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01 February 2011, 11:38

Linux Foundation launches new Android & MeeGo developer training courses

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Linux Foundation Logo The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of six new developer training courses dedicated to MeeGo and Google's open source Android operating system, both of which are based on Linux. Like Android, MeeGo is available for various mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and netbooks – it came about as the result of the February 2010 decision to merge Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo platforms under the aegis of the Linux Foundation.

According to the Foundation, Linux has become the dominant OS for mobile and embedded devices and both Android and MeeGo "represent two of the leading platforms in this market". It hopes that the new courses will help to train developers and fill open positions at its member companies. The courses, which consist of corporate, custom, compliance, virtual and in-person courses, have been built in collaboration with the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB).

Discussing the announcement, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin said, "We continue to see unprecedented demand for Linux expertise from our members and the industry at large", adding that, "We're happy to be able to offer Android and MeeGo developer training to equip professionals with the best skills to further their careers and to accelerate development efforts of Linux in the mobile computing market." To help launch the new series of courses, the Foundation will be offering MeeGo-specific courses at its upcoming Collaboration Summit – the first 20 people to register will receive an invitation to attend all three days of the summit.

Further information about the new developer training courses can be found on the Linux Training web page and in the Linux Foundation's announcement press release. The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is himself sponsored by the foundation.

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