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The People Who Support Linux: A College Student By Day, Red Hat Developer By (Late) Night

In his few short years as a developer, 19-year-old Sam Kottler has racked up what seems like a decade’s worth of Linux experience.

After starting a small web consultancy building Drupal sites as a high school student in Connecticut, he dabbled in systems administration for Drupal, worked in hosting engineering at Acquia, then joined mobile payment startup Venmo as a one-man systems engineering group where he worked on scaling up their data stores and performance tuning.

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Open Source Cloud News Roundup: Week of Oct. 15

With the OpenStack Summit in San Diego this week, open cloud headlines were dominated by OpenStack announcements and analysis. But some new criticisms of the project emerged as well. A Forrester analyst cautions that companies may not get a return on their investment with OpenStack. And TechTarget writes that some key enterprise features are missing from the new Folsom release.

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The People Who Support Linux: Tushar Kute Brings Linux OS to India’s Sandip Institute

Over the past three years, Tushar Kute has converted from an occasional Linux user to a Linux evangelist.

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The Open Source Cloud is Ready for Hadoop, Projects Say

Two major trends in enterprise computing this year show increasing overlap: big data processing and open source cloud adoption. 

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Open Source Cloud News Roundup: Week of Oct. 8

This week's open source cloud news shows more signs that open source adoption and the open source mindset are gaining momentum in the cloud. VMware, for example, this week announced new support for Amazon EC2. Meanwhile, OpenNebula has become more widely used by business than academia and Red Hat has a new partnership with Zend to support PHP applications in the cloud.

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Open Source Cloud News Roundup: Week of Oct. 1

Zenoss released a new report this week that predicts more than 50 percent open source cloud adoption among enterprises within five years.  In other open source cloud news, Rackspace has a new training and certification program for OpenStack, Citrix is building its IaaS platform and CloudStack is looking for speakers at its November conference in Las Vegas.  

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Greg KH: 5 Open Source Projects That Need Developers

Who wouldn’t want to be a Linux kernel developer? Kernel developers work at the heart of the Linux operating system and contribute and work on code that runs the world's technology infrastructure.

The work is so rewarding it attracts contributions from thousands of developers each year who make up the thriving community.

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Open Source Cloud Roundup, Week of Sept. 24

The OpenStack Folsom release is out this week, along with a new cloud strategy announced by IBM. Also, OpenNebula's CEO pens an argument for innovation in the cloud through open source; Seeking Alpha reminds us what open source cloud platforms are up against; Red Hat's cloud evangelist tours Europe; and OSU Open Source Lab advocates using Ganeti for small to medium-size private cloud deployments. 

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Building a Private Cloud with Open Source Ganeti: Pros and Cons

Businesses considering building a private cloud with open source tools have likely explored at least one of the big three open IaaS options: OpenStack, CloudStack and Eucalyptus. These are great platforms for IT departments that have the time and technical expertise to test and deploy large clouds.

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Open Cloud News Roundup, Week of Sept. 17

The official launch of the OpenStack Foundation drove the open source cloud news this week. Here is a collection of news articles devoted to the announcement and some analysis of where the project is headed, including one board member's open criticism that the project should have rejected VMware's application for membership.

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