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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.

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.

ZDNet: Linux job market heats up

Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Linux and collaborative development, has just released the 2014 Linux Jobs Report  (PDF Link). The two found that "The explosive demand for Linux talent is intensifying."

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.

PC World: Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.

“The phrase we use is ‘code is the new resume,’” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “Open source has truly become a juggernaut as of late. Within the last five years in particular it’s just become the dominant form of development.”

eWeek: Linux Foundation Branches Out: 10 Efforts Beyond Linux

By definition, the Linux Foundation has Linux as its core mission, helping to bring the community of Linux developers and vendors together and fostering the right environment for collaboration. When the Linux Foundation started—it was created in 2007 as a result of the merger between the Free Standards Group (FSG) and Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)—Linux was the only thing that the group did. But in 2014, that's no longer the case.

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