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OSI's Cofounder Bruce Perens: “Linux Foundation is an Infringer's Club.”

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Summary: Don't be fooled by the name “Linux Foundation” because it's not controlled by Linux and no longer exists to help Linux; it's mostly designed to oppress or co-opt the kernel

THIS morning I noticed that the Linux Foundation's "Board of Directors" page (shown above) starts with VMware, a notorious, Microsoft-connected GPL infringer. Whose copylefted code was illegally used? Linux! Does the Linux Foundation reward VMware? Was the bribe big enough? We've already shown that seats on this board are almost literally up for sale!



"The Linux Foundation as it stands today isn't designed to help Linux succeed but to make it increasingly co-opted."The video above shows some of the other people in the Board, including two people from Microsoft and two from Facebook (now dodging the negative name by calling itself "Meta").

A number of years ago Bruce Perens said: "If you'd like to help with software patents, that would be nice, as none of the organizations that purportedly support Linux do. Linux Foundation is an infringer's club. Open Invention Network protects patents from Linux, not the other way around."

We've shown this for a very long time. The Linux Foundation as it stands today isn't designed to help Linux succeed but to make it increasingly co-opted. The Linux Foundation is designed to make Microsoft succeed. Remember that. Follow the money.

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