Open Source JobHub Links Job Seekers With FOSS-Related Businesses

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Linux Professional Institute and Open Source JobHub (OSJH), a pioneering website that links job seekers with businesses using free and open source software, have just partnered on a sustained basis (LPI). On the surface, OSJH, which debuted in the first week of May, is comparable to other job boards: Employers post their openings, and job seekers reply. But OSJH is distinctive in a number of ways.

Of course, the emphasis on open source comes first. Not just developers, but many people choose to help the open source community whenever they can. OSJH saves them from sorting through 3,000 companies at a job site to find the few who pay for open source work. Although the bulk of jobs right now are for developers, the site is not only for them. Additionally, there are positions in accounting, marketing, and sales. It touched my heart when company founder Brian Osborn said that they formerly had an opening for an editor.

Another distinctive feature of OSJH is that you can complete the entire procedure, including job applications, without joining up. You can protect your privacy, in other words. There have been occasions when up to 130 organisations posted jobs at once, and there are currently hundreds of openings. And this is just the beginning of the website. Some of the organisations publishing are well-known among proponents of open source, like the Linux Foundation, Mozilla, and Percona.

According to Osborn, OSJH does not require organisations to fill out unnecessary fields. He claims that other employment sites follow this practise and make posting a position difficult. The majority of the data that businesses provide to OSJH is free text. Then, in order to find matches, job seekers can conduct keyword searches using terms like Python or Kubernetes. LPI and OSJH share a similar goal of assisting individuals in entering the open source community and advancing within it. LPI is devoted to fostering OSJH’s expansion. Given the acceptance of open source software, there is reason to think it will.


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