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Could the Linux Foundation get too big?

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The folks over at the Linux Foundation were happy to announce today that MIPS Technologies has joined the group. Fair enough. But this got me wondering whether it’s possible for the Linux Foundation to get too big. Oracle is already a platinum member, Cisco a gold, Dell a silver. What if Microsoft wanted in? Or Apple?

At what point does the desire for growth crimp your mission?

One look at the group’s new beta Web site shows they value two-way collaboration. Blogs are now very prominent on the page, including a piece on that bugaboo of every coder, writer and open source maven — selling.

But Andrew Grant’s piece illustrates some of my concerns.

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