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Facebook has upgraded its Linux Foundation membership and by doing so will assume a seat on the organisation's board. Facebook's open-source group has been a long-time member of the Foundation, but has now decided a top-tier platinum membership is its best option. Doing so sees it join the likes of Google, Huawei, IBM, …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The corporate takeover is almost complete.

    1. Blackjack Silver badge

      Not quite, they will have to fight with Microsoft over it.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shook hands with the Zuck?

    Now count your fingers!

    1. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C Silver badge

      That's a bit harsh. Zuck has no reason to take your fingers - fingerprints are much more valuable.

  3. Hubert Cumberdale Silver badge

    What's with

    the "Facebook logo reflected the wrong-way round in someone's eye" trope? It really seems to be a thing.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just......

    Nooooooooo

  5. werdsmith Silver badge

    BSD all the way.

    1. Flywheel Silver badge

      Came here to say this. There are sponsors and .. sponsors

    2. IGotOut Silver badge
      Coat

      Suprised you like Microsoft.

      Oh you don't mean Blue Screen of Death

      Sorry.

  6. BackToTheFuture

    There goes the neighbourhood.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Going by the list, looks like it's been going downhill for somewhile.

      1. Adair Silver badge

        Ain't that the truth!

        The Linux Foundation sold out some years ago. It's all about looking after corporate interests now, and 'corporate interests' basically translates as 'money - making it and keeping it'. That's it, nothing else matters.

  7. Lars Silver badge

    I must admit I agree with this video and I am happy I decided not to join many years ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjRbni-oLbs

    Simply too much power in a company that takes no responsibility whatsoever.

    This of course doesn't make Kathy Kam a bad person.

  8. martynhare

    Free software is now deader than ever before

    With the world getting ever more SaaSy is it any wonder why companies are now pouring money into making their own worse-than-proprietary business models cheaper to maintain? At least with proprietary software, we had the binaries! Now we don’t even have those!

  9. rcw88

    What can possibly go wrong? That ache in my face is toothache, not FaceAche

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