News Category: Open Source Practices

Tencent Becomes a Linux Foundation Platinum Member to Increase its Focus on Open Source

Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux generally, it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning program...
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GitHub: Changes to EU Copyright Law Could Derail Open Source Distribution

A proposed European law would mandate that content providers utilize some kind of content filter to make sure rights holders get their royalties. But for a public open source code repository, such a contraption could be a nuisance, or it could be catastrophic. The E.U. Parliament's Legal Affairs...
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LFN
A lot of the interactions between the LF Networking and cloud native communities focus on how these technologies work together and on connecting people from different projects.

Heather Kirksey on Integrating Networking and Cloud Native

As highlighted in the recent Open Source Jobs Report, cloud and networking skills are in high demand. And, if you want to hear about the latest networking developments, there is no one better to talk with than Heather Kirksey, VP, Community and Ecosystem Development, Networking at The Linux...
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​Linux and Open-Source Jobs Are in More Demand Than Ever

Do you want a tech job? Then, it's time to move away from Windows and head toward Linux and open source. According to The Linux Foundation and Dice's 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, 87 percent of hiring managers are having trouble finding open-source talent, while hiring open-source talent is now a...
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Open Source Jobs Report
The latest Open Source Jobs Report shows a strong market for open source talent, driven in part by the rapid growth of cloud technologies.

Open Source Skills Soar In Demand According to 2018 Jobs Report

Linux expertise is again in the top spot as the most sought after open source skill, says the latest Open Source Jobs Reportfrom Dice and The Linux Foundation. The seventh annual report shows rapidly growing demand for open source skills, particularly in areas of cloud technology. Key findings of...
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​Red Hat Changes Its Open-Source Licensing Rules

Red Hat-initiated open-source projects, which use GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1, will be expected to add GPLv3's cure commitment language to their licenses. From outside programming circles, software licensing may not seem important. In open-source, though, licensing is all important. So, when leading Linux...
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Evaluate a Product/Market Fit

How to identify when a fit has been achieved, and how to exit the explore stage and start exploiting a product with its identified market. We live in a world of data overload, where any argument can find supporting data if we are not careful to validate our assumptions. Finding information to...
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Call for code
Today is the first official day of Call for Code, an annual global initiative that aims to unleash the collective power of the global open source developer community against the growing threat of natural disasters.

Call for Code Is Open and Organizations Are Lining Up to Join the Cause

By Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Today is the first official day of Call for Code, an annual global initiative from creator David Clark Cause, with IBM proudly serving as Founding Partner. Call for Code aims to unleash the collective power of the global open source developer community...
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Why Open Source Is Good for Business, And People

The open source world isn’t defined by geography, nor are the communities within it. Open source communities are defined by sharing attitudes, interests, and goals, wherever their participants are. An open source community spans locations, political affiliations, religion, and life experience....
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OS Summit
Check out the full schedule for Open Source Summit North America (OSSNA) coming up August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC.

The Schedule for Open Source Summit North America Is Now Live

Join us August 29-31, in Vancouver, BC, for 250+ sessions covering a wide array of topics including Linux Systems, Cloud Native Applications, Blockchain, AI, Networking, Cloud Infrastructure, Open Source Leadership, Program Office Management and more. Arrive early for new bonus content on August 28...
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