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Combined with increased Linux training offerings and a free ‘Introduction to Linux’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduced earlier this year, The Linux Foundation Certification Program will help expand the talent pool of Linux professionals worldwide. Key features include:
Virtual: The Linux Foundation has designed a secure, performance-based exam that can be taken with a web browser, microphone, Internet connection and web cam at anytime, from anywhere in the world.
Performance-based: Exam takers will be tested on their ability to solve real problems in the command line rather than be tested on theory or be given multiple choice questions.
Distribution-flexible: The Linux ecosystem is defined by choice, so exam takers will be able to choose to take their tests with one of three Linux distributions: CentOS, openSUSE or Ubuntu.
We can’t wait to see you at LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference on October 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The events will showcase how leaders in diverse industries are using the power of open source and collaboration to innovate and advance technology for all. Keynote speakers include Jono Bacon, XPRIZE; Paul Biondich, OpenMRS; Joanna Rutkowska, Invisible Things Lab; Chris Schlaeger, Amazon Web Services; Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud; and the Linux kernel developer panel. Other highlights include:
Big Data: Getting Smaller All The Time, Matt Asay, MongoDB
Open Source: A Job and an Adventure, Dawn Foster, Puppet Labs
Scaling Userspace @ Facebook, Ben Maurer, Facebook
DevOps and the Database - Is this a “Tale of the Forgotten Service?” Chip Childers, Cumulogic
Large Scale Identification of Race Conditions In OpenStack CI, Joe Gordon, OpenStack
Avoiding the 1000 Euro VM in Your First Cloud, Tim Mackey, Citrix
rtmux: A thin multiplexer to provide hard realtime applications for Linux, Jim Huang, ITRI
Tame the USB Gadgets Talkative Beast, Krzysztof Opasiak, Samsung
Setting up ktest.pl (Embedded Edition), Steve Rostedt, Red Hat
Vault will bring together the world’s leading developers in filesystems and storage in the Linux kernel with related projects to collaborate on continued innovation and education. Founding supporters include Facebook, IBM, NetApp, Omnibond, Red Hat, SanDisk, Seagate, and SUSE. The conference will take place March 11-12 at the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA, co-located with the invite-only Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit.
Hitachi and NEC have joined the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and esteemed developers to collaboratively identify and fund critical open source projects that are in need of assistance. These newest backers join other members of CII who include Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, Salesforce.com and VMware.
OpenStack is the most popular open source cloud project, followed by Docker and KVM, according to a survey of more than 550 respondents conducted by Linux.com and The New Stack and announced at CloudOpen in Chicago. The survey, conducted over a two-week period in July, asked respondents to choose the best open source cloud project overall as well as in five different categories. See the complete survey results on Linux.com http://go.linuxfoundation.org/e/6342/-source-cloud-projects-of-2014/ygmd8/563691803
In a blog post last month, Linux Foundation system administrator Konstantin Ryabitsev announced new security features for Linux kernel developers: “For a few years now we have been mandating a fairly strict authentication policy for those developers who commit directly to the git repositories housing the Linux kernel. Each is issued their own ssh private key, which then becomes the sole way for them to push code changes to the git repositories hosted atkernel.org. While using ssh keys is much more secure than just passwords, there are still a number of ways for ssh private keys to fall into malicious hands. We wanted to further tighten our access requirements, but without causing undue difficulties for the kernel developers.”
Please welcome the newest Linux Foundation members from the storage and semiconductor industries.
Adapteva, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer based in Lexington, Mass., develops a highly energy-efficient and scalable multicore processor chip for high-performance computing applications. Adapteva is also the sponsor of the Parallella Project aimed at democratizing access to supercomputing.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash storage solutions with the broadest portfolio of flash-memory based solutions in the industry. The company’s products are used in many of the world’s largest data centers, as well as embedded in advanced laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. From video, music and documents shared through social networks to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and tablets, Seagate products help businesses and people store, share and protect their valuable digital content.
Western Digital is one of the largest manufacturers of reliable hard drives and solid state drives. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands.