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The NWC Interview: Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation

Jim Zemlin

What will the Linux Foundation, which replaces the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, do that those organizations didn't?

The new organization won't spend a lot of time promoting the idea of open source or that Linux is an enterprise-ready platform. Instead, we'll provide useful services for the Linux platform to compete against our proprietary competitors.

For example, we'll provide a legal defense fund should the platform be attacked, as it has been by SCO. We'll also provide a safe haven for Linux developers such as Linus Torvalds so they can work in a neutral setting.

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