What's Linux worth? The question has been a favorite of technology groups and cocktail party conversations ever since a character named Jeff V. Merkey offered $50,000 for a copy of Linux. The offer was a ploy. Merkey wanted it under the BSD license, which would have undermined the terms of the GPL. So he didn't get it. But we know, at least, that $50,000 proved to be a low bid.
If some of Linus Torvalds's own family members back in Finland don't use Linux, what hope is there for the rest of us?
eBay Australia has a fraud awareness page and a related flash game, both of which feature a depiction of a fraudster as a balding, bespectacled man with Tux, the Linux mascot, prominently displayed on his shirt. The big question is: why? Why such a gratuitous smear against the Linux community? Is it something we said?
To address the rise in consumer demand for access to the Internet and advanced applications on larger display mobile devices, ARM and six companies today announced a collaboration that will result in the development of a Linux-based open source platform for next-generation mobile applications.
Embedded system manufacturers are increasingly committing to Linux as the operating system of choice, and this migration from more traditional and commercial operating systems is set to continue, according to market research group Venture Development Corporation (VDC).
The New York Times introduces you to Linux: "Unlike Windows from Microsoft and OS X from Apple, Linux is not owned, updated or controlled by a single company. Thousands of developers around the world work on Linux, making improvements and issuing new versions several times a year. Because the core Linux software is open source, these developers have the right — some would say responsibility — to borrow from one another’s work, constantly looking for enhancements."
"When your development community is completely open, everything is out there for the world to see, including your disagreements. This is just another disagreement on the Linux kernel, and it's more calm than many of them," Jonathan Corbet, author of Linux Device Drivers and a member of the invitation-only kernel summit program committee, told LinuxInsider.
Agreement Signed With Japanese Government Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) to Help Increase Participation of Japanese Developers in Linux and Open Source.