"Given the expanding strategic role of Linux in businesses and
governments around the world, it's not surprising that
organizations are scrambling to find employees with the Linux
skills they need. More than a third of the respondents to a recent
Linux Foundation study, in fact, indicated that they're worried
about finding people with the skills to support their increasing
reliance on the free and open source operating system.
"Demand far outstrips supply, in other words, when it comes to
professionals skilled in Linux and other free technologies. Not
only does that represent a great opportunity for those in IT, but
it also means the time has never been better for the growing number
of businesses using Linux and other free software to bolster their
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