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Linux Foundation courts individual members

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| After announcing its first event for "end users," the Linux Foundation has
| begun to promote "individual memberships." Available now for $50 a year,
| memberships include a T-shirt, quarterly newsletter, and the "ability to run
| for and vote for a Linux Foundation board seat," says the organization.



Linux Foundation Expands Fellowship Program to Support Kernel Developers

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| The Linux Foundation, in concert with several well-known industry names
| (hint: they start with letters like I and G), has hired a key contributor to
| the Linux kernel development community, the system administrator for
| kernel.org. It’s an important position. kernel.org is crucial to the Linux
| kernel’s collaborative development environment. It is the actual physical
| space — in cyberspace — where kernel developers get their work done. Without
| it, nothing happens.


Linux kernel developers have tripled in number

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| The Linux Foundation (LF) has published a study on Linux mainline kernel
| development. According to LF, the number of Linux kernel developers has
| tripled since 2005, with many more companies contributing to the process
| (including, potentially, the latest new LF member, Adobe).



Linux Market to Triple by 2012

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| Analyst firm Research and Markets has just put out a project on Linux-based
| server and client hardware sales, and is projecting that the market will more
| than triple between 2007 and 2012. *
| A market for a platform is not the same as an ecosystem for it, which is much
| larger in that it includes the cost of people and third-party software and
| services for the code that runs atop the platform. So the R&M Linux market
| numbers might seem a little small. In any event, the consultancy pegged the
| Linux product and services market for Linux running on servers and clients
| (but not embedded systems) at $2.4 billion in 2007. * *

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