LinuxFest Northwest 2013

Bellingham, WA April 27th & 28th

Platinum Sponsors

The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and advances Linux by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community to ensure Linux remains free and technically advanced.

Promoting Linux and Providing Neutral Collaboration and Education: The Linux Foundation serves as a neutral spokesperson for Linux and generates original research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform.

Protecting and Supporting Linux Development: It's vitally important that Linux creator Linus Torvalds and other key kernel developers remain independent. The Linux Foundation sponsors them so they can work full time on improving Linux

Improving Linux as a Technical Platform: The Linux Foundation offers application developers standardization services and support, including the Linux Standard Base, that makes Linux an attractive target for their development efforts. The Linux Foundation also provides services to the Linux development community, including an open source developer travel fund, legal support and other administrative assistance. Through its workgroups, members and developers can collaborate on key technical areas which can include everything from Cloud Computing to Printing in Linux. Finally, users can access Linux training through its technical training program.

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The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and advances Linux by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community to ensure Linux remains free and technically advanced.

Promoting Linux and Providing Neutral Collaboration and Education
The Linux Foundation serves as a neutral spokesperson for Linux and generates original research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform.

Protecting and Supporting Linux Development
It's vitally important that Linux creator Linus Torvalds and other key kernel developers remain independent. The Linux Foundation sponsors them so they can work full time on improving Linux

Improving Linux as a Technical Platform
The Linux Foundation offers application developers standardization services and support, including the Linux Standard Base, that makes Linux an attractive target for their development efforts. The Linux Foundation also provides services to the Linux development community, including an open source developer travel fund, legal support and other administrative assistance. Through its workgroups, members and developers can collaborate on key technical areas which can include everything from Cloud Computing to Printing in Linux. Finally, users can access Linux training through its technical training program.

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