Twitter joins Linux Foundation

In case you didn't know, every tweet you make is made possible by tens of thousands of Linux machines. That's probably why Twitter has decided to join the Linux Foundation. The microblogging service will pay $15,000 to The Linux Foundation each year as a silver member. According to open source manager Chris Aniszczyk:

"Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure. By joining The Linux Foundation we can support an organization that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter"

The Linux Foundation was founded in 2007 and aims to promote and speed up the development of the free operating system, by funding its development and providing a platform for developers, companies and organisations to share ideas and plans. Many internet companies rely on Linux and other open source software, so it's logical they want to get involved into the development process. Twitter has even made forks of some open source projects, such as MySQL and Memcached (Twemcached).

Twitter will formally join on Tuesday, together with Inktank and Servergy. Twitter isn't the first big member of the foundation, with companies as Google, IBM, Intel and Oracle having joined the technology consortium already.

Source: PC World

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the truth is, twitter runs now on |+| Microsoft® Windows Server 2012™® to increase performance... that's why we don't have whales now. Anyway, they use jquery extensively... enough resaon for joining lie-nux fud-nation lol

WinRT said,
the truth is, twitter runs now on |+| Microsoft® Windows Server 2012™® to increase performance... that's why we don't have whales now. Anyway, they use jquery extensively... enough resaon for joining lie-nux fud-nation lol

I'd sure like to have whatever you are smoking.

If they are currently running on linux then its a fail for them...their website speed is soo sllooww...and thats why they are only allowing 140 character msg...

devxweb said,
If they are currently running on linux then its a fail for them...their website speed is soo sllooww...and thats why they are only allowing 140 character msg...

It's a microblog, that's why there is a limit. Micro. Small. Ya know.

Twitter is not slow by any means. Maybe you've got a dud connection champ.

devxweb said,
If they are currently running on linux then its a fail for them...their website speed is soo sllooww...and thats why they are only allowing 140 character msg...

It's a microblog, that's why there is a limit. Micro. Small. Ya know.

Twitter is not slow by any means. Maybe you've got a dud connection champ.

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