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Linux Kernel Milestones in 2011

It's been a busy, busy year for the Linux kernel. A big version bump, 20th anniversary, and countless improvements may make 2011 the best year yet for Linux.

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Is Your Company New to Open Source? Here's Where to Start

Over the past year, we've been working on a number of projects to help those who want to more closely participate in the Linux community, but don't know where to start.  First, there's the Linux Foundation Training program. We've continued to add courses as new needs arise, and have had the opportunity to give on-site training to many companies over the past year. While much of our content is on improving technical skills (e.g. "Developing Linux Device Drivers," "Embedded Linux Development," "Advanced Linux Performance Tuning"), we have also added courses on being more effective when working with open communities. "How to Participate with the Linux Community" is a roadmap of sorts for developers and managers who are comfortable with the technology, but need some guidance in understanding the Linux kernel community processes. (A related guide on participating with the Linux community is also available.) In addition, our newest course is "A Practical Guide to Open Source Development," which is intended for traditional development organizations that are...

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The 10 Most Important Open Source Projects of 2011

Well, here we are, another year almost done for. Time to look back and take stock of the year that was. You know what? It turns out that 2011 was a banner year for open source projects. So much so, that picking the 10 most important was pretty difficult.

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Linux Job Opportunities: A Snapshot

Jobs today are like good, new television shows: hard to come by. But we're finding that there are some very bright spots in the areas of IT management and software development, especially related to Linux jobs.

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The Ada Initiative: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Ada Initiative: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Ada Initiative isn't quite one year old, but with the project embarking on a new fundraiser and as 2011 draws to a close, it seems like a good time to check in on the project. Much of the focus in 2011 has been on bootstrapping, but 2012 is looking like a very good year for the Ada Initiative.

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