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On the Job with a Linux Foundation Systems Administrator

If you’ve ever dreamed of working directly with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Ted T’so or any of the other Linux luminaries, you could work your way up through the ranks of kernel developers submitting patches and fixing bugs.  Or you could work as a systems administrator on The Linux Foundation’s IT team, managing the servers that they use every day to build the largest collaborative software development project in the world.

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Q&A: ownCloud Provides Secure File Sharing for the Enterprise

File storage and sharing using consumer-oriented cloud services can be a security problem for companies that want to avoid sensitive data leaks. ownCloud aims to solve the issue by offering commercial cloud services installed within a company's own datacenter. Their open source software is built on Linux and most often deployed on Linux by enterprise customers, said Markus Rex, CTO of ownCloud, via email.

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The 3.10 merge window closes

Linus Torvalds made a Mother's Day gift to the world in the form of the 3.10-rc1 kernel prepatch. With this release, the merge window for the 3.10 development cycle has closed, so we know which features to expect this time around.

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Video: Open Cloud Conversation Moves Beyond the API

The open source cloud discussion has noticeably shifted over the past year, judging by the Live Linux Q&A video chat held Tuesday on the Linux Foundation’s Google+ page.

One big debate at the CloudOpen conference last year, for example, centered on whether the industry needed an open source alternative to the Amazon Web Services API or should simply accept it as the de facto standard for cloud applications.

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Join Us For the KVM End User Technical Summit at the New York Stock Exchange

KVM and open virtualization are being rapidly adopted as end users look for lower-cost, enterprise hypervisors. One the major use cases for KVM is to virtualize and consolidate Linux workloads, and the pre-integration of KVM in major Linux distributions makes it easy for Linux enterprise endusers to adopt KVM. 

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Live Linux Q&A Google Hangout: Open Cloud Infrastructure and Service Portability

Join some of the most prominent leaders in the open source cloud for a Linux Foundation live video chat next Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. PST, via Google Hangouts On Air.

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Linux Enterprise User Stories: IT Research and Game Development

Linux use in the enterprise is increasing as the Linux Foundation verified last month in its Enterprise End User Survey

In fact, more than 80 percent of respondents plan to increase the number of Linux servers in their organizations over the next five years. And 75 percent reported using Linux in the last two years in new applications, services and Greenfield deployments.  

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Announcing Outreach Program for Women Internships for the Linux Kernel: Please Apply

I am pleased to announce The Linux Foundation is funding three Linux kernel internships through the Outreach Program for Women administered by the GNOME Foundation. These internships have a $5,000 stipend and come with a $500 travel grant to attend and speak at LinuxCon this fall. This is a great opportunity to work with a mentor and get started with kernel development, which as many articles report, is a great way to land a high-paying job. 

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IBM Makes Push for Open Source Virtualization with KVM

IBM is not at all new to virtualization, but with its shift last month to an open source cloud architecture, the company has put a fresh effort into boosting market share for KVM, the open source Linux “Kernel-based Virtual Machine” for x86 servers.

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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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