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Apple’s Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. 
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Announcing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core

A year and a half ago, we forged a partnership with the Apache Software Foundation to become the producer of their official ASF events. The ASF has long blazed a trail of innovation in open source and our work with them has yielded results in successful developer collaboration and events. It’s been a great partnership, in our opinion, led on our side by my colleague Angela Brown.

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3 Financial Companies Innovating With Open Source

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From Linux User, to Electrical Engineer, to Linux Foundation Instructor: Jan-Simon Möller

Jan-Simon Möller is a consultant and trainer for the Linux Foundation's training program and holds an electrical engineering degree. But he started out as a home Linux user tinkering with different distributions before moving on to systems administration.

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Our Top 10 Favorite Video Games (An Informal Poll)

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man last week, we asked Linux Foundation followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to nominate their favorite videos games of all time.

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10 Linux Dream Jobs - What's Yours?

What’s your Linux dream job? The Linux Foundation recently asked our Twitter followers to share their ideal Linux careers. Many responded that they’re already living the dream, working as sysadmins and developers (or by simply getting to use Linux in their everyday tasks.) While others imagine fulfilling careers not yet within their grasp. Here are 10 of our favorite responses, along with a few resources for learning more about each dream Linux career path.

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Video: 84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds, Sends Linux Laptops to Africa

Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux.

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How - and Why - to Speak at Linux Foundation Events


The open source community lives and grows through collaboration. That collaboration is driven online but we’ve witnessed firsthand how much can be done and quickened by face-to-face meetings.

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A Request for Help from a Linux Community Member in Nepal

At the Linux Foundation we focus many of our programs on personalizing and connecting the talented network of Linux developers and users in all corners of the globe. Everyday we are witness to the Linux community innovating irrespective of geographic boundary; that is why this week we were moved by an email we received from one of our community asking for help.

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The Companies That Support Linux: Fox Technologies

Linux has long been regarded as a stable and secure platform for enterprise applications. And the recent explosion of container technology presents yet another way for developers to build securely on top of Linux, says Mark Lambiase, CTO of Fox Technologies, Inc.

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