...a shift towards open source is forcing enterprises to find employees with open source skills to augment staff already steeped in working with proprietary software products. InfoWorld

The Open Source Jobs Boom

Tech's Bottom Line -
July 24, 2008 - by Bill Snyder


Looking for a good job in IT? Sharpen your knowledge of open source development frameworks, languages, and programming. A just-published study of available IT jobs found that 5 percent to 15 percent of the positions now on the market call for open source software skills..

Doc Searls is one of the co-authors of the Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as we know it, and Senior Editor of Linux Journal.

Doc Searls joined me for a conversation about the Cluetrain Manifesto, the world of Free and Open Source software, and the general landscape of technology and collaboration.

In the May 07 issue of Linux JournaI, Searls wrote this about Fairfield's grassroots community station KRUU-FM:

"I listen to a lot of radio online and I don't know of a station that's more committed to free software and open-source values than this little station... I listen to it in Santa Barbara and it's already one of my faves."