The Linux Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007 by the merger of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linux 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 be competitive with closed platforms.
NetApp was an active participant in the ODSL. With the creation of the Linux Foundation, NetApp continued its commitment as a
of the consortium, with a representative on the
Linux Foundation Governing Board.
NetApp is a regular contributor to the Linux open-source program. We employ one of the Linux maintainers and make regular enhancements and bug fixes.