Linux Foundation revamps board

The Linux Foundation this week announced a new board, broadening membership to include new corporate sponsors and programming-community representatives. The foundation was formed through a merger of the Open Source Development Labs and Free Standards Group, and the board includes members from both organizations.

As , one new member is Mark Shuttleworth, founder and chief executive of Ubuntu backer Canonical, but he's on the board as an individual representing the open-source community, not Canonical. New corporate members are from Oracle, Bank of America, Advanced Micro Devices and Motorola.

The Oracle board member is Wim Coekaerts, who has led the database company's Unbreakable Linux program that now directly competes with Linux leader Red Hat. Bank of America's representative is Tim Golden, a senior vice president who has worked exclusively with Linux and other open-source software for the last five years. Also joining is Marc Miller, an open-source software expert in the AMD Developer Outreach program, and Christy Wyatt, vice president of ecosystem and market development for mobile devices at Motorola.

Other members are from NEC, Novell, Network Appliance, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, SteelEye, Fujitsu and the law firm of Gesmer Updegrove.

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