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HP Becomes a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation 64

who_stole_my_kidneys writes in about how HP has gained a seat on the Linux Foundation's board of directors. "Snagging a first-class upgrade might empty out the contents of your wallet, but be glad you're not trying to buy your way to the Linux Foundation's top table. With a strategic investment of $500,000, Hewlett Packard has just become a platinum member of the body, alongside companies like Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung. In exchange for all that cash, HP gets a seat on the Foundation's board of directors and will have a say in how to advance the foundation's aims — and hopefully give Open webOS a gentle push, too."
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HP Becomes a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation

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  • Re:$500,000 (Score:4, Informative)

    by Hatta ( 162192 ) on Monday November 05, 2012 @06:08PM (#41886949) Journal

    From your wiki link:

    In order for Linux creator Linus Torvalds and other key kernel developers to remain independent, the Linux Foundation sponsors them so they can work full-time on improving Linux.

  • by Microlith ( 54737 ) on Monday November 05, 2012 @06:32PM (#41887257)

    Many of the core kernel developers, including Linus himself, are employees of the Linux Foundation. Additionally, Kernel.org is supported by the Linux Foundation. The foundation spends quite a bit of time managing various and sundry summits which serve to bring the disparate kernel developers together.

    They function both as a bit of infrastructure support as well as a promotional arm, though almost exclusively with respect to the kernel. They get real hype on Android because it gets the kernel out there, but rarely utter a word about standard Linux distros.

  • by mounthood ( 993037 ) on Monday November 05, 2012 @06:42PM (#41887363)

    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/corporate [linuxfoundation.org]

    Besides ensuring that your company’s investment in Linux is protected from a legal, technical and promotional perspective, there are many other benefits in joining the Linux Foundation as a Corporate Member.

    The Benefits of Linux Foundation Membership

            The ability to participate in Linux Foundation member-only activities like the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and Legal Summit to learn, influence and participate with the Linux Foundation workgroups
            The right to vote and run for Linux Foundation board seats and influence the direction of the organization
            Unsurpassed networking opportunities and a unique introductions service. Meet other Linux Foundation members and Linux users in small settings or get introduced to companies in a one-on-one fashion by Linux Foundation staff>
            Access to the Linux Foundation media network, including Linux.com. The Linux Foundation reaches 2 million users and developers a month through its online channels and newsletters and promotes members directly to these audiences
            Discounts on Linux training
            The right to participate in Linux Foundation member councils such as the Vendor and End User Councils and collaborate directly with the technical leaders of Linux
            Discounts for sponsoring LinuxCon, Linux Japan Symposium, The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and other Linux Foundation events. Members get priority at these events
            Logo listing on the Linux Foundation site and the ability to add a member logo to your site or marketing materials
            Exclusive member content, such as the Briefing Book, and one-on-one analyst briefings (depending on membership level) that keeps you up to date on the Linux market to make the most of your investment in Linux
            The ability to create workgroups and collaborate in a neutral setting to solve pressing Linux or open source issues
            Guidance on open source issues and using Linux in your products

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