IT industry trends such as cloud computing have changed the types of technical job skills that companies need, which means there are a number of open SysAdmin jobs and very few candidates with the right set of skills.
In fact, there are 12,606 Linux jobs available as of June 2012 -- up 13% year over year, according to a recent survey conducted by Dice.com, an IT career website.
Question: What do Linux and stem cell research have in common? Answer: They’re both considered “life-enhancing technical innovations” by the Technology Acadamy Finland, a foundation that is awarding a prestigious award called the Millennnium Technology Prize in Helsinki today.
Samsung's business virtually revolves around open-source code and Linux, both through obvious software like Android and Tizen as well as behind-the-scenes code for TVs and even home appliances. It almost shouldn't be a surprise, then, that the company just became a Platinum-level member of the Linux Foundation, giving it much more control over how the platform advances.
Samsung on Tuesday said it was becoming a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, giving $500,000 to the nonprofit in support of the Linux system and the open-source projects related to it. The membership status gives Samsung a seat on the foundation’s board, allowing it to have more of a say in how Linux is developed.
Whether open source will rule the cloud is an open question. But the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Linux, is hoping to answer that question on the affirmative with a new technical conference that will “bring together in a vendor-neutral environment the open source projects, products and companies that are driving cloud and big data ecosystems.”