Arstechnica posted that Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the Linux kernel's stable branch and the Linux driver project, is leaving SUSE to join the Linux Foundation. We think it's awesome to see. That the Linux foundation attracting such great talent is wonderful news. Giving them the opportunity to create without even the appearance of being influenced by a single corporate interest. Congratulations to both Mr. Kroah-Hartman and the Linux Foundation.
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That's right there are jobs and plenty of them in Linux. What was amazing to us was how large the demand was for Linux even in the middle of America. While the Ohio Linux Fest is big and we have known personally how strong Linux support in Ohio it as awesome to see real data to back us up. The data also surprised us by having Developer and Admin jobs in nearly a dead heat. Normally it's been more of a 70/30 split. So whether you want to be a code monkey or a server wizard the jobs are there if you have the skills. How can you get the skills? The Linux Foundation, who sponsored the research, will recommend their classes and certifications. We at LinuxInstall.net think that training is a great starting point but actually using Linux and being willing to be a grunt and change passwords is the best option. No matter what path you choose we hope to see all of you reading this can join us.
In an interesting turn of events Linus Torvalds has put a copy of the Kernel Git repo up on GitHub. Interesting to see the code show up on a second location. Github is a great place to store or find opensource projects. They make their money by doing private Git hosting. The tool is easy to use and can give you more tree level controls than standard Git provides. If you are looking for a cool place to work on your opensource project or a secure place to store your companies projects take a look at it.
According to several reports both kernel.org and linux.org were hacked over the last few weeks. Showing that both linux isn't perfect and that users are the weakest link in any operating systems armour. In both cases nothing super secert from the users was stolen. The kernel.org attack is not an issue, as no one can update the kernel code or other software hosted at the site without a large nuber of contributors being told about the update. So with everything safe and the users passsword changed we can all breath a sigh of relief and walk away remembering that even simple things like password policies are important.
Here are a collection of cool articles of things happening over the last couple of week to celebrate the big event:
What happens at LinuxCon should never stay there. Espically picture of Linux's fearless leader Linus in a TUX!!!(not the peguin either) This is a nice recap of various stories and blog posts from the event.
We have two cool charts showing the growth of Linux in different but equally impressive infographics: