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July 2, 2013
by sjvn01
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Microsoft-sponsored Outercurve Foundation turns to Apache for leadership

Well, this is different. Jim Jagielski, a co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation; a director of the Open Source Initiative; and currently a consulting software engineer for Linux giant Red Hat is now president of the Microsoft-sponsored, open-source friendly  Outercurve … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
by sjvn01
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Andy Rubin, Android’s founder, leaves project

In a surprising move, Google CEO Larry Page said that Andy Rubin, founder of Android and Google’s Android chief, has decided it was “time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Sundar Pichai will lead … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Survey shows companies need Linux talent and they need it bad

Survey shows companies need Linux talent and they need it bad

Survey says: Businesses need Linux IT pros, they need them now, and they’re willing to pay real money to get them. The 2013 Linux Jobs Report survey, which was conducted by the Linux Foundation and Dice, the self-proclaimed #1 technology … Continue reading

August 1, 2012
by sjvn01
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Verizon: No free tethering for unlimited data plan customers

For Verizon‘s remaining unlimited data customers, it’s turned out that Verizon being required to offer free tethering—letting other devices share a 3G or 4G connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB—was too good to be true. According to Verizon, customers with … Continue reading