The Linux foundation held its convention in New Orleans this week. Linux, the operating system that powers 98% of the world's supercomputers, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Several local companies attended the convention many of the founders of Maxwell Worthington, the federal city based start-up.
Maxwell Worthington curates and integrates premium open source products for enterprise email, instant messaging, video conferencing, voice chat, shared calendars and contacts, and file transfer. The New Orleans company builds installation, configuration, and management tools to make enterprise software easy to install and manage.
Linus Torvalds, the founder of the Linux Operating system was on hand at the event which was sponsored by the likes of Qualcomm, Oracle, Collabora, Dream Host and others. Among the announcements made this week at Linuxcon was a one billion dollar pledge from IBM for Linux related research and development projects.
Convention sponsors showcased several innovative products and projects. Among the most popular booths were device related Linux projects including one by the company Collabora featuring their development on the Raspberry Pi, a small affordable, educational computer that runs on Linux.