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How - and Why - to Speak at Linux Foundation Events

 

The open source community lives and grows through collaboration. That collaboration is driven online but we’ve witnessed firsthand how much can be done and quickened by face-to-face meetings.

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A Request for Help from a Linux Community Member in Nepal

At the Linux Foundation we focus many of our programs on personalizing and connecting the talented network of Linux developers and users in all corners of the globe. Everyday we are witness to the Linux community innovating irrespective of geographic boundary; that is why this week we were moved by an email we received from one of our community asking for help.

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Will Cloud Foundry be the Linux of the Cloud?

I have known Sam Ramji since his days spreading open source religion at Microsoft. At that time, Linux and Microsoft were clearly on opposite ends of the spectrum, but Sam had the courage to step into the lion’s den and keynote the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. His bravery, honesty and intelligence impressed me very much, so I was incredibly pleased to have him join the Linux Foundation Federation of Collaborative Projects as CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

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Linux Kernel Report: More Contributors Than Ever

Working with Jon Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman to produce the ‘Who Writes Linux’ report is one of the most important research projects we do, as it surfaces important data and trends that offer some insight into how the Linux kernel development process is going and informs collaborative development practices across the industry. As the world’s largest collaborative development project, Linux can teach us much.

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How to Hire Top Linux Talent

Hiring top Linux and open source talent isn’t as easy as initiating a search with your favorite recruiter. Linux and open source developers and SysAdmins are among the most sought after talent in tech; companies like IBM, Twitter, Facebook and many more understand that to attract these folks, they have to do things differently. I’ve been working in open source since the late 90s and have seen first hand many of these changes.

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New Guide to the Open Cloud: Your Free Primer for Cloud Migration and Web-Scale IT

In the past year, we’ve witnessed open source cloud technologies advance in maturity and take off in whole new, unexpected directions. Just consider the many OpenStack distributions, open source networking and container-related projects that didn’t even exist a year ago.

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Drones, IoT, Containers and Cloud: CollabSummit 2015

Our schedule for The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is out and I’m proud of the speakers and projects we have assembled. I use CollabSummit and its unique structure as a litmus test for The Linux Foundation’s progress. When we started CollabSummit in 2007, we gathered about 200 people at the GooglePlex and brought Linux kernel developers, ecosystem executives, open source legal experts and more together for the first time.

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Join Us at Vault: The Linux Storage and Filesystem Conference

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Announcing Dronecode: Expanding the Architecture of Participation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A few months ago, I met Chris Anderson and Andy Jensen, CEO and COO of 3D Robotics, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial drones. They were interested in creating a software foundation for their open source drone projects and wanted to pattern it after the Linux Foundation. We quickly realized we could provide the collaborative and participatory infrastructure needed to advance the ecosystem, and Dronecode was born.

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New Linux Foundation Certification Review Guide Available for Free

Last month we announced the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer and Sys Admin exams that you can take anytime, anywhere through your computer. We created this program because we know Linux talent exists everywhere and we want everyone to be able to showcase that talent through a performance-based, challenging exam that focuses on what you do everyday as a Sys Admin.

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