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Rob Landley on the Linux Foundation (2010) (landley.net)
29 points by vezzy-fnord on May 4, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

Management Team

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer, VP of Developer Programs Mike Woster, Chief Revenue Officer Steve Westmoreland, Chief Information Officer Laura Kempke, VP of Collaborative Projects Operations and Marketing Russell Farnell, VP of Finance and Human Resources Angela Brown, Sr. Director of Events Jennifer Cloer, Sr. Director of Communications & Community Philip DesAutels, Sr. Director of IoT Dan Cauchy, General Manager, Automotive Mike Dolan, Sr. Director of Strategic Programs Clyde Seepersad, General Manager, Training and Certification Karen Copenhaver, Legal Counsel Andy Updegrove, Legal Counsel Dan Kohn, Senior Strategist

14 non-coders (and who knows what lies underneath) being paid to keep 5 engineers paid?

Linus Torvalds Greg Kroah-Hartman Till Kamppeter Richard Purdie Janina Sajka

Now the Linux Foundation makes sense. Every time I saw one of their marketing/press videos it reminded me of a Fortune 500 company's marketing.

I just went to LinuxFoundation.org and the opening text says "open collaboration powers everything...".

From the article before it:

    Before Apple changed copyright law in 1983, "free
    software" was the norm from DECUS to the 8-bit
    BBS community.
I've heard both IBM and Microsoft be saddled with single-handedly introducing the scourge of non-Free software, but never Apple. Anyone know what the reference is to?

Possibly/probably Apple Computer v. Franklin Computer, the first court case in the U.S. to extend copyright protections to an OS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Frankl....

Fixed URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Frankl....

(your final dot was eaten by software ;-)

I find it slightly ironic that someone who was hired by the LF to write documentation operates a blog almost entirely devoid of metadata. Which is unfortunate, because he writes quite a bit and it'd be nice to see how his opinion changes with time.

This would explain why the Linux Foundation are in the middle of things like OpenDaylight that seem to be designed to soak up resources from big companies.

Was checking their members list recently and found it interesting that Red Hat was a silver member, while SUSE is sitting as gold.

"[...] and there's somebody in charge if not in control."

That's an interesting observation.

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