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How Open Source Software Has Changed Samsung

In recent years, Samsung has moved from being a mere consumer of open source software to actively participating in its development as a top-10 contributor to the Linux kernel. The company is still refining its open source approach and processes, however, as demonstrated by a recent GPL compliance issue with its (formerly) proprietary exFAT driver for Linux. Yannick Pellet, vice president of advanced software platforms at Samsung Research America, will speak about these open source lessons learned and more in his keynote at LinuxCon Europe.

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11 Keynote Videos from LinuxCon and CloudOpen New Orleans

Catch up on any of the keynote panels you missed or re-live the great moments of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America this year with these videos.

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What 30 Years of GNU Means to You

Thirty years ago today Richard Stallman announced his plans to build GNU in a post to the net.unix-wizards mailing list. What followed was the birth of the free software movement, the founding of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU public license (GPL). To celebrate this important milestone for the GNU project and free software, we asked the Linux community to tell us what GNU means to them. Here are some of their answers.

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TrueAbility Aims to Remake How Linux IT Professionals are Hired

A GitHub account may be one of the best ways for open source developers to showcase their technical skills to potential employers. But sysamdins and DevOps engineers who don’t code, don’t have an easy equivalent for proving their skills in, say, spinning up a secure server.  TrueAbility is a new testing and training platform that aims to help Linux IT professionals show off their existing skills and learn new ones. It’s also a tool for recruiters and employers to find new talent and administer screening tests for job candidates.

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Citrix's Mark Hinkle: Users Will Drive Innovation in Linux, Tech

Mark Hinkle, senior director of open source solutions at Citrix will speak at LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh, Oct. 21-23 on how the Linux and open source communities can build upon their success for the betterment of technology and the world. In this Q&A he gives a preview of his talk and discusses maintaining the values of the Linux community; how users can help sustain innovation; Citrix's contributions to open source software and Linux; and the role of cloud computing in the future of Linux.

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