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While tech companies are laying off staff claiming that they are cutting costs because of “economic headwinds” they do not seem that keen to let their open saucers go. "The demand for skilled tech talent remains strong, particularly in fast-developing areas, such as cloud and containers, cybersecurity, and artificial and machine intelligence. These are all areas which are heavily dependent on open source and Linux technologies."

Linux Foundation executive director, Jim Zemlin said that open source was countercyclical to that trend. The Linux Foundation had its best first quarter ever. 

Linux Foundation research SVP Hilary Carter, said in her keynote speech at Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver, Canada: "In spite of what the headlines are saying, the facts are 57 per cent of organisations are adding workers this year."

Carter was quoting figures from the Linux Foundation's latest job survey, which was released at the event.