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May 5, 2016

Hiring Managers Worldwide Desperately Seeking Open Source Pros

Doug Black

It’s an open secret: if you have open source development skills the world is your oyster.

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundationand Dice, a career site for technology professionals, paints a picture of a corporate and government landscape desperate for open source talent. Fully 87 percent of hiring managers surveyed report difficulty in finding the right skills and expertise; 65 percent say open source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months; and 79 percent have increased incentives to hold on to their current open source professionals.

But it takes more than good salaries and perks to acquire open source talent. It also takes the enticement of interesting projects, cutting-edge technology challenges and collaboration with the global open source community.

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