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The Linux Foundation is not resting on its laurels. In addition to welcoming 100 new members, the organization is picking KubeCon/CloudNativeCon to make a number of announcements.

KubeCon/CloudNativeCon is currently taking place at the RAI Amsterdam. This gathering is organized every six months by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), part of the Linux Foundation (LF). Through a press release, the organization has provided information about what it has in store for the future. The creation of a brand-new advisory body and the first-ever Member Summit are among the major announcements.

Retrospective and future

The organization managed to bring in 100 new companies in the past six months that will contribute to the promotion of “open collaborations.” This means that these parties seek to contribute to the development and dissemination of open source projects. Membership includes global tech giants such as Intel, Samsung and Tencent, as well as universities and nonprofit open-source organizations. These members are divided based on contribution and carrying capacity, just as the CNCF is organized.

This month, LF Europe announced that it has founded an Advisory Board, consisting of 20 members. These advisors, according to the organization, have considerable expertise in “open ecosystems.” SAP, Ericsson, Nokia and the London Stock Exchange are among those participating. The intention behind it all is that together, they will set the strategic direction of LF Europe.

Finally, LF Europe has set the date for its first Member Summit, to which all members are welcome. The event will take place on Sept. 18 in Bilbao, Spain. The description of the event is quite broad: “bringing together open-source leaders in the public and private sectors” is the first put forward to motivate the new event.

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