How The Linux Foundation Goes Beyond the Operating System to Create the Largest Shared Resource of Open-Source Technology


Mark Hinkle relied on open-source products, such as Linux, Sendmail, and Apache, to build out the infrastructure for the ISP and hosting provider he worked for in the mid-1990s.

“That’s what really got me fascinated by the fact that people were working on solutions and sharing changes that furthered the use of technology,” he said.

After 20 years of working with various software vendors and open-source solution providers, Mark has seen the adoption of open-source technologies expand to reach even the largest enterprises.

“Open-source products are becoming the de facto standard. People don’t realize the breadth of technology that’s out there and the quality of those technologies,” said Mark, now the Vice President of Marketing for The Linux Foundation