How to Get an Open-Source Job


As Dice, the leading technology job site, and The Linux Foundation recently found in their latest Open Source Jobs Survey and Report, there’s an abundance of open-source jobs. Here’s how you land one of them for yourself.

First, simply having mad open-source developer skills or kick-ass Linux sysadmin abilities isn’t enough. You must be able to prove that you can actually walk the walk and not just talk the talk. There are several ways to do that.

SUSE human resources expert Marie Louise van Deutekom said, “Let’s face it, open source is all about community. You can elevate your career through contributions to your community. You can elevate your career through contributions to your community. SUSE looks at contributions as part of our recruitment strategy. Not to mention, it’s great to see how much people really do contribute to these communities over time, which in turn helps my team understand specific skill levels and where to place potential candidates.”

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