In a blog post on Tuesday, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin highlighted many of the areas in which Linux, and open source software more broadly, have enjoyed strong momentum in 2013. Among the most notable:
Android. It’s no secret that the Linux-based operating system for mobile devices is one of the biggest ways in which Linux affects millions of people every day (even if they don’t know it). But Zemlin noted that Android continues to grow, with users activating 1.5 million new Android phones each day—and, perhaps more interestingly, with embedded versions of Android playing an increasingly large role on devices such as TVs and thermostats.