Jim Zemlin to Wall Street: Why open source will lead the way

New York, NY: At the invitation only Linux Enterprise End-User Summit held at the Convene Center Financial District, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation‘s executive director, told an audience of several hundred Wall Street executives and top Linux developers what he sees as the future of technology.

If the combination of Wall Street bears and bulls and Linux programmers seems odd, then you haven’t been paying attention. The New York Stock Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange, and NASDAQ all run on Linux. Indeed, almost all stock exchanges now rely on Linux.

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Will New York City Embrace Open Source Code?

New York City is on the cusp of a complete overhaul on how software is purchased and distributed by public agencies in the Big Apple.

Benjamin Kallos, a council member representing Gotham’s Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, has authored legislation that mandates a preference for using free and open source software and computer code for city IT projects. Another bill establishes a code-sharing portal for agencies to share that open source software with each other.

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