9/18/2012 Show Notes

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“The Linux Community – What is it? And how do I join?”

Talking Points:

All you have to do us be curious about Linux. Ask questions, and you are involved!

  • Use Linux
  • Help others to learn Linux
  • Help others to use Linux more effectively
  • Help others to use community supported and open source software (regardless of their OS)
  • Join a LUG
  • Write a blog about your conversion to Linux
  • Start a podcast about Linux
  • Provide help on Linux forums
  • Send in bug reports when something goes wrong
  • Fix something if something goes wrong – then tell the developer
  • Write documentation for a Linux distribution
  • Write documentation for community supported applications
  • Provide translation services
  • Work for one of the top companies that develop Linux distributions
  • Work for one of the top 10 organizations sponsoring Linux kernel development
  • Work for one of the top 50 open source companies (see the link)

Links we discussed in the show:

Distrowatch.com http://distrowatch.com/

Top 10 organizations sponsoring Linux kernel development http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2012/04/linux-foundation-releases-annual-linux-development-report

Top 50 Open Source companies: http://www.thevarguy.com/2012/05/09/top-50-open-source-companies-where-are-they-now/

Resources for getting involved: http://goinglinux.com/articles/Resources.html

Linux.org: http://www.linux.org/

Linux.org forum: http://www.linuxforum.com/forum.php?s=f9dd4fe6d00afa60d708f711695c6c36

Other Linux forums: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=linux+help+forums

Linux Mint community: http://community.linuxmint.com/

Ubuntu community: http://www.ubuntu.com/community

Join a LUG: http://www.linuxforum.com/forums/37-User-Groups

XBMC: http://xbmc.org/about/