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Jim Zemlin Named Executive Director of New Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO and BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the next phase of growth for Linux, today announced that Jim Zemlin will lead the organization as executive director. Zemlin is the former executive director of the Free Standards Group, which today announced a plan of merger with the Open Source Development Labs to form The Linux Foundation.

SAN FRANCISCO and BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the next phase of growth for Linux, today announced that Jim Zemlin will lead the organization as executive director. Zemlin is the former executive director of the Free Standards Group, which today announced a plan of merger with the Open Source Development Labs to form The Linux Foundation.

As executive director of The Linux Foundation, Zemlin will unify the world's leading Linux and open source organizations, businesses and communities to promote, protect and standardize Linux. The Linux Foundation has been formed to aggressively accelerate the growth of Linux by providing the services needed to compete effectively with closed platforms.

Prior to serving as executive director at the FSG, Zemlin served as vice president of marketing for Covalent Technologies, the leader in products and services for the Apache web server. Zemlin was also a member of the founding management team of Corio, a leading enterprise application service provider that had a successful initial public offering in July 2000.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007 by the merger of the Open Source Development Labs 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 platforms. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org .

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, OSDL, Free Standards Group, and Linux Standard Base are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.

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SOURCE The Linux Foundation

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