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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The more the Linux Foundation broadens its mandate beyond its core mission of "fostering the growth of Linux", the more it risks stepping on the toes of its most ardent supporters.
This tension was on full display earlier this week when The Register reported an apparent conflict between the Linux Foundation's support for OpenMAMA, an API used in financial messaging systems, and AMQP, a financial messaging system wire protocol.
While some, like Chris Swan, were quick to point out that the two can actually be complementary, it seems certain that the Linux Foundation's support for particular open-source projects will create conflicts with its sponsors.