Linux Foundation Eliminates Individual Membership

Jan 26, 2016

But you can still be a non-voting “individual supporter” if you pay the money

The Linux Foundation has apparently changed its bylaws so that individual members can no longer vote for the board of directors. Individual affiliates are now called “supporters,” and a section of the bylaws that gives “individual affiliates” the right to appoint two or more directors has been removed.

Since the change was not accompanied by any official announcement from the Linux Foundation, the official reason for eliminating the individual affiliate membership category isn't fully known. One thing is clear: Reducing the power of individual members will increase the power of the corporate members who provide most of the funding for the Linux Foundation. See the story in the Register for more information.

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