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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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LinuxCon Luncheon Connects Women in Technology

One of the highlights of my time at LinuxCon and CloudOpen this year in New Orleans was the women-only luncheon held the very first day of the conference. It was a real pleasure and an inspiration to see women from all backgrounds and levels of experience with Linux and open source come together to talk about their skills and interests in technology.

There were no formal presentations. Instead each of the more than 50 women had the chance to stand up and introduce herself and share her experiences as a woman and a professional in the Linux community and the tech industry in general.

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Managing the Transition to High-Availability Linux for Mission-Critical Workloads

High-availability (HA) Linux is increasingly being used to help companies meet market demands for fast-paced R&D and shorter product cycles. In this Q&A Linux Foundation instructor Florian Haas explains why a HA Linux stack is worthwhile and what you’ll learn in the Linux Foundation’s new High Availability Linux Architecture corporate training.

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