Free Standards Group

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The Free Standards Group was an industry non-profit consortium chartered to primarily specify and drive the adoption of open source standards.

All standards developed by the Free Standards Group (FSG) were released under open terms (the GNU Free Documentation License with no cover texts or invariant sections) and test suites, sample implementations and other software were released as free software.

On January 22, 2007, the Free Standards Group and the OSDL merged to form The Linux Foundation, narrowing their respective focuses to that of promoting Linux in competition with Microsoft Windows.[1]

Work groups[edit]

FSG responsibility for the following work groups has now transferred to The Linux Foundation:

Corporate members[edit]

Not-for-profit members[edit]

The Free Standards Group also had individual memberships; the board of directors was elected annually by all of the membership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Linux Foundation Launches – Merger of Open Source Development Labs and Free Standards Group" (Press release). The Linux Foundation. 2007-01-22. Retrieved 2007-01-22. "Computing is entering a world dominated by two platforms: Linux and Windows."