– The Linux Europe Foundation creates an advisory board to accelerate the impact of pan-European open collaboration

With a diverse representation of European leaders from industry, technology and non-profit organisations, the advisory board will influence the direction of the Linux Europe Foundation and its community of more than 100 members.

BRUSSELS, May 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Linux Foundation Europe is pleased to announce the members of the Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board (LFEAB), which includes representatives from a cross-section of 20 leading European organizations within the EU. , the UK and beyond. Board members represent a range of organizations by size and industry, each with a shared vision for open source collaboration. The advisory board will play an important role in managing the growing Linux Europe Foundation community, which now encompasses 100 member organizations from across the European region.

“In these times, open source is not only critical to the success of tech companies, but also to the very business of traditional industries that are digitally transforming. That’s why I’m delighted that the FL Europe Advisory Board includes a such a broad representation of different verticals, companies of all sizes and from more than 10 countries in Europe. Their collective vision and active engagement will maximize the impact and alignment of our open partnerships with European values ​​and priorities,” explained Gabriele Columbro, Director General of the Linux Foundation Europe.

The broad representation of Linux Foundation Europe participants across the EU, UK and US is crucial, helping further FL Europe’s mission of enabling regional collaboration on shared priorities, without encouraging increased fragmentation and technological nationalism. In addition, to ensure strong community representation, Linux Europe Foundation projects may appoint a representative as an observer to the advisory board.

“The Linux Foundation has played a critical role in advancing open source, and I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to their efforts in Europe. As a longtime contributor to the Linux kernel, I understand the power of collaborative development and the importance of open standards. I’m looking forward to helping shape the future of open source in Europe and beyond,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman, a fellow at the Linux Foundation and maintainer of the Linux Foundation’s stable kernel branch.

The advisory board, which held its inaugural meeting in April during Kubecon CloudNativeCon Europe 2023, will have a broad set of responsibilities, including providing guidance for FL Europe to engage with the public sector in relation to project engagement, as well as responding to critical legislation affecting the technology ecosystem – a current example is the Cyber ​​Resilience Law (CRA), the AI ​​Law, Digital Services and the Digital Markets Law.

The inaugural councilors of the FL Europe advisory council are:

Philipp Ahmann, BoschLucian Balea, RTEDebora Comparin, Thales/Secure Identity AlliancePhilippe Ensarguet, OrangeFelix Faassen, TomTomPeter Giese, SAPSamuel Iglesias Gonsálvez, IgaliaMax Körbächer, Liquid ReplyAnni Lai, FutureweiGerardo Lisboa, ESOPPaolo Mainardi, SparkfabrikSachiko Muto, OpenForum Europe/RISE Research Institutes of SwedenJacopo Nardiello, SIGHUPCosmin Oprea, London Stock Exchange GroupTimo Perala, NokiaAlois Reitbauer, DynatraceAlan Richards, GitLabPhil Robb, EricssonSebastian Scheele, KubermaticCsilla Zsigri, BTP

In addition, the following observers will represent open source projects at the LFEAB:

Daniel Goldscheider, OpenWallet FoundationGreg Kroah Hartman, Kernel.orgGuillaume Nevicato, Sylva

Check out the Advisory Council quotes here.

Beyond this initial composition, the Linux Europe Foundation is expected to hold elections over time to evolve the Advisory Council with democratic representation of its participants across the European region and beyond. Organizations interested in participating in the advisory board should consider becoming a participant of the Linux Europe Foundation. For more information about the Linux Foundation Europe and how to get involved, please visit linuxfoundation.eu.

About the Linux Europe Foundation The Linux Foundation and the Linux Europe Foundation are supported by more than 3,000 members internationally. This expansion underscores the Linux Foundation’s commitment to growing a truly global, diverse, and inclusive institution to transparently further advance the growth of open source and facilitate regional-global collaboration. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger Foundation, PyTorch, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Europe Foundation methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models of open collaboration. For more information, visit us at linuxfoundation.eu.

Contact:Susan RemmertLinux Foundation Europasremmert@contractor.linuxfoundation.org

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