Linux Foundation Director Discusses GoalsBy LinuxDevices.com Staff | Posted 2007-01-27 Email Print
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Q&A: The OSDL and Free Standard Group merged, creating the Linux Foundation. Jim Zemlin, the new mega-organization's executive director, talks about the foundation's goals and objectives. (LinuxDevices.com)Why did the Free Standards Group and Open Source Development Labs decide to merge?
Both groups have long shared the same ultimate goalto accelerate the adoption of Linuxand have worked together in the past. Discussions about how the two groups could work together or join forces have been taking place for some time.
Due to the maturity of the Linux market and the new requirements that brings to the support for the operating system, the board members of both organizations decided it was time to officially bring the groups together.
The Linux Foundation will bring the best of both organizations together to support Linux's ability to compete in an evolving market. We're focused on improving Linux in three key areas: standardization, promotion, and protection.
All of our activities are organized under one of these umbrellas. By bringing the most important activities from each organization to bear in the formation of The Linux Foundation, we believe the market and community impact will be far greater than what each organization could achieve alone.
How will the Linux Foundation fund its activities? Can you reassure our readers that the organization has a solid financial base?
The Linux Foundation is funded by member dues, and we are confident the income is in perfect balance with our infrastructure and activities.
Read the full story on LinuxDevices.com: Executive Interview: Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation director
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