How Does the Linux Foundation Work and What Does it Do?

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 20, 2024 10:56 PM EDT
The Linux Foundation; By Irving Wladawsky-Berger
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I’ve long been involved with the Linux Foundation (LF). In 2000, a consortium of companies, including IBM, HP, and Intel, founded the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a non-profit organization to support the continued development of Linux and promote its use in enterprise computing, which A few years later, in 2007 the OSDL merged with the Free Standards Group to become the Linux Foundation. At the time, I was leading the Linux initiative that IBM had launched in January of 2000 to embrace Linux across all the company’s products and services.

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