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Linux Industry Resources

Embedded Linux Consortium
The Embedded Linux Consortium promotes the use of Linux in the embedded, applied and appliance computing markets. is one of the leading German Linux portals.

Linux for Dummies
A site designed to assist beginners to the Linux community.

Linux Forum is a large community of Linux users, developers and enthusiasts that are here to help each other with FREE Linux Support. is another leading, active Linux community.

Linux Kernel Archives
A primary site for the Linux kernel source code. is an independent Web site that provides Linux information, news, tips, and reference material.

Linux is a free, active Linux Community that offers forums, reviews and a Linux knowledge base, among many other features.
A leading portal with content complied from a wide variety of resources on the internet and print media.

A portal that provides Linux related news, patches and a kernel catalog.
A leading Linux portal with free access to chat, books and more.

Open Source Development Labs OSDL
Home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise.

Tux.Org is an umbrella organization supporting the efforts of users groups and developers.

Commercial Linux Vendors

With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software.

Red Hat
Rated as CIO Insight Magazine's Most Valued Vendor for the second consecutive year, Red Hat maintains the highest value and reliability rankings among its customers, and is the most recognized Linux brand in the world.

Open Source Industry Resources

The FLOSSWorld project (free/libre/open source software) aims to strengthen Europe’s leadership in FLOSS and open standards research.

Free Software Foundation
The FSF promotes the development and use of free software (liberty not price), particularly the GNU operating system, used widely in its GNU/Linux variant.

Free Standards Group
The Free Standards Group is an independent not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes open source standards.

OW2 Consortium
ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce next generation of Open Source Middleware.

Special Interest Group in Open Source Software for Education in Europe (SIGOSSEE) investigates, informs and advises the education community on the uses and benefits of open source software in Europe.

Open Source Initiative
Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community.

The Open Group
The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium with a vision to enable access to integrated information based on open standards and global interoperability.

Linux and Open Source Software Directories maintains one of the Web's largest indexes of Unix and cross-platform software.
Updated several times a day, provides a vast database of Linux Software.
KernelTrap aims to bring news about all free and open source kernels, not just the Linux kernel. However, at this time the majority of news posted to this site is Linux-centric. is the world's largest Open Source software development website, with the largest repository of Open Source code. 

Tucows for Linux
1000's of the world's best Linux software applications.

Intellectual Property Resources

Australian Patent Office

American Bar Association
Since 1894, the ABA has contributed significantly to the development of our system for the protection of intellectual property rights.

European Patent Office

Hong Kong Patent Office

Japan Patent Office

United States Patent and Trademark Office

For more than 200 years, United States Patent and Trademark Office has had the mission to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.

United Kingdom Patent Office

World Intellectual Property Organization

Part of the World Trade Organization, WIPO is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit.