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Thoughts on Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Apr 14, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Linux.com: Commentary: The Linux Foundation and the Future of Linux

"I came away from the second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit with mixed feelings. I mean, it's hard not to support the group that pays Linus Torvalds to spend his time continuing to lead the poster-boy project for free and open source software. But at the same time, those golden chains are my biggest concern about the Linux Foundation.

"IBM sponsored the event, and they are the biggest supporter of Linux in the corporate world. The foundation membership is made up of almost all the large and and many of wanna-be-large IT firms around the globe--including Adobe, which is one of the foundation's newest members. You can find a complete list of members on the foundation website..."

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Blog of Helios: Return From The Mountain

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"I honestly thought that if I waited a few days before reporting to you, my thoughts might be clearer and my positions on some things a bit more solid.

"They are not.

"However, time doesn't pay attention to ambivalent feelings or conflicted emotions so I'm going to forge ahead with my report to you on the Second Annual Linux Foundation Summit Conference held here in Austin Texas. It was indeed one of the highest points of the year for me and I've had a few..."

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