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The Linux Foundation provides a '''neutral collaboration forum''' so companies and individuals can work together to solve the challanges facing the Linux platform. Whether you're a Linux Foundation member, developer, independent software vendor, government organization or end user, The Linux Foundation offers services and forums for collaboration. You can have your voice heard through one of the Linux Foundation's offerings or events.  
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The Linux Foundation provides '''neutral collaboration forums''' so companies and individuals can work together to solve the challanges facing the Linux platform. Whether you're a Linux Foundation member, developer, independent software vendor, government organization or end user, the Linux Foundation offers you services and forums for collaboration. You can have your voice heard through one of the Linux Foundation's offerings or events.  
  
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==The Linux Foundation Advisory Councils==
  
'''The Linux Foundation Advisory Councils''':
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The Linux Foundation advisory councils provide forums for end users, member/vendors and community developers to discuss shared issues, collaborate on projects of common interest and decide how best to direct resources in support of the development community.  The councils meet separately and jointly to accomplish their shared goals.
  
The Linux Foundation advisory councils provide forums for end users and member vendors to discuss shared issues, collaborate on projects of common interest and direct resources in support of the development community.  The councils meet separately and jointly to accomplish their shared goals.
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* The [[User Advisory Council]] helps end users get their concerns and requests heard by vendors and the Linux community.
  
* The [[User Advisory Council]] helps end users can get their concerns and requests heard by the Linux community.
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* The [[Vendor Advisory Council]] facilitates collaboration among vendor membership at the Linux Foundation.
  
* The [[Vendor Advisory Council]] facilitates collaboration among vendor membership at The Linux Foundation.
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* The [[Technical Advisory Board (TAB)]] provides the Linux kernel community a direct voice into the LF’s activities and fosters bi-directional interaction with application developers, end users, and Linux companies.  
  
* The [http://developer.osdl.org/dev/tab/ Technical Advisory Board (TAB)] provides the Linux kernel community a direct voice into the LF’s activities and fosters bi-directional interaction with application developers, end users, and Linux companies. Plans call for the Tab to evolve into a broader Developer Advisory Council in the future.
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* The [[LSB_Leadership | LSB Steering Committee]] sets the direction for the Linux Standard Base, which delivers interoperability between applications and the Linux operating system.  
  
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The TAB and LSB Steering Committee may evolve into a broader Developer Advisory Council in the future.
  
'''The Linux Foundation Workgroups''':
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==The Linux Foundation Workgroups==
  
The Linux Foundation hosts [[Workgroups | workgroups]] where technical resources can come together to solve key problems facing Linux.  LF Workgroups are open to all who wish to participate in improving Linux platforms in areas such as [http://old.linux-foundation.org/lab_activities/desktop_linux desktop interfaces], [[Accessibility | accessibility]], [[OpenPrinting | printing]], [[Packaging | application packaging]], and [[Workgroups | many others]].
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The Linux Foundation hosts [[Workgroups | workgroups]] where individuals and technical resources can come together to solve key problems facing Linux platforms.  LF Workgroups are open to all who wish to participate in improving Linux platforms in areas such as [https://www.linux-foundation.org/en/Desktop_Linux desktop interfaces], [[Accessibility | accessibility]], [[OpenPrinting | printing]], [[Packaging | application packaging]], and [[Workgroups | many others]].
  
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==The Linux Foundation Programs==
  
'''The Linux Foundation Programs''':
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Among its many programs, The Linux Foundation:
  
* The Linux Foundation hosts collaboration [[Events | events]] among Linux technical community, application developers, industry, and end users to foster innovation and act as a catalyst in the development of the open source software ecosystem.
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* Hosts [http://www.linux-foundation.org/events/collaboration collaboration events] among the Linux technical community, application developers, industry, and end users to foster innovation and act as a catalyst in the development of the open source software ecosystem.
  
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* Manages the Technical Fellowships Fund to ensure key projects required for Linux's success get accomplished.
  
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* Promotes Linux regionally, including through the [http://www.linux-foundation.jp/ Linux Foundation Japan]
  
* It manages the [http://developer.osdl.org/dev/tab/fellow_fund/ Technical Fellowships Fund] to ensure key projects required for Linux' success get accomplished.
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* Manages a Linux hardware lending library and [[NDA program]] to enable better device support.
  
* It promotes Linux regionally, including [http://www.osdl.jp/ Linux Foundation Japan]
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* Provides other collaboration opportunities for various [[developer]] groups. Including the [http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/Travelfund Open Source Development Travel Fund] to provide sponsorships for much needed technical conference travel costs.
 
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* It manages a Linux hardware lending library and [http://developer.osdl.org/dev/tab/nda/ NDA program] to enable better device support
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Latest revision as of 02:39, 15 February 2008

The Linux Foundation provides neutral collaboration forums so companies and individuals can work together to solve the challanges facing the Linux platform. Whether you're a Linux Foundation member, developer, independent software vendor, government organization or end user, the Linux Foundation offers you services and forums for collaboration. You can have your voice heard through one of the Linux Foundation's offerings or events.

[edit] The Linux Foundation Advisory Councils

The Linux Foundation advisory councils provide forums for end users, member/vendors and community developers to discuss shared issues, collaborate on projects of common interest and decide how best to direct resources in support of the development community. The councils meet separately and jointly to accomplish their shared goals.

  • The User Advisory Council helps end users get their concerns and requests heard by vendors and the Linux community.
  • The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) provides the Linux kernel community a direct voice into the LF’s activities and fosters bi-directional interaction with application developers, end users, and Linux companies.
  • The LSB Steering Committee sets the direction for the Linux Standard Base, which delivers interoperability between applications and the Linux operating system.

The TAB and LSB Steering Committee may evolve into a broader Developer Advisory Council in the future.

[edit] The Linux Foundation Workgroups

The Linux Foundation hosts workgroups where individuals and technical resources can come together to solve key problems facing Linux platforms. LF Workgroups are open to all who wish to participate in improving Linux platforms in areas such as desktop interfaces, accessibility, printing, application packaging, and many others.

[edit] The Linux Foundation Programs

Among its many programs, The Linux Foundation:

  • Hosts collaboration events among the Linux technical community, application developers, industry, and end users to foster innovation and act as a catalyst in the development of the open source software ecosystem.
  • Manages the Technical Fellowships Fund to ensure key projects required for Linux's success get accomplished.
  • Manages a Linux hardware lending library and NDA program to enable better device support.

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