Displaying items by tag: Jim Zemlin

The 5.8 release of the Linux kernel, which was released during the pandemic, was its biggest ever, with 1991 individuals contributing – an odd coincidence, given that 1991 was the year when the kernel was first released.

Published in Open Source

When you are the employer of any individual, even the king of Bahrain, there are certain regulations that you expect to be observed. For years, Linux Foundation chief executive Jim Zemlin has built up an empire based on Linux creator Linus Torvalds, without once bothering about the way his employee behaved.

Published in Open Sauce

More than a week after Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he would be taking a break from leading kernel development, it is still unclear as to what actually led to his decision. But one thing is crystal clear: the social justice warriors, who played a role in what happened, are now targeting another kernel developer, Ted Ts'o, who works for Google.

Published in Open Sauce

The Linux Foundation, the organisation that plays a role in financing the development of the Linux kernel, has welcomed Microsoft's acquisition of the source code repository, GitHub.

Published in Strategy

Republican members of the US Government's Committee on Energy and Commerce have sought information from the Linux Foundation on the open source software that is most critical to global information infrastructure and the sustainability and stability of the open source software ecosystem.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:37

In a two-OS mobile world, there is no room for Linux

After the demise of the Ubuntu Phone, Linux users appear to be placing their hopes for a mobile device on the Librem 5, a smartphone that managed to raise much more than it asked for in a crowd-funding drive. The company behind it, Purism, has said that it hopes to have phones ready next year.

Published in Open Sauce

In what could well take the award for the most hypocritical tech statement of the year, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin last week announced that 2017 was the year of the Linux desktop – while using a macOS machine for his presentation.

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The Linux Foundation has blocked access to an article on its website about what are claimed to be the legal risks posed by open source software after its publication came in for criticism by members of the FOSS community.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:17

AT&T joins Linux Foundation as platinum member

US telecommunications giant AT&T has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member, the foundation announced overnight.

Published in Open Source
Sunday, 19 February 2017 15:57

Innovation hype: bah, humbug, says Linus Torvalds

Tech industry people are prone to indulge in ceaseless talk of innovation, but Linus Torvalds has dismissed such talk as "bullshit" and stressed that the daily grind is much more important.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 17 November 2016 09:01

Microsoft joins Linux Foundation as platinum member

Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member, the head of the foundation, Jim Zemlin, announced on Wednesday at the company's Connect(); developer event in New York.

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Linux Foundation chief executive Jim Zemlin has made a disappointing response to the reports about changes in the by-laws of the Foundation designed to prevent community representation.

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The Linux Foundation has given its clearest indication yet that it caters to corporates rather than the community, by making it impossible for community representatives to be elected to its board.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:08

Linux Foundation begins clampdown on Torvalds

The Linux Foundation has begun an apparent clampdown on Linux creator Linus Torvalds, with a "code of conflict" being drafted and accepted into the kernel community.

Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 01 April 2012 01:01

Microsoft, Facebook in merger talks

The world's biggest maker of operating systems, Microsoft, and the world's largest social media site, Facebook, are in secret merger talks, iTWire has been reliably told.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 12 September 2011 10:57

Linux Foundation servers compromised


First it was the servers at the Linux kernel project, now it is the big iron at the Linux Foundation.

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Until this morning, I was convinced that the late Benjamin Disraeli had it down pat when he said that there are three forms of deception - lies, damn lies and statistics.

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Microsoft is continuing to try and keep the free software and open source world guessing by announcing that it has set up an open source foundation to enable "the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities."
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 03 June 2009 08:50

What is linux.com trying to achieve?

What exactly does the Linux Foundation hope to achieve by running a parallel site, linux.com? Is it a bid to shape the debate around GNU/Linux, something which companies are increasingly trying to do for their own products?
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 October 2008 06:05

Is the Linux Foundation allergic to the media?

A few days back, October 13 and 14 to be precise, the Linux Foundation held what it called an end user collaboration summit in New York city.
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