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Computerworld: Linux Foundation Does Open Source Drones

As I've noted many times, one of the exciting things about open source is the way it is expanding to completely new areas. A good example of that is drones. People have a rather complicated view of drones: like most tools, they can be used for good or bad. But there's no doubt that making the software that controls them open source is a step in the right direction, since it means that drones don't remain the exclusive domain of big companies - or the military.

ZDNet: Linux Foundation Certifications Taking Off

According to a study conducted earlier this year by Dice, the tech career site, 93 percent of hiring managers are looking to employ Linux professionals.

RCR Wireless News: Linux Foundation Launches Reference Platform for Carrier-Grade NFV

The Linux Foundation launched its Open Platform for NFV Project, designed as a “carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services.”

Read more at RCR Wireless News

CloudComputingIntelligence: Top Open Source Cloud Projects for 2014

OpenStack has a clear lead as the best overall Open Source cloud project according to a survey by Linux.com. Ahead of Linuxcon Europe in Dussledorf (13-15 October) Linux.com has revealed the findings of a survey at CloudOpen Linux Foundation event in Chicago.

ZDNet: Vault: The Linux Foundation's new storage-focused tradeshow

Here's a secret that most server administrrators know, but few outside the datacenter and server room know: Most big data stores, and the cloud's petabytes of storage, are all based on Linux.

Amazon Web Services S3 storage and the like may look simple but behind the interface there's a complicated web of storage devices, services, and file systems based on Linux. In recognition of this, The Linux Foundation, has announced a new conference,Vault.

OpenSource.com: Linux Foundation offers new certification

On ZDNet this week, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols covers the news on the Linux Foundation introducing new certifications. With continuing demand for Linux professionals, HR departments look for degrees and certifications.

TechWeek Europe: New Linux Certification Exam To Meet Skills Demand

The Linux Foundation is hoping to address global demand for Linux and open source professionals with a new new certification programme. It is accompanied by what it calls “a virtual, performance-based, distribution-flexible certification exam.”

The Register: Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

LinuxCon 2014 As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.

The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

TechWeek Europe: SanDisk, Seagate And Western Digital Join The Linux Foundation

Three of the world’s largest storage device manufacturers have joined the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation that manages the development of the open source OS.

ZDNet: Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

It's a common story: Businesses desperately want Linux savvy employees. Programmers and system administrators who cut their teeth on the gcc and the BASH shell want jobs.

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