More than 20 years ago, Linus Torvalds sparked an open source revolution with a short email declaring he was doing a new project “just for fun.” Today, Linux powers 98% of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and tens of millions of Android mobile phones and consumer devices.
By supporting the kernel development community -- including employing Linus Torvalds himself -- and fostering collaboration on a truly massive scale, The Linux Foundation unites thousands of curious minds in the free and open exchange of ideas. We are also dedicated to expanding the collaborative DNA of Linux to other industries and markets. Companies, open source projects and individual developers can work with our Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects to make collaborative development the de facto way of solving the world’s hardest problems.
The Linux Foundation is pleased to partner with edX to deliver our courses to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time. We hope they provide entry points for students into the personal and professional rewards of being part of the Linux and broader open source community.