We know that the Linux community is growing. It’s getting bigger every year as it moves across industries and geographies. Our Who Writes Linux paper documents each year the increasing number of contributors, sponsors and the pace of development. Only the collaborative development model can deliver and support this kind of rapid growth.
The Linux development community is responsible for some of the most important technology breakthroughs of the decade. Just take a look at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to see the kinds of products and innovations that Linux is making possible. To sustain this virtuous cycle, we need to spread knowledge and information about Linux to the masses. There are thousands of “newbies” coming to Linux every day. We see them online, at our events, in our Linux training courses and joining The Linux Foundation as individual members.
But how can we as a community make sure that developers and IT managers new to Linux have the basic information they need to start contributing and benefiting from Linux right now? We’ve come up with one way we think we can help, but we can’t do it alone.
The 100 Linux Tutorials Campaign is a yearlong effort to build a collective knowledge base of Linux videos.
We invite you to share your knowledge with users and developers new to Linux. You can help remove barriers to learning Linux and transfer expertise around the globe. This contribution to Linux is a very important one. We know that together we can achieve our goal of collecting 100 Linux tutorials this year and making learning Linux as easy as clicking the mouse. We’ve already had contributions from Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman and other members of the community.
You can share original video tutorials you’ve created, or you can upload Linux tutorial videos that you’ve found helpful to the Linux.com video forum from other locations. As we begin to receive the videos, we will feature and promote the best ones. This will spread the information fast and give the video creators (you!) exposure in the community.
We’re planning a celebration for when together we hit the 100 milestones. Stay tuned for more details as we edge closer to the triple digit.
Please join us and be a part of this worldwide effort. Upload your Linux tutorial now.