Big Data is driving demand for professionals with Linux programming skills, according to a survey from Dice Holdings Inc. and the Linux Foundation. But a talent shortage makes it challenging to find experienced Linux professionals.
As the U.S. jobs recovery steadily inches forward, the market for Linux professionals continues to leap ahead, with 93 percent of hiring managers planning to hire a Linux pro in the next six months, according to a survey from career and employment site Dice.com.
Linux skills are in high demand in the IT world, with 93 percent of hiring managers looking to hire a Linux professional in the next six months. But that's only if they can find any with sufficient skills, a task that's proving quite challenging.
Demand for IT professionals with Linux skills is stronger than ever, but a new worldwide survey of more than 850 hiring managers and 2,600 Linux professionals indicates that companies are having a hard time finding qualified hires.
Tizen, the open-source project backed by Intel and Samsung Electronics, has released to software developers and device makers the software development kit and source code for a new version of its operating system.
The Open Invention Network, a community set up by an IBM-led consortium in 2005 to foster a safe patent environment for developers and users of the free, open-source software operating system Linux, now has more than 500 signatories, the group announced today. The group surpassed that symbolic milestone last December, according to its CEO Keith Bergelt, and now signs up a new company roughly every three days.
Should companies that produce mostly proprietary software invest in Linux development? In one sense, that seems as illogical as the artisanal-organic bread guy from the local farmers’ market buying shares in Wonder Bread. But in a move that reveals the growing influence of open source beyond its traditional space, Perforce has joined the Linux Foundation and is very committed to supporting and protecting open-source code.