This week Jolla open sourced its Sailfish mobile browser, while rival open source mobile operating system Tizen gained the support of 15 new contributing organizations. Oh, and in case you forgot, it’s Valentine’s Day!
- The Next Web’s Paul Sawers covered this week’s Sailfish mobile browser code release: “Jolla Open-Sources the Browser for its Sailfish OS-Powered Smartphone.”
- Charlie Osborne reported on the 15 new contributing partners the Tizen open source mobile OS picked up this week in the ZDNet article, “ZTE, Sprint, SoftBank Join Open Source Tizen OS Development.”
- In case you’re in need of some little last minute Valentine’s Day planning, Cynthia Harvey shared, “50 Open Source Tools That Could Help You Find (or Keep) a Valentine” on Datamation.
- In Fred O’Connor’s InfoWorld article “Hiring Managers Advise Job Seekers to Contribute to Open-Source Projects,” directors from the Linux Foundation, Black Duck, Red Hat and HubSpot commented on the edge developers can gain in the competitive IT job market by regularly contributing to open source projects.
- Reporting on the results of a new Dice Tech Salary Survey, Katherine Noyes’ Linux.com article shared the increasing financial benefits enjoyed by Linux professionals: “Linux Pros Saw Larger Bonuses, Higher Salaries in 2013.”
- Business Insider’s Julie Bort shined a spotlight on some of the women helping to power the Linux technology that runs our world: “These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World”
- Although open source software is free to download and use, Paul Rubens reminded us why it’s worth paying for sometimes in the CIO article, “6 Reasons to Pay for Open Source Software.”
- On Ecommerce Times, Jack M. Germain discussed the ever increasing adoption of Linux and open source, asking “Has Linux Conquered the Cloud?”
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