Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elects New Members

Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elects New Members

Peer-elected board brings community perspective to The Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2008 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the results of its 2008 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, which drew record numbers of candidates and voters.

The TAB consists of ten members of the Linux kernel community, who are annually elected by their peers to serve staggered, two-year terms. The TAB collaborates with The Linux Foundation on programs and issues that affect the Linux community. The TAB chair also sits on the board of The Linux Foundation.

The newest board members, elected to serve two-year terms, are:

• James Bottomley, Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, the Linux Voyager port and the 53c700 driver;
• Kristen Carlson Accardi, kernel developer at Intel and contributor to the ACPI, PCI, and SATA subsystems;
• Christoph Hellwig, (one-year term), software architect and developer in the storage software sector;
• Chris Mason, Oracle Kernel development team and creator of the Btrfs file system;
• Dave Jones, maintainer of the Fedora kernel at Red Hat; and
• Chris Wright, employed by Red Hat, maintainer for the LSM framework, and co-maintainer of the -stable Linux kernel tree.

The TAB is completed with the remaining four members, who are serving out the rest of their two-year terms: Jonathan Corbet, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Christoph Lameter and Arjan Van de Ven.

“The Technical Advisory Board plays a key role in helping the Linux Foundation and its members understand how best to collaborate on projects that help advance the Linux operating system for all its stakeholders,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs for The Linux Foundation. “We highly value the contributions of the community in the Foundation, and the TAB ensures that we stay focused on core priorities that have a positive and direct impact on their work.”

The TAB participates in The Linux Foundation’s annual events, such as its Annual Collaboration Summit taking place in San Francisco in 2009. The TAB and other community members will also participate in the first ever LinuxCon, scheduled for next fall. More information on Linux Foundation events can be found here: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/events/

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms.

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