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Mashable: Facebook, Google, Microsoft Join Forces to Prevent Another Heartbleed

More than a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, have joined forces to try to prevent another Heartbleed-like security breach.

Heartbleed is one of the biggest and widespread vulnerabilities in the history of the modern web. The problem stemmed from an errant line of code in the open-source project OpenSSL. About 66% of web servers rely on OpenSSL to encrypt data and keep things secure.

Wired: Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Team Up to Stop Another Heartbleed

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are teaming up to prevent another Heartbleed.

Going undetected for a good two years, the Heartbleed bug threatened to reveal some of our most sensitive information. After researchers finally identified the bug earlier this month, most major websites have patched this flaw in a popular form of online encryption, but one big question still remains: How we can prevent this kind of thing from happening again?

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CNET: Tech titans join forces to stop the next Heartbleed

In between hurriedly snapping 1,250 pieces of a Lego Millenium Falcon set together in time for his daughter's sixth birthday last Sunday, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, was just as frantically making calls to tech's biggest firms. The future of Internet security could be at stake.

The VAR Guy: Linux Foundation Event to Highlight Docker, 3D Printing, MOOCs

Docker container virtualization, massive open online courses, 3D printing and running open source software in your car are among the featured topics at the upcoming LinuxConand CloudOpen North America event.

Linux Insider: Desperately Seeking Linux Programmers

Few people know just how pervasive Linux has become, and that is causing a big problem for companies that increasingly rely on it. "There is a shortage of software developers in the U.S. The employment rate for these jobs is down to 2.3 percent in the last quarter. The opportunity for jobs is now there for people who come in to get this training," said Dice President Shravan Goli. 

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Tech Week Europe: Open Source Collaboration Is A Top-Down Decision

The open-source Linux ecosystem is one of the most successful examples of collaborative software development. In a report released at the Linux Collaboration Summit, the Linux Foundation tried to quantify how organisations today are embracing the collaborative development model.

The VAR Guy: Linux Foundation: Collaborative Open Source Software Development Is Hot

Linux and open source have not only provided the enterprise with a wealth of new code, they've also transformed the way organizations write software by promoting collaborative software development across the channel. That's according to the latest report from theLinux Foundation.

InformationWeek: Software developers, you're better when you work together

Partnering with other companies on critical software development processes might seem anathema to a company's bottom line, given competitive concerns. But collaboration is happening anyway to advance business objectives, and the practice is expected to increase.

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Datamation: Why Does Linux Collaboration Work?

At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit on March 26, a panel of leading Linux kernel developers discussed the current state of Linux development and collaboration.

CIOL Online: EdX partners with The Linux Foundation

EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard and MIT, has announced a new partnership with The Linux Foundation, in which they will be offering their "Introduction to Linux" course on the edX platform.

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