control a chaotic 
| development process. As it turns out, Linux 
| development isn't a chaotic process, though 
| it may appear that way to some looking from 
| the outside. 


Is Linux graying?

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| Too old is, of course, a vague term. After 
| all, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator and 
| leader, is just 40. Still, it is a clear 
| that Linux's top kernel leaders aren't kids 
| anymore.
| Greg Kroah-Hartman, a Novell engineer and 
| head of the Linux Driver Project, replied, 
| "Turnover at the upper level is not 
| happening." James Bottomley, another Novell 
| engineer and the Linux Foundation's 
| Technical Advisory Board Chair, agreed that: 
| "There are more gray beards. The graying of 
| the Linux kernel is going to continue until 
| people start dying."


Q&A with Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation

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| CG: As Linux gets more âproductizedâ in the 
| mainstream, where is the sense of community 
| that was such a fundamental part of early 
| Linux success? Everywhere we look we see 
| more and more people using Linux for their 
| embedded solutions, but fewer and fewer 
| people seem to be actively engaging with the 
| open source development communities. There 
| are exceptions (the folks at PogoPlug, for 
| example, seem to be doing a good job 
| cultivating a community with their user 
| enthusiasts), but I think the bulk of Linux 
| deployment is following the Google model: 
| use it for hosted solutions, and only share 
| a tiny fraction of your customizations. Will 
| Meego only exacerbate this? How are the big 
| mobile companies adopting Android and Meego 
| âgiving backâ to the larger open source 
| community?


Linux: Strong and getting stronger

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| At the Linux Foundation's annual 
| collaboration summit in San Francisco on 
| Wednesday, Executive Director Jim Zemlin 
| kicked off the event with some interesting 
| perspectives on the state of the Linux 
| marketplace today.
| The short version: Linux is going strong and 
| getting stronger.
| [...]
| Zemlin argues that the new PC economics look 
| much more like the cell phone industry than 
| it does the PC value chain. One example of 
| this is Apple's 30 percent take of the gross 
| revenue of App Store apps. The new model 
| takes the value off the platform itself and 
| instead moves it to the applications.


Linux Foundation Head Says OS Can Be 'Fabulous and Free'

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| Where is Linux headed? That's a question the 
| Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux 
| Foundation, is focused on as his 
| organization gears up for the Linux 
| Collaboration Summit this week.
| In Zemlin's view, Linux is strategically 
| placed at the intersection of a number of 
| major IT trends that will serve to bolster 
| adoption of the open source operating 
| system. With the increasing growth of the 
| mobile web and cloud services, Zemlin thinks 
| Linux will end up the big winner. 



Catch the Collaboration Summit from the Comfort of Home

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| Next week's Collaboration Summit, put on by
| the Linux Foundation, will gather together
| "the brightest minds in Linux" to mull over
| all the great problems that plague our
| beloved operating system. If you can't make
| it to San Francisco to collaborate in
| person, fear not, the Summit will come to
| you.


Free video streaming offered for Linux summit

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| The Linux Foundation (LF) has announced it
| is now accepting registrations for a free,
| live video streaming program of its
| Collaboration Summit keynote sessions in
| San Francisco next Wednesday, April 14.
| Meanwhile, the non-profit Linux advocacy
| group has announced several new members,
| including Ricoh, Parallels, and Cubrid.


Autonomously Generating An Ideal Kernel Configuration

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| While most Linux users are fine with just
| using the kernel supplied by their
| distribution vendor, there are some
| enthusiasts and professional users who end
| up tweaking their kernel configuration
| extensively for their needs, particularly
| if they are within a corporate environment
| where the very best performance and
| reliability is demanded for a particular
| workload.


Linux: Properly Creating And Testing Patches

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| "If you're wondering why I'm taking a long
| time to respond to your patches,", began
| Theodore Ts'o on the linux-ext4 mailing
| list, in a thread that offered much insight
| into how and why to properly submit and
| test patches.


One Year Later: What Do You Think of Linux.com?

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| This month marks the one-year anniversary of
| Linux.com in its newest form. A year ago, we
| built the site based on your rankings of
| features on IdeaForge. Today, we want to hear
| how youâre using Linux.com and what is most
| useful. And perhaps even more importantly â
| what isnât useful. We also want to better
| understand who is using the site so we can
| provide resources that specifically meet your
| needs.

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