The Joint Development Foundation, a nonprofit that provides a “standards organization in a box” to enable groups to quickly establish projects, is now part of the Linux Foundation family.

The partnership is aimed at making it easier to collaborate through both open source and standards development.

According to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, “Leveraging the capabilities of the Joint Development Foundation will enable us to provide open source projects with another path to standardization, driving greater industry adoption of open standards and specifications to speed adoption.”

Existing and new Joint Development Foundation projects will now have access to the Linux Foundation infrastructure, expertise and project support services when their specifications are ready for implementation.

Linux Foundation projects that want to create standards and specifications will benefit from the Joint Development Foundation’s standards development model, as well as the Linux Foundation’s agreements with other external standards organizations, to develop specifications that are consistent with their project’s requirements.

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