Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
The Linux Foundation has today announced a partnership with Japan's Information-technology Promotion Agency, or shorter known as the IPA. Japan's IPA is a government-run program that will now be supporting open-source software and Linux and will be collaborating with the Linux Foundation. The areas where the LF and IPA are specializing are in technology development, standardization, and legal activities. Additional information is available in the Linux Foundation press release.