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Linux Foundation Sponsors IT Training Scholarship

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The French revolutionary Georges Danton famously said, "After bread, education is the people's first need." And while the French Revolution and the channel may not have much in common, there are few places in which this populist message resonates better than the open source ecosystem, where providing development and other skills to volunteer contributors is vital to long-term success—which is exactly what the Linux Foundation is doing starting this week with its 2013 Linux Training Scholarship Program.

The program, which launched in 2011, provides free access to the Linux Foundation's training programs (for which the organization otherwise charges fees) for selected contributors to Linux and related software projects.

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