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[News] GNU/Linux and Good Employment Increasingly More Synonymous

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux and Good Employment Increasingly More Synonymous
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:41:28 +0000
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Why There is no Kernel Hacker Sell-Out

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| One of the talks that I saw came from Jon 
| Corbet, who gave a run-down on recent 
| changes to the Linux kernel. A statistic 
| that he mentioned along the way has 
| garnered much comment: the fact that "75% 
| of the code comes from people paid to do 
| it.â In particular, some have leapt on this 
| figure as proof that kernel coders have 
| âsold outâ, and that the famed altruistic 
| impulse behind free software is dead. I 
| think this is nonsense.
| In my view, this 75% figure indicates two 
| things. First, that *most* of the top 
| kernel hackers are being paid to code. 
| That's really great news, because it means 
| that people can earn money doing what they 
| love, and aren't obliged to starve in 
| garrets. Secondly, it means that very large 
| computer companies regard the kernel as so 
| important that they are prepared to pay 
| these people good salaries to work on it.


Linux Market Needs More Talent

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| The Linux Foundation today announced a free 
| Linux training Webinar series and an 
| expanded set of courses and course 
| locations for its existing training 
| program. There is no coincidence that this 
| shortly follows the Foundationâs recent 
| jobs board announcement.
| Linux is experiencing significant growth in 
| every category of computing. The new 
| products and systems based on Linux you see 
| announced every day will be deployed for a 
| very long time. A shortage of qualified 
| people to support this ecosystem could 
| potentially slow Linux growth.
| In order to keep Linux growing at its 
| current record pace, the Linux Foundation 
| and its members have made a strategic 
| decision to address this increase in demand 
| for Linux professionals with programs such 
| as the jobs board, the new training 
| offerings and, as always, its fellowship 
| program.


Linux Foundation to World: Get a Job!

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| Jobs have been the collective focus of much 
| of the US population over the past two 
| years. Whether it's keeping the job they 
| have, or finding a new position in a very 
| tight job market, US workers are looking 
| for all the help they can get with 
| employment. It's much the same in the rest 
| of the world, too.



Forbes prescribes open source for the unemployed

,----[ Quote ]
| Unemployed? Take a lead from the great open source entrepreneurs, and have a
| slice of open source cake, suggests Sramana Mitra in an interesting Forbes
| article that goes on to profile Apache and CollabNet Founder Brian
| Behlendorf, SugarCRM Founder John Roberts, and SpringSource Founder Rod
| Johnson.


First days at Red Hat, first impressions

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| Well, I took my first trip to the USA, ever, this week and it was down to
| Raleigh, NC, for orientation with Red Hat. Iâd like to say it was an
| experience (meaning the trip), but it wasnâtâ I was mostly fighting too hard
| to stay awake so it all really seems like a haze already. =) I guess only
| getting 1.5hrs of sleep the first night, and only 5 the second, will do that
| to you.


Red Hat bucks the trend

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| At a time when most companies are happy if the balance sheet does not show
| any red ink, Red Hat Linux has bucked the trend. Its stock price leapt 32
| percent last week compared to that a year ago, during a week when technology
| stocks overall fell by 2.6 percent.
| According to information available at Channel Insider, the so-called mixed
| source company, Novell, saw its stock price fall by 11 percent, the biggest
| loser of the week.

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