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The People Who Support Linux: You

If you talk to the Fortune 500 companies, they will tell you Linux is running everything. The operating system has become so dominant over the last decade that it's become the fabric of computing across geographies, markets and industries. It has done this with the support of people like you. Every person in the community is responsibile for this success. Linux is built collaboratively by more than 8,000 developers from more than 800 companies. But so many more people contribute to Linux in a variety of ways, from sharing the latest story on Linux.com to making a video about how to use basic Linux commands or participating in the local Linux User Group, to name only a few examples.

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Linux Scholarships Aim to Increase Access to In-Depth Linux Education: Apply Now

Ninety-three percent of employers plan to hire a Linux pro in the next six months. Ninety percent of hiring managers say it's difficult to find experienced Linux professionals. When they do find them, they're offering higher salaries and more perks.

These are the startling and exciting facts that are surfaced in this year's Linux Jobs Report (Dice.com/Linux Foundation). But they pose both an opportunity and a challenge for the Linux community: the need to increase access to in-depth Linux training opportunities to help meet this unprecedented demand. And, The Linux Foundation is working on tackling this challenge with its comprehensive set of in-depth Linux training courses.

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Red Hat Discusses Gluster Roadmap Ahead of LinuxCon Japan Workshop

Fresh on the heels of his talk on achieving total data center victory at Collaboration Summit in April, John Mark Walker, Gluster community leader at Red Hat will show us how to get there at the Gluster Workshop at LinuxCon Japan on Friday, May 31 in Tokyo. In this Q&A Walker previews the workshop and discusses the roadmap for the GlusterFS distributed file system.
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Samsung Talks About Its Aggressive Linux Talent Recruitment Strategy

I recently spoke to Samsung's Ibrahim Haddad who is the head of the company's Open Source Group in Silicon Valley. He is leading efforts to find the best Linux and open source sofware talent to help Samsung maintain its market position and shares with us why this is a priority for the company, how they're finding this talent and what they're doing to attract and retain open source developers.

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Jim Zemlin at TEDx: What We've Learned from Linus Torvalds

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin is likely one of a handful of people in the world who has had a front row seat to the largest collaborative development effort in the history of computing, Linux. He understands that speed of innovation and quality of software development is dictated by forward thinkers who are working in collaboration. 



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