Linux Advisory Board Elects New Members

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 13, 2009

The Linux Foundation announced a trio of FOSS community members have been elected to its Technical Advisory Board (TAB), joining seven seven existing members whose job it is to collaborate on with the Foundation on issues of concern to the Linux community. Also re-elected for another term are Linux kernel developer John Corbet and Novell's Greg Kroah-Hartman.

Rounding out the rest of the TAB:

* James Bottomley, Novell distinguished engineer and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, the Linux Voyager port and the 53c700 driver;

* Kristen Carlson Accardi, kernel developer at Intel and contributor to the ACPI, PCI, and SATA subsystems;

* Chris Mason, Oracle Kernel development team and creator of Btrfs;

* Dave Jones, maintainer of the Fedora kernel at Red Hat; and

* Chris Wright, employed by Red Hat, maintainer for the LSM framework, and co-maintainer of the -stable Linux kernel tree.

TAB members are elected following a vote by all the invitees of the Linux Kernel Summit, and serve two-year terms. The election for TAB chair, who will also be nominated for a voting position on the Board, will be held March 2010 at the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit.