Linux Foundation

(redirected from FSG)
Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Linux Foundation

(Linux Foundation, San Francisco, CA, www.linux-foundation.org) A membership association devoted to fostering the Linux operating system. Sponsored by major hardware and open source vendors, it was formed by merging the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Free Standards Group (FSG) in 2007, both of which were dedicated to Linux and open source software. See Linux.

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
The OSDL was founded in 2000 to provide technical support for Linux developers, giving them access to a variety of high-end hardware to test products. In 2003, Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, joined the OSDL to continue his development work on the Linux kernel.

Free Standards Group (FSG)
The FSG was founded in 2000 to regulate interface and internationalization standards for Linux. The Linux Foundation supports the Linux Standard Base (see LSB) and OpenI18N internationalization (see OpenI18N).
References in periodicals archive ?
The biochemical events that occur in soybean roots infected with FSG have not been reported.
Sword managing director Iain McCrea becomes executive chairman of Focus; Andrew Scott, the biggest shareholder in FSG becomes non-executive deputy chairman and FSG chairman Simon Donegan becomes Focus chairman.
During her husband's absence, she got involved with the ship's (FSG).
Krasnoff said customers could continue to buy FSG and Pall products through normal supply channels.
In response, on December 18, 2000, FSG sent a letter to Bradlees demanding reclamation of all goods that Bradlees had received on and after November 24, 2000.
FSG set new standards in trout-stream conservation in the late 1980s by establishing stream enhancement and preservation partnerships with landowners on the spring creek.
The FSG brakes offer feature brake forces between 4370 and 7420 lb., with brake torques ranging from 17,170 to 80,190 lb.in.
FSG - who were then known as New England Sports Ventures (NESV) - knew they had snared a bargain with their PS300m takeover, despite the very obvious work that needed to be done across virtually every facet of the club.
"FSG have been clear and consistent: the club is not for sale," said a Liverpool statement.
Mr Nikolic said in the period, FSG Limited continued to expand to other countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
Baidu FSG runs payment system, Baidu Wallet, an online credit service and an online wealth management platform.