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How Open Source Software Has Changed Samsung

In recent years, Samsung has moved from being a mere consumer of open source software to actively participating in its development as a top-10 contributor to the Linux kernel. The company is still refining its open source approach and processes, however, as demonstrated by a recent GPL compliance issue with its (formerly) proprietary exFAT driver for Linux.

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11 Keynote Videos from LinuxCon and CloudOpen New Orleans

 Catch up on any of the keynote panels you missed or re-live the great moments of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America this year with these 11 videos.

1. The Linux kernel developers panel with Tejun Heo, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Sarah Sharp and Linus Torvalds. The session is moderated by Ric Wheeler.

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What 30 Years of GNU Means to You

Thirty years ago today Richard Stallman announced his plans to build GNU in a post to the net.unix-wizards mailing list. What followed was the birth of the free software movement, the founding of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU public license (GPL) -- now used by the Linux operating system. His words continue to inspire software developers to this day:

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TrueAbility Aims to Remake How Linux IT Professionals are Hired

A GitHub account may be one of the best ways for open source developers to showcase their technical skills to potential employers. But system administrators and DevOps engineers who don’t code, don’t have an easy equivalent for proving their skills in, say, spinning up a secure server.  

TrueAbility is a new testing and training platform that aims to help Linux IT professionals show off their existing skills and learn new ones. It’s also a tool for recruiters and employers to find new talent and administer screening tests for job candidates.

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Citrix's Mark Hinkle: Users Will Drive Innovation in Linux, Tech

After more than 20 years of development, Linux is the largest, most successful collaborative project in the world.

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LinuxCon Luncheon Connects Women in Technology

One of the highlights of my time at LinuxCon and CloudOpen this year in New Orleans was the first-ever women in open source luncheon held the very first day of the conference. It was a real pleasure and an inspiration to see women from all backgrounds and levels of experience with Linux and open source come together to talk about their skills and interests in technology.

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Linux Training Scholarship Winners Represent New Generation of Talent

A new generation of Linux talent is emerging, and it’s inspiring to witness. We see hundreds of new faces in our Linux training courses each year and newcomers participating in sessions at Linux events like LinuxCon and CloudOpen in both North America and Europe

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Managing the Transition to High-Availability Linux for Mission-Critical Workloads

High-availability (HA) Linux is increasingly being used to help companies meet market demands for fast-paced R&D and shorter product cycles. The medical industry, for example, is using server clusters to model the effect of drugs, conduct gene sequencing and develop personalized medication. Large telcos, banks and stock exchanges, ISPs and government agencies also rely on HA Linux to ensure minimal service disruptions in their mission critical workloads.

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Opening Up To 3D Mapping: Collaborative, Crowdsourced Approach to Map Data Gaining Speed

Finding your way in the urban jungle of a sprawling city is probably one of the most challenging tasks a motorist has to tackle. The days of folded paper maps may long be over, but electronic maps and automated navigation systems have yet to satisfy the modern navigator's wishlist.

* What does 3456 Main St. actually look like?

* Where is the nearest parking to the entrance?

* Is it available and what is the cost?

* What other parking options do I have?

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Live From LinuxCon: The CloudCast Podcasts on OpenStack Neutron, Canonical, PaaS Deployment, Puppet and Leaving VMWare

On the last day of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America the “all things cloud computing” podcast, The CloudCast  hosts Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely were busy recording back-to-back episodes.

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