Chattin' with The Linux Foundation's Executive Director, Jim "Led" Zemlin
By barton808 on Jul 07, 2008
I'm back from my week of vacation and am ready to pick up where I left off with the interviews I conducted at the Red Hat Summit/FUDCon last month. After today's, I will have three left: Dennis Gilmore, Max Spevack and Chander Kant of Zmanda.
The Honourable James Zemlin
On the first day of the Summit I was able to grab my buddy Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation for a spirited discussion about the Foundation, Linux and a bunch more.
Jimmy Z, all badged-up and ready to roll!
Some of the topics we tackle:
- What exactly does the Linux Foundation do?
- Fighting the anti-Linux FUD that comes from Microsoft and "others"
- List of events coming up that the LF is involved with like the Kernel Summit and the Plumbers Conference.
- Props for Sam Ramji of Microsoft
- How Marten Mickos did at the Linux Foundation summit
- Will Sun release more of its Free Software under the GPLv2?
- IBM and their mix of Free and proprietary Software
- What Jim plans to do at the RedHat Summit