There’s been lots of talk about Greg K-H’s post on device driver development and the Linux Foundation’s assitance through the NDA program. We think this is a great program and a great example of how the LF wants to work with the community to improve Linux. Greg does a great job explaining it in his post and Q&A.
Most of you by now have read the considerable amount of media coverage Oracle has generated with its Linux announcements. To my biased ears, the most important bit of news is Oracle’s joining the FSG at the platinum (highest) level. You can read the press release here. For an excellent take on the news, I recommend consortiuminfo.org.
Are you currently using Linux or other open source software in your company? Do you have a formal open standards policy to protect your investment? Do you want to send a message to your open source vendors to support open standards? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, The Free Standards Group would like to get your perspective — and support — for a new white paper detailing how end users can benefit from open standards.
Jim, our executive director, will be delivering a keynote at Gartner’s Open Source Summit. He’ll be speaking on how open standards can prevent vendor lock in, even in the world of open source. This is an excellent show for end users. Let us know if you’ll be attending and what to meet.