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The Linux Foundation with Jim Zemlin

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January 22nd, 2007 by

A merger between the Open Source Development Lab and the Free Standards Group yields a new organization to advance open source software and Linux: The Linux Foundation. Executive Director for the Linux Foundation Jim Zemlin reveals how the new organization plans to carry forward the missions and goals of its two predecessor organizations. Then we briefly talk with Novell’s Markus Rex about what this merger might mean to Novell and SUSE Linux.
Time: 35:55
24.6 MB

Segment Times

  1. Interview with Jim Zemlin: 1:10-24:10
  2. Interview with Markus Rex (Novell): 25:10-34:20

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  • Yes, you raise a valid point, dear listener: This edition really does have all the trappings of being a full NOA episode. Which would make it the first episode of the 2007 season. However, we’re still not quite ready to kick into full gear and start releasing weekly shows again.

    2007-01-22 08:48:42

    […] It is likely that you have heard already about the merger which turns OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) and the FSG (Free Standards Group) into the Linux Foundation. Whether you like this or not, Novell will soon release an interview with the FSG executive director. This loosely relates to Bruce Perens’ desire not to have Novell closely involved in directions which the Linux community takes. This deal may have already cost OSDL a decent proportion of its staff, due to its divisive nature. […]

    2007-01-22 14:06:03

    […] Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group have announced they’re joining forces in the new Linux Foundation. Novell will be a platinum founding member of the new group. We’ve always been a strong supporter of cooperative work and standards in the open source arena and we look forward to continuing to support the Linux Foundation. We’ve got a “hot off the presses” Novell Open Audio interview with Jim Zemlin, the head of the new Linux Foundation, about why the two organizations are merging and the focus of the new group. Listen to that here. […]

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