Open Source Coopetition Fueled by LF Growth


The Linux Foundation has come a long way since initiated in 2007 as the fusion of the Open Source Development Lab and Free Standards Group. At its start, I wondered why there was no membership or representation from Canonical, which was the hottest thing in Linux at the time. Though Canonical’s lack of Linux Foundation membership remains unchanged, the organization’s growth in its core of system software and Linux, as well as in mobile devices and, more recently, the automotive industry were among my predictions for Linux strength in 2012.

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