November 23, 2009, 10:32 am
There are many faces behind what goes on at the Linux Foundation: the officers and employees who run the day to day show, the Board of Directors who keep the ship on course, and of course, the volunteers who support, promote, and participate in the Foundation's activities. Among that number are those that act as the voice of the people themselves.
The Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board is described as one that "collaborates with the Linux Foundation on programs and issues that affect the Linux community" and "fosters bi-directional interaction with application developers, end users, and Linux companies." The ten individuals are elected by the kernel community itself ‚Äî half one year, half the next ‚Äî and sit on the TAB for two years, with the possibility of re-election. Its chair ‚Äî who will be elected at the Collaboration Summit next March ‚Äî holds a seat on the Foundation's Board of Directors.