Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the
growth of Linux. Founded in 2007 by the merger of the Open Source
Development Labs (ODSL) and the Free Standards Group, it sponsors
the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by
leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around
the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and
services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed
NetApp was an active participant of the ODSL. With the creation of
the Linux Foundation, NetApp continued its commitment as a Gold
Member, with a representative on the Linux Foundation Governing Board.
More recently, as technical work from the
Alliance has moved into the Linux Foundation, NetApp has
continued its involvement in that work too.