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SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2010 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the   nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux,   today announced its new Linux Jobs Board is now available on the   popular online community destination for all matters Linux, .

The JobThread Network, an online recruitment platform, reports that   the demand for Linux-related jobs has grown 80 percent since 2005,   demonstrating that Linux professionals represent the fastest growing   job category in the IT industry. The new Jobs Board will   provide employers and job seekers with an important online forum in   which anyone can find the best and brightest Linux talent or the ideal   job opportunity.

"Linux' increasing use across industries is building high demand for   Linux jobs despite national unemployment stats," said Jim Zemlin,   executive director at the Linux Foundation. " reaches   millions of Linux professionals from all over the world. By providing   a Jobs Board feature on the popular community site, we can bring   together employers, recruiters and job seekers to lay the intellectual   foundation for tomorrow's IT industry."

Employers interested in posting a job opening have two options; they   can post their openings on and reach millions of Linux- focused professionals or they can use the JobThread Network on to reach an extended audience that includes 50 niche   publishing sites with a combined 9.8 million visitors every month. For   more information and to submit a job posting, please visit: . is already a showcase for Linux experts who participate in   the online community and gain guru rankings for answering questions,   posting tutorials or writing content. Job seekers can include their   LinkedIn details on their profile, including their resume.   They can also subscribe to the Jobs Board RSS feed, receive   alerts by email and follow opportunities about Linux-related jobs on   Twitter at

Linux community members and business users at all levels use   to find tutorials; news and analysis; Linux distribution information;   industry blogs; forums, and more. hosts a unique   collaboration forum for Linux experts – users and developers – and   provides the tools needed to connect with each other and with Linux.   Information on how Linux is being used, such as in mobile, can also be   found on the site. members can submit articles and information for review and   discussion by peers on the website. To join the community,   of which there are more than 11,000 registered members, please visit:

. For existing members, content can be submitted at: .

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering   the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors   the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading   Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world.   The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by   hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as For more information, please visit

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