Toyota Gets Serious About Linux In Car

Toyota has joined the Linux Foundation as a Gold member to get the most out of Linux for its cars. “Linux gives us the flexibility and technology maturity we require to evolve our In-Vehicle-Infotainment and communications systems to address the expectations of our customers,” said Kenichi Murata, Project General Manager, Electronics Development Div. 1, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. [Continue]

Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program

The Linux Foundation offers a Open Compliance Program – a good collection of code-level tools, best practices and communities to educate and train people on open source compliance. This, along with Martin Michlmayr’s list of resources, is a comprehensive guide for anyone concerned about compliance with various open source licenses.

Linux Foundation To Fight Against Patent Deals

The Linux Foundation members are getting together to fight against the series of patent deals being carried out by Microsoft. First Novell, then Xandros and more recently Linspire have done agreements with Microsoft. It is good that Microsoft is seeking collaboration with Linux vendors, but the underlying reason always seems to be protection from patents that Microsoft claims are infringed by Linux. [Continue]

OSDL And FSG Converge On Linux

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Free Standards Group (FSG) have joined hands to promote Linux. I’m pleased to share some news that I expect you’ll be reading about in lots of other places today: Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) signed an agreement yesterday providing for the two groups to combine forces to form a new organization – The Linux Foundation. The result of this consolidation will be to dedicate the resources of the combined membership to “accelerate the growth of Linux by providing a comprehensive set of services to compete effectively with closed platforms.” Mission of the new organization – The Linux Foundation, with more than 70 members – is to help Linux to compete more effectively against Microsoft. [Continue]



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