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ZDNet: Linux Kernel Panel: What's what with Linux today

This year, an elite Linux kernel hacker panel was made up of Red Hat's Dave Chinner; SUSE's Mel Gorman; Facebook's Jen Axboe; Nebula's Matthew Garrett; The Linux Foundation's own Greg Kroah-Hartman; and, as usual, moderator Jon Corbet, co-founder of the top hardcore Linux news site,LWN.net.

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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ZDNet: It takes an open-source village to make commercial software

At the Linux Foundation's Linux Collaboration Summit, an invitation-only event for top Linux and open source developers, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Foundation, said in the keynote: "Open source will be the new Pareto Principle." By that, he meant that 80 percent of technology value—whether it's  from smartphones, TVs, or IT—will be coming from open source software development with only

Computerworld: Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

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eWeek: Linux to Offer Intro Course Online for Free

A Linux training course that once cost $2,500 is now free, as Linux Foundation ramps up its education efforts.

The open-source Linux operating system is freely available to those who want to use it, but finding good sources of training for Linux has not always been as free. In a move to further enable more people to get Linux training, the Linux Foundation is now opening up its education efforts. 

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PCWorld: Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit’s 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.

The VAR Guy: Linux Foundation Highlights Open Source Virtualization, Cloud, Appliances

The Internet of Everything, container virtualization and KVM virtualization for theOpenStack cloud are all on the list of open source initiatives the Linux Foundation will be highlighting at its Collaboration Summit next month, which provides some useful clues as to where the open source ecosystem is headed next.

Computerworld: Linux snapshot: Pay rates and employers with the most job ads

If paychecks are any kind of a measure, then people with Linux skills are doing better than most.

The national median annual IT salary is $91,050, or $43.77 per hour, while the national medium annual salary for Linux-certified information technology professionals is $96,750, or $46.51 an hour, according to Yoh Services, a staffing firm that produces its own wage index. The indexes generally focus on temporary wages.

VentureBeat: AT&T teams with IBM, Linux Foundation to get cities onboard with Internet of things

Imagine a city where all the buses ran on time and traffic never got backed up. AT&T and IBM (and a whole bunch of others) want to make that dream come true.

AT&T is joining forces with IBM to cash in on the hot Internet of Things megatrend, with plans to initially target cities and utility companies, the companies announced today.

ComputerWorld: Demand for Linux skills rises

Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend that appears to follow a shift in server sales.

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