Top 5 articles of the week: May 13

Top 5: PittMesh routers, Linux password manager KeePassX, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight community-owned router Pittmesh, password manager KeePassX, results of the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, a look at what an open source program office is and why it matters, and a Linux Story from new writer Rene Raggl.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. Aspiring sys admin works his way up in Linux

After years in sales and account management, new My Linux Story contributor Rene Raggl tells us about working his way up towards a job as a Linux system administrator.

4. What is an open source program office? And why do you need one?

John Mark Walker, the Director of Open Source Products at EMC, explores six common traits of successful open source programs, and takes look at how the open source program officehas evolved.

3. 2016 Open Source Jobs Report: Developers, DevOps, and certifications wanted

The Linux Foundation and partnered to survey almost 5,000 open source professionals, and recently unveiled the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report. Rikki Endsley explains the report saying the job market is hot for developers, DevOps, and open source professionals with certifications.

2. Managing passwords in Linux with KeePassX

Ricardo Frydman, Linux specialist at IBM, tells us about his favorite password manager, KeePassX. It remembers hundreds of passwords across various applications and generates strong, secure passwords when you need them.

1. PittMesh routers are owned by individuals

To read a paragraph straight from the article that sums this article up well:

"PittMesh is a new community-owned wireless network that runs OpenWrt, a widely supported, well documented, open source firmware for embedded systems like WiFi routers. PittMesh routers are owned by individuals and configured in a way that make them work together to build a larger, decentralized network. The project was started by a wireless networking non-profit called Meta Mesh and has been developed by a world-wide coalition of programmers for well over a decade."

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