This Week in Open Source News: The Linux Foundation’s 2017 Open Source Jobs Report Released & More


The Linux Foundation has released their anticipated annual report for job seekers and hiring managers containing key info on in-demand skills and outlook. More top stories and open source opinion articles in this week’s digest

1) The Linux Foundation’s 2017 Jobs Report (#OSSJobs) has been released and the findings are illuminating for seekers and hiring managers alike.

Organizations Are Desperate for Open-Source Technology Skills– siliconANGLE

Open Source Professionals Are More in Demand Than Ever– ZDNet

2) Major blockchain collaboration via Hyperledger intends to strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system

Food Industry Leaders Collaborate with IBM in Blockchain Consortium– Quality Assurance & Food Safety 

3) “Microsoft and Red Hat are expanding the parameters of a relationship first struck in 2015, bringing Azure and SQL Server closer to Red Hat’s container orchestration product.”

Microsoft and Red Hat Expand Partnership With Focus on Containers and Hybrid Cloud– GeekWire

4) “Green Cities” expansion on popular Cities: Skylines will be released on Linux later in 2017

Cities: Skylines Goes Green with New Expansion– Thumbsticks

5) “An all open source workplace makes the most sense,” writes Bryan Lunduke. Here’s why and how to get started

How to Set Up an All Open-Source IT Infrastructure From Scratch– NetworkWorld