9/22/2012 Show Notes

Both hours: It’s our Linux Show today!  Linux continues to be an important operating system so we dedicate an entire show every month to the subject of Linux!  Join Larry Bushey, our Linux Correspondent.  Larry is the Host of the “Going Linux” podcast!  Today’s topic is “The Linux Community – What is it? And how do I join?”  If you have ANY questions or interest in Linux, THIS is the show you won’t want to miss!


You can find the Going Linux podcast on iTunes, on Stitcher, or on the Going Linux website:
http://goinglinux.com … and on Twitter (@goinglinux) and Google+ (or just Google for Larry Bushey Linux. You’ll find lots of stuff!)

“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/