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Candy Chang's Lessons on Community and Collaboration Through Collective Art

The word 'community' has many definitions, especially in the world of open source software and Linux. Urban planner, artist and TED fellow Candy Chang has her own understanding of community, cultivated through collective art projects in her hometown of New Orleans.  Her "Before I Die" project, for example, transformed an abandoned house in her neighborhood into an interactive wall for people to share their hopes and dreams -- a project The Atlantic called “one of the most creative community projects ever.” 

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Happy SysAdmin Day! Forty Percent Off LinuxCon/CloudOpen for 24 Hours

It's the last Friday of July and that means it's SysAdmin Day. The Linux Foundation is so pleased to call some of the world's best SysAdmins its employees and colleagues and we want to thank them as well as the millions of men and women who put up with the rest of us throughout the year.

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Wild Goose Chase: Chasing Your Way to LinuxCon Could Win You $500

 

In the Linux and open source software communities, there is something that is worth just as much as the paycheck developers and SysAdmins take home: it's the reputation they earn among their peers for the quality of their code and their work.

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How to Learn Linux and Share What You Learn: 100 Linux Video Tutorials

 

One of the best things about Linux is that people share what they learn. It's a virtuous cycle of knowledge.

The Linux Foundation works to provide services, resources and forums in which sharing that knowledge and collaborating to advance technologies can hopefully be more easily achieved.

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The People Who Support Linux: You

If you talk to the Fortune 500 companies, they will tell you Linux is running everything. The operating system has become so dominant over the last decade that it's become the fabric of computing across geographies, markets and industries.

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Linux Scholarships Aim to Increase Access to In-Depth Linux Education: Apply Now

 

Ninety-three percent of employers plan to hire a Linux pro in the next six months. Ninety percent of hiring managers say it's difficult to find experienced Linux professionals. When they do find them, they're offering higher salaries and more perks.

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Samsung Talks About Its Aggressive Linux Talent Recruitment Strategy

I recently spoke to Samsung's Ibrahim Haddad who is the head of the company's Open Source Group in Silicon Valley. He is leading efforts to find the best Linux and open source sofware talent to help Samsung maintain its market position and shares with us why this is a priority for the company, how they're finding this talent and what they're doing to attract and retain open source developers.
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Jim Zemlin at TEDx: What We've Learned from Linus Torvalds

 

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin is likely one of a handful of people in the world who has had a front row seat to the largest collaborative development effort in the history of computing, Linux. He understands that speed of innovation and quality of software development is dictated by forward thinkers who are working in collaboration.

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Live Chat Recap with $99 Linux Supercomputer’s Andreas Olofsson

Adapteva plans to release the first batch of its $99 Parallella boards on April 15. That means the company is less than two weeks away from fulfilling its promise of making parallel computing affordable and accessible for everyone.

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