Two microconferences accepted for the Linux Plumbers Conference

By jake The 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) has announced that two microconferences have been accepted for the event, which will be held August 19-21 in Seattle. The Checkpoint/Restart and Energy-aware scheduling and CPU power management microconferences will be held at LPC. Registration for the conference will open on March 27 and it will be co-located with LinuxCon North America, which will be held August 17-19.

From: LWN

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google (Forbes)

By ris Forbes takes
a look
at Cyanogen, and its prospects in the phone market.
Cyanogen has a chance to snag as many as 1 billion handsets, more
than the total number of iPhones sold to date, according to some
analysts. Fifty million people already run Cyanogen on their phones, the
company says. Most went through the hours-long process of erasing an
Android phone and rebooting it with Cyanogen. [Kirt] McMaster is now persuading a growing list of phone manufacturers to make devices with Cyanogen built in, rather than Google’s Android. Their phones are selling out in record time. Analysts say each phone could bring Cyanogen a minimum of $10 in revenue and perhaps much more.

From: LWN