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The Desktop Linux Initiative at OSDL
Accelerating the development and adoption of Linux on the desktop

Public and commercial Linux distributions already contain most of the functionality expected by most users from their computers. However, when it comes to Linux establishing a beachhead on the desktop, the battle turns to applications, applications, and more applications.

Certainly Linux distributions contain hundreds of useful desktop applications, but the lack of familiar productivity apps, the problems with document interchange between system platforms, the delayed support of popular desktop hardware, and the lack of preinstalled product offerings have limited the growth of Linux on the desktop to task-specific markets. In response, the Linux Desktop Community is now coming together to address the problems of application availability, desktop integration, and access to new desktop hardware and mobile devices.

The Linux Desktop Community is comprised of a plethora of desktop organizations, known as the desktop dot orgs, Linux distributors, applications/middleware vendors (ISVs), hardware/platform vendors, and standards organizations. The OSDL Desktop Linux (DTL) working group recently hosted a group of desktop architects from these organizations where significant progress was made towards collaborating to solve common problems in the following desktop Linux areas: (1) independent software vendor (ISV) and developer support and (2) Open Source (and mainlined) drivers. Addressing these common focus areas accelerates Linux in the desktop markets and the benefits extend all of the Linux markets (i.e., servers and mobile).

The organizations in the Linux Desktop Community have developed statements describing how to keep the dynamics of the Open Source development process while working together on common goals. ISVs producing both Open Source and proprietary software are looking for greater clarity and direction. Users are looking for better hardware support and advanced graphics capabilities. System integrators are looking for easier ways to roll out and support Open Source desktops. To reach these goals it's increasingly necessary for the Linux Desktop Community to work together as a stronger team. The industry needs a unified approach to the hardware driver challenge. We need to pool our relatively scarce graphics expertise to extend the relevant systems we share to the next level. We also need to agree on which common, non-differentiating technologies to share to increase consistency without diminishing our individual projects' identities and goals.

Linux Desktop Community statements:

Significant energy, commitment, and desire in the Linux Desktop Community to work together have the potential for significant change in the Linux desktop landscape in 2006. The momentum in the focus areas identified by the desktop architects will be described in the remainder of this article.

Desktop Architects at December Meeting
ISVs and Developers
End users don't care deeply about which operating system they're running; they just want and need to be productive. They simply care that their application or set of applications run on their desktop and that they can access their investment of data generated through these applications. Thousands of Open Source and proprietary applications exist which could be used on a Linux desktop. However, once users are accustomed to their application(s), they are hesitant to switch to an Open Source equivalent or to an Open Source platform that might not support their applications.

So what can be done to stimulate developers and ISVs to develop or port applications to Linux? A variety of market factors present a chicken-egg dilemma. Application vendors may not port their application to Linux until there is sufficient market share to justify the investment, and there won't be sufficient market share until key applications are ported to Linux. Desktop architects realize that they can't themselves address the market issues and instead choose to focus on easing application development and porting to the Linux desktop. Perhaps the biggest impediment for application developers is that they have to decide which desktop environment(s) to support. In some cases, they may only be able to justify a single desktop environment such as KDE or Gnome. If a single port of the application would work on any or all of the desktop environments, it would be a huge gain for the application vendors and keep porting costs down.

The Portland Project was born at the Desktop Architects Meeting in December 2005 to generate a common set of desktop interfaces and tools so applications can integrate across desktop environments. The approach is to create programming interfaces (i.e., libraries and tools) that applications developers will use to access desktop capabilities and assets. This programming interface will abstract the application from the desktop environment specifics. Software vendors won't have to generate different application packages for different desktop environments.

The Portland Project is working in concert with the Linux Standards Base (LSB) to document and standardize the application programming interfaces. The Portland Project interfaces won't break any existing applications interfaces supported by desktop environments. In other words, existing applications will continue to work even if they don't use the new Portland Project interfaces.

When will application vendors get to start using these interfaces? The infrastructure will emerge first (implementation of the components in the model above). The development team is experimenting with prototypes now. Some courageous application vendors are testing these prototypes. Jeremy White, a developer at Codeweavers, recently commented, "I'm cheerful to volunteer as an ISV guinea pig." Lubos Lunak, a key Portland Project developer responded immediately by pointing Jeremy to the code, telling him about the handful of API calls that have been prototyped, and asking for suggestions and feedback on the interfaces. ISV feedback is critical for the developers as the Portland Project interfaces mature from prototypes to standardized interfaces.

Source code: http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/portland/portland/
Mailing list: http://groups.osdl.org/workgroups/dtl/desktop_architects/mailing_lists/
Project Page: http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Portland

The first capabilities to emerge from the Portland Project will likely be things like the consistent installation, removal, and updates of menu items, installing an application launcher to the desktop, screensaver management, and associating applications with specified MIME-types.

Open Source Drivers
Linux always seems to lag the rest of the market in supporting new hardware. Most hardware vendors write new device drivers immediately for Windows, but drivers are often available for Linux systems only after the Linux community writes them. This lack of new hardware support is amplified on the desktop since new desktop and mobile devices are now emerging daily. One of the biggest hurdles for device driver developers entering the Linux Open Source community is acclimating themselves to a different development environment and learning how to engage with the existing community. These developers need information to help themselves get accustomed to the methods, processes, and coding styles of the Open Source community. OSDL, in concert with the OSDL working group initiatives has established an Open Source Device Drivers site. The focus of this site will be to act as an information portal to developers, testers, and users to help them gain the vital knowledge they need to begin their interaction with the Open Source development community.

Open Source Device Driver site: http://developer.osdl.org/dev/opendrivers/
Mailing lists: http://developer.osdl.org/dev/opendrivers/wiki/index.php/Mailing_Lists

The Linux Desktop Community is also coming together around desktop printing, wireless capabilities, and power management. These communities are developing a common vision across the desktop organizations and are meeting in mini-summits.

Mini-summits: http://groups.osdl.org/workgroups/dtl/desktop_architects/

Till Kamppeter leads the Desktop Printing group. Till manages linuxprinting.org, which provides resources to help with printing under free operating systems such as Linux. Printing on Linux should just work. The desktop printing community is addressing installation issues, usability issues, and implementation issues such as which job transfer format to use across systems. These issues are being solved across Linux distributions and across desktop environments.

Steve Hemminger, a networking specialist at OSDL, leads the Wireless group. Wireless networking support has been a persistent challenge. The problem is well known in the kernel community but difficult to solve. The wireless developers are addressing the following topics:

  • User interface - management and configuration
  • Wireless security
  • Kernel architectural issues
Significant problems are being addressed in understanding the regulatory issues and developing a unified architecture for wireless networking. John Linville has recently agreed to be the wireless networking maintainer for the Linux kernel. Several different wireless driver architectures each only support a couple of different wireless chipsets. Since John took over, integrating these separate protocol stacks into a unified solution has been a top priority.

Pat Mochel leads the Power Management group. Things are heating up in power management because hardware is getting more diverse, devices are getting smarter, and users care about it. Power management developers are addressing the following topics:

  • Embedded - making Linux run better in constrained spaces
  • Runtime - improving the overall power consumption efficiency of Linux
  • Policy and interface - making it easy for the user to select a power management policy and exploiting the hardware for efficient power consumption
  • Infrastructure - driver and platform infrastructure to make it all work together
  • Suspend/resume - making it work
OSDL's Desktop Linux Initiative
The OSDL Desktop Linux (DTL) Initiative was formed when OSDL members recognized the need to address the desktop infrastructure, especially for the enterprise markets. The goal of the OSDL DTL has been to work to accelerate the development and adoption of Linux on the desktop. Linux is being deployed most successfully in task-specific environments where there is little reliance on legacy and office productivity applications. The use of Linux has been growing in fixed-function products (ATMs, airline boarding, kiosks, point-of-sale terminals), transactional workstations (travel agents, call centers, bank administration, government forms), technical workstations (CAD/CAM, movie animation), and basic office users (document review, simple office productivity). OSDL's DTL working group efforts and the efforts of folks community-wide will certainly increase this growth and integration. Collaboration is key.
About John Cherry
John Cherry is the roadmap coordinator for the Carrier Grade Linux initiative at OSDL. He has managed kernel developers locally and has
coordinated initiative activities around the world for over two years at OSDL. John has over 20 years experience in enterprise computing and
system software at companies such as Floating Point Systems, Sequent Computer Systems, and IBM. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.

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I thought this article "The Desktop Linux Initiative at OSDL" by John Cherry was well written. The URI links provided were helpful as well as his objective writing style. He sounds like he didn't have an alternative goal other than simply telling us about what he found. Some authors write their stories with an obvious bias in their words. Thanks.


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IBM Cloud

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Intel

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Numerex
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CLELAND
HGST

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Electric Cloud

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7Summits

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GE Digital

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LogMeIn

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Google

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Red Hat
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CodeFutures

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IndependenceIT

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CRISWELL
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SINGH
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Akana

PILUSO
SIASMSP

HOLT
IBM Cloudant

SHAN
CTS

PICCININNI
EMC

BRON-
GERSMA

Modulus

PAIGE
CenturyLink

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Cognitive Scale

MILLS
Green House Data

KATZEN
CenturyLink

SLOPER
CenturyLink

SRINIVAS
EMC

TALREJA
Cisco

GORBACHEV
Systems Services Inc.

COLLISON
Apcera

PRABHU
OpenCrowd

LYNN
CodeFutures

SWARTZ
Ericsson

MOSHENKO
CoreOS

BERMINGHAM
SIOS

WILLIS
Stateless Networks

MURPHY
Gridstore

KHABE
Vicom

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GetClouder

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Windstream

DALRYMPLE
EnterpriseDB

MAZZUCCO
TierPoint

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WHOA.com

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Akana

SEYMOUR
6fusion

GIANNETTO
Author

CARTER
IBM

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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers

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Microsoft

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HP

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Intel

RILEY
Riverbed

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IBM

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CodeFutures

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HP

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Citrix

KHAN
Solgenia

SINGH
Bigdata

BEACH
SendGrid

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

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Cisco

PATTATHIL
Harbinger

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Aria Systems

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NuoDB

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EnterpriseWeb

TEGETHOFF
Appcore

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VMware

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Parasoft

KLEBANOV
Cisco

PETERS
Esri

GOLDBERG
Vormetric

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Dimension

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Autodesk

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IBM

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Verizon

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OrionVM

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This is the time of year when everyone makes his or her predictions for 2018. I have my predictions as well, but wanted to do something a bit more fun. So I thought I’d look backwards to the state of technology 50 years ago to gain some insights that we can use to make projections about 2018. That is, what “predictions” made in the 1950’s might tell us about 2018. However, it’s really hard to find predictions about the future made in the 1950’s. There was no Internet or Social Media or Reality TV, so I found the next best proxy…sci-fi movies! I decided to review the most popular sci-fi mo...
Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines.
The time of year when crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Copying off since 2012, rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others expect to happen. Top 10 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018 – Infosec Institute kicks off this year’s Top 10, Top 10 list with a look back at their 2017 predictions (AI, IoT, etc.) and dives head first into 2018 noting that Ransomware will be the most dangerous threat to organizations worldwide; cryptocurrency will attract fraudsters looking to mine; cloud security will (ag...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development process, accelerating application delivery times, and ensuring that developers will become hero...
A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world [1]” … The ruler of the world! From the article (with some modification to avoid political landmines), we get the following: “The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security concern in recent years. It is China and the US (not Russia), which are seen as the two frontrunners, with China recently announcing its ambi...
This month, an AI (artificial intelligence) system passed a medical exam in China for the first time. I wonder how its bedside manner will be? In addition, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a robot named Sophia. With all these rapid advancements, I think it is time we explore the spiritual life of robots. Up till recently, programmers coded and configured algorithms, AI, automation and machine learning system and took personal responsibility for all the code. Today, however, AI has escaped the confines of human oversight and has been empowered and employed to self-program, self-optimize, ...
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been the subject of much discourse in the last several years. They were widely anticipated in the gaming and entertainment industries, but in marketing and corporate settings, the benefits were murky at best. Today, these technologies are becoming more of a reality in all areas of business. For example, the new IKEA® shopping app leverages augmented reality to help shoppers determine how certain popular items will look in their homes – no trip to a crowded megastore necessary. Marriott® deployed virtual reality for customers to see its hot...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
As we end 2017, I’m tired of writing “lecturing” blogs about what organizations should be doing to master data monetization in order to power their business models and achieve digital transformation. While the objective of every organization should be to master big data and data science (artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning) to drive “data monetization,” let’s take a breath and have some fun. My recent ankle surgery afforded me the opportunity to binge watch “Game of Thrones.” As I watched the impending battle between the White Walkers and humanity, I couldn’t help but ...
For better or worse, big data has irrevocably altered the digital landscape. The explosion in variety, velocity, volume and value of information presents an abundance of previously unimaginable opportunity. But it also creates a number of challenges that need to be successfully navigated. This reshaped technical world poses the following question to organizations: do you risk presenting, stale, incorrect or erroneous data to your customers? Because, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data now being created every day, finding a way to manage and harness such potential is a new experience for everyo...
Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of all the post–Net Neutrality fears: the death of the Internet. If you’re still reading, you know that the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality rules (aka the Open Internet) and replace it with the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. The outcry from the Open Internet camp has been loud, hyperbolic, hypothetical, and mostly based on the fun...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be looking at some significant engineering investment. On-demand, serverless computing enables deve...
“Why incur the expense of generating and collecting all of this IoT data if you’re not going to monetize it?” Organizations are racing to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) as the pundits create “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” McKinsey Global Institute released their study “The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value beyond the Hype” in June 2015 that highlighted the staggering financial value that IoT could create! (See Figure 1.)
Recently I read somewhere this statement – As we end 2017 and look ahead to 2018, topics that are top of mind for data professionals are the growing range of data management mandates, including the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation that is directed at personal data and privacy, the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in enterprise applications, the need for better security in light of the onslaught of hacking cases, and the ability to leverage the expanding Internet of Things.
There is a war a-brewin’, but this war will be fought with wits and not brute strength. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that “the nation that leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be the ruler of the world,” the press and analysts have created hysteria regarding the ramifications of artificial intelligence on everything from public education to unemployment to healthcare to Skynet. Note: artificial intelligence (AI) endows applications with the ability to automatically learn and adapt from experience via interacting with the surroundings / environment. See the b...
What's disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.

Moreover, the most disruptive new companies will eventually reshape entire industries, swiftly pushing aside the legacy incumbent players -- it's a form of Digital Darwinism. The global networked economy will blossom, thanks to the pervasive In...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and ...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infras...
So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yesterday’s business needs. And while it’s true that recent big data and data science technologies, architectures and methodologies seems to have rendered data warehousing to the back burner, it is entirely false that there is not a critical role for the data warehouse and Business Intelligence in digitally transformed organizations.