Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board

The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) provides the Linux kernel community a direct voice into The Linux Foundation’s activities and fosters bi-directional interaction with application developers, end users, and Linux companies.

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James Bottomley
Linux Foundation Board member, Linux SCSI subsystem maintainer and Technical Advisory Board Chair.

 

Greg Kroah-Hartman
Greg Kroah-Hartman
Linux Foundation Fellow and Linux USB subsystem maintainer.

Ric Wheeler
Ric Wheeler
Architect & Senior Manager of the Kernel File & Storage Team, Red Hat

 

John Linville
John Linville
Wireless local area networking Maintainer working at Red Hat.

Jonathan Corbet
Jonathan Corbet
Executive editor at LWN.net, co-author of Linux Device Drivers, and Linux kernel contributor.

 

Matthew Garrett
Matthew Garrett
Senior software engineer at Nebula, Inc.

Chris Mason
Chris Mason
Member of the Linux team at Oracle and project lead for the new Linux filesystem BtrFS.

 

Sarah Sharp
Sarah Sharp
Linux kernel xHCI driver maintainer at Intel.

Thomas Gleixner
Thomas Gleixner
Manages bug reports for NANA FLASH, core timers and the unified x86 architecture.

 

Jesse Barnes
Jesse Barnes
Works at Intel doing Linux graphics stack development and maintaining the Linux PCI layer.

 

Activities

minutes/april_6_2007

minutes/october_19_2007

Linux Foundation Driver Statement

Driver Question and Answer

TAB Charter

1. The primary purpose of The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is to advise The Linux Foundation Board of Directors (Board) and the management of The Linux Foundation (Management) on matters related to supporting the technical agenda of The Linux Foundation. The following main areas are included in this charter:

    a. Oversee specific programmes which are identified by mutual agreement between the Board, the Management and the TAB.

    b. Provide a formal, twice yearly report to the Board on the status of and progress made in all areas under the purview of the TAB.

Kernel Driver Statement

Position Statement on Linux Kernel Modules

June 2008

Linux Device Driver Model


The Linux Driver Model: A Better Way to Support Devices

by Dan Kohn, Linux Foundation, June 2008

Device Driver Statement

Linux Kernel Community's Statement on Closed Source Drivers

On June 23, 2008, the kernel development community issued a statement on closed source drivers and modules.

The official statement can be found here.

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