The Linux Foundation was set up in 2007, and initially occupied a rather marginal position in the open source ecosystem. That's changed more recently, and the Linux Foundation has become one of the most important forces defending and promoting Linux and associated free software.
The person largely behind that transformation, and a well-known voice in his own right, is Jim Zemlin. During LinuxCon Europe, which took place in Prague at the end of October, I was able to interview Zemlin at some length about his own career and the larger open source world (disclosure: the Linux Foundation paid for my day-return trip).
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