Deanna
Community Manager
Community Manager
  • 9,520 Views

Welcome to the Red Hat Learning Community 25K member contest!

The Red Hat Learning Community has reached 25,000 members - To celebrate this milestone we are kicking off a 25K Member Contest

How to enter: Each action completed below is equivalent to one (1) contest entry. The more actions completed, the more chances you have to win.   

  1. Register for the Red Hat Learning Community (if not yet a member)
  2. Kudo (aka “like”) this 25K member contest post
  3. Reply to this post with a brief description of why you love open source or your open source learning journey!
  4. Complete your community biography here.

3 winners will be randomly selected to win one (1) $50 Visa Gift Card and receive an RHLC member feature for 30 days! Read the contest rules, terms and conditions here.

Thank you again to the entire Red Hat Learning Community for fostering open source skill adoption and the growth of this community. 

Good luck!

This contest will close on February 28, 2020.

--
Deanna
139 Replies
  • 2,707 Views

I have always been a Windows person since the UNI, understanding of open sources software like Linux has absolutely amazed me. I am sitting in a Red Hat course right now and so so upset that why I didn't start working with RED HAT before, Abosulety love the flexibility which comes with open source software and amazed by the wide spread usability of Linux. I think I am becoming a true fan of this open source idea and loveing the whole community of people who support this idea too.

TobinShields
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
  • 2,657 Views

Open source learning is great because you get folks who usually have two mindsets: they love what they do, and they want to share that love with others. There is very little 'gatekeeping' that comes with Linux and Open Source. 

MSoz
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
  • 2,637 Views

I fell in love with Open Software around 1997... I installed my first Linux back then. Since Internet links were not that common and fast those days (modems ruled ;)), the software was actually not that free in terms of cost: I had to shell out a few cents in order to buy a magazine with CD-ROMs attached. It had more CD-ROMs than pages if I recall correctly. ;)

Anyway, I was a university student and I was amazed by the power and stability of the free system as opposed to the commercially available Home OSes back then. All the serious computations and labs were performed on Unix and Linux systems already back then.

Why I love open software now? If it wasn't for Open Software, we probably would never see the ascent of DevOps.

  • 2,850 Views

I enjoy the open-source community because it fosters innovation, challenges the status quo, and empowers technologists to control their own destiny.
woohoo
Cadet
Cadet
  • 2,805 Views

To me, open source software represents many things.  Freedom and individual liberty, legality, creativity (influence on music/art with things like GPL/creative commons/copyleft works), sustainability, practicality, right to repair, right to privacy, DIY/raspberryPi, just to name a few.  The beauty is that we all get to help co-define it in a way.  I really do believe it changes the world and I am proud to be a tiny part of it.  Thank you. 

CravenCCRH
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
  • 2,785 Views

Open Source is where innovation really happens!

0 Kudos
Mike
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
  • 2,809 Views

I ❤️ Open Source because it is based upon sharing and cooperation.

The community creates and owns the standards, anyone is free to contribute.

Open source benefits the community but it also benefits each of us and our companies.

  • You will produce better products. ...
  • You will get exposure before an engaged audience. ...
  • You will attract passionate and talented developers. ...
  • Openness will become an integral part of your company culture.
0 Kudos
Mike
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
  • 2,805 Views

I ❤️ Open Source because it is based upon sharing and cooperation.

The community creates and owns the standards, anyone is free to contribute.

Open source benefits the community but it also benefits each of us and our companies.

  • You will produce better products. ...
  • You will get exposure before an engaged audience. ...
  • You will attract passionate and talented developers. ...
  • Openness will become an integral part of your company culture.
0 Kudos
dsacco
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
  • 2,802 Views

I love Open Source because, well, it's open, collaborative, always-on, transparent, and the best way I know to share and learn!

David Sacco
0 Kudos
Attila
Community Manager
Community Manager
  • 2,800 Views

I like Open Source because it creates communities, allows them to grow and serves as a catalyst of innovation through a mutual objective.

0 Kudos
Join the discussion
You must log in to join this conversation.