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ConsortiumInfo: The Linux Foundation Announces its First, Diverse Board of Directors

Mar 27, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"One of the more interesting projects I worked on this winter was the negotiation of the merger of the Free Standards Group and Open Source Development Labs, a task that came my way due to the fact that I was both legal counsel to, as well as a Board member of, the Free Standards Group. A crucial element of that negotiation was ensuring that all parts of the Linux ecosystem would be appropriately through representation on the Board of Directors of the successor organization, to be called the Linux Foundation.

"That ecosystem, of course, continues to become ever more diverse, and today includes not just individual and corporate developers (large and small), but service providers, end-users, the open standards community, and many other types of stakeholders as well. With the merger now complete and the elections held, the Linux Foundation has just issued a press release announcing the new Board, including two At Large members that were elected by the individual community members of the Linux Foundation.

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