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In this month's Linux Foundation newsletter:
* Linux.com Posts Hundreds of Jobs
* Linux Foundation Announces 2010 Event Schedule
* Get One, Give One Membership Program Continues
* Linux Foundation in the News
* From the Foundation: When One Linux Project Wins, All Linux Triumphs
==> Linux.com Posts Hundreds of Jobs <==
With Linux powering nearly every mobile device that hits the market, the
demand for Linux-related jobs is rapidly growing despite national
unemployment figures. Combine this with the ongoing success of companies
such as Red Hat and it's easy to see why demand for Linux professionals is
on the rise.
That's why Linux.com has added an important function that will connect job
seekers, employers, and recruiters. Linux.com is the community-meeting place
for all matters Linux and is the destination for millions of Linux
professionals every month; it is the natural forum for the industry's most
comprehensive jobs board, now located at http://jobs.linux.com.
The JobThread Network agrees and has partnered with Linux.com to host a
worldwide selection of Linux job openings. So, employers can tap both the
millions of people that visit Linux.com and the JobThread Network's more
than 50 niche publishing sites that generate 50 million impressions and
reach more than 9.8 million unique visitors every month.
Linux.com community member profiles will illustrate their knowledge and
contributions to the community and can connect employers to their LinkedIn
profiles and resumes. Employers and recruiters can easily and quickly find
the best Linux gurus for the best positions.
Jobs have been the collective focus of much of the US population over the
past two years and with the national unemployment rate stuck at 10 percent,
it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the good news is
that IT could be the industry that leads out of the dark abyss. And Linux is
a particularly lucrative skill to possess.
==> Linux Foundation Announces 2010 Event Schedule <==
The Linux Foundation has announced that it has finalized its event schedule
for 2010, which includes its Collaboration Summit, End User Summit,
LinuxCon, Japan Linux Symposium and Linux Kernel Summit.
The Linux Foundation has also opened its Collaboration Summit Call for
Participation (CFP) to all members of the Linux and open source software
communities. Tracks will include mobile/embedded Linux, High Performance
Computing and filesystems, among others. Summit CFP submissions are due
February 19, 2010 by midnight PST and can be submitted online at:
request an invitation to the Summit, please visit:
"Linux Foundation's events provide the only vendor-neutral forums for Linux
community members to significantly advance the Linux platform," said Jim
Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "There is no substitute
for the face-to-face collaboration that the Linux Foundation can facilitate
for the technical innovators and business executives who are bringing Linux
into the new decade."
The Linux Foundation's 2010 event schedule includes:
Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit
Held in conjunction with the CELF Embedded Linux Conference and hosted by
platinum sponsors IBM and Intel. Additional sponsors include Google, Intel,
April 14 - 16, 2010
San Francisco, Calif.
This event is an exclusive, invitation-only summit where key Linux
stakeholders meet face-to-face to advance and create initiatives that
address the most pressing opportunities for Linux today.
Linux Foundation End User Summit
October 25, 2010
Jersey City, NJ
Another invitation-only event, the Linux Foundation's End User Summit brings
together senior kernel leadership with the C-level executives who are
managing Linux in the largest most dynamic companies in the world today. In
its third year, this event helps to close a "communications loop" to advance
Linux development to meet everyone's goals. To request an invitation, please
August 10 - 12, 2010
LinuxCon is North America's premiere conference for all matters Linux. The
event will bring together community and business leadership as well as up
and coming developers to attend sessions produced by the community for the
community. LinuxCon will be preceded this year with a variety of
"mini-summits" on August 8 and 9, 2010, including the Linux Storage &
Filesystems Workshop, the Wireless Mini-Summit and the Bluetooth Summit.
Japan Linux Symposium
September 27 - 29, 2010
The Japan Linux Symposium is the leading Linux conference in Asia Pacific
and brings together developers, administrators, users, community managers
and industry experts from across the globe.
Linux Kernel Summit
November 1 - 2, 2010
Co-located with the Linux Plumbers Conference November 3 - 5, 2010
The Linux Foundation will again host the annual gathering of the world's
leading kernel developers to discuss the state of the kernel and to plan the
next development cycle.
To get more information about Linux Foundation events, and to register,
please visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/.
==> Get One, Give One Membership Program Continues <==
You still have until the end of this month to join the Linux Foundation as
an individual member--and the Linux Foundation will donate a free one-year
student membership either to a student you know or students who are seeking
a sponsored membership.
In the Get One, Give One membership program, launched in December, for every
new individual member who joins the Linux Foundation before January 31,
2010, the Linux Foundation will give a free membership to a student for one
year. Students who are interested in obtaining a sponsored membership can
sign up on a waiting list at
will be sponsored on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When they join the Linux Foundation, new individual members can elect to
either sponsor a student on the waiting list or can request the membership
be given to a friend or family member. To sponsor a specific student, new
members should list the student's name and email address in the order
comments on the checkout page.
Any student, whether specified or on the waiting list, will be required to
show proof of student status in the form of a valid student ID.
Members have access to exclusive benefits, including a Linux.com email
address (ex: email@example.com); a Linux Foundation t-shirt; employee purchase
pricing at Dell, HP, and Lenovo with savings up to 40% on purchases of
hardware and accessories; 35% off O'Reilly books and e-books; a variety of
deep discounts to attend events or subscribe to industry publications; and
the ability to run for a Linux Foundation board seat, among others.
Visit the Individual Membership page before the end of this month at
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/individual to learn about all of
the great benefits you receive with Individual Membership and to become an
Linux Foundation member.
==> Linux Foundation in the News <==
Computerworld: New SUSE/Moblin Linux Netbook from MSI Arrives
What do you get when you mix Novell's SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop)
11 with the Linux Foundation's Moblin 2.1 netbook desktop? A lightweight
Linux desktop that's trying to snag the netbook desktop market before
Google's Chrome OS runs away with it later this year.
Linux Journal: Announcing LinuxCon 2010
The Linux Foundation - the non-profit organization dedicated to all things
Linux - is involved in a number of conferences throughout the year. Among
those, the newest is LinuxCon, which will be celebrating it's second year in
Mobile Gazette: LG GW990 Preview
The LG GW990 runs the Moblin operating system, a product of the Linux
Foundation. Moblin is pitched at products from netbooks to what they call
"mobile Internet devices", so it is aimed at that market segment between
(say) Android on smartphones and Ubuntu on full-blown PCs.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Operating System Future is in Cloud Computing
Linux Foundation President, Jim Zemlin, will continue to push his notion of
"Linux everywhere" for the new year. He pointed out that Linux is the heart
of connected televisions, cameras, set top boxes, netbooks, smartphones,
video games, tablet PCs, smart homes, automotive, GPS, and much more.
ZDNet Education: Maybe the HP/Microsoft Slate Needs Ubuntu or Moblin to be
Less of a Yawn
Obviously Steve Ballmer is not going to announce HP's first offering in the
"slate" category (it's a tablet, folks, but if he feels the need to call it
a slate, whatever) running the latest Linux distribution made for MIDs,
netbooks, and, well, slates. Unfortunately, by simply shoehorning the
Windows 7 interface (albeit a great desktop/notebook UI) into an interesting
and relatively novel form factor, the announcement of HP's slate was just a
==> From the Foundation: When One Linux Project Wins, All Linux Triumphs <==
It's very clear that developers have a clear choice of software platforms on
which to develop their applications, especially in the mobile arena. Very
few people outside of Microsoft's offices are publicly looking forward to
Windows Mobile 7, and even the venerable iPhone is becoming dented as a
reliable platform, as Apple's continued chokehold on "permitted" iPhone apps
and the company's continued insistence on using a sole US cellular provider
is making the iPhone less of a sure bet for mobile application developers.
There's even a redefinition of what "mobile" even means. The proliferation
of smartphones, smartbooks, and tablets at CES gives new meaning for how
consumer hardware is going to look. My personal favorite for redefining
hardware is the Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, the 11-inch Intel-Windows 7
laptop that has a multi-touch screen that can separate and be run as a
standalone Snapdragon-Linux tablet with Lenovo's own Skylight GUI.
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