VMware seeks "a skilled Open Source/Linux expert"

VMware is getting serious about building out its open-source expertise.

VMware, perhaps recognizing its exposure from open-source virtualization solutions, is looking for an open-source expert to help with a range of things, including help to create "a test framework for a custom Linux distribution." VMware is seeking a "Senior Software Reliability Engineer," as noted on an open-source group on LinkedIn, but perhaps it should be looking for an open-source savvy IP attorney?

Why? Well, VMware is on the hot seat about a possible violation of the GPL related to its use of Linux, and given its public disclosures of the significant amount of open source it uses in its products .

Regardless, it seems fair to suggest that VMware has got the open-source bug now, and is starting to get smarter about how it works with open source. Maybe you can help? You can send a message to Ernie Salle to get started. His email is in the graphic below.

VMware via LinkedIn
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