The Linux Foundation Announces a New Board of Directors

Nov 02, 2016

Two out of three of the new members are women.

The Linux Foundation has announced three new additions to its board of directors. The new members include Erica Brescia, co-founder and COO of Bitnami; Jeff Garzik, co-founder of Bloq; and Nithya A. Ruff, director of Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office.

Brescia and Ruff will take the place of Larry Augustin and Bdale Garbee as At-Large Directors. Garzik replaces Matt Jones of Jaguar Land Rover.

Ruff said in a statement,“The Linux Foundation is working to create an inclusive open source culture that stretches across organizations. I anticipate being able to help deepen that work as more industry professionals of all backgrounds get involved in open source.”

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Foundation welcomed the new directors and said, “They will help guide the strategy of The Linux Foundation, the home to some of the most successful open source projects and largest shared technology investment in history. The open source community at large and our nearly 800 members will benefit from the insight and expertise each of these individuals brings. We thank Larry, Bdale, and Matt for their long and faithful service on the Board and look forward to their continued participation in the community.”

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