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Linux Foundation Nowadays Resembles Fake Charities That Exist Not to Support What They Claim to Support

Linux Foundation fund laundering



Summary: The Linux Foundation exists only to support vast corporations that aren't even Linux-focused corporations; but to the public the Foundation presents itself as anything but a front group of corporations

WHEN the Linux Foundation started about 12 years ago (under this current name) it looked or least presented itself very differently. It could be viewed as somewhat community-centric (at least somewhat). Now, 12 years later, the Linux Foundation still welcomes people to donate money and says something along the lines of "we support diversity..."



"Then there's the issue with their sites and their endorsements that they sell."Techrights investigated this and found that they 'launder' these funds to pay truly massive salaries (almost a million bucks a year for particular roles!) to millionaire executives who don't use Linux. This is troubling. A lot of what this Foundation does is similar if not identical to scam 'charities' which ask for money, proclaiming to support some cause while in reality paying the bunch of 'fat cats' who 'manage' them the lion's share of deposits.

Then there's the issue with their sites and their endorsements that they sell. We wrote about this before. That's actually done very crudely. They even sell article placements at Linux.com.

This morning Microsoft was at the top of Linux.com and it's not even unusual. "Sadly," I wrote in my personal blog, "this has become far too common in that site under its new (and sole) editor. Whose interests are served now? Linux Foundation sponsors."

Today's Linux Foundation is doing some Linux-hostile things, too... even its site does. Why would people wish to donate to this? It's like a defunct non-profit that became something else completely.

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