” . . . Nancy Brittle, IBM's Worldwide Program Director for Linux in Higher Education, is in charge of the contest, which was held for the first time in 2001. She originally recruited three judges from IBM's Linux crew, but says, “We really needed 100 judges,” because last year's Linux Challenge drew a much larger response than IBM expected: 1,462 entries from 64 countries all over the world . . . “
“Brittle says the contest's main purpose is to show potential corporate Linux users how interested students are in Linux. She says the large number of entries for the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge proves that “Linux skills are pervasive in universities worldwide, and that there will be no shortage of Linux programmers and sysadmins in the future . . . “
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