Throughout history, people have done a variety of things to mark important milestones in their communities and in their personal lives. Research on human behavior says this is based on a basic human desire to share with others your victories, successes and joys.
Camp KDE, taking place April 4-5, 2011, is co-located this year with The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. It's worth hitting Hotel Kabuki a little early next week to see what the KDE community is doing with the mobile desktop. I talked to Camp KDE organizer Jeff Mitchell to learn more...
Today is one of my favorite days of the year: the day we reveal the annual Linux.com Gurus. The 2011 Linux.com Gurus represent the most active members of the Linux.com community and through their contributions the site, they help other Linux users to locate and share valuable information and they are able to market their skills and position themselves for potential job opportunities.
When I think back to the first Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, I start to realize how much work the community has gotten done over the last five years. Since meeting at Google's headquarters in June 2007, we've seen real advancements for Linux in super computing, cloud computing and virtualization. There are really interesting things that have happened around high-availablity (HA), for example, that you will see first-hand at the upcoming Collaboration Summit.
Contributing to Linux or another open source project can seem intimidating, but our experts say that it shouldn't. If you're sincerely interested in the work and find an area where you can add value, you will quickly become a recognized member of the community. We talked to our panel to get some advice on how to get started and how to navigate your way through the process of contributions.