The Linux Foundation already elected the new members of the Technical Advisory Board


Some days ago all the members of the Linux Foundation carried out a voting process With which elected the people who will be part of a new Technical Advisory Board made up of 10 representatives of the Linux kernel community.

This meeting Created together with the elected members, it is intended to represent the interests of the community related to the Linux Kernel., as well as determining the program for future development.

Besides them the people chosen will be in charge of solving the problems that negatively affect the kernel development process Linux and in addition to dealing with all complaints about violations of the "Code of Conduct" that was established a few weeks ago.

Since the Code of Conduct published a few days ago was established to create a stable and prosperous working environment for the people in charge of Linux kernel development.

It is precisely necessary to also have personnel who are in charge of ensuring that this is carried out and respected. If you want to know a little more about this this code of conduct you can visit the following article.

Results of the votes of the Technical Advisory Board

The results of the 2018 election for the members of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Council They were published and with this we can meet the chosen people.

The members elected on this occasion son Chris Mason, Laura Abbott, Olof Johansson, Dan Williams, and Kees Cook. Abbott and Cook are new members of the board this time. (The other TAB members are Ted Ts'o, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Jonathan Corbet, Tim Bird, and Steve Rostedt.)

Council members are elected for two years. As posted on the mailing lists we can see the following:

The TAB elections are now complete. Thanks to all the candidates for

submitting their names, and many thanks to everyone who helped run

Electoral logistics.

With 95 votes cast, the top 5 candidates received:

Chris Mason 67 votes

Laura Abbott 62 votes

Olof Johansson 53 votes

Dan Williams 47 votes

Kees Cook 45 votes

The next most voted candidate received 41 votes.

Full results are available upon request.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and congratulations and thanks.

To pass to the chosen candidates.

New candidates have joined


This year, the board includes new members, of which we can emphasize the following about them:

Laura abbott which works at Red Hat on support packages with a Kernel for Fedora, maintains the Ion memory management framework and is involved in development related to arm / arm64 and KSPP (Kernel Self Protection Project) architectures.

Kees cook, He is he Former Principal Site Administrator and Leader of the Ubuntu Security Team, now works at Google to protect ChromeOS and Android. Committed to moving towards the main active protection technologies of the Linux Kernel.

Re-elected for a new term:

Chris Mason, creator and chief architect of the Btrfs filesystem. It works on Facebook;

Olaf Johanson he is working on supporting the core architecture for ARM.

Dan Williams, is the NetworkManager developer and drivers for wireless and nvdimm devices, is involved in the development of the mdadm (software RAID) subsystem. He works at Intel.

The remaining representatives were re-elected last year, and this year they will not participate in the elections:

Ted Ts'o, one of the first Linux kernel developers, the author of the ext2 / ext3 / ext4 file systems.

Greg Kroah-Hartman, SUSE worker, stable release maintainer, and project manager for device appliance development.

Jonathan Corbet (Jon Corbet), kernel developer and author of the resource

Tim Bird, Sony engineer, member of the embedded systems development team and maintainer of the kernel test platform (Fuego).

Steven Rostedt, creator of the ftrace subsystem, works at Red Hat to keep patches with extensions to support realtime mode.

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