Our new board member, Mark Shuttleworth from Ubuntu fame, has a nice post about the Linux Foundation.
I think he’s makes some very correct points on how difficult it can sometimes be to run a consortia. We also really appreciate his kind words, not just because he’s a board member but because he’s an important member of the Linux community, and thus our constiuency.
From his blog:
“Working in civil society, quango’s, non-profits or consortia is extremely difficult - money is always tight, it’s not as clear what the metrics of success should be, and it’s often hard to get consensus from a critical mass of players on what needs to be done. So I think it’s a credit to the folks who setup the new entity that they have been able to narrow the focus substantially and get buy-in from all the major players on the goals for 2007.”