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"The open source model has transformed software development by providing faster demand-side learning, higher quality, better security, shorter development cycles, and lower prices than closed platform development models."
- LF Launch Announcement

In 2007 the two main Linux organizations, the Free Software Group that maintained the Linux Standard Base, and the Open Source Development Labs that coordinated new Linux development to meet the demands of carriers and others, merged into a single organization called the Linux Foundation (LF), with the primary aim of fostering the growth of Linux. The LF sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and other leading Linux development personnel, sometimes called a safe harbour as it helps prevents their work from being coopted by a single organization. The LF is supported by a wide range of leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world.

Resources include:

The Man Who Planted A Forest

The year was 1979 in Assam, India. Floods had washed a great number of snakes onto a barren sandbar. When Jadav "Molai" Payeng -- then only 16 -- found them, they had all died. "The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms." Then he dried his tears and asked forest officials if they could plant trees in that area. When they told him nothing would grow there Payeng quietly began to plant seeds anyway. Thirty years later the 1,360 acre forest he created on the land where "nothing would grow" is home to birds, deer, apes, elephants and even tigers.
[The Man Who Planted A Forest]

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Research Reveals Largest Ancient Dam Built by Maya Civilization

Recent excavations, sediment coring and mapping by a multi-university team led by the University of Cincinnati at the pre-Columbian city of Tikal, a paramount urban center of the ancient Maya, have identified new landscaping and engineering feats, including the largest ancient dam built by the Maya of Central America.

[Research Reveals Largest Ancient Dam Built by Maya Civilization]

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An Act of Kindness in 1988

SGRDSTRAND (VG): Mary was a newlywed and ready to move to Norway, but was stopped at the airport because she didnt have enough money for the trip. Then a stranger turned up and paid for her.

[An Act of Kindness in 1988]

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An Act of Kindness in 1988

SGRDSTRAND (VG): Mary was a newlywed and ready to move to Norway, but was stopped at the airport because she didnt have enough money for the trip. Then a stranger turned up and paid for her.

[An Act of Kindness in 1988]

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Why Creative Thinking is Inclusive Thinking

"Albert Einstein was once asked what the difference was between him and the average person. He said that if you asked the average person to find a needle in the haystack, the person would stop when he or she found a needle. He, on the other hand, would tear through the entire haystack looking for all the possible needles. 
[Why Creative Thinking is Inclusive Thinking]

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