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Why the Linux Foundation Works (and Why the OSDL Failed) [VIDEO]

From the 'It's not about the money' files:

Not all Open Source foundations are created equal. Over the last 15 years that I've been actively engaged in open source activities I've seen more than my fair share of open source foundations go bust. I've also seen a few do really well.

Remember the OSDL?

The OSDL was the pre-cursor to the Linux Foundation. It was an organization that I personally never really liked and neither did Oracle. Back in 2006, Wim Coekaerts (then the Director of Linux Engineering at Oracle) told me that OSDL was all about business and Oracle knew how to deal with the Linux community on its own.




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